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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Dicewars DS

Updates

Dicewars DS (a Nintendo DS port of GameDesign's popular dice strategy game, pictured above) updated to version 0.3.4.

Georg Rottensteiner's Joe Gunn gets a final update, recently reviewed in RGCD. [installation instructions]

Shooters

There's a couple of scans from Arcadia with information and screenshots about Cave's latest horizontal shooter Deathsmiles posted in the insomnia.ac forums. [AM show information]

From Arcadia again, information and a screenshot from G.rev's (Border Down, Under Defeat) upcoming vertical shooter Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta. Apparently the game is a collaborative effort with ex-Seibu Kaihatsu staff, the same people responsible for delivering the Raiden series. [official web site]

Soldner-X is available for preorder from Play-Asia.

Platformers

Ishi has resumed work on Tor de Force, a platformer originally developed for the four color competition held by Retro Remakes. [forum thread]

Ten new screenshots from Lexaloffle's upcoming platformer Jasper's Journeys (pictured below) were recently posted. [Swarm Racer]

Miscellaneous

GameTunnel's Monthly Round-up has been replaced with a new column entitled The 60-Minute Trial.

Chocolate Castle is the latest Manifesto Games' pick.
6 Comments:
Blogger haowan said at 8/29/2007 06:16:00 PM:  
I completely didn't realise that Jasper's Journeys was at this resolution. I honestly thought it was at the resolution pictured in the animated GIF I'd seen. It's kind of weird to come to this realisation.

I'm very much looking forward to this game. Very very much. Incredibly so.
Blogger Graham Goring said at 8/30/2007 02:00:00 AM:  
I'm pretty sure that old animated gif was from the original DOSsy version of the game from many years ago (which you can still find for download). This appears to be a redux of it. Looks ace, mind.
Blogger Tim W. said at 8/30/2007 05:17:00 AM:  
Thanks for the info, I'll try and look for it.

I was wondering, is your comment about Knytt still valid? Had hoped that a new podcast episode would be ready by now. :)
Blogger Tim W. said at 8/30/2007 05:51:00 AM:  
Still gathering bits of info for today's news, but admirers of Grundislav's work would be pleased to hear that Ben Jordan Case 6: Scourge of the Sea People is out.

I was never a fan of the series, so I might end up not mentioning it at all later.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/30/2007 08:13:00 AM:  
A new Ben Jordan... does it never stop then? Never liked those games, but I'll mention that one to Faw. He's so far into that series. He'll love another Ben Jordan game.
Blogger Graham Goring said at 8/31/2007 08:31:00 AM:  
Haha, I was looking forward to one being ready by now as well. This weekend. It *has* to happen. Although Bob's machine woes might preclude him from it as he hasn't had a chance to play all the games. And there's a shitload to cover as this seems to have been the busiest 6 weeks EVAR.

And no, my comments haven't changed. I still think Knytt Stories is a largely empty shell, but it's certainly better than the last one.