While the latest generation of video game consoles have amazing graphics and rich, complex stories, they’re also crazy expensive and even the games can set you back $50 or more per title. But what if you have more modest interests? Enter the tiny, self-contained OUYA video game system, with a development environment that also makes it a great platform for younger game programmers to learn their craft too…
What do you get when you create a hardcore racing game that’s not at all about the cars, with the simplest of controls, but the most complex track editor available? Trackmania. Specifically, the second installation, dubbed “Trackmania2 Canyon.”
Sick of running games yet? Too bad! Salt Lake, with the publishing support of Zynga (cue the boos and hisses), has released… a multiplayer infinite runner. What? That’s right! One of, if not the first of its kind, Running with Friends features asynchronous head-to-head. Zynga, however, is notorious for business practices bordering on flat-out evil, and money-sucking game mechanics that are obnoxious at best.
After seeing the success of Jetpack Joyride, Temple Run 1 and 2, Canabalt, Mega Jump, etc. to the nth, simply hearing about another runner instinctively inspires a yawn in many of us. With such a big player bringing a new title to the well-worn genre, and with the brand new factor of multiplayer, it’s important to check out whether or not a grand splash has been made!
Ever since the aging, groundbreaking release of PC parkour FPS Mirror’s Edge, surprisingly few companies have made attempts to cash in on the bandwagon that is the parkour-inspired game. Defined as the art of efficient movement, parkour is a real-world sport that involves acrobatics with the ultimate goal of getting from point A to point B with as little expended energy as possible. In a recent port to iOS, developer Nekki has made its debut attempt to grab at the mobile gaming audience with parkour gameplay in the new title Vector HD.
Imangi Studios‘ iOS run-and-jumper Temple Run had fantastic success in the past, becoming one of the most downloaded games in the App Store. Now they’re back with Temple Run 2, and they’ve made a plethora of great changes.
Nearly everything that the first Temple Run had to offer is intact and present in its sequel. The premise is merely this: You, a bold adventurer possessing the name “Guy Dangerous” have dared to steal some sort of generic, sacred idol from a temple… in the sky. Some sort of generic beast doesn’t like that, and proceeds to chase you down through an infinite, floating obstacle course riddled with traps and pitfalls.
We live in a society where anything over 99 cents is a purchase to be made carefully, particularly if it’s a game in the App Store. A game may be in the top charts on the iPad, for example, but that doesn’t guarantee it’s good! Here are the current top three games in the App Store, and whether or not you should buy them…
If you’ve been keeping track of the PC gaming world, you may have heard the word “Firefall” bounce around on occasion. Red 5‘s self-published debut project has been floating around for well over a year, though it still hasn’t left closed beta. I’m here to give you a snapshot of what’s happened and what’s to come.