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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Patrol Falcon is a remake of the C64 classic with a similar title, in which players have to defend their ground resources from waves after waves of enemy planes. Use the cursor keys to move around, and press the control key to launch a missile. Your plane carries up to a hundred missiles at any time. Fuel and missiles can be replenished by landing carefully on any of the platforms.

Any of your buildings destroyed at the end of each wave will be rebuilt before the start of a new one. This remake sports a larger screen, improved graphics and competent enemy AI, especially evident in latter stages.

Name: Patrol Falcon
Developer: Staniol
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here
 



Joystiq ran an article about InstantAction today, one of many GarageGames' projects announced after the recent acquisition by IAC.

- read the Joystiq preview
 

Another lecture from the Independent Games Summit posted at GSW, where Valve's Kim Swift talks about innovation, originality, and the transition from working on a student project to developing one of this year's most memorable games.

Video links available from GameSetWatch
 



Uncle had recently posted a gameplay video captured from his upcoming 3D Starstrike remake in the Retro Remakes forums.

- download the menu test
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Warning: Contains nudity, strong language, and graphic scenes.

Rorschach is an adventure game for PC and PSP in which you play the role of a detective called to an asylum where the chief doctor has been brutally murdered. The asylum is filled with suspects withholding the information you need, but in Rorschach there are no predefined questions. Everything that is said can also be used as a question on any person in the game. You'll need to make friends, manipulate and confront people to find their dark secrets and only then will you be able to find out who the murderer is and why he did it. [thanks to Jens Bergensten]

Name: Rorschach
Developer: Collecting Smiles
Category: Adventure
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here
 

Monday, October 29, 2007


Storm Assault is a horizontal shooter consisting of several boss fights, made by the Storm Project development team in tribute to Konami's early Gradius releases. Hold the Z key to shoot, and press the X key to choose a weapon upgrade.

An option configuration file can be used to set the resolution and alternate between windowed or full screen mode.

Name: Storm Assault
Developer: Storm Project
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB
Gameplay video by AAP: Watch now
Direct download link: Click here
 



Super Mogura Tennis is a new tennis simulator by Krobon Station, a development team known for their eccentric horizontal shooter series made in the style of Parodius.

The Z, X and C keys are mapped to standard shots, smashes and special moves. Press down, then up and Z to make a lob. Execute volleys or drop shots by tapping the down cursor key twice before pressing Z. The blue gauge must be full before a special move can be initiated.

Your concentration is reduced quickly when attempting returning a smash. Without concentration, the general play does not slow down and returning an opponent's shot could be very difficult.

Only two playable characters and one type of court can be accessed in this demo. Also requires a decent hardware to run at a consistent speed.

Name: Super Mogura Tennis
Developer: Krobon Station
Category: Arcade
Type: Demo
Size: 30MB
Download link: Click here
 


Roach Roundup is my first entry on the indie gaming scene. I challenged myself to make it in a month, and while I drew up a little short (missed the deadline by a day's work!), I did go back and finish it up about a week later.

The concept is simple, you play a dead butler who promised the nieces and nephews of his eccentric ward to stay with the old man until the geezer died. In a freak of fate, the butler died first, and so now he must care for the old man even from the afterlife. Pretty much the only thing he can do, though, is turn the lights on and off.

Use your mouse to turn the lights on and off, and chase the roaches into traps. The game is over if you cannot clear out all four rooms before daybreak, as the roaches will return the next evening.

Special thanks to Tim for letting me post this here!

Name: Roach Roundup
Developer: oranda
Category: Puzzle
Type: Windows/Linux Application
Direct Download (Windows): Download

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'This is a test of a technique I call Orange Mapping to render a Mercury Skin. Orange mapping is basically a way to additively blend when rendering dynamic height maps that prevents capping at 1.0.'
 


Constellation by Jun Fujiki, designer of the upcoming PS3 release Echochrome. (requires Java installed to run)
 



The objective in Twister is to destroy the objects indicated on the upper left of the screen. Doing so will award the player with bonus points and additional health.

The type of object to destroy will change from phase to phase. Hold the mouse cursor over any location to make the twister move towards it. Clear five different modes to advance a level.

