Cuphead is a difficult run and gun indie game developed StudioMDHR. The game pay homage to 1930s cartoon and most unique design in an indie. The plot of Cuphead revolves around two brothers Cuphead and Mugman wander into Devil’s Casino. Cuphead and Mugman was on a winning streak but the Devil was no happy. Both brothers loss and beg for their lives to the Devil. The Devil gives them a proposition if they collect the contracts of debtor. The Devil will free them and the story goes from there. During the development of Cuphead, two brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer was inspired by cartoon that came from Fleischer Studios and Disney. Also cartoon drawing style of Ub Iwerks, Grim Natwick, and Willard Bowsky. Moldenhauers watch 1930 cartoons with VHS collection during their childhood.
What is History of Cuphead?
Moldenhauers debate on what gameplay Cuphead will have and attempted to make it in 200. Due to lack of tools to continue the production. After the successful indie Super Meat Boy, Moldenhauers brother try to produce Cuphead once more. Inspiration for Cuphead comes a 1936 Japanese propaganda animated film. Where a man with a teacup for a head, Moldenhauers took notice and run with it. Moldenhauers created 150 different character design for Cuphead ranging from tophat kappa and a person with a fork for a head. Chad Moldenhauer uses hand-drawn animation and using watercolors for the background. Chad uses Photoshop to colorize the game and animation runs in 24 frames per second. Moldenhauer brothers hire an Ontario Jazz musician and a Brooklyn animator for the project. Moldenhauer brothers describing Cuphead as difficult retro game and StudioMDHR plans to surpass the Guinness World Records. For number of 30 boss battles, visuals and number of people working on the game.
What is The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot about?
The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot is a detective visual novel indie game developed by RockTheClock. I got a hands on experience playing The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot. The plot of the game is Grace Sinclair just got kicked out of her house by her dad for poor performance at school. Grace has not place to go and needed a job. One day Grace experience a convenience store robbery and a witness to the crime. After being question by a young detective Delilah, she offers Grace a job to help her save the case. Amaze by Grace intellect in piecing together what happen in the convenience store robbery. Delilah talks with her boss Lem Yasui to test Grace to see what she has what it takes.
The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot is very different from most visual novel games. There are different paths and routes throughout the game. Crace is vasovagal syncope which means fear of sight of blood. Vasovagal syncope mechanic is play apart in looking for evidence. Some evidence have blood on them and cause Grace to faint or lose her employment. Note: you don’t have to look at the bloody evidence but be careful and choose wisely. Highlighted object are important to interact for looking for evidence.
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What is the show about?
Mega Man 1999 TV series based on Capcom franchise with the same name. Ruby-Spears Productions is known for Alvin and the Chipmunks, Saturday Supercade and Heathcliff. Ocean Productions is voice recording, ADR, translation, scriptwriting, and video editing for anime and video games. Mega Man TV show is based on the first NES game.
The plot follows Dr Light a robotics scientist dreams of building robots to assist humans. Kind of reminds you of Astro Boy . Dr Wily became jealous of Dr. Light’s ideas and reprogrammed Dr. Light’s latest creators. Dr. Wily vowed to take over the world with Dr. Light’s creators known as The Robot Masters. Dr. Light build a robot help named Rock. Dr. Light offers Rock to become a superhero to fight Dr .Wily and his Robot Masters. Rock accepts and becoming Mega Man a warrior to save the world.
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What is My Gaming Career?
Are you a Twitch streamer or YouTube gamer? Join My Gaming Career its a upcoming gaming website which you can expand your brand. I recently join this career program and there are some great people on the website. My Gaming Career gives you the tools to grow your brand. Meet other YouTubers, Twitch streamers and gaming bloggers. You can reach them at Discord, Twitter and other social media sites. I haven’t heard about this site until I saw a tweet from streamer named Jammer83. Jammer83 is a various streamer and runs Free Agent Mafia (Twitch community). Give her a watch and follow also tell her I send you. Immediately I saw an opportunity to grow my brand.
In My Gaming Career you can sign up or use your Twitch account. You can set up your account such as name, city, email and etc. Link your social media pages, upload photos, set up donations and more. You can create a page for your team or fan page. There are sections such as news, social media store, Esports, Sponsorship, Affiliates and more. I signed up for a sponsorship and give you exclusive offers and accesses. Affiliates are use as referrals to other sites and get commissions for it. Social Store you can buy packages to help your growth. There is a news feed which bloggers can post articles and share them with others.
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Hello and welcome to a special edition of Indies of the Week. This Sunday it’s seasonal and just in time for the Holidays. We explore the seasonal time in December but that’s today’s theme. Seasonal in indies is based on the setting of the game. An Indie game can talk places on a snowy night or autumn. Whatever case may be it brings out the tone of the game. Here are some indies to look for in 2018 or this year.
Indie 5. Chambara – Team Ok LLC
Chambara is a first-person sword fighting action indie game. The game reminds you of Blind Blades but in 3D form. Hide in black and white world for stealth to surprise your opponents. There is local multiplayer choose 1vs1 or 2vs2 with friends. All gamepads are available PS4, Xbox One and many more. Use your blade, umbrella and shurikens in your arsenal. Chambara will be available now on Steam and support Team ok LLC development.
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How do one get a following?
As a Blogger, Youtuber, Twitch Streamer and soon to be Entrepreneur it’s hard to get a proper following and fanbase. Social media and networking is a great tool to get yourself out there. That’s one part of growing a following, also creating great content for viewers could enjoy and share. What about your persona? What type a person are you? Are you engaging with your audience? Do you take suggestion and criticism from people? That’s the burning question that you will have to answer for yourself. I did a post about growing a YouTube and Twitch channel you can check it out.
