At first I acknowledged my in-game avatar, demon lord of the depths Baal-Abaddon, only with the intended smirks and half-laughs warranted by his dialog.But in time I came to feel a kinship with him as we braved Impire's clumsy micromanagement in search of hard-won glory.Read More » I love the generosity of many indie developers. The latest in this trend of giving devs is Arcen Games, the team behind A Valley Without Wind. If you remember one of those, you remember them both, because they're the same game, just renamed after some legal disputes with Blizzard.As of today, they've launched A Valley Without Wind 2, and are giving it away for free to anyone who purchased the first game. Even if you don't, you may be excited to know that an early version of the "MMO-style RPG" mod for Star Craft 2 is out on Battle.net, as Kotaku reports.Read More » Despite the popularity of '90s classics like Wing Commander, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, and Freespace, the combat space sim genre has been as dormant as a white dwarf for more than a decade.Thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, however, there may be some light at the end of the wormhole for Luke Skywalker and Buck Rogers wannabes.
I think I'll go ahead and let them do their own thing while I take the rest of Europe.Note: We're about to delve into MAJOR SPOILER territory. Minecraft studio Mojang, a group of indie studios, and the folks behind the Humble Bundle have teamed up for Mojam 2, a 78-hour game jam that starts right now.Watch along via Twitch TV and be prepared to pay what you want for any new pixelated creations that catch your eye.As such, I've found myself clicking my way over to Steam to pick up the new Assassin's Creed 3 DLC, The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 1: The Infamy.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got shackles to throw off.
Well, thanks to this leaked footage of a very early prototype of Aliens: Crucible, we're lucky enough to see more or less what that would have looked like. This new trailer shows off a bit of what's possible with the things strapped to your back.