Space Engineers – First Look

this is Part 1 of my first look on two Steam indie games.

I would like to note that both these games are still in their early stages,

but the content is interesting and I recently purchased this one

and its been an cool experience so far, so first off is:

 

Space Engineers 

 

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this game is to put it simply, Minecraft in space.

You build spaceships (two categories consisting of small and big ships) and space stations,

and you have to design the ships with consideration to gravity, size, power needed

and gyroscopes for balance, sounds like an easy idea right ?

 

look at these large ships:

 

well actually the game is a bit hard to get a grasp on the controls at first, and as of this writing the game is only available as creative mode which means materials are always available and the ships can be built in whatever your imagination can come up with,

you can look up the game on YouTube and you’ll find people like SAGE with absurdly huge and detailed ships, and other players that have amazing projects all over the web.

here’s an example of “small” fighting ships by SAGE:

 

 

why should you buy this game now in its Alpha stage?

because u can build a ship the size of the titanic and crash it into another ship and see the damage and piece flying in space, honestly I bought it cause I saw a lot of potential in this game and I think this could go into one aspect Minecraft would never go to; the depth of space, and you get to be creative and design ships and pilot them/fight them. 

this fighter ship is by Flicker and its called Spitfire, inspired by Prometheus

this fighter ship is by Flicker and its called Spitfire, inspired by Prometheus

please note that there are tons of ships accessible through the steam workshop [here] and space engineers official community site [here] and modding fan site [here] for you to add to ur game, and other mods like changing the gray space background and what not, which shows that this game has a thriving community and a good fanbase so far.

My goal right now is to build the White Base from the first Gundam Series, here are two pics of the battleship:

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and we will see how it works out, meanwhile check the game out:

 

  • find it on Steam [Here]
  • official page [Here]
  • SAGE Youtube Channel [Here]

Lara Croft Evolution and Tomb Raider definitive Edition.

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Lara Croft is a prominent character in video games and is very well known in movies as played by the gorgeous Angelina Jolie, personally I have only played the most recent Tomb Raider game on the PC and really loved it, I think that this reboot might bring back the glory Tomb Raider had in the past, because the series wasn’t going so well in recent years.

 

now with the release of the new gen consoles, the team behind the new Tomb Raider from last year had been working hard on an all new Lara, she looks even better than the PC version with all the enhancements, and they called it “the defenitive Edition”.

check out this video on the details.

 

as for the Lara’s before, check out the Infograph for a full list of Tomb Raider games.

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made by HalloweenCostumes.com and original post by LaughingSquid

 

Lurkerz Break – Games

the title doesn’t say “flash games” anymore because the first game here is a Unity game.

Crash Drive 2 is an online Sandbox car game, where you get a car and you play with people online doing  challenges and stunts to get score, then you level up your car and upgrade to a better one.

 

check it out.

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next we have Hole in the wall, which is a game based on a Japanese game show portion called “Brain Wall

Click image to play game

Click image to play game

Gamestick – a quick review

GameStick

note: all the images used in this post are taken from Google, because I’m lazy.

 

 

What is it?

 

GameStick is an android based gaming console,

it has a very small form factor making it very portable,

its made by PlayJam and the project was initiated in Kickstarter,

their campaign was very successful reaching over $650 thousand dollars.

and the GameStick is available now for the very low price of $80.

 

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The hardware

 

being an Android based device the GameStick

is internally very similar to the hardware found on smartphones and tablets,

on the outside it resembles a flash drive but with an HDMI instead if a USB tip,

anyone familiar with the Android based Tv boxes will quickly recognize the form factor.

 

here are some of the tech specs of the GameStick :

  • ARM® CORTEX™ – A9 CPU
  • MALI™ – 400 GPU
  • Onboard Storage 8GB
  • 32GB Micro SD Card Support
  • Built in 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
  • 1080p Video Playback
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • 1 x Micro USB Port (Stick)
  • 1 x Micro USB Port (Controller)
  • Bluetooth® HID Android Compatible Controller

 

I think the hardware would’ve been better, but the device works and boots just fine,

the beauty of the GameStick is that it fits right into the Controller in a specially design bay

which makes it easier to pack and just adds to the portable feel of the device.

I think the build quality of both the GameStick and the controller are superb,

and I found the controller to be very responsive and it feels sturdy in the hand.

 

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but I should note that the GameStick needs an External power source,

usually powered by a USB if your TV has one, or the supplied power brick.

the GameStick uses a standard Micro USB to power up,

and that makes it kinda less portable.

 

this is the kickstarter edition GameStick, just like the one I have

this is the kickstarter edition GameStick, just like the one I have

 

The Software and Games
I really liked the interface of the GameStick,

it is a very simple and clean UI that really fits the console,

I had no problems setting up and starting my gaming,

on the UI you can do everything like manage wallet,

you can view your games and purchaces,

by visiting to the GameStick Market (also accessible by browser),

but unfortunately this device doesn’t have the Google Play Market,

and so the user cannot access the apps outside the GameStick Market.

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as for the Games there is a good but short list of games that is growing,

I have tried a handful of games and all of them played smoothly and just great,

the games are of course optimized to be played with a controller,

and so they play just as well.

 

its critical for GameStick to add more games to the catalog because this is what gives

them an edge over competition (Like Ouya),

which is something I’m looking forward to right now.

