Indie Games round up 5th April
A bumper Bank Holiday Monday (UK holiday) round up of Indie Games featuring a few entries from an Old Spice promo which if you play will have you whistling along for the rest of the day 🙂 As there are quite a few new releases, the trailers can be found on page 2. If any indie developers would like us to review your game in full, please get in contact with us for more details.
A Game For Alexander is a game for young children to interact with. Moving the joypad will create shapes on the screen and pressing the buttons will change the colour and make some noises. I am a bit out of the target audience for this title so hard to say if it is any good or not. If you have young children give it a try. A Game For Alexander costs 80 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer can be found on page 2.
House of Spice is a 3D arcade shooting game similar to House of the Dead. The town has been overrun by giant sea monsters and you must shoot them before they shoot you. Gameplay is OK but it does get a little repetitive after a while as there is not a massive challenge. There are four locations to play in and the graphics are done well. Worth checking out at least. House of Spice costs 80 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer can be found on page 2.
Newton Vs The Horde is a physics based game where you must kill the waves of stinky zombies using a variety of objects and traps. It is quite a fun game and experimenting with the objects to create some weird traps was amusing. It looks to be a decent game and well worth checking out. Newton Vs The Horde costs 240 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer can be found on page 2.
Old Space is a space based action game in which you must perform tasks such as destroying asteroids and ships which earn you XP to upgrade your ship and stats. The game is fast paced and there is plenty do as new orders are constantly given, all the time set against competing ships. I found the game fun to play but by the end of the trial it was feeling repetitive and I started loosing interest. It does only cost 80 :MSPoints: so worth checking out at least, more information can be found here.
Old Spice Fresh Card Game is a four player card based game that plays a little like Uno. The aim is to play your numbered cards to sail a ship, but the temperature indicated by the total of numbered cards must not go over 99 degrees otherwise the player loses a life. From what I played it looked be a fairly good game, it has support for local multiplayer which should be interesting. Old Spice Fresh Card Game costs 240 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here.
Old Spice Racers is a 2D platform racing game in which you must race your unicycled player to the finish line. The game plays well and the level designs are quite good, definitely a challenge to reach the end and perfect your times. Support for local and internet leaderboards are featured and it allows up to 8 players to race for the best times. You can also create your own tracks to race on. Well worth checking out! Old Spice Racers costs 240 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer can be found on page 2.
Project Delta is a space based exploration, combat and trading game. Similar in idea to Elite but you play in a top down view instead of inside a space ship. There are loads of upgrades and new ships to purchase and a market system allows you to buy and sell to the many planets to earn some big space bucks. It looked to be an interesting game from what I played on the trial so is one to check out. Project Delta costs 240 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer on page 2.
Relativity is a strategy game in which you must overtake the universe. I have to admit I spent far too long playing the tutorial which gives a great overview of the game so I would suggest you do the same otherwise you may find the game confusing. The idea is to colonise other planets, upgrade these planets with better equipment and defeat the enemies. Presentation, especially the narrated tutorial, are done well and the graphics look good. The game looks like great fun and is well worth checking out. Relativity costs 240 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here and a trailer on page 2.
Tripple is a chilled out puzzle game where you fire coloured jewels and wait for them to collide with opposing coloured jewels. The idea of the game sounds good but it is a bit too chilled out for my liking as you can, at least in the levels I played, just keep firing jewels and wait for them to collide. If you like easy puzzle games you may enjoy this but at 240 :MSPoints: I feel the price is too high. More information can be found here and a trailer on page 2.
Tunescape is based on a popular flash game where coloured tune fragments are thrown out of a star in time to the music. You must collect these fragments while avoiding black holes and meteors. This is a really simple game idea done well and while the gameplay is not overly challenging it is a fun game and something you can chill out to. This is a steal at 80 :MSPoints: and well worth checking out, more information can be found here and a trailer on page 2.
Xstronauta is a vertical scrolling shooter of sorts. Objects will scroll down the screen and you shoot them and that is pretty much it. There is no real challenge and after a minute or two you will have had enough. Xstronauta costs 80 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here, a trailer can be found on page 2.
Zombie Square is a top down zombie invasion survival game. Support for up to four players locally is featured and the game puts you into a shopping area with a food store and gun shop. I found the game to be fairly boring as you can simply camp in the gun shop and kill the zombies as they enter. The game may be more fun with some friends but I think it will be short lived. Zombie Square costs 80 :MSPoints: and more information can be found here.
Trailers can be found on page 2.