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The Dark Room awaits you on Steam Early Access

Scratched Text reads: The Dark Room. On the left, what appears to be a young white-haired man leans in closely and stares as you, with a wide evil grin, intense eyes and a raised brow. On his shoulders sit dark layered armour covered in spikes, and in the distance an eerie yet unrecognisable glowing object.

Comedian and noted Perthonality John Robertson’s “The Dark Room” is a show that many have had the chance to enjoy, but few have had the chance to escape. If you fall into either of those camps you may find yourself dreadfully delighted to see the new PC version of The Dark Room, cooked up by the fine folks at Stirfire Studios. If you haven’t seen it yet? Oh my. Well, we really shouldn’t spoil the macabre surprise.

But we will though. Just a little bit. You will die.

This is the Dark Souls of text adventures, the BDSM of RPGs, it’d be a walking simulator, but only if you were walking through a minefield.

– via Steam

Tasked with finding a light switch buried somewhere in the depths of the logic-defying Dark Room, this love-letter to brutal 80’s text adventures is angling for laughs, but there’s no ignoring Stirfire’s top-notch motion capture work as well.

…to be quiet honest, the team behind producing the game have certainly brought the live show to smaller monitor screens brilliantly.

– via Blazing Minds

If your curiosity is piqued, you can check out the trailer below or pop over to the official website, but to give too much more away would rob you of the twists of gleeful malice that await you in The Dark Room. You can pick the game up on Steam Early Access as of today.

The end is nigh as Final Days hits Steam

Three player characters back up, shooting frantically at a horde of zombies pouring out of the darkness. Numbers fly across the screen as the bullets damage the endless undead enemies. Header URL links to Final Days game Steam page

Grab your mates and get ready to make the most of the apocalypse, because at last Final Days has come to PC. This arcade-stye zombie shooter has been in early access for the past two years on Steam, as developer +7 Software perfected the art of undead destruction. Now the floodgates have opened, and it’s time to battle it out to the very end.

Final Days is an intense arcade-style shooter where you battle relentless hordes of mutants. As the hordes grow into the hundreds, work together with your team to survive the frenetic onslaught.

Annihilate mutants, collect better ammo, rack up your score, and try to stay alive as long as you can. You may die, but your top scores will live on in the leaderboards! Team up with as many friends as you can muster. Add bots if you need some extra backup. Or even go it alone if you’re a total badass!

Can you survive?

To begin your last stand, direct your crew towards Final Days on Steam, or seek out other survivors with which to fight the hordes over at the official forums, or Discord 🧟

Join the Beta Test for DropIt AR App on iOS

Drop It Header Image

Make your mark on the real world with a simple tap of your phone, with new augmented reality app DropIt coming soon to an iPhone near you. Reaching out to the Let’s Make Games community, creators Voyant AR are looking for beta testers to put the app through its paces.

DropIt is an app that lets you create messages in augmented reality and drop them at specific locations in the real world for other people to find. Drops stay alive for 3 days (72 hours) before disappearing. But if you like someone’s drop, its life will be extended for another day (24 hours).

DropIt allows people to create their own augmented reality messages and communicate with friends, leave helpful tips for their community or make a public statement about an important issue.

Whether you’re an early adopter, adept app breaker, or even an otherwise average user, your testing skills will help hone this app prior to its official release. All you need is an iPhone 6S or later. To try your hand at this augmented reality, simply visit www.dropdropdropit.com and sign up!

Screenshots from the augmented reality app dropit, featuring an introductory page, a map, and a demonstration of how an emoji icon and speech bubble can be placed over a camera view from a phone.

Perth band release their second music video game, Bones Burial Service

A top-down game screenshot, a man holds a shovel and stands over a hole in the dirt with a rolled up carpet in it.

Perth punk band Furniture are at in again, having released a new ‘music video game’ to accompany their EP Sorry bout the Mess” Following on from their first light-hearted title Derek’s Gonna Make it Rain, Bones Burial Service takes a sinister turn and tasks you with some criminal level discarding.