Name: Twister
Developer: Gray Poyda
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here
 



Elebest is a decent Diner Dash clone by Square Enix, in which tables are replaced with elevators and kitchens substituted with buildings. The aim of the game is to place people into elevators and sending them to the floors they wish to arrive at, usually indicated by the color of their clothes. A time limit is shown on the top left of the screen, and players should avoid having a crowded lobby or the game will end.

Certain stations such as a cafe can be used to temporary clear the lobby a little. Bonus points are awarded when more than one passenger arrives on each floor, achieved by grouping a number of them dressed in similar colors into the same elevator. Watch out for men dressed in black, because they do not mix with the crowd and prefers riding the elevator alone if possible.

Six stages in total.

Name: Elebest
Developer: Square Enix
Category: Puzzle
Type: Browser

- how to access Elebest from the Kore Domino game page
- download video, right click to save
 



Pac-Maso is a flash game banner not unlike Babarageo's STG Banner, but featuring our lovable pellet-gobbling pal from Namco's well-known franchise.

Click on any of the three corridors to switch, and collect power pellets for temporary vulnerability.

Name: Pac-Maso
Developer: Yoshio Ishii
Category: Arcade
Type: Browser
 

Sunday, October 28, 2007
The excellently titled "Mr. Heart Loves You Very Much" is a short, but original and pretty nifty puzzle game by Zaphos designed for Kotoromi's Gamma 256 exhibition.

To complete each level, the player simply needs to navigate a maze to get to Mr. Heart - the nifty part is that doing this involves pushing little 16x16 segments into the empty spaces outside. You can also rotate the maze to further rearrange things.

It's very short (and at the moment a little rough around the edges), but overall it's quite a nice implementation of a fairly original puzzle mechanic. There's definitely something here that could work in a more elaborate project.

Controls: Press left and right to move, and R to rotate the maze.

Name: Mr. Heart Loves You Very Much
Developer: Zaphos
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 500Kb
TIGSource Forum Topic: Click here
Direct download link: Click here
 



Stopple is a DirectX remake of Bloxorz, created by Rupert Hawkes with full permission from the original author Damien Clarke. The objective of the game is basically to get a piece of block to fall through a square hole at the end of each stage, all the while trying to avoid falling off the edges.

The player will be introduced to switches, bridges, tiles which responds to different pressures and even teleporters to complicate matters. Later on, smaller blocks are introduced to increase the overall difficulty of each puzzle.

There are thirty-three stages to complete.

Name: Stopple
Developer: Boiled Sweets
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Direct download link: Click here
 

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Fatal Hearts by Hanako Games has been released. It's a visual novel with a nice variety of puzzles. The mysterious story is about two teenage girls -- one goes missing, and the story proceeds at a relatively fast pace. Besides the puzzles, there are also dialogue choices, but those don't seem to affect the game very much (at least that I could tell from the demo). EDIT: The author of the game just told me that the dialogue choices do in fact affect the game quite a bit, it's just that you don't see the branching and the impact of those choices until later.

To me it feels more polished and professional than previous games by the same author, but it's probably not for everyone -- it's a visual novel with puzzles, and fairly linear even for an adventure game, but it's well-written and has a few memorable moments and lines. Some of the puzzles were a little difficult for me, but I managed to solve them all after some thought.

Name: Fatal Hearts
Developer: Hanako Games
Category: Adventure / Visual Novel
Type: Shareware
Size: 17MB
Direct download link: Click here

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Ablation X development journal updated. [trailer]

Knytt Experiment: Nifflas has cancelled the full release of Knytt Experiment, and will discontinue development on Knytt Stories as well.

Release Dates

Dwarf Fortress: The new Dwarf Fortress update is very close to a release. Due out next week.

Spud's Quest: An update for Chris Davis' lovingly-crafted tribute to the Dizzy series will be released soon. [new features]

Adventure

Submachine 5: Mateusz Skutnik has made plans to publish Submachine and Covert Front series (four episodes) on CDs in the near future.

Machinarium: Amanita Design's Machinarium will be released as a full game download, while the demo will be playable online.

Sydney Finds Employment: Ivan Dixon is currently hard at work on a commercial project for the last six months.

Unbound: Limpingfish's Unbound will be released sometime in November. [Heartland Deluxe, walkthrough]

In Development

Nigoro: In the last comment of this Nigoro's development journal entry, it is stated that both duplex and Samieru are currently working on separate games at the same time.

