How do you feel about seamlessly merging from a single player campaign into a multiplayer competition? If the answer to that is “hell yeah!”, Ubisoft have just the thing for you.
It’s a bold statement for any company to make that they will fundamentally change how you play video games. Yet that is just what gamer Clif Chambliss AKA @8bitBass is claiming with his company’s new product: The GlomTom. Some may know Clif as his podcasting and blogging handle 8bitBass from over the years. He developed the GlomTom as a passion and dream to bring a revolutionary new product to his gamer peers from around the world.
Playing Monument Valley is a weird experience. It doesn’t last very long, but for the hour or two that you are playing, you’re torn between progressing with the puzzles or just staring slack-jawed at the screen. Because this isn’t just a game: it’s gorgeous, beautiful art.
I didn’t really get Skies of Saturn. You’re controlling a sail, and you can steer it through the world, catching the wind and squeezing yourself tight to fit through narrow gaps. But I didn’t get what the point was. Normally this isn’t an issue: I quite like games without an objective, in fact. But Skies of Saturn kept hinting that there was something more: cubes to collect, but nothing obvious about what to do with them. It was mysterious, but in a bad way: when I asked the developer if there was an objective and got the reply “You tell me”, that summed up my experience with the game quite well. It’s more than a little pretentious.
Have you ever played Frog Fractions? The correct answer is yes. Developer Jim Crawford is currently working on a sequel, and we had the chance to chat with him and ask him a few questions about the upcoming game. Listen to the episode below, and back the Kickstarter here.
Supposedly inspired by recent platformers such as Rayman Origins or Super Meat Boy, The ARC is a sphere-based puzzle game. The premise is somewhat ridiculous (you’re inserted into a virtual reality to save your boyfriend, I think?), but the gameplay …
Narcissus is an utterly genius iPad and PC platformer, where each level has two characters: one on each side of the screen. They are reflections of each other: one is facing you, and the other is walking upside down (unless you walk over to the other side of the iPad, where he’ll be facing up). The controls are beautifully simple: tap the top half of the screen to make the top character jump; and the bottom half to make the bottom character jump. Sounds straightforward? It’s anything but.
When I first played Rayman Legends on the Wii U almost a year ago, I knew it was going to be brilliant. Since then, it’s been delayed for months, is no longer a Wii U exclusive, and has flown under the radar a little. But none of these things matter, because I was right: Rayman Legends is absolutely brilliant.
Ubisoft have released a new trailer for the soon-to-be-released Watch_Dogs. It shows off a near final version of the game, demonstrating the graphics engine and the power you have over NPCs thanks to your hacking abilities. Welcome to Chicago…