Archive for the ‘indie’ Tag

LGR Plays – Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Holy crap, this game is stupidly fun!

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LGR Plays: Trials Evolution

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

LGR Plays: Fez

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Gameplay and commentary on Fez for Xbox 360, covering random perspective-shifting awesomeness.

DoomRL PC game overview video is online

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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Gameplay and commentary on Doom The Roguelike. This shows version v0.9.9.6G, now with graphics and more demon-blasting awesomeness!

Get the game totally free here.

Herman & the Falling Rocks review is online

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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It may be a Boulderdash clone, but Herman doesn’t let that get in the way of collecting flowers and avoiding rocky death. Frockin’ sweet.

Also, did anyone else delve into a local library or friends’ bookshelves in hopes of finding “shareware books” like Windows After Hours? Some of my fondest, randomest gaming memories come from such occasions.

Heard of Dear Esther? No? You have now.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

So I saw this was released today on Steam, decided to watch the above trailer… and immediately bought it for the cheap nine bucks and change.

Wow.

The most melancholy, chilling, awesome experience I’ve had in a while. Not really a game (all you do is roam this island off the coast of Scotland for an hour) so much as it is a bizarre story that you sort of live through. But that in itself is so well-done and amazing if you let yourself “feel” it. This trailer captures the mood near-perfectly. Very artsy and ambiguous, so if you’re not into such things you might wanna give this a pass. But if you enjoy a great narrative with deep undertones in a fantastically made game world (not to mention amazing strings-heavy soundtracks) check this out!

Cross Country – short film

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

My brother, Luke, who has appeared in a video or two of mine (like this one here) plays Agent James Miller in this short film, Cross Country. Yeah, he’s the first dude you see, with the Braves hat, glasses, and who turns into Jack Bauer’s cousin halfway in.

I didn’t have anything to do with the film, just a shameless plug for my bro’s work, and the rest of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro crew who worked on this awesome short. Seriously, I think this is pretty rad stuff, check it out!

Sint Nicolaas game review video is online

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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I really enjoy the Wiering Software games, especially the platformers. And this one is just awesome, and easily one of the best Christmas season games I’ve played. It’s just simple, arcade platforming goodness, with some cheery graphics and sound to go along with it. Good times.

Download the game for free here!

Giana Sisters Christmas game review video is online

Friday, December 9th, 2011

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I really like the classic Great Giana Sisters game for the Commodore 64, Amiga, etc. But this somewhat unofficial DOS port? It’s not so bad either, but it’s missing some pretty key elements from real deal that make it lame, plus the controls are just… ugh. Anyway, here is a review that I hope entertains even the most jaded holiday viewer, even if the game is a bit lacking.

You can download this game and the other Giana Sisters DOS ports here.

Paku Paku review video is now online

Friday, November 4th, 2011

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I’ve been wanting to cover this one for a while now, just never got around to it. But since I’m working on my Elder Scrolls: Arena review leading up to the release of Skyrim, I didn’t really have anything else lined up for this weekend. So yeah, cranked this quickie review out in a couple hours and crossed another requested game off the list!

Download the game here

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