 

Conclusion

the GameStick is a gaming console,

its cheap but it doesn’t compete with PlayStation, Wii or Xbox in terms of games,

and the hardware (specs) while can be better but is performing well with current content.

speaking of the games I really wish I could use the games I purchased on my smartphone,

but I have to buy them from the GameStick, although they are cheap at $1-$5 each,

and I really wished for an emulator, a major downside is that I cannot Download such apps from the Play Market.

 

on the plus side, the GameStick is a fun device to play with

and is cheap console alternative for the younger children or the casual gamers,

and as for PlayJam I think its a good device  as a first portable big screen console,

I would love to see how the GameStick evolves,

so I will continue to support PlayJam to see how far they can go with this.

 

for more information, or if you’d like to buy GameStick go [Here]

Lurkerz Break – Flash Games

I haven’t featured any flash games for a long time,

So get ready for some really fun games today.

First off is “Pause Ahead” a platform game with amazing soundtrack and a unique mechanic.

check it out.

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second game is Samsara Room,

its a puzzle game with a really weird and interesting twist,

if you get stuck you can check a guide [Here]

-click image to play game-

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Noon 2 – Android & iOS Game

Do you remember playing high noon?

well guess what, High noon 2 is coming out pretty soon and it looks good.

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High Noon 2 is the sequel to the hit iOS game High Noon, which has been downloaded 12 million times. High Noon 2 is a cowboy shooter game, where the gameplay is designed around the device’s accelerometer for more realistic holstering, aiming, and reloading.

The upgrades in High Noon 2 from the original game include high-res graphics and 3D animated cowboys and cowgirls, with more features being added later on.

High Noon 2 is set in High Noon Gulch, where players can find each other in the Saloon or use the Wildcat feature to be randomly matched with other players from around the world for one-on-one real time duels. Players use silver they win during duels to customize their avatars with weapons, clothing, and special items. Certain items can only be unlocked and purchased once players reach specific levels. Each player has a reward on their head, which increases as they win duels and helps them climb the global and regional leader boards. High Noon 2 is coming to Android and iOS devices worldwide in July 2013.

Here are some screenshots:

Stay tuned for a full review of the game soon.

Do you like SimCity?

if you like the game, I suggest you don’t watch the following video,

this guy (I think Russian) built a perfect city in SimCity 3000,

how do I know its perfect? because it took him 1.5 years to study and design it,

and then two more years of building and playing the game, Crazy right?

I don’t really like this kind of game, but now I have a reason to absolutely hate it.

this guy played an endless game so well, he finished it and its not supposed to finish.

please note that the people in his city are not “happy” as much as they are “Surviving”,

because apparently in the game, you have to treat people like KFC treats chicken,

well fed, well organized in a big farm of small cages, and kept stupid.

this is way beyond “Hardcore” gaming; its scary to say the least.

[source] and there’s an interview with the player [Here]

 

Lurkerz Break – Flash Games

this edition of flash has a really simple game called “Atomic”

its pretty much self explanatory, check it out.

Atomic

click image to play game

Next up is JetVelocity2 a space tube style racer.

Click image to play game

Click image to play game

and one last game called “Amazing Sherif” a funny and eally well made flash game, see how far your sherif can travel.

Click Image to play game

Click Image to play game

for those who miss tower defense games, click [here] for Vector a classic style tower defense game.

Enjoy your Friday

 

 

Lurkerz Break – Flash games

todays games are a bit early because you will be spending a lot of time playing them lol, first off we have a CoD style first person shooter, this is a flash game using Shockwave 3D and unity engine  so I’m not sure if it will run on all computers, but I tested it on a few computers, average and gaming and both gave me the same level of performance.

ContractWars

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if you can’t play this game, you can watch this video review of it [Here] my apologies if this doesn’t work for you.

 

  •  the next game is nothing short of amazing, its called Kings League: Odyssey by indie studio Kurechi

note that you need to pay attention in the tutorial, to learn all the menus and stuff to play the game properly, the speed of this game is the best part when compared to the depth and complexity of  it, it has basic RPG elements and plays a bit like a defense game, but the system of this game depends mostly on how you manage your money and time to get the most out of  your team, winning the tournaments and getting higher up in the league of the king, while doing side missions and quests for taking over lands and making more money to upgrade things, this is a VERY ADDICTIVE GAME and its relatively easy, but long enough to enjoy.

Kings LEague Odyssey

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Enjoy your Friday games .

Lurkerz Break – Flash Game

today’s game is “Into Space 2” you build a rocket trying to reach space, upgrading it every time you make money reaching a new height or finishing a mission then upgrade some more till you win the game, simple and nice.

click image to play game

click image to play game

 

 

the second game for today is Divide, a puzzle game where you have to cut the object into the desired number of objects asked of you, it might be easy at first but as you advance it gets very difficult.

 

Click Image to play game

Click Image to play game

 

have a great friday :)

 

Lurkerz Break – Flash Games

today’s first game is cardboard assembler, its a puzzle platformer where you have to navigate around to reach the goal, I love the design of the game and the gameplay, the puzzles are really amazing, you have to play it to appreciate it.

click image to play GAME

click image to play GAME

 

 

and the second game is Space Attack, a very creative game that combines Rush RTS and Puzzle gameplay with annoying techno and simple graphics.

click image to play game

click image to play game

 

Enjoy your Friday.

 

Lurkerz Break – Flash Games

Super Robot War, not to be confused with Super Robot Wars.

its a beat ‘em up kind of game, pick one robot and go fight a bunch

of Robots and kill them all.

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Second game is “Super Mini Puzzle Heroes Multiplayer”

its a long name so its self explanatory, it has all kinds of cartoon characters.

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Enjoy your friday :)