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guardian of the rose

A small but epic kickstarter project caught my attention this week so I’ve decide to bring it to you. Guardians of the Rose is a beautiful 2d 16 bit game made by Pixel x Pixel Game inspired by old school classic like Zelda & Gauntlet. It’s integrate RPG element of the elder scroll series while having a polish 16bit style.

 

Backstory

The illegal art of Witchcraft has tainted the Royal Guard and brought ruin upon the kingdom.  A small group of the Royal Guard has slaughtered the King’s family and taken control of the kingdom.  It is now up to you and a small group of members of the Royal Guard that calls themselves the Guardians of the Rose to save the kingdom.  Your small band of allies has to work together in secret to cause a revolution in the kingdom.  One slip up and you will be on the run from the Royal Guard and wanted by relentless bounty hunters.

The boy - guardian of the rose

And you, a boy with no magical ability, are left with the task to save the kingdom.  Will you choose to taint yourself with witchcraft or will you choose to search out legendary magical items to use in your struggle to save the kingdom?  Explore the Unfellable Forest while avoiding being trampled by Sand Giants and Unfellable Beasts.  Fight off sea serpents and other creatures of the deep that are terrorizing sea port towns.  Venture into the snow-ridden Mountain Lands and discover hidden temples in the wild forests.

Game Feature

I can’t wait to see the game in action. With an open ended world to explore, multiple way to complete game and alternate ending, it’s looks like it will have a lot of replay value. Transport yourself in a grandiose fight of magic vs witchcraft.

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The kickstarter projet started recently and is only missing 5000$ to hit its goal. Hopefully we can all help a bit. So if you like what you see pledge and share it to your friends.

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I’ve reviewed recently the idle dating sim Crush Crush. And the developers gave us an update of the game on Kongrate.

But first they had a big announcement, they are releasing the game on steam. Since it’s a Idle game I’m not so sure how the idling work if you close the game, I’ll guess we have to wait until the 13 of may to find out. It’s going to be free to play like the version in your browser.

On the update

They added a save feature, that will allow you to save the game and reload it in the steam game

Nina

A new girl joins your already respected harem, to manage your billion dollars enterprise and help you make some sound investments. I’m not sure have she show up, but it seems that you need at least a billion in the bank to get her.

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If you haven’t played for awhile they added Bearverly in the previous update, a sexy female bear that has crush you, I meant that she has ‘a’ crush on you.

Bearverly

They didn’t fix the atrocious time that it’s take to get those hobbies unfortunatly. I’ve left running my game for a month and still don’t have any lv 40 hobbies.

Hope you like it. The game is supposed to go live on steam on the 13 of may.

I’m a little late in the new (Axiom was out on may 14th & HoL was out on the 26) But I though I should do a follow up on those game since I’ve wrote about it in the past

Axiom Verge

I’ve did a quick post on Axiom Verge back in 2012, I didn’t had much info at the time except that it’s looks like Billy from “Contrat” knocked up Samus from “Metroid” and 2 years later we have “Axiom Verge”. The game look amazing and if you a fan of one of the classic plateformer you will love that one.

“Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge.”

News

Axiom Verge – A hit Action and Exploration Platformer coming to Steam May 14th! – Indieretronews.com

Steam Page – Steam

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Heroes of Loot

Another game I’ve talked in the past albeit more recently. Back in January 2014, Heroes of loot was released on mobile device and had the great pleasure to play the free version on my phone. Heroes of loot is a dungeon crawler that look a lot like like the classic Gauntlet. Even the heroes are the same, the good old tank warrior, the wizard, the sexy Valkyrie and the long range elvish Archer (or Ranger) but you can unlock new characters by playing.

If beating up monster to death in a endless dungeon is your thing, Heroes of Loot should hit the mark for you.

News:

Dungeon Crawling Priorities: Heroes of Loot – Indiegames.com

Steam page – Steam

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I’m happy to learn that Final Fantasy IV sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, will be released on steam on May 12th.

