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I, myself, may not be up to date on all the sick drops that Skrillex delivers with his music, or be completely immersed in the genre of music known as dubstep, but that doesn’t really matter. If you are not familiar Skrillex, he is a famous dubstep artist and is considered one of the forerunners of the genre. While his music isn’t always considered the best out there, his name is almost synonymous with dubstep.

Yet, today, instead of releasing another track that drops some sick beat all over the place. Skrillex has released a flash game upon us called Skrillex Quest. A tribute to retro games from the Nintendo generation. Specifically featuring a major homage to The Legend of Zelda and bits and pieces of various other RPGS. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct
15

Valve has today announced the second round of games from Steam Greenlight to make it to the distribution service. Highlights from the previous release include Black Mesa, Cry of Fear, and McPixel (which was reviewed by us here.)

In the previous round, there were ten games released, but this time, Valve has decided to double the production and release 20 indie games that have been voted on by fans. Like the last time, though, they won’t all release at once, each will be coming out in the coming months. The new games are as follows:

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Oct
14

Hawken is an upcoming independent multiplayer mech combat game under development by Adhesive Games. The game focuses on creating an intense battle experience that captures the feel of piloting a mech while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic. It has been confirmed that the game will feature two unique game modes, as well as conventional team deathmatch and free-for-all modes.

At New York Comic Con, Archaia announced plans to launch a graphic novel anthology surrounding the universe of Hawken. As well as give attendees a chance to sample the game as well as be able to get free Beta access before the game launches. If you couldn’t make it to comic con to check out the title, but still want to be able to play in the beta. You can do so by following the instructions below.

Code Expires on October 21st 2012, so be sure to sign up soon. Share the code with your friends or anyone who is interested in one of the coolest Mech games around.

“The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games without the budgets of the larger “AAA” games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream.” – OffBook

Aug
14

The Binding of Isaac Guitar Medley

Published by Will Thompson in Culture, Indie, Music, PC. 0 Comments

This awesome guy on YouTube has been putting out some amazing song covers from various video games. His latest cover is a guitar medley based around the Binding of Isaac. Which is a challenging indie game designed by Edmund McMillen, Florian Himsl, and composed by Danny Baranowsky.

Those of you unfamiliar with the title, the game revolves around a crying naked young boy named Isaac. He is desperately trying to escape from the clutches of his mother. His mother hears the voice of god calling to her. Asking her to prove her faith and loyalty by giving her sons life as a sacrifice. Isaac barely manages to escape with his life after fleeing into the monster filled basement under the house.

However, the corner stone of the game is the soundtrack itself. The medley does a good job at maintaining the integrity of Baranowsky’s work while stringing together the various tracks of the game into one harmonious piece. You can check out the video to the medley after the jump and even download an mp3 of the track from the link below. Read the rest of this entry »