It’s no mystery that Fantastic Arcade showcases some of the best, small indie titles out there. And NIUM looks definitely one of them. The game is created by the developer who’s best known for Downwell. For this new project, however, Moppin has decided for a completely different aesthetic and gameplay. NIUM, together with other intriguing games, can be bought on itch.io to support Austin’s independent game collective JUEGOS RANCHEROS.
Developers that are approaching electronics for the very first time have a lesson to learn; and this usually happens the hard way. Wiring a circuit incorrectly, and you can potentially destroy your Arduino board. When it comes to mistakes, hardware is generally not as forgiving as software. This tutorial shows the most common ways you can accidentally destroy an Arduino board; and how to avoid it.
Let’s be honest: saying that Astroneer is going to be huge is unnecessary. The game has attracted a large audience already, and there is no doubt is going to be a commercial success. Incidentally, this ambitious indie title effortlessly delivers most of features that are missing from No Man’s Sky. Multiplayer and terrain deformations are not just some minor cosmetics decoration: they are deeply woven in the fabric of Astroneer. The game is about surviving, exploring and building bases on alien planets. All aspects that Astroneer implements with an immersive, diegetic interface. From the music the to user experience, every aspect of Astroneer is crafted with love.
Mysterious and stylish. Those are probably the two adjectives that best describe forma.8. When Mauro and Andrea of Mixed Bag showed me the game for the first time, I was simply in awe. If you like puzzle games and environmental story telling, you should definitely check this out. forma.8 is, indeed, “a story of hope, deceiving, mystery and war“.
Canabalt, Panoramical, Feist, Night In the Woods. There’s one thing that those games have in common: Finji. After having produced so many interesting products, it’s understandable to be overly-excited for their new project, Overland. The clean aesthetic of the game is coupled with an exceptionally designed interface. Overland is a survival game with procedural generated levels, set in a post-apocalyptic North America. Among its’ many features, it promises emergent narrative; something I am very fan on. Finji plans to release the game in 2017, even though they offer First Access on itch.io.