Things doesn’t come overnight, it’s takes years to attract viewers, followers and readers to your platform. Maybe one day you might get lucky 5 times out of 10, it’s unlikely that will happen. For instance shout outs, big streamer, bloggers and Youtuber will not shout you out unless there is networking involved. That person will bring in people from his blog, YouTube and Twitch to your platform. If you might get some exposure and that person is responsible for your success and growth.
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What is The King of Fighters Destiny?
Based on SNK’s hit fighting game series The King of Fighters. The King of Fighters: Destiny is a Chinese CGI anime series created by iDRAGONS Creative Studio. The series is supposed to tie-in with a new KOF-Inspired MMO mobile game. Destiny is not the only anime series but The King of Fighters: Another Day ONA (original net animation). Another Day is based on The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact game. The King of Fighters: Another Day was animated by Production I.G who worked on Psycho Pass, Ghost in the Shell and Tales of Symphonia. The Another Day has only 4 episodes and 10 minute length. While The King of Fighters: Destiny is based on KOF 94-97 storyline mix with Fatal Fury. The King of Fighters: Destiny has 24 episodes and 15+ minute length
What storyline does The King of Fighters: Destiny cover?
The plot comes from King of Fighter 97, In 1,800 an eight-headed serpent Yamata No Orochi want to extinguish humanity. Orochi has followers called The Hakkesshu who assisted him on getting rid of humanity. Three scared treasures sealed Orochi comes from three clans Kusanagi, Yata and Yasakani. The first part of the series is adaptation Fatal Fury storyline them backtracks to King of Fighter 94. I am guessing that KOF Destiny want to be original and not adapting other SNK fighting franchise. There is an original character in Destiny Angelina who was adopted by Geese Howard after surviving the streets of South Town. For those who are not aware on what King of Fighters is all about. I will give you a breakdown of the series as a whole.
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What is Microtransactions in video games?
The gaming industry is very big on money. Due to development, time and planning goes into video games. It’s natural that some developers want more money to keep their business a flow. Rip-off players is another thing that developers should take note of. Nowadays, video game developers program video games to have in-game currency. In-game currency is what keep gamers from spending real money. Gamers can earn their content by playing through the game. Majority games have downloadable content which can buy with real money not in-game. Notable, this topic came up with EA release Star Wars Battlefront II (2017 video game). During the release of the game, there was a controversy that EA wanted to players to unlock characters with real money. A lot of fans was not happy about the situation and EA lower the price of the character in response.
Here is the story, in the beta players would have to grind 40 hours to unlock a characters. User on Reddit spent $80 on the Star Wars Battlefront II Deluxe Edition and the characters was not accessible. EA’s Community Team defended the change and stated “the intent to make users earn credits to unlock heroes was to give users a sense of “pride and accomplishment”. The statement that EA’s Community Team Reddit post got 647,000 down votes. Adding insult to injury, EA lower the cost of characters by 75% and in-game campaign credits was reduced. This story gain national attention from Wall Street, CNBC and The Minister of Justice of Belgium Koen Geens. Let’s hope EA fix these change and reflect on what to do next.
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Welcome to another addition of Indies of the Week this Sunday. Today’s theme is raising. Raising a monster or character make them stronger. It’s like raising a child and teach them about the world. Indies games, there is a genre called simulation which is sort of raising and a bit more casual. Let’s talk a look at some indies games about raising.
Indie 5. Boot Hill Bounties – Experimental Gamer Studios
Boot Hill Bounties is a western rpg revolves about four heroes willing to save their homes .It takes inspiration from 90s RPGs such as Final Fantasy, Earthbound and Chrono Trigger. The game has four-player local co-op which you can assign characters and control all four heroes.Soundtrack is made by Jake Kaufman who worked on Shantae, Duck Tales and Shovel Knight. The combat is turn-based but with a twist, your party doesn’t have to wait for their turn.No random encounters but face and defeat 250 enemies. Customization is apart of this game such as your weaponry. Find jobs on a newspaper, farming, side quests and eat 50 types of food. Sneak up on enemies to get an advantage, camping with your party members and encounter mysteries. Will you hunt down these outlaws? Boot Hill Bounties is available on Steam and support Experimental Gamer Studios.
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What is Dead or Alive?
Dead or Alive is a 3D fighting game created by Tomonobu Itagaki and developed by Team Ninja. Dead or Alive is consider sexualizing female characters and complex mechanics. Here is a brief history of how Dead or Alive is made from the ground up. Tomonobu Itagaki made a wager with the head of the company of Temco. Itagaki vowed to make a video game that would players would enjoy. He named the series Dead or Alive to demonstrate the series will fail or succeed. He made a group called Team Ninja to help Itagaki develop the game. The main inspirations for Dead or Alive was Virtua Fighter (which some characters appear in DOA5), Mortal Kombat and Fatal Fury (Mai also appear in DOA5). Known for fast gameplay and knocking opponents off multi-level stages.
Itagaki explain about DOA “I want people to remember DOA as a game that was very aggressive and combative. As to […] how it contributed to the fighting genre – I look at it as something similar to how sushi was released in this country and became mainstream”. He wanted the game to be its own fighting game. Featuring characters with variations of fighting styles and core mechanics. There is another game which is canon to the DOA series called Ninja Gaiden. Ryu Hayabusa, Moniji and Rachel crossover in Dead or Alive series. Kasumi and Ayame appear in the Ninja Gaiden franchise as well. DOA got spinoffs such as Volleyball and Xtreme. These games are majority female characters from the series no males.
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