I posted before about the idea of adding texture packs to AVWW to help those who found the graphical style distracting and a hinderance to its adoption. It turns out with the recent update to A Valley Without Wind, we got our wish.
Some players have expressed a desire to be able to create custom texture packs for the game, and given the nature of how this game loads files that's something that we were able to reasonably accommodate. So this version of the game now supports swapping out specific images, whole new image sets, new particle effect logic, and so on -- anything you like.
I'll be curious to see what results from this; just please don't post anything that infringes on another company's or individual's copyright!
Good stuff. Looking forward to seeing what some of the talented artists out there can do.
Very few games base their theme on the Wild West and even fewer of those are RPGs. This is surprising since the West lends itself so well to RPG gameplay. Even in real life Wild West there were bosses and mini-bosses.
Though the game has reached its goal of $5,000 there's still plenty of room to help it along. Costs almost always are underestimated in software development and it's important that we send a message that games like this deserve to get made.
This game is slated to be released on Xbox Live Arcade and Windows and supports 1-4 players Co-op.
Howdy, all. Gameblaster64 here. The website is running quite well on Drupal 7 and posts are rolling out the door at a nice pace. There's only one problem in all of this: I'm a programmer, not an artist!
The header of this website is absolutely terrible. I need help. Badly.
If any designer is out there reading and wants to lend a hand, I'd love to have a neat-looking header graphic for my site. Send me an Email at gameblaster64 at gmail dot com and we'll sort out the details.
Thank you! :D
What I'm looking for:
Incorporates logo (seen below)
May be 200 pixels high
Must be 1000px wide
Should use the same colours as the rest of the site
Must be videogame-y (yes that's a technical term, trust me)
The WiiWare download service in the Wii Shop Channel is very likely the most underutilized software delivery service available this console generation. Now that the beloved Nintendo Wii is nearing the end of its life and Wii U is on the horizon, consider these games that you might have missed when the Wii was all the rage.
Each of these virtually unknown games can be had for less than $15 (some much lower) and all provide great entertainment for your gaming dollar. There’s something in here for everyone.
Genre: Timing Platformer
Tomena Sanner was featured on this site as part of our Game of The Day feature. It’s a great party game that we’ve used with success in gaming competitions with friends. Everyone finds the kooky style adorable and remarks about how surprisingly challenging the game is.
Jett Rocket was a WiiWare surprise. Arguably one of the best-looking WiiWare games, it’s also fun to play. Jett Rocket is a 3D platformer where you’ve got to collect as many solar panels as you can while you make your way to the end of each level. This game was also featured as a Game of The Day.
Here’s an easy way to describe Rush: take ChuChuRocket, put it on the Wii, and replace the mice with cubes. That doesn’t mean it’s a lame knock-off, though. Far from it! This WiiWare title is challenging and fun and also brings some unique gameplay elements of its own. It also has decent graphics and pretty good music.
It’s no surprise that two Shin’en games make this list. The quality of their WiiWare games speaks for itself. FAST Racing League fills the futuristic hover-car racing hole that the Wii has, and it does so quite well. A great soundtrack, good track design, and innovative light/dark switching gameplay mechanisms make this a great choice.
I love the way this game looks. It's colours are so delicious.
Nyx Quest is sort of a strange game. It’s slow-paced but not quite cerebral. A neat premise and setting, challenging puzzles, and good platforming awaits you in this title. On a side note, I really enjoyed the soundtrack. Give this game a go if you’re looking for something different.
Similar to the Game of The Day series on GameBlaster64 where I feature great games that every gamer should play, the Fund This Game series focuses on games that are up for funding on crowdsourcing platforms and deserve the cash.
The first one I'd like to mention is Rimelands: Hammer of Thor.
Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is a Steampunk RPG that made its debut on the iOS platform last year, to great critical fanfare. Now, the two Finnish indie developers behind the project want to bring the game to the PC and they need our help to do it.
More than just a simple port, the game will feature several upgrades including a full-on level-editor.
The game has been described by fans on iTunes as a "turn-based Torchlight" and the website 148apps says "Rimelands is about as good as it gets for a turn based RPG on the iPhone. Unless Fallout 2 gets directly ported into the App Store, Rimelands is the game to get."