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BrambleLash branches out and takes Tokyo Game Show’s Indie Grand Prize

Image text reads: Tokyo Gam Show 2017 A poster for the game Bramblelash, with a large sticker stating "Indie Prize Nominee: 4Gamer.net". The Bramblelash banner image depicts two of the games playable plant-creatures with vines outstretched towards each other in a style mimicking Michelangelo's famous painting "The Creation of Adam".

Taking the world by storm, Perth-made game BrambleLash was recently awarded the Indie Grand Prize by 4Gamer.net at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, alongside another Australian title Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles! The purpose of these awards is to ‘discover new stars’, and local studio Bytesprite have no doubt ensnared a thicket of new fans from their travels.

Here’s what 4Gamer.net had to say about it…

“「BrambleLash」は,2人のキャラクターの間に生まれるゴムのような物体を敵に当てて倒していくアクションゲーム。マルチプレイではもう一方のキャラクターと息を合わせてのプレイが必要で,試遊台では初対面のプレイヤー同士の間でも笑顔や歓声が生まれ,非常に盛り上がっていたのが印象的だった。”

BrambleLash is an action game where you destroy the enemy by stretching a rubbery object between two characters. In multiplayer, it’s necessary to breathe alongside the other character, and smiles and cheers were born even between players who met for the first time at the test stand; it was impressive how exciting it was.”

(Note: This is a very loose translation; don’t hold us to the exact wording!)

If you’re interested in some co-op chaos of your own, Bytesprite is available now on Steam! You can also check out some of the photos from the event below, with thanks to the Bramblelash crew and Abylight Studios on twitter.

Desert Child races onto Kickstarter

An animated image from the game Desert Child. A character dressed in jeans and a shirt races across the desert of mars on a hoverbike, swerving past catci, with dust trailing and explosions flying past. The bike speeds past the words "Kickstarter"

Dust off your hoverbike, because Desert Child is up on Kickstarter and needs your help to race to the finish. Created by Oscar Brittain, the developer behind World’s Fastest Pizza and the Fremantle-featuring One Night Only, it got a lot of love as part of Indiecade @ E3 and this Kickstarter campaign is set to take it to the next level.

Desert Child is a Racing RPG set in a dusty world where your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles. ​

A screenshot from the game Desert Child. A plain-clothed character is riding a hoverbike across the water in a large underground tunnel. Water sprays up behind the bike, as they avoid passing pillars and fire off laser shots.It’s the rags-to-riches story of a broke young racer who fights through gangsters, bounty hunters and pancake cravings to enter the Championship and get off Earth before it E-X-P-L-O-D-E-S (metaphorically).

Feast your eyes upon the Kickstarter video below, try out the demo on GameJolt or head straight on over to the main page to get behind it.

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.

Final Days now on Steam Early Access

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Shooting onto Steam in a blaze of bullets, locally-made zombie slaughter game Final Dayz is out now in early access. Created by +7 Software, this killer title was Greenlit early this year and proved popular at the recent Perth Games Festival. But more importantly, this upcoming title is killer training material for anyone planning to survive a zombie apocalypse – so be sure to check it out.

Final Days is a fast-paced and intense multi-player shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. It attempts to blend retro arcade style with modern elements. The design goal is for the game to be quick and simple to play while providing an enjoyable challenge. Inspirations include titles such as Smash TV, Gauntlet, Killing Floor, and Left 4 Dead.

Can you survive?

Head on over to Steam now, to get in early on an excellent undead experience and prepare for humanity’s final days. You can also check out the action in the alpha video below.

Wanda – A Beautiful Apocalypse now on PC

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Don’t wander the wastelands alone; Kodot Games have a pair of pleasant robots ready to keep you company, if you can find them. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the post-apocalyptic Wanda is out now!

Wanda is a story-focused game but completely free of comprehensible dialogue. The entire story is told through the subtle interactions between the two robots and the environment itself in a “show, don’t tell” style.

Join this little adventure, solve mini-puzzles and witness the story unfold. Experience a whole new perspective of a post apocalyptic world through art-style reminiscent of a children’s book and delightful soundtracks.

Head on over to Steam or itch.io* now to join the little bots on their big adventure. You can also experience the lovely sounds of the apocalypse (no, really!) with the Wanda Original Sounds Track over on Soundcloud.

*Bonus: Wanda is 20% off over on itchio until June 19, 2016.  

UPDATE: Final Days Greenlit on Steam!

Congratulations to +7 Software on the news that Final Days will be heading to Steam. Great work gamers! Thanks for supporting a local developer.

 

 

Original Post: Vote for Final Days on Steam Greenlight

Final Days, +7 Software

Last month we wrote about the release of the Final Days alpha, an upcoming zombie shooter by local developer +7 Software. If you have yet to jump into the frantic survival game now is the time, because they need your help (and more importantly votes) to get onto Steam Greenlight!

Final Days is a fast-paced and intense multiplayer shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s an arcade style game designed to be quick, simple, and fun. Inspirations include classics such as Smash TV, Gauntlet, Alien Breed, and Grand Theft Auto.

Can you survive?

If you’re interested in seeing what the end of humanity has to offer, you can download the alpha demo here. To help a local dev out and get the game onto Steam, simply make your way down the dark halls of Steam Greenlight and give it a thumbs up.

 

Final Days Alpha Available for PC

Final Days, +7 Software

You can never be too prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse; somewhere out there, someone will ‘accidentally’ cause it. So why not test out your undead-army survival skills while testing out a game-in-progress? +7 Software have just released the alpha for Final Days, a killer PC game in which you try to survive the last moments of humanity.

Final Days is a fast-paced and intense multiplayer shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. Dirty warfare has left most of the population mutated and thirsty for blood. Band together with what remains of humanity and battle for your survival!

Final Days is an arcade style game designed to be quick, simple, and fun. It’s inspired by classic titles such as Smash TV, Gauntlet, Alien Breed, and Grand Theft Auto to name a few.

To jump into the fray before the game is released to the hordes, simply shamble on over to +7 Software’s website.

Scourge of Tethys Released

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It is a well known fact that outer space is a dangerous place filled with fast-moving alien perils. Since the earliest days of video games, this final frontier has been safe only for those with the fastest reflexes, whose heroic deeds are rewarded with glory and the satisfying ‘pew pew’ of lasers.

Scourge of Tethys is a pixel space shooter by Jonathon Morald, that draws on those simple but satisfying space games of old. In it you are tasked with defending your home moon, Tethys, from an endless horde of increasingly complex alien crafts. Simply shoot the aliens to increase your score and survive for as long as you can!

Scourge of Tethys is out now for only $2, and is available for PC, Mac and Linux, with both keyboard and gamepad controls. If you’re keen to do your part to save Tethys, simply head on over to the 3rd moon of Saturn and check it out.