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Archive For November, 2009

Eurogamer Indie Game Arcade Roundup

November 2, 2009 12:59 PM | Michael Rose

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The Eurogamer Expo visited Leeds and London last week, featuring all the big AAA titles that gamers will be playing over the Christmas period and beyond. The part of the expo I was most interested in, however, was the Indie Game Arcade setup, showing off some of the big indie titles in development (or recently released) by a range of different indie developers.

You can find a roundup of all my thoughts on the games and the arcade itself just below the cut. For some of the titles which just blew me away, I'll be making separate posts regarding those too to give you all a more indepth analysis.

Annoyingly, in a moment of distraction I put my camera down and failed to pick it back up again. Fortunately, it turns out gamers are the nicest kind of people and it was handed in to the Eurogamer guys, who are posting it back to me. Hence, I'll be putting up pictures and videos from the expo later in the week, but for now Rob Fearon has given me permission to use his own photos - you can find his whole collection here.

The Graveyard for Free, Lugaru 75% Off

November 2, 2009 11:27 AM | Tim W.


Full versions of The Graveyard (both Windows and Mac OS X builds) are available as free downloads for today only, so if you've played the demo earlier and liked it, then you might want to get a copy before the offer expires.

In other news, Wolfire is discounting Lugaru down to $4.95 on Direct2Drive and Mac Game Store (normally $19.95) until the 4th of November. The D2D version also comes with a HD texture pack that makes the game look slightly better on PCs with high resolution settings.

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Trailer: Zombie Driver (EXOR Studios)

November 2, 2009 10:40 AM | Michael Rose

A mysterious chemical-related accident has turned most of the city into brain-eating zombies, so now it's time to jump in your machine-gun wielding vehicle, mow them all down and try to save the surviving city dwellers before it's too late.

Zombie Driver is a top-down driving affair which promises to feature a main story, plenty of side quests, combo killing and all in a neat, arcade-style package. Coming later this month for PC.

Trailer: TRAUMA (Krystian Majewski)

November 1, 2009 11:42 PM | Michael Rose

I'm not usually into this style of point-and-click adventure, but this gameplay video just blew me away. The dynamic level layouts look gorgeous and the way it all flows together is spot on. It all just feels so full of atmosphere and depth.

The story of TRAUMA revolves around a young woman who has recently been in a car accident, and while in hospital begins to have dreams regarding her past and her identity. Players are urged to explore her dreams, now and again using mouse-drawn gestures to move around and achieve goals. Look out for this towards the end of the year.

Indie Game Pick: Rocketbirds: Revolution! (Ratloop Asia)

November 1, 2009 8:07 PM | Tim W.


Rocketbirds: Revolution! is an action platformer that resembles a modern day Flashback sequel, featuring great graphics, fluid animation, and high production values rarely seen in a Flash game. You play as Hardboiled, a veteran soldier on a mission to free the city of Albatropolis from the grip of an evil empire. The demo is basically a tutorial that teaches you how the controls work, spread over three different locations with individual rooms to pass through.

I've embedded a trailer in the extended. The full game costs US$9.95, and after purchasing it from Ratloop (of Mightier fame) via PayPal you'd only need to sign in with your user account information to play the entire thing.

Trailer: Guerrilla Bob (Angry Mob Games)

November 1, 2009 2:27 PM | Michael Rose


Guerrilla Bob is a top-down shooter coming soon for your i-Poddery gizmos, featuring dual-stick controls, lovely-looking comic visuals and lots of shooting. The press release blurb says: "This is the odyssey of a brave soldier, who decided to take matters in his own hands. They call him Bob, and this is his game!". Quite! I guess not to be confused with another Bob and his game.

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