Gesundheit: Matt Hamill has resumed work on Gesundheit.

Articles/Updates

Arcanacra: Arcanacra updated to version 0.4.1.

Lost Garden: Daniel Cook has contributed a new article for Gamasutra.

Miscellaneous

Wonderland series: Midnight Synergy is currently celebrating their fifth anniversary with some special deals.

Poppenkast: Poppenkast has launched a new web site.

 

I'm selling Independent Gaming (indygamer.blogspot.com). Interested parties please contact me at weetim [@] gmail.com with your offer or proposal.
 

Friday, October 26, 2007
Hampa recently released Toribash version 3.0, an update to the popular turn-based fighting game with physics, dismemberment, decapitation and blood. Updates are as follows:

- removed registration key
- removed demo restrictions
- environments
- shaders (off by default)
- 2 vs 2 and 2 vs 1 battles
- black belt only server option
- added login (same username and password as the forum)
- new shop items (to be announced)

Some new bugs were found, but patches will be released in the coming weeks to address these. So basically you can get Toribash with nearly all the options enabled for free. [source: Fun-Motion]

- download page (down currently)
- Toribash web site
- forum thread
 

Thursday, October 25, 2007


In Silent Chain, you touch the enemies without touching their spikes to bind them to yourself. The more connections you have the more points you get when you connect or kill another. You can shoot the enemies too, which will make your mass decrease faster.

Controls:
Move - Arrows
Shoot - Z
Gather - X

Name: Silent Chain
Developer: cactus
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here

Online hiscore table
 



A 27 MB demo for Blackwell Unbound is now available for download.

- direct download link (right-click to save)
- Wadjet Eye Games
- Spooks (freeware, walkthrough)
 


Protoganda's graphics were inspired by old movies with special effects made without the use of computers. And to some extent by the feeling you get from watching old protoganda movies. The gameplay is a fairly straight boss fight flare, with a focus on time, rather than lives.

You start out with three minutes playtime. Defeating a boss gives you an extra fifteen seconds. Getting your ship blown up deducts forty. If the timer reaches zero, you lose.

There are two different gameplay modes, 'absorb' and 'shield'. Shield gives the player a defensive tool that can be used to get out of tight spots; press Z + X to repell bullets. You also get a chargeable shooting function that automatically targets the enemy. Hold X until your ship is glowing, and then release. Z fires your main cannon.

In Absorb mode, I borrowed heavily from the great Ikaruga. You can switch color to become invulnerable against bullets of the same color as yourself. Touching a bullet absorbs it, and you build up power to release a charge shot, as well as replenish a bit of time. Bullets of the color opposite to the enemy does more damage. Press the C key to release a charged shot.

There are two online highscore boards (one for each mode), and a variety of different options to extend the fun. - cactus

The bosses names are taken from a list of the 50 most common Russian family names. Press the F1 key to change resolution to 640x480 for a larger gameplay window display. Use the R key during a game to restart immediately without returning to the main menu. A sequel to Protoganda is in the works.

Name: Protoganda
Developer: cactus
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here

Shield hiscore table
Absorb hiscore table
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Mutant Storm Empire: PomPom Games had recently informed Eurogamer that Mutant Storm Empire will be available on the XBox Live Arcade starting October 31st, 2007.

de Blob: This Nintendo Wii release has suffered a scheduling setback, with it's release date moved from 2008 to 2009. The PC version is still available as a free download from the GameDev.net forum thread. [source: Joystiq]

Free Lunch Design: Johan Peitz of Icy Tower fame will release two new games very soon.

Shellblast: Shellblast can now be purchased for less than $4.95. The prequel Acidbomb is still available as a free download.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The full list of entries (125 in total) for this year's IGF student competition is now available to view from the IGF main site.

- peruse the entries

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Neonominoes is a puzzler by Maruchu, author of the equally fun but dated Colorful Notes. Players are given a number of puzzle pieces in each level, and must find a way to place all of them inside the holes to advance.

Left click to place and right click to rotate. Menu navigation is in Japanese but shouldn't pose a problem to players with a willingness to experiment. It is also possible to select a puzzle piece to place by choosing the option right underneath the current piece indicator, or using the mouse scroll to swap.

