Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Salutations. The Return (again)

So like, a decade has passed, and I'm officially a college graduate. Pretty sweeet, righ? Totally starting off this new decade with nothing to do. I'll get a job eventually, but for now, I'm a be bustin out dem drankz and binging on video games and hopefully making some too.

And since I've been playing so much, I got a top quality grade A list for you guys. I might do reviews. I might not. We'll see.

But yeah, first off we got Hydorah, a side-scrolling SHMUP, that takes influence from Gradius and R-Type. Work on them reflexes and stretch them fingers cause this is one tough cookie.


You should check out the making of PDF they have down at the bottom of their page too. Pretty fun to look through. Locomalito has done quite a few games though, so check 'em all out. L'Abbaye des Morts is another goodie by them.

Next up, we got Knytt Stories, a platformer, but of the atmospheric persuasion. Nifflas is known for lively worlds and this game is my favorite of the ones I've played. Knytt Stories is relaxed, and extremely pretty. Definitely a Sunday Night Wind Down candidate. I actually enjoyed standing around in game and just watching the scenery. 


Be sure to download the expansion too!

Last for this list is a flash game near and dear to my heart. This is definitely in my top 5 for 2010. Matt Thorson has spent years working on level design concepts and it really shows in Give Up Robot 2. Plus, the music is catchy, and the visuals are top notch. Everyone must play this game!


Check out his blog and other work at http://mattmakesgames.com

Anyway, yeah, hopefully I can do this more consistently. I'm actually starting work on a platformer, so keep in touch.