The games industry has a sickness. It’s an acute lack of innovation. We don’t have a cure yet. But here is a mixture that may provide temporary relief: mix equal parts Far Cry 2, Amnesia and Myst. You get Miasmata.
Far Cry 2 Parts
Just like Far Cry 2, Miasmata is a first-person open-world game. You are free to [...]
February 14, 2013 http://www.bonoboblogs.org/imported/new-super-mario-bros-u-impressions/
New Super Mario Bros. U is a game easy to be cynical about. It represents much of what is wrong with Nintendo today – a company relying heavily on the same, decade old brands. The New Super Mario Bros. series being a particular offender – delivering Mario branded products by re-packaging 30 years old gameplay on a low budget.
But hey, [...]
February 13, 2013 http://www.bonoboblogs.org/imported/allmighty-non-says-httpwww-the-black-and-juicy-liquid-feedback-com/
It’s time for another Backlog Update. I completed another set of 5 games some time ago.
Rayman Origins Finished this quite some time ago. I wrote a little about sexism in that game and possible ways to have avoided it. But generally, I liked it a lot. I was also pleased to see that my GF played [...]
February 5, 2013 http://www.bonoboblogs.org/imported/super-sloth-jazz-jam-%e2%80%93-ggj2013/
One of Cologne’s Global Game Jam 2013 entries freshly hit the iPhone AppStore. It’s a tiny game, called “Super Sloth Jazz Jam“. It has got a nice little idea around the Game Jam 2013 topic “HeartBeat”. You direct a small jazz-band with fast and slow passages, by pressing the heart in time. You have to be more or less accurate, otherwise your performance will fail. A nice game, made in just 48 hours of the game jam, playing with the idea around a musical-performance-directing-game. Graphics and music is sweet as well! Super Sloth Jazz Jam is available for free in the end, so why not give it a try. (via Krystman #onegameamonth)
Oh, before you leave… I also made a game at the game jam! Or let’s say, I finished a prototype of a sound-only game-mechanic. Read more about my “Puzzle BeatBeat” at Nodepond.
I got the Prometheus Blu-Ray on Christmas. It was the über-mega-special edition with a ton of special features. Perhaps not quite as much as Red Letter Media suggested but I ended up spending an entire day watching it.
There is some very cool material on there. I was especially surprised by the edited scenes. There was a [...]
February 4, 2013 http://www.bonoboblogs.org/imported/wii-u-turn-around-the-world/
I’m really enjoying the Wii U these days. I got one at launch but I wasn’t able to play it until just recently. Because the first thing I did once I got it was to break it.
Before you brick, you see the ring.
But let’s start at the beginning. As you may know, I host a podcast show [...]
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