Name: Neonominoes
Developer: Maruchu
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB
Download page: Click here

[ Zip format ]
 

Monday, October 22, 2007


Note: Not an official release.

Nifflas' Knytt Experiment is an attempt by the author to encourage user-generated content while building a coherent world for others players to explore. Anyone can create a new level and submit it for approval before inclusion into the database.

Only one small area is playable now, but if the response if positive then a proper game could possibly be released very soon.
 



Off the Rails is a new action game by Nitrome in which players are required to guide a handcar from the start to end, avoid obstacles and collect coins for points.

Tap the left and right cursor keys alternately to speed the car up, and press the S key to make it stop. Hold the up arrow key to jump, and press space to change directions. The W, A, S and D keys can also be used to move the car as well.

Ramps can be used to execute tricks in midair like the 360 flip for bonus points. Later stages include signs which pushes your car in the opposite direction, oil slicks and even vehicle chases. Unfortunately the game does become a chore to play roughly past the halfway mark due to uninspiring level designs, a common trait found in most of Nitrome's past releases.

Name: Off the Rails
Developer: Nitrome
Category: Action
Type: Browser
 



Lazrael has decided to create a sequel for his popular platformer Poyo.

- Poyo 2
- Poyo
 

Probably the best interview which sums up Jonathan Mak's approach to game development. Here are a couple of interesting bits from said article.

Have you started working on any other projects?

There's collaboration work I'm doing with this musician, but that's sort of on hold since I'm trying to finish this game.

Would you develop for any other platforms?

I'm not done with freeware. I want to make freeware and Sony knows this. Where would I be without Kenta Cho? If I didn't play that game, none of this would have happened. I sort of feel indebted to it.

How did the deal with Sony come about?

I wasn't actually thrilled at the time. I was like, "Oh, Sony--whatever." Because I didn't want anybody to ____ with my game. I was this close to just releasing it (Everyday Shooter) as freeware.
- read the entire interview
 


Ablation X: The Ablation X development journal is up.

Adventure

Blackwell Unbound: Dave Gilbert has written an article about the Blackwell series for Game Career Guide.

Untitled Adventure Game: buloght had posted a background art from his upcoming adventure game.

Upcoming

Dwarf Fortress: A new version for Dwarf Fortress will be released this week.

For The Game: Studio Trophis' For The Game will be released before the end of the year. The White Chamber was also updated to version 1.7.

Jumper Three: More information about Jumper Three posted.

Nifflas' New Platformer: Nifflas is currently working on a new project unrelated to either Knytt Stories or Night Game.

Competitions

The Game Maker Race: The Game Maker race is a new contest held from 15th Oct - 15th Nov 2007. Participants have to incorporate both fire and ice elements into their entries. Paltry prizes though.

3Punge: 3Punge results announced.

Miscellaneous

Mutant: A demo for Mutant is now available from Napoleon Games.

Doppelganger: Doppelganger (Defender-type shooter) will be updated to version 1.1 soon. [download version 1.0]

The Crypt of Despair: A new review for The Crypt of Despair posted at Game Maker Games.

3 Games in 3 Minutes: PC Magazine has been reviewing a couple of indie games in their 3 Games in 3 Minutes section. Releases mentioned in recent times include everything from Kloonigames, Rose and Camellia, Knytt Stories, Fate by Numbers and De Blob. Guest starring Darren Gladstone.
 


Adler Zone is a gorgeous 8-bit style shooter by battlegorge, though only one playable level is included in this early version. Hold the A key to shoot, and press the S key to activate the hyper field.

Upgrade your firepower by acquiring either fifty or a hundred green power-up containers. Collect blue crystals for bonus points.

Name: Adler Zone
Developer: battlegorge
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB
 

Saturday, October 20, 2007


"It's a bit like a first person point and click game in the same sense as Deja VĂ¹."

Due out before Halloween.
 

Friday, October 19, 2007

This is a proper way to make a trailer - pull an Okami, then...

Might not be the most impressive entry in the IGF competition, but it sure looks like a ton of fun.

- Ookibloks web site
- download high quality divx video (right-click to save)
 


Splume is an interesting physics-based matching game created by a couple of industry veterans. According to Matthew, this is only the first of a number of web-based projects to be released on a monthly schedule.

