Arkanoid vs Space Invaders follows hot on the heels of Puyo Puyo Tetris as yet another mashup of classics, this time with the gameplay elements drawn from two arcade titles of yesteryear - Arkanoid with its block-busting Pong-esque gameplay, and alien blasting Space Invaders action that needs no introduction. Both are classics, and both are hugely addictive in their own right, with Space Invaders in particular having stood the test of time better than, well, nearly ever other game ever.The big question is, of course, how does this medley of ingredients come together. The answer: for the most part, pretty well. AvsSI takes the basic foundations of both titles, and using their key features, makes a new and fully-functioning game that's deep in terms of mechanics, fun to play, and surprisingly challenging.Mechanically, it's a simple mashup. The Vaus from Arkanoid is a paddle that scrolls left and right (and to a limited extent, up and down, but only within a small area at the bottom of a … [Read more...] about Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
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If you’re ready for some retro gaming love, it’s time to log onto your PS3 or Xbox 360. Nearly 30 years after Taito kicked off the Space Invaders franchise, they have brought it onto your console in a big way. Space Invaders Infinity Gene on PS3 and it may go down as one of the most enjoyable downloadable titles available.Infinity Gene takes the old school Space Invaders and adds a new twist. After beginning the game with graphics reminiscent of the original 1978 game, it quickly “evolves” into beautiful HD graphics. The games is based around Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The only way to survive is to evolve.The gameplay is as simple as it can get. Kill or be killed. You control your ship with the joystick or D-pad and fire using the X or O button. Things become more complicated from there.Each levels starts off with just a few aliens, but then rapidly becomes a crazy free for all shoot ’em up. To fend off the oncoming hordes of aliens you … [Read more...] about Space Invaders Infinity Gene Review
Sony has announced its PlayStation Plus free titles for December 2014, which will replace the current roster on Tuesday, December 2nd. The lineup is as follows:PlayStation 4 –Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate EditionSecret PonchosPlayStation 3 –Hitman HD TrilogyDeadly Premonition: The Director’s CutPlayStation Vita –Final HorizonTitan Attacks!December is seen as somewhat of a rebound month for PlayStation Plus offerings, considering November’s ill-received lineup. There is still no mention of a PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub, however it appears that Sony is attempting to appease gamers clamoring for a triple-A title to be released as part of the service.Late last month, Sony revealed that Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition would be making its way into December’s lineup, as well as Infamous: First Light in January. Secret Ponchos is an online multiplayer shooter from developer Switchblade Monkeys. Previously only … [Read more...] about PlayStation Plus Free Titles for December 2014
Run – a self-described “series of interlinking segments twisting text into action into strategy” – is admirably eclectic. It begins as a platformer – except with stages made of unabashedly cryptic prose. But then, after you’ve unfolded a few chunks of the sci-fi-tinged tribal tale, Run enters “dream” segments that take the form of – oddly enough – old-school videogames. Impressively, each stage builds these throwbacks on top of each other – so first, it’s just Snake, but before long, you’ll encounter dreams that begin as Scorched Earth, morph into Space Invaders using debris left over from your tank battle, transition into Snake using the remains of both previous games – with Snake’s trail then forming the pathway for a pixelated platformer. Oh, and there’s also a recurring farming level, because why not? So that’s the cool part. Problem is, none of those thing fit particularly … [Read more...] about Run Mixes Space Invaders, Farming, And… Literature?
Today Fig, the online platform that allows for equity investment alongside traditional crowdfunding, launches its second campaign. Called Anchors in the Drift, it's a free-to-play action role-playing game from 5th Cell, the developers behind the Scribblenauts series.Anchors in the Drift is soliciting $500,000 from a blend of methods on Fig including both equity-based investment and traditional rewards-based crowdfunding. Rewards tiers extend from $10 all the way up to $10,000. As far as the investment option goes, Fig will be giving a variable return on investment over time.For every $1,000 an investor invests ... if the company and the game are successful, the investor may generally expect to receive: Until the investor gets their $1,000 back (on a pre-tax basis), 0.02% of the game’s net revenue (less certain deductions and exceptions); Thereafter, 0.01% of net revenue. Fig, a private company launched in August, intends to open equity-based investment in games to everyone … [Read more...] about Scribblenauts team seeking $500K for its next game through Fig