Indies of the Week #40 – Epic Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another Indies of the Week # 40 this Sunday. Before I get to some indies I would like to announce that. There will not Indies of the Week next week or new blog posts. I just want to take a week along break from the blog.  I want to spend Thanksgiving and Black Friday with my family.  Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and signup for my mailing list. Check out my YouTube and Twitch for gaming content.  Today’s theme is epic, indies tell stories and has remarkable gameplay. Developers make these indies with their hearts content and thankful for having a gift. Let’s see what indies we have today.

6. PROTOTYPE MANSION – Jupiter Lighthouse

Prototype Mansion is a survival horror classic style indie game. Prototype Mansion reminds you of old school Resident Evil on the PSX days. I think it’s a parody of the game and voice acting. Solve puzzles and 32 bit Playstation graphics. Find items to health or cure sickness. Investigate strange occurrence and  shoot zombies. Prototype Mansion is available now on itch.io at a bin price.  Check out Jupiter Lighthouse website for more information about Prototype Mansion.

5. Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG – Amazu Media

Light Apprentice – The Comic Book RPG is a turn-based indie game were comics integrate with video games. Players take control of Nate who is a light apprentice. You have control on what Nate and other apprentices based on the player actions. Customize your hero and befriend monster to help you in battle. Level up your apprentice and collect items to use in battle. Comic style hand drawn graphics set the tone of the game. Spare or defeat a monster like Undertale. What  apprentice will you be? Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG is available now on Steam and visit Amazu Media website for more details. Note: other volumes of Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG are coming soon.

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Ace Attorney – Phoenix is Always Right Anime Review

For a person who is a Ace Attorney fan I really wanted an anime series, but I guess it didn’t live up to the hype. The director who brought you Space Brothers (Ayumu Watanabe) and the writers who written Inazuma Eleven (Atushiro Tomioka). Based on the Capcom’s Ace Attorney video game and it’s animated by A-1 Pictures (same animator that does the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice). Ace Attorney is a mystery courtroom video game, where you play as a rookie defense lawyer named Phoenix Wright who helps his clients get a not guilty verdict.

Phoenix wright has a rival prosecutor named Miles Edgeworth who’s in his way. Phoenix meets characters on the way such as Maya Frey, Larry Butz, Dick Gumshoe and many more. As the game progress, instead of being a lawyer Phoenix is an investigator that look for clues behind the murder. Phoenix can talk to witness and get help from his closes friends and present the evidence in the court of law. The anime is a adaption of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Justice for All.

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M.U.G.E.N. – Create Your Own Crossover Fighting Game Review

How you ever wonder if you characters from anime, gaming, cartoons and movies crossover? M.U.G.E.N. is the software for fighting game fans. M.U.G.E.N. is a 2D fighting game engine created by Elecbtye. This engine allows creators to make and rip stages, characters, and srceenpacks from other games. History of M.U.G.E.N. started off in 1999 as beta. Beta version work on MS-DOS, Mac and Linux operation systems. M.U.G.E.N. creator Elecbtye forgotten what the engine stand for, mugen in Japanese means unlimited. Elecbtye seek donations to obtain a windows version of M.U.G.E.N.

After WinM.U.G.E.N project was discontinued in 2003 and Elecbtye had to shut down their website. Elecbtye release a private WinM.U.G.E.N beta containing limit of two characters and locked game modes. Later Elecbtye removes these limitation and made WinM.U.G.E.N. beta available in 2004. This new version of WinM.U.G.E.N features music plugins and SFF files to show palettes. CNS scripts for controllers and changes to DOS patches to downgrade characters to be compatible. In 2007 hacked WinM.U.G.E.N add third-party for hires stages and select screens. Low and hi res stages are compatible in new version of WinM.U.G.E.N.

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Indies of the Week #39 – Surprising Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another indies of the Week #39 this sunday. I hope you had a great Veterans Day weekend I did a post yesterday thanking all the vets who served.  Let’s get right to today’s theme surprising, indies are full of wonders. Indie developers want to surprise based on playing the game. For example, popular culture references, paying homage and out of the world gameplay. Here are some indie games to check out and support .

8.    Slashers: The Power Battle – Stun Games

Slashers: The Power Battle is a 2D fighting indie game that takes inspiration from Street Fighter 3, Last Blade, Samurai Shodown and Guilty Gear. Slashers has fluid animation, simple 4 controls (  Slash, Big Slash, Kick, Chaos) and other input modes. Tutorial mode for beginners,  11 playable fighters plus free dlc. Game modes such as network, arcade, story, versus and combo challenge. Customize characters and buy accessories with in-game currency. Cartoon-like graphics reminds of Burning Rival  , tactical mechanic  such as Counter Block, Power Recovery and Chaos Break. Choose up to two styles red and blue chaos move types.  Slashers: The Power Battle is available now for Early Access on Steam.   For more information on Slashers: The Power Battle  got to Stun Games website.

