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Friday, August 17, 2007
Lazrael's new platformer

Lazrael (Poyo, Boss Arena) is working on a new platformer. [pictured above, gameplay video]

Mind Control's (Oasis) Arrrrr now has a playable demo with no time limit. [direct download link]

The final TOJam games have been posted. Highlights include XIQ, Noodle and Emergency Response Team. Two by Two and Super Defender Robo are playable right in your browser.

New screenshot added to Honeyblaster's web site.

8 Kingdoms was recently updated to version 1.1.0.

There's a couple of freeware game recommendations (with screenshots) posted in the Distractionware forums.

Here's an experiment carried out by Andy Brice to examine the five star award phenomenon that most software companies are misusing to promote their products. [thanks to Oddbob of Retro Remakes]

New screenshots from Kairos' upcoming vertical shooter Varia have been posted on his 64 Digits user page. [Kairuga]

Two new screenshots from Nepia World's upcoming Comiket release (pictured below) posted. [source: Danmaku Gata, Mimizu Panzer]

Nepia World's new release
Blogger Tim said at 8/17/2007 03:48:00 AM:  
Sorry for the slack. Still ill and stuff. :(
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/17/2007 04:17:00 AM:  
no need to apologise. this is the best indy news site around with the most unbiased news bringers.
hope you get better. ;)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/17/2007 04:35:00 AM:  
Your health goes first, the site second. You did do quite a job with this update. Haven't seen anything as wacky as Lazrael's new game since I played Hebereke for the NES. It's also been a while since I heard news of 8 Kingdoms. Nice to see that updated as well.

Btw, does anybody know what kind of game Comiket is? It could go alot of different ways, judging from those screenshots.
Blogger Moshboy said at 8/17/2007 05:18:00 AM:  
Always nice to see Lazreal working on new stuff.

Sorry to hear your ill Tim - so am I. Can't seem to shake it either.
Blogger gnome said at 8/17/2007 05:48:00 AM:  
Get well soon Tim. Love them news round-ups y'know. Cheers my friend!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/17/2007 10:32:00 AM:  
Aw - didn't know you were sick - feel better!

Lazrael's new platformer looks interesting - I guess he's going for a new aesthetic this time. Hope it works out for him.

By the way, cheers for the link - my traffic's just quintupled :D
Blogger leo03 said at 8/18/2007 03:52:00 AM:  
Nepia World's look very good!
Blogger Graham Goring said at 8/18/2007 05:03:00 AM:  
That "Imornu and 99 elder brothers" (the Nepia World game, I think) looks like pure sex to me.