Wraithkal: The Indie Gaming Corner

Scrolling Survivor: Platforming That Truly… Pans

Scrolling Survivor
You know how 2D platformers usually go from left to right, your character's location determining if / when the screen scrolls? Yeah, only half of that holds true for Scrolling Survivor, as on top of dodging bullets, enemies and pits, the screen is constantly moving, and if you don't keep up, you get squashed. Simple as that. Oh and if things are moving too slow, you can always... make the screen move faster (no, really!).
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Speculating Screenshots (23rd July 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain

The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain (GL)
Woolley Mountain is in trouble. Pointy and clicky trouble, involving a rather evil witch. One so evil, in fact, that it'll take the combined power of five scientists (wait, what?) to thwart her grand scheme. Well, that and a whole lot of chatting up strangers and using items in never-before-seen ways. Because The Mystery Of Woolly Mountain is groovy point 'n click adventuring, ya know?
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Speculating Screenshots (16th July 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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It’s Human Against Leshin, Magic Against Nature In Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail

Echoes of the Fey: The Fox's Trail (GL)
War is hell, as just about everyone will attest to, including those living in Oraz as the land is currently recovering after one spanning three decades. Thirty years of combat, conquest, magic and all that nasty stuff. That's a long time for two people - Human and Leshin - to be at each other's throats. But Sofya Rykov, Echoes of the Fey: The Fox's Trail's protagonist, has no time to think about any of that, as there are mysteries to solve, aided by her Leshin partner, Heremon ir-Caldy. The game is afoot!
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Ultra Hat Dimension: For the Love of Hats and Slapfights

Ultra Hat Dimension
After playing puzzle games, I have a tendency to go "ugh, my head hurts", although mostly from the puzzles. Not quite so with Ultra Hat Dimension, as I don't recall ever being punched so much in the face in another genre entry. It was brutal. Fun, but brutal. All I wanted was to find the key and reach the exit, but nope. Punch punch punch! Oh right, something something many hats. And punches.
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Speculating Screenshots (9th July 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Tabletop Simulator’s Wizard’s Academy DLC Turns Everyone Into a Clueless Mage

Tabletop Simulator - Wizard's Academy
Nothing quite like the scent of magic in the morning, although at the Wizard's Academy, there'll be none of that today, for not only has its owner gone missing, but every last teacher too! As such, it's up to the students to figure out happened, hopefully bringing everyone back in the process. There's just one problem: no one has a clue as to what their spells do! Recipe for disaster or a good time? Probably a bit of both.
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Solve the Mystery of a Disappearing World Before All Is Gone, K Station Included

K Station
In a galaxy, far, far away, there's this little known place called K Station. Life's pretty darn great there, everyone's happy and weekends have even replaced weeks. Okay so that's actually not entirely true, as in reality, you-know-what has hit the fan and people are disappearing left and right. For no apparent reason. Think you've got what it takes to solve this mystery before the game collapses upon itself? Clock's ticking, so get to typing.
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The Room Two Finally Arrives On PC, Mind-Boggling Puzzles, Intrigue and All

The Room Two (PC)
Remember how The Room took place in an abandoned, and rather creepy, house? How you'd twist knobs, adjust light and shadow in a three-dimensional space to open drawers, and numerous other crazy puzzles that'd make yer head spin? And above all, how much fun it was to play the noticeably enhanced PC port? Sure hope so, because The Room Two awaits on that very platform, luring you into… a long-forgotten crypt! Oh and it's a trap. Literally.
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Speculating Screenshots (2nd July 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Pen a Choice-Driven Tale as The 2016 IFComp Is Accepting Entries

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Earlier today, twenty-one became twenty-two, as this particular competition has been a thing for as many years (a very long time, by all accounts). Same goes for the interactive genre as a whole though, IF showing up in more places, by more authors, and in more ways, than ever before. A good time to be a fan of this stuff, and personally, I am loving every minute. But enough of that - it's time for The 2016 IFComp!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Ace of Space

Ace of Space (Kickstarter)
A human being is flying a biplane in outer space. No really. Yeah okay, so maybe that's only really a thing in Ace of Space, and maybe a trip through a wormhole is part of this story. Maybe. Whatever the case, it's time for this pilot to start killing aliens instead of nazis, continuing the fight for freedom as it were. On an intergalactic scale. Because aliens are evil.
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