Mark of the Ninja, a stealth game I've had my eye on for quite a while just went on sale on Steam for 75% off, making it just $3.75. Consider this one purchased.
While reading up about the game while the payment was processing, I found out that summer 2013 will bring a Special Edition DLC for Mark of the Ninja to all those fans who were clamouring for more. Depending on the price and reviews, I'll probably snag that too when it comes out.
It's hard not to get excited about a game that IGN says is "the benchmark by which all stealth games are now measured."
Transport Tycoon Deluxe / Open TTD (free open source remake)
Wow. What can I say? Few games have occupied my time as much as Transport Tycoon Deluxe has. Created by the legendary Chris Sawyer, who went on to create the RollerCoaster Tycoon series and Locomotion, Transport Tycoon Deluxe captures perfectly what makes the strategy-simulation genre magical.
In Transport Tycoon Deluxe you take the place of an entrepreneur in the transportation industry. You begin with few resources and can decide to get into planes, trains, busses, or boats, carrying things like people, raw materials, and goods across the land, sea, and air. (Hint: start with trains, it's the best way to get started IMO).
A few brave, dedicated TTD fans have recreated the game as an open source project known as Open TTD. It's free to play and someone has even created a browser version that you can play free any time you want on pretty much any platform (Mac, Linux, PC, etc.) without having to download or install anything.
This game is amazing and you should play it. Also, the music rocks.
I picked this indie title up for just $1 last year during the Steam Summer Sale and played a bit of it before being distracted by other things. After sitting in my Steam queue for a while I decided to pick it back up again and try to complete all of the Steam achievements. I'm very happy that I did.
This game has occupied my time quite a bit in the past few days. It's very challenging but never cheap. Super Laser Racer is a very well-balanced game. It's a bonus that the soundtrack is awesomely pumping techno as well.
Super Laser Racer is a top-down, 2D racing game in the vector-graphics style. Racers compete on a ton of unique tracks and can battle rivals using weaponry littered on the road along the way. It's a simple concept, but proven. And hella fun.
Super Laser Racer is worth the $5 base price. I'd recommend you go and buy it today. But, if you can't swing it or are waiting for a sale, add it to your Steam wishlist and Valve will email you when it's on offer.
Ryan DeGange of the Empire Eden Kickstarter projectcovered last week just sent out an email saying there was now a playable tech demo of the game. Though they're quick to point out that the final game will have much more in the way of a story and all of the graphical glitches will be worked out, none of that really matters if the game controls well and it's fun.
After playing this, I can safely say that more gaming Kickstarter projects need playable survival demos!
Talk about cutting it close! Race The Sun's Kickstarter campaign was sitting at just over $17,000 last night with just under 10 hours to go. What a happy surprise it was to wake up to an email stating they made their goal of $20,000 and then some!
I'm really looking forward to this game. It's got a great visual style reminiscent of Star Fox for the Super Nintendo and the fast-paced gameplay of Sky Roads. Check out their Kickstarter video below if you haven't seen it yet.
The work isn't over yet for Flippfly. In fact, it's just beginning. Besides delivering the final product, they're working to get their game on Steam via Greenlight and the game also needs to launch with Linux and Mac support.
I've even heard whispers of an Ouya version on the horizon...