The installation of Unity web player is required to play this game, and anything from Flashbang Studios should be relatively safe to use.

- play the game
 


A lengthy explanation for the IGF entry Goo was recently recorded and posted by Tommy Refenes at his site. The demonstration also includes a tasty preview for two of the gameplay modes to be found in this game - versus and survival.

According to Tommy himself, a PC demo will be released when the game is close to completion. [thanks to Mr. Blow for the reminder]
 



brainTooth is a new experimental release by Jph, in which the author returns to his orbital gameplay design roots found in both Valence and The Life in Matter.

Place your ship by pressing the home key, and use the cursor keys to move from one planet to the other. The ship automatically orbits around the closest planet. Hold the control or shift key to shoot in opposite directions.

Name: brainTooth
Developer: Jph
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here
 



Covert Front 2 is the latest release from the prolific Mateusz Skutnik, creator of the Submachine series and popular DayMare Town adventure games. A continuation of the last episode, the female spy Kara now seeks an escape from her captivity with the secret plans in her possession.

The game is also available as a downloadable 4MB file for several operating systems. Watch out though, because they will pull a Big Fish on you and clutter your desktop the minute you look away.

Name: Covert Front 2
Developer: Mateusz Skutnik
Category: Adventure
Type: Browser
Walkthrough: Click here
 

Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Abrupt Goodbye is an interesting experiment by Andy Schatz of Pocketwatch Games, made using a combination of simple SQL and PHP coding. Participants can choose to play either side of a conversation, with new responses added every minute by other players.

A discussion thread can be found in the Indiegamer forums.

- play The Abrupt Goodbye
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Relight: Eternal Overture is a decent Bomberman clone with detailed sprites and level designs, but it's default difficulty setting may deter most from completing all twenty-five stages in one attempt. There are no continues allowed, so players would have to attempt the first few levels numerous times just to learn enemy or boss attack patterns.

The C key can be used to bring up an inventory screen, although a trial and error exercise may be required to discover the properties of each parts collected. Press the Z key to initiate a standard attack, or press the X key to execute a special move.

Name: Relight - Eternal Overture
Developer: SA GAMES
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB
Direct download link: Click here
 



Space Capstar II is a new Flash game by NIGORO, in which players are asked to don the suit of an astronaut named Randy as he attempts to navigate treacherous mines and caverns while trying to acquire rare minerals for high rewards.

Hold the left mouse button and your ship will traverse towards the spot indicated by your cursor. Collision with objects or laser beams will cause the ship to lose fuel, but your supplies can be replenished by collecting blue kryptons. Land carefully next to one to grab them automatically.

To complete the last part of each mission, simply position your craft next to the mother ship as indicated by the silhouette. It is possible to destroy craters and lasers using your ship's thrusters.

Each room has it's own gravity pull, often indicated on the top left of the screen. Increase game speed by tweaking the quality setting option at the bottom right. Additional levels can be found when playing the game in higher difficulty settings.

Name: Space Capstar II
Developer: Nigoro
Category: Arcade
Type: Browser
 



A demo for Katakijin is now available. Knytt rip-off? Nikujin?

- direct download link
 



Dyngrid is a Geometry Wars-type arena shooter by DrPetter, made in under six hours. There are two executable files included, with the second one allowing players to switch between three ships.

Name: Dyngrid
Developer: DrPetter
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 157 KB
 

Monday, October 15, 2007
I, like many of you, have watched the Fez teaser video (see below) several times over since it was released by Kokoromi a few days ago. What we saw was a 3d world compressed down to one of four 2D projections, where only the 2D versions of the world could be navigated. My imagination sprang into the realm of puzzles that would be possible with such a system, though the video showed no puzzles at all. In other words, it gave us a glimpse of the technology itself without showing us what can be done with that technology, without giving us any idea of what it is like to play Fez.

Recently, Phil Fish, lead designer for the project, was nice enough to send me the one-level Fez demo for preview purposes. This, as I understand it, is the same build that was recently submitted to the IGF.

It took me a while to find a graphics card that could actually run Fez (it sounds like it's eventually destined for the XBox 360, alas), but I finally got the game up on a screen yesterday. Let me sum it up the experience with four words: IGF Design Innovation Award. Have I played the other 172 entries? No, but I don't need to. This little gem is neck-and-neck with Braid as one of the most interesting and innovative games I have ever played.

