Twitter-PAINTED: First Look – Uncanny Valley

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Recently, I had picked up the totally amazing GameMaker Humble Rebundle, opting to drop the $15 necessary to secure not only a GameMaker Studio Professional license and at least four additional components, but also a smattering of amazing indie games. Sure, GameMaker-borne titles INK and Home were amazing in their own right, but another in particular caught my eye right away: Uncanny Valley!

What is Uncanny Valley?

Not for the squeamish.

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Steam Gems: Bulby Diamond Course with Lumpz the Clown

Download Bulby Diamond Course @ http://store.steampowered.com/app/461390/

PaperDog Games: http://www.paperdoggames.com/

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Twitter-PAINTED: First Look – Xeodrifter

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Well, folks, it happened again: I was completely blown away by yet another indie gem! Xeodrifter , by Renegade Kid, is a title I picked up on Steam while on vacation to the Oregon Coast this last Memorial Day weekend! However, I didn’t get the chance to play it until I got back home!

After settling back into my loose interpretation of a “routine”, I plugged in my XBox 360 controller and spent a good hour with Xeodrifter. From what I understood from the game’s description, I was going to be in for some planetary exploration to find the parts necessary to fix the character’s damaged engine.

Little did I realize that what I was getting into was a healthy dose of gaming awesomeness that hearkens back to great titles like Super Metroid, Blaster Master and Mega Man!  Continue reading

Twitter-PAINTED: First Look – Volgarr the Viking

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Blown Away…

I know what your thinking! Nice Bambi reference with “twitter-painted”, right? To tell you the truth, this seemingly out-of-place adjective is the most precise way to describe the feeling I get when I come across a TRULY AWESOME game out of nowhere!

What I classify as “truly awesome” may not be the same as others, but it all comes down to one simple idea that I feel we can all relate to: does it invoke a strong emotion? Continue reading