Monthly Archive for May, 2016

Little Alien MOK lands on Android for Free

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Blasting off with their first game, 42 Bytes has recently released MOK on Android. It will catch your eye with its simple but stylish graphics, and keep you playing with some solid spaceship gameplay.

Help little alien MOK control a fragile spaceship in a game about exploring hand-drawn planets and picking up stranded friends. Be quick but careful as you tap your way through sketchy caverns, putting your skills to the test and collecting extra terrestrial travellers along the way.

Join MOK in his mission to aid his alien friends by flying on over to Google Play. Don’t have an Android phone?  Stay tuned because MOK is also set to land on iOS and itch.io in the not too-distant future.

https://youtu.be/sct9Tms8xtc&w=500&h=281

The Page: Talking Narrative in Games

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The Page is a monthly meet-up event in Perth for game writers, narrative designers, creatives and anyone interested in the stories of games. Coordinated by local game designer and writer Anthony Sweet, it’s a chance to talk all things narrative, from writing techniques through to the tales in games you love.

What: The Page – May Meetup
When: Saturday, 21 May. Starting 1pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street Northbridge
Tickets: FREE!

For more information, head on over to the May Meetup event page. You can also stay up to date with their catchup plans, not to mention tune in to all things narrative, over on their main Facebook page.

Get Thwart GEO on Mobile now for Free

Thwart: Easy to play, hard to master

After trialling their latest titles at Playup Perth, not to mention testing the tenacity of their players, Kalgoorlie-based studio Outback Pixels has officially released Thwart GEO! It may look simple, but don’t let those geometric enemies and stylish backgrounds fool you. This pleasant-looking mobile game is ready to challenge and entertain, so it’s time to get those thumbs into shape.

A retro-arcade-style shooter reminiscent of an era when games were easy to play but hard to master. The super simple controls make a challenging and frustratingly addictive game that will push your steering and aiming skills to the limit! Avoid, trap and blast different types of enemies in a mesmerizing geometrical world and warp out of dangerous situations by simply shaking your device.

Thwart Geo is available now for free on both iTunes or Google Play. So put your thumbs and patience to the test, and set off into a shape-filled space.

https://youtu.be/ehYXWPi_lKU&w=500&h=281

 

Starlost seeks Android Alpha Testers

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Blasting onto the scene from an uncharted wormhole, the two-man team that is Hoodwinked Studios have put a call out for alpha testers for the impressive looking top-down space shooter Starlost.

Stranded in space, use cunning and skill against a lethal robotic horde to ensure the survival of your ship! Make your way back to Earth… if you can. Use over 18 unique weapons and 4 unique skills to battle your way through 15 levels of action-packed adventure!

This good-looking game sits somewhere between the realms of mobile tower defence and bullet hell; so if you like the sounds of it, and have an Android device on hand, simply sign up for the Alpha now!

https://youtu.be/6PfgKQKtvjc&w=500&h=281

Mr Nibbles blasts off on Steam

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Following a successful Greenlight campaign, Epic Shrimp‘s little hamster is now a step closer to achieving his space exploration dreams! That’s right, Mr Nibbles Forever is now available on Steam with even more outfits, challenges and nibbles to munch.

Help Mr. Nibbles break out of his cage-prison and roam across the dangerous spider-infested backyard landscape before hopping in his handy rocket ship and blasting into space. Each stage contains unique graphics, backgrounds and sounds.

Mr Nibbles Forever is out now for Windows, OS X, SteamOS and Linux, in addition to iOS. And how’s this for an extra tasty nibble? The game is 15% off until May 7!

Mr Nibbles, run freeeeee!