Reading Time: 5 minutes Matt Dabrowski, a one-man-band hailing from Los Angeles, is a University of Southern California graduate with a wealth of expertise in the industry. Starting out as a Quality Assurance Analyst for Blizzard Entertainment, he is now an independent game developer who has provided Streets of Rogue for our gaming pleasure. Described as ‘Nuclear Throne meets Deus Ex, mixed with the anarchy of GTA’, it is evident that this is a true labour of love for Matt and one every gamer should be experiencing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes My first glimpse at Super Cane Magic Zero was their wonderfully absurd trailer, and after I had finished watching it, I still had no idea what to expect. What I did know was that I was in for a ride unlike anything I had played before and I couldn’t have imagined how right I was.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Just from looking at the artwork for Cybarian, you can tell it took great inspiration from the classic 80s arcade games, which is what intrigued me the most. It’s different from many of the modern games that come out these days with their focus on realistic graphics and vast worlds, and I was looking forward to a fun, 2D side scroller with a taste of nostalgia. What I wasn’t expecting was how challenging this game could be, based heavily on perfecting your timing.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The first time I saw the promotional materials for Apex Construct, I was reminded of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn. With the trailer emphasising the bow & arrow weapon and the mechanical animals that succumb to it, that impression was apt but false. After playing it for a bit, I came to realise that Apex Construct was far less like the game mentioned above and more in-line with games like System Shock 2 and Bioshock, though only superficially.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 2D platformers have been around for decades since the days of Super Mario Bros and Sonic, and many other companies have taken a stab at their own. You may also remember the craze of the Impossible Game with its soundtrack and rage-inducing difficulty. Well, Dead Dungeon takes all the best aspects of these and makes them its own, resulting in a challenging but elite 2D platformer perfect for fans of the genre.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Following its 2011 predecessor, RAGE 2 is a first-person, open-world shooter developed by Avalanche Studios. The setting is your typical apocalyptic wasteland – a world devastated by an asteroid collision and now at the mercy of a violent militant group, known as the Authority. Choosing to play as either a male or female, you adopt the role of Walker, who has been raised by the Ranger Erwina Prowley following the death of your parents. When Prowley is brutally murdered, Walker becomes one of the last remaining Rangers and has to work with a series of allies to strengthen their operations and finally put a stop to the Authority.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever felt like you wanted to pilot a Tech Fighter (Mecha) and kill everything that moves? How about something that looks like it is from the Michael Bay era of Transformers? Here you have it War Tech Fighters is something for you to get your teeth in to. Do not let the Michael Bay reference deter you. The game is rather fun.