Budget Cuts for VR

Now this looks like a really cool way to get around the current limitations of VR—basically, warping around rather walking/running everywhere—whilst also creating a really fun game experience at the same time:

From what I’ve seen and read, you play as a spy, sneaking around and being all “James Bond”, but mixed in with the mechanics of the Portal games.

Yeah, I’d def like to give this one a go. 😀

Verdict Guilty – 유죄 평결

Check out this cool fighting game created by a dev friend of mine, Paul Stephen-Davis:

“Verdict Guilty is an exciting new fighting game featuring hand and gun combat set in the dangerous city of Neo Seoul.

Neo Seoul has been hit with a wave of terrorist and crime attacks, only a few good officers remain willing to battle this new evil. Discover the dark secrets of Neo Seoul as you fight your way to uncover the truth. Choose your side cop or criminal, as you battle your way to unmask the evil syndicate crimelord himself.” – Steam Greenlight page

Give it a wee vote on the game’s Stream Greenlight page if you like what you see. 😀

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Trailer

The trailer for the new Turtles action game from Platinum Games has just landed, and you know, it actually looks pretty dang sweet. 😀

At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like the art style, having only seen a leaked image or two, but it works well in the context of the game and has the look and feel of an edgy comic come to life.

The Witness is Visually Stunning

Seriously, this has to be one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever seen:

It’s a great example of art triumphing over tech. And let’s be clear here, this is still a technically very accomplished game. The world of The Witness is the kind of videogame environment I actually want to explore and play around in:

Yes, Roger Ebert, videogames can be art. They can be art in purely the visual/aesthetic sense, but they also can be art in so many other ways too.

And really, videogames are still just getting started.

Also, I still can’t believe it got a 10/10 on IGN. Wow! 😮

PS. I sooo want to wander around this world in virtual reality.

The Awesome Games of Locomalito (Part 2)

The instantly recognisable pixel scull logo of Locomalito

Click here if you missed Part 1 and want to view it first.

Freeware indie developer, Locomalito, just announced the release of his latest game, The Curse of Issyos, which makes this the perfect time to post a wee article covering all the great games he’s released in the last few years.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful (EFMB)

EFMB, the 2012 title by Locomalito, is actually a remake of a British plaformer called 2010, a Philatelists Odyssey, created by Dave Hughes in 2010 for the ZX Spectrum as part of the comp.sys.sinclair Crap Game Competition.

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Where Art and Virtual Reality Meet

The basic 2D promo video:

And here’s the same video in full 360º:

You can either watch it in a normal browser and use your mouse to move the view around in full 360º (click and drag), or if you have a modern smartphone, you can use that instead and tilt/rotate the phone around to similarly see the video in full 360º.

It’s not quite the same experience you’d get in proper VR—pretty far off actually (no stereoscopic 3D, no real world scale, lower framerate, smaller field of view, no 3D audio)—but it’s still cool regardless. 🙂

The Awesome Games of Locomalito (Part 1)

The instantly recognisable pixel scull logo of Locomalito

Freeware indie developer, Locomalito, just announced the release of his latest game, The Curse of Issyos, which makes this the perfect time to post a wee article covering all the great games he’s released in the last few years.

8bit Killer

The first game on the list is the 2008 title, 8bit Killer, which is a first person shooter in the vain of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom.

Sweet poster. All of the awesome game posters you’ll be seeing through article were created by the extremely talented Marek Barej

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