This week we’ve been chatting to a wide array of people in the gaming community, essentially trying to get feedback on our site. We wanted to know what it was that made people keep coming back, find out what they like about us and where there are areas we can improve. A couple of things our visitors particularly enjoyed was that we support indies and small streamers, and that’s something we’re proud of and don’t intend to stop doing. But above all else, people’s main compliment about the site was how impressed they were that all our content is original. Even when it comes to covering news, we read the press releases and report our findings, picking out the important bits and leaving the scraps. We do this because we don’t want to bombard people with press release after press release and call that news, that’s lazy journalism. What isn’t lazy journalism though is work that no one else is doing, work that has been well researched and typed up as if the words were coming directly from our mouths, much like our #ScreenshotSaturday favourites article. And would you look at that, it’s time for this week’s edition already.
The first featured game this week is Thyria, an action platformer by GangoGames inspired by classic 8-bit and 16-bit games of the 80s and 90s. In their #ScreenshotSaturday snap, they’ve captured a picture of the city that their game’s hero spends their life protecting from the forces of evil.
The next entrant also carries a bit of a retro sci-fi theme. Massive Galaxy, created by the aptly named Massive Galaxy Studios, is a space-trading point and click adventure game available on PC, Mac and Linux. You have to work your way up in the world, exploring the galaxy and trading goods to make money in order to buy bigger ships that allow you to explore more planets. Trading won’t always be easy though as you come across enemies who want to steal your cargo and probably enslave the people aboard, maybe even use them for sexual purposes, who are we to say what alien races get up to. In this clip we see the player approaching the paradise bar, which going by the hologram outside, may be one of them naughty places where ladies take their clothes off. It actually reminds me of the original Total Recall when Arnie is in that strip club with the three-boobed lady.
Having already posted two retro themed sci-fi games, I thought I’d stick with the theme for the third game which is Hardcode VR. This is a 3rd person shooter for mobiles using a VR headset. After riding numerous roller coasters and playing games which just tend to walk you through haunted houses and jungles filled with dinosaurs, it’s nice to see an awesome title like this one. The guy behind the game is called Mike Farlenkov and he actually has two other games as well called Scorched and Need for Jump which you can find out more about by clicking on the game titles.
And the final inclusion this week is something a little bit different. It’s a model of a character created by Michael Makivic based on one of his favourite game series. Can you guess which series he might be a fan of?
And that’s it for this week.Hopefully, you’ve all enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed putting it together, after all, that’s why I do this article because I love exploring the Indie dev world. In the meantime, if you’ve seen something that might have caught your eye, why not share it in the comments below. If you don’t have anything to share though don’t worry, we won’t hate you any less than we already do. See you all next week for another #ScreenshotSaturday favourites roundup.