AirMech is on its way to Steam, and if you want to get in on the closed Beta, all you have to do is Like their Facebook page or Google+ page. Actually, an even better way to get in on the action is to purchase the Indie Royale Graduation Bundle that's out now. It comes included with the rest of the games and going that route will get you an in-game item that gives you +5xp. Handy.
I've been playing AirMech like a fiend all day today. I can definitely see it becoming the newest edition to the Game of The Day series in the near future!
What is AirMech? It's a game like League of Legends but with a lot more interactivity and action. It's also got a bit of Tower Defence in there, which I'm a huge fan of. Matches are high energy and exciting. A huge amount of well-balanced items ensures that games play right.
Watch this video for a good idea of what you're getting into:
Just wanted to throw a shout out that Drifter: A Space Trading Game, which was featured on our Fund This Game series a couple weeks back is now entering its last two days of funding. It's well past its $50,000 target with a total of just over $70,000 as of this writing, but there is a stretch goal at $75,000 of being able to hire Steve Courtney to do the UI design. Here's the info on that:
Steve Courtney UI Design
It just so happens that Steve Courtney, poster and disc art designer extraordinaire, is a UI designer by trade. I've been talking to him and he'd love to come on to the project to help, and I'd love to have an incredibly slick professionally-designed UI for the game. So, should the campaign hit $75,000 Steve will be able to apply his talents to the game's UI and menus.
If Drifter: A Space Trading Game looks like something you'd be into, then throw a few dollars to Celsius Game Studios and make it happen! You have less than two days to do it!
The team behind StarForge is CodeHatch, who released a game called Silas in 2011 under the Exalt Studio brand.
So just what is StarForge? It's like Minecraft meets Warcraft meets HD graphics meets Space. Here's the official description:
StarForge is a game about gathering resources, building bases, crafting anything you want, and surviving on an alien planet. Earth's star is dying and humanity transferred as much technology and resources as possible and left on a one way mission to populate another planet.
StarForge was inspired by Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Terraria, and Minecraft. It borrows elements from the RTS, FPS, RPG, Voxel Builder, Tower Defense, and Physics Sandbox genres. We are building a dark and serious universe and want the player to live out their own unique story on the procedural planet.
Sounds awesome. I'm downloading now! Thanks goes out to Sergeace for the heads-up!