Friday, 15 March 2019

GearHead 1.310

Roguelike mecha role playing game GearHead is getting a new release while development of GearHead 2 advances alongside it. Several improvements have been made. As an example the game now features thinner, nicer looking walls and there have also been some improvements to the UI. This is a rather unique game that seems to have much thought put into it. A tip is to read the instructions a bit down on this page before starting.

GearHead Title Screen
GearHeads title screen. Note the nice pixel spaceships in the background.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.23

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has been featured here a few times before, and this classic roguelike still keeps up the regular releases. This version has an overhaul of the trap system, refreshed monsters, UI improvements and many other things I'm not sure I fully understand as a non-initiated observer. ;)
 
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
I really like the log describing what is happening in Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. Very immersive!

Monday, 4 March 2019

OpenSWE1R

OpenSWE1R is an open source port of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. This will make it possible to run the game on modern systems and will most likely also support new resolutions and such that the original game didn't. You will still need the original game files though. I have fond memories of playing this on my Dreamcast, so I believe it could be worth a try again.

OpenSWE1R Title Screen

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Azimuth

Azimuth is a really nice looking metroidvania inspired by greats such as Super Metroid. Fly around freely with your ship exploring the insides of a huge planet while fighting enemies and uncovering the story. The game is at version 1.02 and looks really polished, complete with bosses and many other challenges. A genre I really can't get enough of, so this should be worth a try!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Cytopia

Cytopia is a city building game with isometric retro-styled pixel art and a focus on mods. Lately it has moved from a promising engine to a promising game. There is already support for a custom UI system, terrain manipulation, roads and water, buildings and much more. The pixel art looks great and many cool features are planned for the future such as procedural terrain generation, OpenGL rendering and a scripting language for mods. Also, it seems like the project is currently looking for more developers, if you happen to be interested.

Cytopia city building game
Buildings, roads and hills in Cytopia.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Aurora

Aurora is a roguelike space exploration game, in part inspired by Star Control 2. There are loads of features already implemented, incluing randomly generated galaxies, various star systems with planets and ships, simple space combat, planetary exploration, research, a dialogue system, quests, a global story, a diplomacy system and more. It looks really well-made and I appreciate the huge variation in gameplay elements that it's built around.

Planet exploration with combat in Aurora.