It’s the final countdown!
On July 9th Valve announced Steam Greenlight, a new platform which asks the community to help select some of the next games to be released on Steam.
Steam Greenlight has been developed from the Steam Workshop and will enable developers to post information, screenshots and videos for their game in order to seek support from the community to be selected for distribution on Steam. Much like the Steam Workshop developers will also get feedback from potential customers as the community rate and comment on their projects. Continue Reading
If you haven’t been on the Steam store page recently you may have missed that the famous Potato Sack Bundle is on sale again! Last time we saw The Potato Sack it was a lead up to the hugely popular Portal 2, which ended up releasing a couple of hours earlier than expected thanks to the bundle. There is no mysterious update this time around although there are rumors saying that the potato achievements are back. Could Valve be up to something? Or is this just another summer bundle sale?
The Potato Sack is currently $19.99/£14.99. Grab it from the steam store here.
The games included are:
- 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
- AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- BIT.TRIP BEAT
- Defense Grid: The Awakening
- Killing Floor
- Super Meat Boy
- The Ball
- The Wonderful End of the World
- Toki Tori
It has been a while since we have seen a main Humble Bundle released, in fact it was about 6 months ago but now the bundle is back with a fistful of hits including Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, LIMBO and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. Also, if you pay more than the average and you can pick up the masterpiece Bastion! If you don’t own any of these games you should seriously consider picking up this bundle, paying $1 alone gets you the first four games and even if you already own one of them this is a great way to support the charities and developers you love!
The bundle will be going for another 13 days so don’t miss this opportunity at www.humblebundle.com.
Rocket Science, how hard can it be? Well as BBC’s Top Gear found out, quite hard.
Kerbal Space Program is a game currently in development by Squad and, as is all the rage these days, you can play an early build right now. 0.13 is freely available to everyone and anyone who pre-orders the game gets to keep up with the latest version (0.14.1 at the time of writing).
For those of you who were helplessly caught in the Holiday sale that Steam was holding, or you were intoxicated by the Humble Indie Bundle 4 there is still more games to buy! The New Year’s Indie Royale has been released which includes Nuclear Dawn, Max and The Magic Marker, Fractal and Super Crossfire, which is an Indie Royale exclusive, not to mention that if you pay more than the minimum price then you get George and Jonathon’s awesome new chiptune album Beautiful Lifestyle. Also for you wondering you can redeem all the games except Super Crossfire on Desura and Steam. The Current minimum price is at 4.30 so pick up this great deal fast as every time someone buys the price goes up!
Today on Twitter, Team Meat shared that their game “Super Meat Boy” had sold 1 Million copies! This is a huge feat for the group as 1 million is not a small feat for an indie game. This record was probably reached over December because of the games inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle and the huge sales that were going over in Steam. If you have no checked out Super Meat Boy yet it is definitely a title to check out, it has some of the hardest platforming that we have seen in a while, not to mention the most entertaining.
For many of you gamers who were hooked on steam’s crazy holiday sales around the end of december you probably picked up the amazing game “The Binding of Isaac” for a buck and realized you had picked up a huge gem! Well good news is that it may soon be getting a 3DS port! Over at Edmumd Mcmillen’s formspring a few week’s ago he revealed that the 3DS has been in talks for getting a port. He has not revealed what publisher was interested in making the port of the game but nevertheless a port of Isaac would be excellent, especially for those of you who have not gotten the chance to play it yet.
Another one of my “one to watch” posts, this time a small indie freeware title, but one that looks to be having more effort put into it per team member than any of this year’s AAA titles…and Modern Warfare 3.
You see, this is why I love PC Gaming, there is no way this could ever be done on a console, the whole idea of being an open platform means that just about anything can, and indeed will, be made by bedroom coders and small studios. There are people who make things because they want to, not because it pays their wages or the shareholders dividends, but I digress, the drawbacks of capitalism in what is an artistic industry are not what I am here to discuss. I am in fact here to tell you about Mane6’s upcoming game, My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic.
In Solar 2, you start out as a small asteroid and get bigger by bumping into other asteroids and absorbing them, and keep growing until you inevitably destroy all of existence, forcing the Big Bang 2. It’s like that game ‘Fish’, if when you got big enough in Fish you blew up and killed all the other fish.
When you absorb enough, you grow into a small planet which can only absorb things by pulling them into your orbit and then you absorb them. This changes how you play, as you can easily be destroyed and can’t afford to be reckless.
The next level is a life planet, where evolution starts. After some time passes, life grows on your planet and they develop technologies to protect you, but if you get too damaged then you will shrink and all your lifeforms will be destroyed. Continue Reading