Personally Final Fantasy IV, one of the most cherished game of my childhood. I loved the game so much that sometime at school I would plan in my notebook I would rise my level to beat those mad ogres to get that elixir chest sooner, even though I wouldn’t use that elixir before the final battle. So I’m happy it’s coming to steam but if you are following my channel you know that it’s already available on mobile.

The After Years follows the original cast 17 year after Final Fantasy IV ended. There are with some additional characters that are introduced including Cecil and Rosa son. It received the same 3D remake that Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV received on the Nintendo DS & iOS.

If you’re a fan of the first and you want to play it on your PC, this game is a definitive grab.

Related:

Final Fantasy V & IV The After Years: back on tablet and mobile

FreeCol

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FreeCol is a 2d open source remake of the original Sid Meier game Colonization on dos. You manage the colonist in the name of the Crown of your country of choice (England, France, The Netherlands, or Spain). Your goal is  to colonize the new world, America or a randomly generated landmass. You home country send you colonist when you amass enough religious support (cross production), you can get Indian to join your colony has well and recruit colonist in your motherland with cold hard cash. The main aspect of the game is managing your colonist inside the various cities of your colonies to establish relations or war with other colony and native.

The graphic are inspired by the second installment of the series civilization.

They recently Released a new version if you want to give it a try. 

Related : FreeCol 0.11 (Indieretronews)

It’s a little different today but I though it would be fun, the only real “game” that you can play in your browser is the first one. The 9 other a game you play with friend using sms or any chatting service (like whatsapp)

Text and Drive: Friendship Never Dies

Text and Drive: Friendship Never Dies is a game all about texting while driving. You control both the car and your texting via the mouse, and your phone takes up half the screen, making it far more difficult to see what the heck you’re doing.

Try the trial, it’s a quick play and the end is pretty weird 🙂

Try it : Text and Drive: Friendship Never Dies

9 games of actual texting while you are not driving.

Kiss, Marry, Kill

You’ve probably played this game before. Each of you pick three people, and have to decide which one they would kiss, which one they would marry, and which one they would kill. Don’t do them a favor by giving them an easy set of choices. Make sure you either give them all excellent people, or all people you know they can’t stand. A good exemple I like to do is a Game of throne one: Who would you Kiss, Marry, Kill ? Dany, Margery & Sansa.

Story Time!

So you want to write a novel, but just can’t seem to get it down? Well with this game, you and your friend can make up an original story together, one word at a time. That how Shakespeare would have done it if he lived in our modern time.

Take it in turns to text each other words in order to compose an original story. For example, you might text the word, “The.” Your friend might then text, “dog.” You in return might type, “ate” and so on until you have a complete story! You might even spice it up a little by choosing characters familiar to both of you, like friends, teachers and professors.

Alternate: One line story

It’s time to create a crazy story one line at a time. You’ll text your friend the first line of the tale, then they’ll text you the second, and it’ll go on and on. You can create your own characters, or you can try to create a new episode of your favorite TV show. It’s all up to you two.

Would you rather?

This is a classic among my friend, give your friend two different options and see what they’d rather do. Would they rather be kill by lightning or fall of a bridge? Would they rather have the super power of invisibility or telepathy? It’s might seem juvenile but it’s a lot fun. You can be as ridiculous as you want, which keeps things interesting.

20 Questions

This classic bar game can easily be played as a text game and is a great way to exercise the brain. If you ever played Guess Who? you’ll get how it’s work pretty quickly.

Take it in turns to think of a famous person who can be either dead or alive. The other person can then text up to 20 Yes/No questions to determine who this person is. For example, “Is this person alive?” “Is this person a film star?” “Is this person a man?” and so on. If the questioner manages to guess the person with just twenty questions, they win!

Truth or Dare!

This age-old game can be highly enjoyable when played over text as you might find that you and your friend are less shy to reveal “truths” when not talking face-to-face. In addition, the camera function on your phone can reveal pictorial evidence of “dares.”

