Lego Battles – not indie/retro – but I’ll bend the rules

June 12, 2009

If a game somehow involves Lego or Ghostbusters, it can always get a bit of lovin’ from me. (Well, if you can’t break your own guidelines… )

Lego Battles had previously escaped my attention. Probably because it’s a Nintendo DS title, and I don’t have one of those. But I’ve just seen the trailer, and the idea certainly grabs me.

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A shmup of cuteness: A Diary of Little Aviator

June 1, 2009

Just discovered this one via Youtube.

(Deep breath) Flying Red Wine Barrel: A Diary of Little Aviator is a very cute shoot ’em up with graphics similar to the Todd Parr children’s books. (Which I’ve been reading to “Player 3” in utereo.. 3 weeks till baby’s due!)

Several online writeups compare the gameplay to the arcade/dreamcast game Radirgy. I think the graphics also remind me a little of the horizontal shmup Platypus, by Anthony Flack.

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Paperworld’s got me flat-out excited

May 29, 2009

PaperWorld is a recent entry in the 2009 Swedish Game Awards.

Sure, it’s not the first “paper/2D in 3D game” but it looks really charming. And – it’s not a platform game, or an RPG. It’s a simulation. Anyway, I think it looks fantastic. Can’t wait to have a little play on it, when the game is done.

What’s that, you haven’t seen it moving yet?
Here’s the youtube clip…

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