Wraithkal: The Indie Gaming Corner

Become That Which You Just Killed to Navigate the Trials of Azra Demo

Trials of Azra (demo)
With great power comes great responsibility, or so they say. That didn't stop me from messing around with life, death, and even time itself, responsibility be damned, however. Where some saw enemies, I saw a stepping stone - one that would take me ever so closer to the exit. How? Oh right, forgot to mention: Trials of Azra has you playing as a kid able to possess the dead…
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Speculating Screenshots (23rd April 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: Gibbous

Gibbous (Kickstarter)
Times are troubled in Gibbous. Cults are gathering in the shadows, conveying whispers about the, well, Necronomicon. Yes, that Necronomicon. The one of nasty things. On top of that, the whole world's pretty much gone crazy and… something something Kitteh. Click and pray for the sanity of those involved.
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Speculating Screenshots (16th April 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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Trial by Viking Impressions: When Gods Fight…

Trial by Viking
As is often the case where Loki goes, trouble follows, and in Trial by Viking, we're not talking some tiny mischief either. In fact, the chaos created is so grand that Odin himself is unable to fix it… without the aid of a mortal. A viking of course, because who better to chop an evil god down to size than a drunk, axe-wielding viking? Chop chop!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas
Love is a powerful and at times even wonderful thing. Unfortunately, in Arcadian Atlas, it's also tearing apart an entire kingdom. Well, metaphorically speaking, but it is actually the cause of plenty troubles in this tactical RPG. Oh and in case you're wondering, yes, you're right in the middle of it all, front and center, fighting the good fight… so to speak.
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Drift More, Harder, Better as Absolute Drift Upgrades to Zen Edition… Soon!

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
Drifting. An art to some, while other find it a waste of time, and there are of course those for whom it is... life. Those like, say, the protagonist(s) of Absolute Drift, in which all you do is drift. Day and night, because drifting is awesome, and in these minimalistic environments, there's opportunity to truly pull off some sweet moves. Oh and did I mention the experience is about to get even better within the upcoming Zen Edition?
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Help Prevent Relationship Abuse With This Year’s Life.Love. Game Design Challenge

Life.Love. Game Design Challenge
Relationship abuse is bad. Doesn't matter how you twist or turn the subject. It's bad, and needs to stop. Unfortunately that's significantly easier said than done, but even so, we can still spread awareness, maybe even provide assistance. "How", you ask? Well, if you fancy making video games, the Life.Love. Game Design Challenge might be a proper good place to start.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Racing Apex

Racing Apex (GL)
Are you ready to do whatever it takes to become the Racing Apex champion? Because in this race, tuning your car and knowing how to take each corner is only half the battle - the other lies in which items and weapons you use, and when. See what I mean by "whatever it takes"? Exactly, so let's burn some polygons!
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Speculating Screenshots (9th April 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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Pizza Titan Ultra Aims to Speed Up the Delivery of Fast Food… With Giant Mechs!

Pizza Titan Ultra
Even in this day and age, technology being pretty ridiculous and all, food is still delivered by humans. Humans in cars. Okay so maybe on bikes too, but that's as crazy as it gets. Not quite so in Pizza Titan Ultra, as here, you'll be piloting a giant mech to get the job done. Why? Well, let's just say the streets aren't exactly safe in the (near? distant?) future.
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Sorcery! Part 3 Review

Sorcery! Part 3
It's time to continue your quest for the fabled Crown of Kings, in this third part of the Sorcery! Quadrilogy. Time to traverse dangerous landscapes in search of seven deadly serpents. Spells will be cast, weapons flailed about wildly, something something tough decisions and swift death. Yours, unless caution is exercised, at which point evil will have won. So do try to avoid dying, eh?
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Pollen Lets You Mess With Plants In the Name of Science

Pollen
It's Monday morning and science awaits. Science with plants, because plant science. Anyway, your job in Pollen is to get pollen (I see what you did there!) from very particular plants, the tools at your disposal being… well, you'll see. Oh and a microphone, so that you can record the singing of every last plant. Crazy? You bet, but a job is a job and I pay is at least decent.
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Speculating Screenshots (2nd April 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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Microsoft Finally Adds ‘Dev Kit’ to the Feature List of Xbox One Consoles Everywhere

xbox one dev mode
Gaming console, home theater, paper weight - Xbox One's gotten many definitions / features over the years, and now… it's also a dev kit. Finally I might add, as this is bound to make life easier for aspiring developers looking to port or make a game for the system. At least as far as accessing testing hardware goes. Won't make the coding, animating, etc. simpler though!
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