Text your friend the question, “Truth or Dare?” He or she can then reply with their choice. If the answer is “truth,” then simply text your truth question to him or her and await their reply! If the answer is “dare,” then text your dare to your friend and await photographic evidence of your friend performing the dare!

Song lyrics

Text your friend a song lyric, and see if they can remember who sings it and what it’s called. You can do the reverse and ask them the lyrics of a song too.

Unfortunately now with a Smartphone, it’s easy for them to cheat. If you don’t trust your friend, then you’re better off sticking to another game that doesn’t involve honesty.

Movie Quotes

Test your knowledge of movies, both current and past.

Simply take it in turns to text movie quotes to your partner awarding a point for the correct movie, a point for the correct character, and a point for guessing the correct actor. Like the song lyrics one, googling my ruin your fun so make it a rules or skip that game if you don’t trust your friends.

You can add bonus point when your friend guess the movies and the character or the actor who said it.

Famous First Lines

This game is superb for book worms, and is not just fun but educational too. However, even if you are a serious bibliophile, you might need to do some research first.

You and your friend should prepare a list of famous first lines from classic literature (Classic literature usually works best unless you and your friend share an interest in the same kind of books.) Take it in turns to text your quotes to each other. You can then award each other one point for guessing the correct book and a further point for guessing the correct author.

Pick up your phone and contact one of your buddies. They’re probably as bored as you are, so it’s your chance to save the day. Do you and your friends have any other fun texting games to play?

Who doesn’t love pirates, they roam the sea in search of adventures and treasures, they fight ship and steal merchants every thing you need for a good game. We are going to look a what cool pirates games are out there in the mobile market

Age of Booty Tactics (iOs)

If you played Age of Booty on steam you will be very happy to know there a new version on iOs. Age of Booty: Tactics is free to play and only playable in two separate options of turn-based multiplayer: you can either go the traditional asynchronous way and submit a turn and want for your opponent to make their move, or you can play with a local friend on a shared device using a pass-and-play interface. Victory will earns you a pile of booty which you can use to upgrade your fleet and buy upgrades.

Play it it’s free: Age of Booty: Tactics – Certain Affinity

Official site: http://www.ageofbooty.com/

Related: Multiplayer piratical RTS Age of Booty Tactics

Bouncy Pirates (iOs)

Bouncy Pirates is an adorable arcade game where you need to juggle pirates from there ship to a island to help them steal treasure from a chest.

They’re launched from your ship by shooting them with the cannon You then tap the barrels floating in the sea at the right time to jump them around up to to the island where the treasure lies. Once they reach the treasure chest you need to bounce them back to your ship until the treasure is empty.

pretty easy game at the beginning with one pirate but its get harder the more pirates jump off you ship. Give it a try it’s free 🙂

Play it it’s free : Bouncy Pirates – Nathan Malville

Related: Bouncy Pirate

Just a bunch of management game I wanted to talk about and never had the time to do so. With most Facebook game (read Zynga and EA ) closing I was wondering what out there so here a few title that grabbed my attention, not all are good but I though I could have a few word about them.

Pocket Stables (ios/Android)

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This game is probably one of the more interesting of the 4. You start off as a ranch owner and need to work breeding the fastest horses in the country and winning every championship race that exist.

The game is simple, has the owner of the ranch you train and breed horses so they can take place in race. Depending how you rank in the race you gain money.  You can assign each horse a training and a trainer. You can hire jockeys and trainers, expand your ranch to build more training facility or bigger stable.

It’s a pretty fun game and doesn’t depend on you doing stuff then having to come back 10 minutes later like the farmvilles of this world.

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Related : Pokect Stable

 

1849 (PC/Steam)

1849 let you build a city in the wild west, it’s kind of Simcity in the gold rush.

From Indies Retro News :

You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush. Will you strike gold and become an overnight mining magnate? Or will you build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans? 1849 is a city management game where your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that they are housed, fed, and entertained.

