At first glance, I was ready to write off 140 for its unabashedly simple art style. Silly me. I should know better than to do something like that by now. Nominated for Excellence in Audio at the 2013 Independent Games Festival, 140 is the work of Jeppe Carlsen and Jakob Schmid of Playdead.
While I didn't recognize his name and you likely won't either (yet!), Carlsen was the lead gameplay designer on Limbo, one of the more interesting platformers to go mainstream in the past few years. He did the puzzles for the acclaimed game and 140 is a personal project of his that's been in the works for over two years now.
With this trailer, they've got my attention. Was that a "boss fight" near the end? I'd like to see more where that came from.
|8:30 PM on 06.18.2013|
Gunpoint made back its budget in 64 seconds, kinda
If your game only really cost $30 to make in GameMaker, then yeah, you're gonna recoup the development budget pretty quick. Former PC Gamer writer Tom Francis hoped his debut title Gunpoint might do well enough to allow him t...more
|8:00 PM on 06.18.2013|
Indie Royale releases The Chosen Bundle 2
The 'Really Big Bundle' was selected in a community vote to be re-released by Indie Royale, and it's out now and renamed to "The Chosen 2 Bundle." This bundle includes Really Big Sky, Runespell Overture, Eufloria, Cthulhu Sav...more
|6:00 PM on 06.18.2013|
Escape Goat 2 goes Metroidvania with new map system
While the unique puzzles and platforming featured in the original Escape Goat made me a fan, the new map system being introduced in Escape Goat 2 immediately had me thinking of the 2D handheld Castlevania games. Rooms are now...more