“Furniture’s Bone Disposal Service, is darker in tone, pitting the player and a ute tray full of bodies against security guards, the Australian bush and a ticking clock, while the vocals howl over the song’s frenetic refrain: I’m breaking / my bodies got a lot of bones.”

Bones Burial Service is out now for free on Android. You can also check out Furniture’s official EP announcement here or head on over to BandCamp to catch their tunes.

Get ready for Rodrigo on Android & PC

Screenshot: A blocky scene with a squirrel jumping over a whirling, swinging saw towards a large collectable star. The squirrel is wearing a tall hat and work-tie. URL links to Rodrigo game on Google Play

Escape the rat squirrel race and seek adventure, as the pencil-pushing rodent Rodrigo in the latest game from Bart Borkowski. Filled with collectable coins, special stars, and whirling saws of death, this game may seem cute but it’s quite a challenge for an average squirrel.

A retro-style platformer where you play as Rodrigo, a late 20-something corporate-squirrel yearning to break away from his bleak life of pushing paper for a taste of action and adventure. Will he go all the way, or will he slip and fall to the fate of the cruel, cruel world? That depends on your skills, if you have any… So put them to the test!

Rodrigo is out now for free via Google Play or Itch.io, so scurry on over if you too are ready to break out of your corporate cage and run free with the wilder-squirrels.

Chicken Farm 2K17 hatches on Steam

Logo text: Chicken Farm 2017. Background screenshot shows the inside of a wooden barn, with stacked shelves that have two chicken in it. One chicken is selected, showing stats such as egg value, egg rate, fat, fat rate and value. At the bottom of the screen a money counter is ticking up, and there is the top edge of a Market sign. URL links to game on steam.

Enjoy farming gold without laying down any cash in Chicken Farm 2017, by Jakal Studios. Out now on Steam (free), it features a range of curious clucking characters that you need to keep track of in order to keep your farm profitable and have a bit of fun.

“Chicken Farm is a management game with clicker aspects, where the goal is getting as much cash as you can. To grow your farm you’ll need to catch eggs from the chickens, work at the market to gain income, sell your fatter chickens for a tidy profit and cash in on the egg catching combo meter.”

Collect yourself some free-range fun by heading over to Chicken Farm 2017 on Steam, and if you have an eggsellent idea for the game the developer is currently taking suggestions on new chicken types over on twitter!

 

eZone announces two new Augmented Reality titles for iPhone

Header: Mammoth Mini Golf AR

Bridge the gap between games and the real world, with two new augmented reality titles from eZone! Watch as a prehistoric putting arena rises from the ground in Mammoth Mini Golf AR, or put your aiming skills to the test in Beer Pong AR; either way you can grab your friends for a quick game anywhere, anytime.

Mammoth Mini Golf AR

The magic of augmented reality with Apple’s ARKit brings a wacky caveman themed world of mini golf right into your home! Place the course anywhere you like, grab your friends and let the fun begin! Move around to get the best angle, set direction and power and putt for glory! But watch out for the crazy cast of characters trying to stop your ball from reaching it’s home: mammoths, dino-birds, cavemen and volcanos, just to name a few!

Tee off on iPhone by grabbing Mammoth Mini Golf on iTunes. To get an idea of the primordial perils that are par for the course, check out the preview video below or over on youtube.

 

Header: Text reads "Beer Pong AR" with two 3D pints of beer behind it.

Beer Pong AR

Beer Pong AR is big time fun for you and your friends! The magic of augmented reality means you can play Beer Pong anytime, anywhere! Place the beers anywhere you like, grab your friends and let the fun begin! Move around to get the best angle and simply swipe to launch the ball into the cups! Who will be the Beer Pong AR Champion?!?

