Independent games don't necessarily have the budget of their blockbuster counterparts, but their immediate availability, their usual open-source/developer friendly nature and their general kookyness keep us coming back for more. We picked out 9 of the best independent games we love clicking and mousing through on a constant basis. Try them out for yourself and expand your gaming palate beyond the typical first-person shooters and endless-patching RPGs.
Portal 2 has some excellent writing. It's hard to stop laughing everytime GLaDOS says something offensive -- she's all about calling you fat this time around. But the humor doesn't start and end with outstanding dialogue; hundreds of signs littered throughout the various levels contain everything from inside jokes to cupcake recipes. Some of these might contain mild spoilers, so read at your own risk!
As we mentioned in our review, Portal 2 is hard. Like, really hard. But don’t give up just yet, because if you’re consistently hitting snags in the wonderful puzzler, chances are there are a few things you can do to alleviate your periodic portal problems (or the Three P's as they’ve been dubbed...just now). Our six quick tips will help you solve just about any level and turn that SaDOS into a GLaDOS.
According to a press release sent to us by Valve, the company will be switching to the SILK voice codec for providing in-game chat and communication options to its customers. In keeping with its recent attitude towards the Mac gaming community, the upgraded service will be offered to Mac and PC gamers alike.
Valve and Aperture Science have teamed up to bring you, the fans, an exciting video series. And yes, the Aperture we're referring to is of the Portal 2 variety. The release date of the long-anticipated game is fast approaching, and to celebrate Valve is releasing a number of documentary-style videos to promote the game.
The anticipation for Portal 2 is so big, that Valve has just announced commercial tv spots heading to a cable station near you. Don't have cable or a television? No worries, we have it for you right here.
Since this week is GDC, we thought that we'd do something a little more topical with today's Free App Friday. Whether you like two-dimensional RPG-style games, simple casual games on the iOS or engaging platformers, this year's GDC was chock full of FREE awesome titles. Check 'em out, play 'em, tell your friends, and maybe even get a little behind on work because there are too many wonderful games to play.
Independent games are just as great as their blockbuster counterparts, and at this year's Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco we got to check out some of the cooler game titles that were nominated for awards in the Independent Games Festival.
We're here on the GDC show floor perusing the booths and playing the games so that you don't have to. Actually, if you're currently at work, you probably wish you were here with us playing the games rather than slaving away in a cubicle. And if you're at school, well who is to say you're not playing a game right now on your iPhone, eh? Check out the gallery below for a quick walk through of the show floor, and a 360 look at the next generation PSP and the Nintendo 3DS, as well as some iOS games.
When the eggnog wears off and your wacky aunt starts reminiscing about the "war on Christmas," you're going to need some new iOS games to distract yourself from the ensuing mayhem of family celebrations. Whether you're an existing iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owner--or are convinced you'll receive one in a shiny box in the short term--here are ten recent releases that'll keep your mind (and eyes) where they need to be this weekend: playing games.