Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Watchlist: Elsinore

Title: Elsinore
Developer: Golden Glitch
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Release: 2016
Elsinore is a time-looping narrative adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Consider, for a moment, the Shakespearean tragedy. Tales of betrayal, death, love, prophecies, mystery, ruin. These stories have influenced literature and other mediums for centuries, and now Elsinore promises to combine Hamlet's story of revenge and murder with the adventure game genre, as you attempt to prevent a massacre witnessed in a prophetic dream.
As noblewoman Ophelia, you find yourself caught in a four-day time loop during a period of political tension in Elsinore Castle. Using knowledge gained over multiple loops, you can influence and manipulate events and individuals. However, this interactions are more than simple branching dialogue parts, as each character has their own schedules, desires, plans; thus your actions can have ripple effects that influence other character's behaviors and fates. Perhaps you'll learn more about the Denmark-Norway conflict in the Great Hall or end up locked in the dungeon. Perhaps you'll betray and assassinate or be killed yourself. Discover secrets, witness new events unfold, and experiment across loops to prevent the foreseen tragedy.
Elsinore is planned for a 2016 release, and is currently seeking support on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight; stretch goals include voice acting, additional animations, an iPad version, and new areas and characters such as Fortinbras' War Camp. You can learn more about Elsinore on the developer's Tumblr page.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Update on IGE

Hello, readers and devs. I wanted to give a quick update and apologize for the lack of articles this month. I've been occupied with preparing for finals and finishing up a comprehensive research paper, so I've been kind of busy to say the least. I've keeping up with interesting releases and other indie news, but haven't had the time to work on article drafts or play much besides iPad games.

My semester is almost over, so by mid-May, I should be able to post articles at a regular pace again

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Quick Fix: Screenshot Satuday 4/4

Title: Intersection
Developer: miziziziz
Your world is dying. Your predecessor gave his life to link you to a young world; now you must use this link to save your people.
This is InterSection

Title: XO
Developer: Jumpdrive Studios
The war is over. We lost. The survival of the human race now rests on the shoulders of a single battleship. In XO you command a rag-tag fleet of starships against an unbeatable enemy. You'll be evacuating refugees, scrounging for resources, and assembling your flock from one jump-point to the next. Your goal is to lead what's left of humanity out of reach from the unknown threat that pursues.

Title: Wizard of Legend
Developer: Contingent 99
A rogue-like 2D action adventure game where your goal is to become that greatest wizard in history. Our focus is on the ability to explore a large variety of skills and the option to build your own class based on the wide range of spell that will be available. The game will have couch co-op (up to 2 players) and will feature a local PvP arena where players can test their spell builds against one another.

Title: Bunker Punks
Developer: Ninja Robot Dinosaur Entertainment
Bunker Punks is a retro-inspired shoot-and-loot where each level is new and unique and you only get one life per game, so you have to make it count.  You play a Bunker Punk, a revolutionary fighting to bring down the elitist corporate government.