RetroEpic Software, a game development team based in Cape Town, have just submitted A Day in the Woods to Steam Greenlight. It’s a charming tile-sliding puzzle game based around the Red Riding Hood fable.
Song of the Deep is quite a departure for Insomniac Games – not that I’m complaining or anything. I was a bit worried about the direction they were headed after the unnecessary (but likeable) reboot of Ratchet & Clank, which was seemingly done to cash-in with the movie and piddled all over the original story.
Now they’ve turned right around and released an indie-flavoured passion project in the form of Song of the Deep. For lack of better options, I’m forced to use to the term “metroidvania” as it most closely describes the genre to which Song of the Deep can be likened, one which emphasises exploration and the discovery of objects/abilities needed to progress through the game.
It’s 2019. More than a decade has passed since the events of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and our erstwhile hero, MARK IV CYBERCOMMANDO! REX! POWER! COLT! has inexplicably absconded his world saving duties, leaving it up to his kids Roxanne and Slayter to blow up the commies and win Vietnam War 4 instead.
“Dive into a childhood fantasy world, use lights to scare away monsters!” That’s the pitch for upcoming puzzle platformer In The Shadows. Sounds fairly simple, doesn’t it? There’s hidden complexity and deeper meaning beneath the game’s charming pixel-art aesthetic, however.
Really, it’s all about confronting your fears. Intrigued? Then read on.
Welcome back to Mobile Monday. It’s been a while since our last journey together. There are good reasons for this: one being rAge Cape Town, the other being the chocolate-bender I went on over Easter.
Speaking of Bender, one of my favourite TV series is Futurama, the animated comedy by Matt Groening. Unfortunately, this series has been plagued by two issues: multiple cancellations, and the lack of a good tie-in game. Does Futurama: Game of Drones solve one of those? Hit the jump to find out.
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