I’m really late to this story, but if I don’t know, there’s a good chance you may not as well.
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey (formerly “Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey“) is up for a vote on Steam Greenlight. Originally released for iOS and Android, Letter Quest is an awesome word game with roleplaying elements and a ton of nerd humor that I know you’re going to love. The team over at Bacon Bandits didn’t half-ass this port, making all sorts of changes while removing the (incredibly fair) in-app purchases altogether. If you like Bookworm Adventures, Words with Friends, or even Boggle, then Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey is right up your alley.
After meeting its funding goal (but narrowly missing its iOS stretch goal), Axle was greenlit for Android. Originally scheduled for release in Q2 2013, the game missed its deadline. Still, the team at Fallstreak Studios continued to update their Kickstarter page for all the contributors.
Axle latches onto the nearest gear during jumps. It works really well.
Axle will finally be available on Google Play for the low price of $1.99 on August 16th. I can’t wait to have another go around with the little gear that could and its whimsically steampunk contraptions. If Axle can maintain the high-level of platforming quality and awesome soundtrack that I saw back in the alpha, then I think you’re going to really enjoy it.
Additionally, Axle has been nominated for the 2014 Geekie Awards, which I’m going to pretend I knew existed before this minute. I mean, Stan Lee and Seth Green in one place? How could I not know about something like that? Axle will face off against The Banner Saga, Don’t Starve, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, and Outlast. That’s some stiff competition. Hopefully, that’s a sign of pedigree as well.
I am not proud. In fact, I hate myself for falling for the foot-in-the-door approach to gaming. I have no one to blame but myself.
Time and again, I start playing a free-to-play game only to find myself burned when the rules change. Time and again, I have paid without thinking, all because I didn’t see the changes coming. The writing was on the wall, but I didn’t look to my left or my right. I had tunnel vision all in the name of fun.
Here’s one simple fix that could help combat the free-to-play world.
What makes Jim Ross the best wrestling commentator in the history of the business? His ability to sell every situation, no matter how ridiculous it seemed, with an energy and enthusiasm like no other.
But maybe you don’t care about wrestling. I mean, you’re at a website about video games. So, what happens when you take great moments from gaming and mix them with over-the-top commentary ripped straight from the WWE archives?
TheBlueOwlPlays answers that question with the following videos.
The Lords of Midnight, by the late Mike Singleton, is apparently a classic. I’m just going on word of mouth and Wikipedia entries here. Never having a ZX Spectrum (nor an interest in it), I haven’t done my due diligence.
If paying $4.99 for a game that came out in 1984 seems a bit steep, then maybe this is for you. The Lords of Midnight and its sequel, Doomdark’s Revenge, are currently on sale in the App Store and Google Play for $.99 apiece. That’s a price that’s pretty hard to ignore when you consider the nerd cred you get simply by having it on your phone. Ladies love nerd cred, right? That’s gotta be how it works.
Pick them up and let us know what you think. I just started, so don’t be spoiler jerks.
Ace Fishing, by South Korean developer Com2uS, is their latest attempt at bringing digestible sports to mobile sets. With a pedigree that includes Apple Hall of Fame inductee HOMERUN BATTLE 3D on their resume, they clearly know their stuff.
Is Ace Fishing a catch, or is this one we should be throwing back?
From left to right: Bright Cookie, Pirate Cookie, Coffee Cookie, Zombie Cookie, Cloud Cookie, Ninja Cookie, and Buttercream Choco Cookie
As a teacher and a parent, I can’t help but love this little slice of nerdvana in the picture above. Here we have another example of Cookie Run’s popularity in South Korea.
Here we have Cookie Run erasers, as found inside a toy capsule machine near South Korean elementary school. Each pull costs 100 won, or about 10 American cents, though there are other random toys interspersed within. Still, it’s more killer than filler in the one I use.
I remember buying car-shaped erasers for a quarter apiece from my school’s morning supply store back in the third grade. I’m not a car guy, so it seems wholly unnecessary now. However, boring things shaped like cool things? HELL YES! That’s cool-by-association!