You can read the full preview at Arthouse Games.

Name: Fez
Developer: Kokoromi
Category: 2D Platformer
Type: License not yet set
Size: 14.6 MB (download not available to public)

 



Apathetic Spatula in Crazyland is a 3D platformer made to frustrate even the most hardened arcade action and platformer veterans. The game starts off innocently enough, but then introduces a couple of difficult obstacle courses and disappearing platforms to players determined enough to reach the blue area. Of course, none of these can compare to the invisible tiles placed inside the red rooms.

Use the cursor keys to move the spatula, and press the space key to jump. The E, S, D and F keys can be used to control the camera. Note that the game isn't finished, and there will be a point where players will find that it's impossible to continue any further.

Name: Apathetic Spatula in Crazyland
Developer: Unknown
Category: Platform
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB
Direct download link: Click here
 

Sunday, October 14, 2007
The Gamer's Quarter

IFComp 2007: Emily Short reviews a number of her favorite IFComp entries submitted this year. [source: dessgeega]

Portal: The next issue of TGQ will feature an article about Narbacular Drop, written by one of the developers who worked on Valve's Portal.

Releases

The Subconscious: Podvedomim is a small interactive work by the guys from Amanita Design and Huberokororo.

The Quiet Night: GamePure has released a new Puzznic-type puzzler named The Quiet Night. Ten stages only. [Flashxed, RetroDev remake]

Competitions

3Punge: Entries from the latest 3Punge (Three Minute Game) competition are now available for download, though most of the games require the installation of RPGMaker runtime package to work. Click on the first button to download all games in one zip file.

Indie Games Showcase: Winners of ECD's Independent Game Development Contest announced.

Updates

Iwanaga: A new windowed mode version for Iwanaga was added to Buster's download page.

Dicewars DS: Version 0.4.0 is now available. This is a Nintendo DS port of GameDesign's popular dice strategy game.

Upcoming

Virtanen: An untitled topdown shooter was recently added to Virtanen's upcoming projects page. [Kaipuu]

The Games Page: A few screenshots from TGP's next game can be found in Total Klik's Click Copter preview.

Klei Entertainment: Apparently the guys from Klei Entertainment are working on a new project.

Shareware

Penrock: PEKPOK's Pengo remake has a new screenshots page. No downloads yet. [Push Push Penguin download page]

Super Mogura Tennis: The information page for Krobon Station's upcoming Super Mogura Tennis is up. A demo will be posted soon.

Miscellaneous

Nifflas: The author of Knytt Stories recently partipated in a small competition with a short game.

OokiBloks: According to Matt Verran, the web site for OokiBloks should be ready by next week.
 



In Radian, players take control of a stationary object located in the middle of a dark room. Take aim at enemies by rotating this object using the left and right cursor keys, then fire a shot with either the Z or X keys. Hold both buttons for a charged attack.

Press the space key to collect debris for powerups. Shots can be blocked by using your shields, although the coverage area is limited to the direction chosen by the player before the start of a game.

Name: Radian
Developer: Jabberwock
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here
 



I wrote about GoCL a while back, but here it is again since Linley posted up a download link for it just recently. If you can't afford a PS3 for Everyday Shooter, then this is the next best thing you can get your hands on.

Garden of Coloured Lights is a new vertical shooter by Linley Henzell, creator of Excellent Bifurcation and the popular Dungeon Crawl. The game features four levels, each with a different theme and end level boss. Sound effects are implemented in a very unique manner, in which every shot fired triggers a different sound based on their colours.

There are plenty of options to choose from, though your ship can only be equipped with a maximum of three. Some requires a cooling period to recharge, while others can be fired constantly with no penalties whatsoever. Weapons are upgraded by using them repeatedly, as represented by gauges shown at the top left of the screen.

Name: Garden of Coloured Lights
Developer: Linley Henzell
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 3MB
Gameplay video: watch
Download page: Click here

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Friday, October 12, 2007


Pitch Black Sea is a horizontal shooter game based underwater, in which the player controls a fish with the ability to shoot in two opposite directions. Use the C or V key to fire left and right. Press the V key to start a game when the continue screen is shown.

Only one level is playable at the moment.

Name: Pitch Black Sea
Developer: Lazrael
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here