I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without anyone once saying, "Hey! That's not right!"
Enter Era's Adventures 3D, a brand new action game from andev Ltd., whose stellar catalog also includes a universal remote app and... nothing else. In Era, you control an adorable green dinosaur who runs around launching flaming boogers at barrels and crates in search of secret exits. But that's no ordinary dinosaur; it's Yoshi, and by his glazed-over appearance, he's none too happy to be here!
But the pièce de résistance is the screen that appears whenever someone tries to play a pirated copy of the game. Oh, the all-too-sweet IRONY!
|7:00 PM on 03.03.2013|
Android rip-off dev did not know who Yoshi was
A few days ago, we learned about Era's Adventures 3D, a new Android game that stars an unlicensed character model of Mario's faithful mount Yoshi. It sounds incredibly ballsy that anyone would pull such a stunt and not antici...more
|10:30 AM on 05.18.2013|
Cart Life dev reveals new game, is humble and lovable
I'd like to pay Richard Hofmeier to talk to me about videogames. During last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), he told me about so many great things, like the free online "game" Geoguessr, surrealist interactive text auteur...more
|4:30 PM on 05.17.2013|
Dust: An Elysian Tail arrives on Steam next Friday
Dust: An Elysian Tail designer Dean Dodrill has slapped a May 24th release date on the Steam version of his acclaimed, previously-Xbox-exclusive 2D action game. This is only coming to Windows for the time being, but Dodrill h...more
|11:00 PM on 05.16.2013|
Two weeks until The Swapper lands on Steam
A few seconds into this trailer for The Swapper and I'm reminded of how uniquely gorgeous the puzzle-platformer looks. There is, after all, a reason why we resort to bringing up The Neverhood in these situations; not enough ...more