My friends at Bootsnake Games are making Containment, a new iPad/PC/Mac game that is basically George Romero’s Bejeweled. It’s a very cool match-three game with zombies played with interactive environments, boss fights, special attacks and equipment, and more. It’s ingenuous and fun. Check out this early trailer for a look!
So I know not everyone out there got to make it to the Appnation panel at PAX where we gave a gameplay demo of Containment. We here at Castle Bootsnake felt bad about this, as we really do want to share the game with all of you. So we set up multiple meetings to work out a way to remedy this situati…
Great, rave review from Edge of the new Gears of War game. I haven’t played a minute of it yet but am really looking forward to it. And I’m particularly glad to see them single out new Gears writer Karen Traviss for praise — I thought the first Gears story was embarrassingly incoherent and I’ve been encouraged to see Epic embrace a veteran writer for this game.
Gears Of War 3 review – Edge Magazine
The game’s arsenal provides a dizzying amount of options, each carefully balanced to a different tactical preference. For players who like to smell the breath of the enemy they’re taking out, the Gnasher is joined by a sawn-off shotgun that deals devastating wide-angle damage, but only at point-bla…
In case you’ve been wondering just when the reliably idiosyncratic Japanese videogame industry would begin making batshit crazy games for Kinect, your patience has been rewarded. I described this to a colleague as “satanic baseball” and that’s as good a starting point as any. I’ve played it and let’s just say it defies expectations of mundane reality.
First Gameplay Footage of a Diabolical Kinect Game
Diabolical Pitch is an upcoming Kinect game from Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio responsible for titles like No More Heroes. It's a baseball game.
An iPhone turn-based WW1 combat game licensed from Call of Cthulhu? My interest level could not reach measurable levels even with an EKG.
Our First Look at Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Seen here are images from the upcoming Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land iPhone game. In them we catch a glimpse of some of the game's characters under attack by the undead and Dark Young. Call of Cthulhu:
Best schwag at today’s Microsoft Studios all hands meeting: USB stick bottle opener.
Crimson Alliance comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade next week. I helped brainstorm the concepts for this game way back when and worked for a while with the developer. I can’t wait for it to come out.
Penny Arcade – Crimson Alliance
I was sent a review code for Crimson Alliance yesterday and I spent the evening checking it out. This was actually the second time I played the game. The first time I saw it was down at Comic Con back in July. At the time I had never heard of the game and I walked away thoroughly impressed.
This is a great write-up of some of the “productivity games” that groups at Microsoft have designed. Most are for internal use and are both specific to a project and limited to a fixed duration, such as a bug bash with leaderboards. There’s good stuff here, especially the lesson that productivity games are great for optional/volunteer efforts (“Help our team out for a week by playing this game!”) but more problemati
Gamasutra – News – Serious Play Conference 2011: Microsoft's 'Productivity Games'
At the Gamasutra-attended Serious Play Conference last week, two Microsoft presentations discussed