The test of skill that is Beer Pong AR, is now available on iTunes for free. Don’t let your time get wasted, and check out the preview video below or over on youtube for a sneak peek of the gameplay.

 

 

Asteroids3D navigates its way onto iTunes

A screenshot from the game Asteroid3D. A spaceship is flying straight ahead, an asteroid sits directly in its path while other float in the distance. Further ahead, a much larger spacecraft hovers, with huge rings of energy emanating from it. Image URL links to main Asteroids3D game website.

Experience a gaming classic reimagined as you fight to survive an onslaught of destructive space rocks in Asteroids3D. The first game by Bunbury-based indie developer Shaun Procter, this endless arcade shooter draws inspiration from the asteroid fields of The Empire Strikes Back and breathes new life into the iconic Asteroids game of days gone by.

  • Test your skills and the odds against ever increasing and endless asteroid fields and enemy ships
  • Three levels of difficulty with a dedicated leaderboard for each
  • Use guided missile to take on the enemy
  • Score pickups for shield recharges, max shield/ammo increases
  • No two games are the same through heavy use of randomization

Click here to explore this game space on the iTunes store, and check out the video below for a glimpse into the future of asteroid destruction.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock jumps to Steam, with console releases set to follow

Image text: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, OUT NOW! Image description: A woman dressed in military uniform stands holding her arms behind her back, looking out a futuristic metal viewing port into space. URL links to related Steam game page.

In case you missed the interstellar transmission, the first Cylon War has begun and it is up to you to defend humanity’s twelve colonies in Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. This latest addition to the epic Battlestar franchise is the work of Perth-based space aficionados Black Lab Games, creators of Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy. Building upon Star Hammers’ simultaneous turn-based system, Deadlock has already managed to (faster than light) jump on Kotaku’s list of The Best Australian Games Of 2017 (So Far).

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Deadlock™ takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess.

Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.

If you think you’re ready to join the fleet, enter the fray now on Steam. For those on the planets of Xbox One or Playstation 4, you will have to endure the Cylon onslaught just a little bit longer, but rest assured Battlestar will be heading your way soon!

The cost of wearing the uniform can be high… so be sure to check out the gameplay video below to see what you’re up against.

Usurper of Modern Medicine: Audio Augmented Reality Exhibition and Launch

On the right is large body of text, and the left an illustration. Image URL links to related event facebook page. The text on the right reads "Ursurper of Modern Medicine. Everything is Nothing Augmented Reality App. Art Exhibition & Launch Party. Try the App & see original artwork + sculpture design for the project by artist Liam Dee. With Live Music from Feels, Lana, Doublethink Prism, Tactile AF. Friday, August 11th, Doors 8pm, $10. Corner Gallery, 263 Hey Atreet, Subiaco. On the left, the illustration is of a human skull tilted down and to the right. It has short horns at the side of the head, curling downwards. Behind the skull, lines shoot outwards in all directions, and beneath that sits a larger open mouth of a skull.

Listen to the latest in post-rock while watching an augmented reality experience play out on top of the vinyl itself, at the Usurper of Modern Medicine’s AR App Exhibition + Launch Party Friday August 11, 2017. Check out the tunes, try out the AR experience, and if you enjoy it you can buy your very own copy of the vinyls for a take-home audio and AR experience.

‘Everything is Nothing’ is an interactive experience rendering Liam Dee’s artwork in realtime dynamic 3D. Purchase the vinyl record, download the application your iOS or Android device and point your camera at your turntable to begin the rhythmic touch and sensor based game that plays out in your own listening space.

What: Usurper of Modern Medicine’s AR App Exhibition + Launch Party
When: Friday, August 11 2017. 8PM till late
Where: Little Wing Corner Gallery, 263 Hay Street, Subiaco
Cost: Free, and you can RSVP via Facebook

If this sounds like your kind of jam, you can download the AR app now on iOS and Android for free before you head off to the launch party. You can also check out the preview video below for a glimpse into the reality you are about to enter.