Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stacking Coming to XBLA and PSN On February 8

Double Fine is creating a downloadable puzzle adventure game that gets rid of the inventory by making the characters the inventory. The characters are the puzzles as well. In the game, you play as a Russian nesting doll that has the ability to go inside and control any nesting doll one size larger than yourself. Other nesting dolls have access to new places and abilities that you don't possess, so the challenge is to add and shed dolls depending on what size doll you need to get inside.

The game is being created with the Brutal Legend engine, and will be released on February 8th in North America on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

A Vampyre Story: Year One

A Vampyre Story: Year One was announced last year, but I missed the news. It is the prequel to A Vampyre Story, a game by Autumn Moon Entertainment, lead by The Curse of Monkey Island art director Bill Tiller. This game will be downloadable and episodic, and will consist of five episodes. The game will feature Mona the vampire and Froderick the bat before the start of A Vampyre Story, and will let players explore new parts of Castle Warg and Draxylvania that weren't shown before.

The game will be available first as an exclusive on the Apple iPad, and a while later a PC version will be released.

Also, while I'm posting about A Vampyre Story, the original A Vampyre Story was added to the GameTap premium pack (for which a 14 day free trial is available), so if you're like me and have yet to play it, now's your chance.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Puzzle Agent Price Slashed in Half

Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Telltale's spooky Professor Layton inspired puzzle game based on Graham Annable's Grickle comics and short cartoons, is now $4.99. At this price I whole-heartedly recommend the game to everyone.

Also, I normally only mention these additions on the top of the site, but since I'm talking about Puzzle Agent, I'll mention it here too. I added a Puzzle Agent Injokes page with 2 injokes.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Dream Machine Chapter 1 and 2 Out Now

The Dream Machine is a point and click graphic adventure game in Flash, created in a claymation style with music, but with text with no voice work. The game will take place over five chapters. The first chapter is completely free, and the second chapter is available now as a single purchase or as part of a discounted bundle. The next three chapters will be released over the coming months.