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Veterans in Video Games Fight To Protect Their Honor #VeteransDay

 

Happy  Veteran’s Day to all the people who make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  Let us honor those people who fought for our freedom and live another day. The blood sweat and tears that our vets had go through. Fighting for something is what drives us to became better person. After serving whether in the navy or the army, you made your country proud. What is going on right now in the world is horrible. Mass shootings happen each week or month because it’s like a battlefield. I wish this terrorist act just stop because too many innocent people are killed. War brings nothing but misery and pain to someone.   As a soldier you undergo PSA and other psychological problem in the brain. Enough about that let’s talk about military style video games.   I know veterans love playing video games and some of them are design for military genre. 

I will be discussing some of the best war style video games. There are alot out there and  they’ve became very popular. Majority of gamer who played military style video game have not served. Starting off is Star Wars Battlefront II, sequel to Star Wars Battlefront 2015 reboot. Battlefront II takes Return of the Jedi timeline, where a group of Imperial special forces called Inferno Squad. Witness the destruction of the Death Star II and there mission is to take on the Rebels Alliance.  Star Wars Battlefront II is a step up from it’s predecessor. Player can take control of Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Darth Maul, Rey and many of the cast. Play as Stormtroopers, Droids and rebel soldiers to fight for honor.   Buy Star Wars Battlefront II 2017 if you are a fan of Star Wars. It will be available on Xbox, PS4 and Steam.

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A Near Dawn – Psychological Difficulties Indie Visual Novel Kickstarter

Far-off Daydream Games brings you very dark humorous psychological thriller called A Near Dawn. The plot of Near Dawn is Sam Nichols is a  victim of some disturbing psychological difficulties. Sam takes on cases which he gets into dire situations.  Near Dawn indie game  is inspired by Twin Peaks, Ace Attorney, Broken Sword, Blackwell and  Steins;Gate.  Game graphics is very colorful and using traditional frame-by-frame animation. There are two side of Sam light and dark, depending on the player’s playstyle you can’t back on your choice. Near Dawn includes full-voiced speech and narration for the cast. The game give you more freedom than your standard point and click adventure.

There are over 14 characters to interact with based on personality and backgrounds. Multiple endings are also available throughout the game, whether to save someone dearly or murder a victim your choice. Soundtrack is mix with suspense and mellow just listen down below.

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Indies of the Week #38 – Exploration Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to Indies of the Week # 38 this Sunday. Happy Daylight Savings Time and today’s theme is exploration. Explore different worlds in indie can take you on many journey. Due to indie game developers artstyle and story-telling. Let’s see what indie we have in store for today.

8. Cede – BareHand

Cede is a 3D action-RPG which inspired by Diablo and Harvest Moo farming system. Cede core mechanics are farming and combat but just those two. Transforming plants and control them, two types of plants defender and supporter. Defenders attack  monsters and supporters heal  and boost stats. Kind of reminds me of Plants Vs Zombies, players can create their own farm. Gathering materials, fight off horde of enemies and explore new worlds. Support the Cede Kickstarter and check out BareHand website for more info.

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BlizzCon 2017 – Video Games News Coverage Roundup

Blizzcon 2017 is underway and there is alot of news and announcements. I have may share of Blizzard games Overwatch is one of them. I have not played Heroes of the Storm for a while and might get back on it. Those who don’t know what Blizzcon is, its a  two-day annual fan conversation which showcase games and merchandise from Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzcon 2017  is in Anaheim, California but people who don’t make it. Blizzard live streams the event on YouTube and Twitch. Although live stream is free you can buy a virtual ticket to watch panels, get in-game goodies and contest. I am not going to talk about the whole Blizzcon experience but games.

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Rockstar Video Gaming Blogger Support and Unity #1

Gaming blogger could excel more than food, travel and fashion bloggers.  Here is the unity for gaming blogs and rockstars. In order to be successful in  blogging, there is alot of networking you have to do.  The video game market is very saturated and it’s a tough niche. I when to Twitter and found some gaming blogging websites to look into. We gamers have to support one other and if you want to have unity in blogging. Here is are some rock star gaming blogger I found out. Note: some of them have WordPress.com account and can’t comment on them.

11. AVGL- a video game life

AVGL is a video game blogger who talks about latest video game and has a YouTube channel.  Featuring let’s play on Battleborn, DOTA, Agents of Mayhew and more. Aside from gaming Jonathan post soccer games, UFC matches and tech stuff. Follow Jonathan Hirt on Twitter , Facebook and his blog.

10. NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog

NekoJonez’s gaming blog does reviews, retrospective, first impressions and publishing. Neko has a forum,  Twitter  , Youtube , Steam , Tumblr   and Google+  page. Make sure to follow and support NekoJonez.  NekoJonez is partnered with other gaming bloggers and won award for  Market Inspector Best Technology Blog of 2017. Neko is a aspirating actor and has a community called Arpegi. Be sure to check out Neko’s gaming blog.

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