Monthly Archive: April 2011

April 30, 2011

The Gostak: An Interofgan Halpock

Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds.
Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole delcot, let the drokes uncren them.
But you are the gostak. The gostak distims the doshes. And no glaud will vorl them from you.

This is the delcot of tondam, where gitches frike and duscats glake. Across from a tophthed curple, a gomway deaves to kiloff and kirf, gombing a samilen to its hoff. Crenned in the loff lutt are five glauds.
>_ [more inside]

Spacechimp Commands You To Download and Play

Spacechimp would like you to enjoy the following three games: Ranger is a top-down 2D shooter that took developer Robbert Prins three years to write and was recently made available as a freeware download on his web site. You play as a space pilot hired to travel to several alien planets and rescue the hostages who are being held for ransom negotiations, all the while dispatching any kidnappers and mercenaries who dare stand in your way. [Windows, 15.5MB] [more inside]

In Profundis

In Profundis (page is on Kickstarter) is a randomly generated cave exploration game currently being developed by Gamefilter's own JHarris. It's a side-scroller that pulls from a variety of influences, most notably roguelikes for the random terrain and exploration aspects and Dwarf Fortress for simulation of underground rivers and caves. [more inside]

Got a PSN account? All your infos are belong to hackrz

PSN account data compromised an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. ... While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

The Storm is Coming

The traditional games press is in the process of being starved out of business by the megalith game publishers and one can only conclude that it is in an effort on the part of the major publishers to continue to "control the message" as much and as often as possible. ... The outlets in the middle, where most of the gaming audience currently gets their news and reviews, will be gone.

Is the industry moving to crush independent game reviewing? (via)

April 20, 2011

Iran’s First AAA Game

Garshasp: The Monster Slayer is a hack-and-slash action platformer being made in the most unlikely of places: Iran. The creation of Dead Mage Studios in Tehran, it follows the mythical exploits of warrior Garshasp, who is mentioned in both Persian and Zoroastrian texts. This is even more shocking since it's still being made despite several internation sanctions against Iran. [more inside]

April 18, 2011

Prey’d Runner

Prey 2 appears to be a radical departure from its predecessor. It will be an open-world game, rather than a straightforward shooter on an alien spaceship. The player will be a bounty hunter, working in a city inspired by Blade Runner.

April 17, 2011

World’s Biggest Pac-Man

Now this is genuinely neat-o. The World's Biggest Pac-man is a giant HTML5 game of Pac-man, for which users can contribute mazes (sadly, logging on Facebook is necessary to add your own maze to the big picture, but at least you can play without logging on). All the mazes (as I write this, 6925 of them) are connected, allowing you to use the exits on the side of one maze to enter another one. The overall playfield is... large.

The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle

The third Humble Bundle is now available! Unlike previous bundles, this one is composed entirely of games from Frozenbyte Inc. including Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and the incomplete Splot and Jack Claw as bonuses. Like previous bundles you pay what you want, everything is DRM free, and a portion of your purchase goes to support both Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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