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Archive For September, 2007

DHTML Lemmings

September 10, 2007 10:28 AM | Tim W.



DHTML Lemmings is a port of the classic puzzle game in which you help hordes of creatures dressed in blue escape their hostile environments.

Passwords and the levels completed are stored in cookies. Progress information will be deleted when cookies are cleaned up. [source: Ovine by Design and Retro Remakes]

Name: DHTML Lemmings
Developer: crisp
Category: Puzzle
Type: Browser

Flu Fighters

September 10, 2007 9:34 AM | Tim W.

Flu Fighters is a Flash creation by Martin Jonasson, in which the player has to defend the four organs that are spread out in the body by eating the bacteria attacking them. The bacteria stick to your tongue, and you can eat them by moving the tip of the tongue to your mouth. [source: Kloonigames]

Name: Flu Fighters
Developer: Martin Jonasson
Category: Action
Type: Browser

Iwanaga

September 8, 2007 1:44 PM | Tim W.



Iwanaga is an action game that is reminiscent of arcade classics like Cabal and Blood Bros., in which the player has to dodge swarms of bullets while shooting back at enemies at the same time.

Hold the Z key to shoot, and use the X key for special moves such as double jumps or dash. The default control scheme can be switched easily during combat.

Items are collected automatically when your character isn't shooting at enemies. Orange items restore health, while blue ones increase your secondary weapon charge and time limit. Swap between both weapons by pressing the X and down cursor key.

Bullets can be slashed by tapping the Z key rapidly, This only works on projectiles with a purplish tinge and not the ones which are blue in color.

There's a certain balance to maintain as shots weaken after prolonged use, so switching weapons regularly can be vital to maintain health and increase the time limit. A small hit point will appear when the Z key is held down.

The final boss requires a certain strategy to beat, and much like Buster's Vacant Ark multiple endings are included for each difficulty setting. Use 7-Zip to unpack the files, and JoyToKey for joypad support.

Name: Iwanaga
Developer: Buster
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here

Gish 2 Test

September 8, 2007 2:56 AM | Tim W.


Just a little teaser of what's to come from Cryptic Sea.

A gameplay video from 2D Boy's World of Goo will be posted this coming Monday.

News

September 8, 2007 2:00 AM | Tim W.

Interview with Nifflas at Klik-Union.

New-ish trailer of Tormishire. Work has started on Chapter 2.

Jenova Chen's Next Game

September 7, 2007 10:25 PM | Tim W.



thatgamecompany (TGC) is a game studio headed by Kellee Santiago and Jenova Chen, a name tied closely to two of the most memorable indie games in recent times - Cloud and flOw.

As pointed out on their games page, a new PS3 downloadable game is currently under development. It was revealed in a forum thread that limited info about the untitled project will be announced at the Montreal International Game Summit this coming November 2007.

Kellee had also stated that their next release is not a sequel to Cloud but an entirely different creation.

News

September 7, 2007 9:55 PM | Tim W.



Bernie is working on two platformers concurrently (pictured above).

Updates

Kenta Cho's Least Best Room upgraded to version 0.2. This experimental shooter now comes with indestructible bubbles and updated graphical effects.

A new patch for Fate by Numbers (1GB noir adventure game) is now available. This update fixes Vista compatibility issues.

According to Paul, Fate by Numbers was originally conceived as a trilogy. [more info]

Competitions/Articles

PyWeek Number 5 (a game programming challenge) is currently in progress, and will end this Sunday.

bit-tech.net had recently published up a four-page article about The World of Indie Games.

Upcoming Releases

Graham Goring's Wizball remake is nearly done. [podcast show]

Cryptic Sea plans to release Gish 2 by early 2008.

Combat Heaven Next

September 7, 2007 9:52 PM | Tim W.



Combat Heaven Next is GamePure's newly released sequel to their popular action game involving mechs and tanks, though this particular edition introduces some platforming elements as well.

Use the W, A and D keys to move your soldier around. Press the space or left control key to switch weapons, and hold the left mouse button to shoot. Double jumps and dash are possible by tapping a directional movement key repeatedly.

Five stages only, with a bonus level to be found for the diligent.

Name: Combat Heaven Next
Developer: GamePure
Category: Action
Type: Browser

Mono Updated

September 7, 2007 9:40 PM | Tim W.



Binary Zoo's arena shooter, Mono was recently updated to include joypad support. The development team is currently working on a new project, tentatively titled Tension.

Mono download page
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Valdis Story Level 3 Gameplay Video

September 7, 2007 11:43 AM | Tim W.



A new gameplay video from the third stage of Valdis Story was recently posted. The original two level demo is still available from Endless Fluff's web site. [direct download link]

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