We’re huge Orangepixel/Pascal Bestebroer fans at Slide To Play. The retro style, maddening hardness, and constant game release from them is just amazing. Meganoid (2017) is no exception. Taking the platformer that we know and love and expanding and extending it with so many new features and reasons to pull your hair out. A great updated game from great developer.
It’s not a great insight to say that livestreaming is transforming gaming as we know it, with the familiar recorded Let’s Play being replaced by live-streamed ones. All the big companies are joining the party, with Amazon grabbing Twitch, Google buying Youtube, and Microsoft announcing yesterday that it’s renaming Beam, the livestreaming platform it purchased, into Mixer. Mixer is an interactive livestreaming platform that won’t have any latency—unlike other platforms—so players and viewers can interact in real-time. Or, at least, that’s the goal.
Mixer has already launched beta versions of its iOS and Android apps called Mixer Create, both of which will support self-broadcasting and the ability to stream mobile games. Services like Twitch are already established, but Mixer will be available to and easy to use for all who have Windows OS. Let’s see who’ll prevail in the war over your viewing habits.
Cat Quest, an expansive open-world RPG from former Koei-Tecmo developers, got a new gameplay trailer today. The video showcases the combat and exploration features of this feline-themed RPG. Cat puns abound as you travel across a large map in a quest for treasure and feats of fantasy prowess.
Kami 2 takes the paper-folding color swapping puzzles of Kami and expands, makes it a free to play game, and adds a user generated level editor. Pretty good for a puzzle game. The calming yet addictive puzzle game is back! With over 100 hand-crafted puzzles, Kami 2 takes you on a mind-twisting journey that combines logic and problem-solving.
I’m always a fan of something that takes an artistic slant toward gameplay. Vignettes does just that in a bright pastel color palette with a series of object puzzles and visual effects. To quote Skeleton Brothers, the makers: Vignettes is a casual but unique exploration game without text or characters, where objects shapeshift as you spin them around to wander through a kaleidoscope of different moods and settings.