1849 seem a nice game but it’s simply a city builder likes Sim City, don’t expect much more. I can be quite enjoyable and the setting might makes you forget about Sim City but it’s none the less very similar. It fun to revisit a good old concept in a new setting but note that there isn’t that much to do after a while.

Related: 1849 step back in time and enjoy

New Rock City (Facebook)

New Rock City is Sim City Social meet The Flintstones. You need to repair road, build shop and collect tax to build the perfect bedrock city. The game mechanics are pretty much the same has Sim City Social, you have the energy to build stuff, you need to collect stuff after a certain time and you are blast with a zillion thing on the screen that flashes and move which can be pretty annoying. If you like Sim City Social, give it a try you’ll probably like it for the rest of you there better thing to do around here.

Related : Build your own prehistoric city in New Rock City

Play it : https://www.facebook.com/PlayNRC

Evil Genius Online (Facebook)

Despicable me meet Sim Social. Build your evil lair, recruit minions and start doing evil mission. Basically you lair is like your house, where you can expand it and buy furniture. The object you buy either have a purpose (locker give more minion, Money laundering machine give cash) or are purely aesthetical. You can do mission in your command center and that pretty much has far I managed to go. The ideas of the game are great but the formula seems reheated from the similar passed title (Sim Social, The Ville) with a new theme. Again give it a try if you like these kind of game, the premise of the game is great but the format (Facebook management game) not so much.

Related: Evil Genius Online: Build new floor for your evil lair.

Play it: Evil Genius Online

My love for a post apocalyptic zombie game could not be quench by my latest Zombie game review, Zombies ate my Pizza. So to save the day I bring three of the top brains eating monsters that caught my eyes.

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Age Of Zombies

If you like Zombie ate my pizza, you will love Age of zombie because they are both pretty similar. You walk around shooting zombies, mummies and ninjas until you get to a boss were everything go crazy.

Grab your shotgun and hop on you T-Rex to stop the evil professor Brain in  action pack Army of darkness inspired game.

iTune Link here: Age of Zombies™ – Halfbrick Studios

 

Zombie City

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Tired of shooting zombie, let yourself get bite and join the zombie city. You play as a Zombie and must take over the city by converting other human, sending the hordes of zombie take out the police or even the army.

Touching (bitting ?) people or the policemen they themselves turn into Zombies. It’s a fun action top down game, but it is in very early stages and doesn’t seem to go any further than going east after taking out the town hall full of soldier.

Zombie City is currently just a web demo, but is you like it shows your support and it might become more…

Related: http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/06/zombie-city-control-horde-in-this-free.html

Play the game: http://gamejolt.com/games/action/zombie-city/28046/

Confederate Express

The last but not the least Confederate Express is unlike the other. This game is a kickstarter project and should be release soon.

In the near future technology has finally granted humanity with the immortality through the use of a computer chip. Unfortunately something has gone wrong, and those who do somehow die stay alive as zombies due to a malfunction of the chip. You are part of the Confederate Express and your main objective is to deliver a package and you are presented with multiple options of deliverable goods, so choose carefully: if you bite more than your crew can chew – it may result in an inevitable death, forcing you to start over.

It’s too late to back the project, but you can pre-order the game if you want to support them.

Try the demo and pre-order at http://confederate-express.appspot.com/

Or check the project Kickstarter Page.

Related news: Strategy RPG Confederate Express

Twin Tale of Sun and Sword

One day, a girl was on her way to school and found herself transported to another world and now she was asked to save that world.

The Twin Tale of Sun and Sword is  a Japanese browser game where everything is in English and focus primarily on preparing the heroine to fight and the actual fighting.

Here the translation for the HUD.

Twin Tale of Sun and Sword HUD

Hope you enjoy it, it’s a quick and enjoyable play.

Here the address to try it : Twin Tale of Sun and Sword

This article on Indies games have a good explaination and translation to help you play the game.