From SN Mobile Technology Inc., makers of Fantasy Defenders, comes the arcade style mobile game ZombieBolt. This is yet another free to play title that hit the mobile marketplace recently, and those hungering for achievements in the Google Play world will probably overlook this short little title. At the time of writing this review, the application is at version 1.05, which seems to have only optimized the ads, which are already fairly bountiful. But is the game in between the random advertisements any fun, or is the fee to remove the ads the best option here?
Cosmic Rocket Defense stands as the debut PC title from developing team Alien Sync Interactive. A modern take on the simplistic arcade cabinets of old, this title had made its way on the Desura gaming marketplace, and most recently the Steam digital store by way of the greenlight program they have. It was picked up for digital distribution through Black Shell Media, who have been unleashing a good number of titles as of late. However, this one seems to have slipped by the radars, finding very little attention. In fact, at the time of writing this, there’s only two reviews posted for the Steam version, one positive and one negative. So, what’s the verdict, then? Is it a fun little game that you need to play right away, or does it need a lot of work before you can justify the hefty price tag of four dollars (US currency)?
Flump Studios is no stranger to bullet hell style video games, though it seems to be a recent shift in development. Most of their titles have been designed for the Xbox Live Indie program, and a number have made their way onto the Windows Phone Marketplace as well. Among them are titles like Pressured and the Retro Racer series, but the title they are most known for is Super Killer Hornet: Resurrection on Steam, a different variation of the original Super Killer Hornet on the first of those digital store fronts mentioned. Like that release for the PC, the team find themselves working with Kiss ltd. to unleash a brand new platforming shooter in a similar vein titled Horizon Shift. But does this simpler take on the style work out for the gamer, or is it just a colossal mess?
Despite all the advancements in gaming today, the indie development world still manages to turn out some fairly simple games for those looking for a breather from the big name franchises of today. This is the case with Dodge, an Action/Puzzle style title from independent publisher and developer named Yokcos. According to the official blog, it’s a game that was “crafted in forty eight hours” through Game Maker, as well as SFXR to create the audio. The venture has received a fair deal of praise from users and the media alike for being an example of “minimalism” in a complicated world, but does Dodge have anything to offer gamers today, or is it actually something far more pointless?
Walter Machado, developer of last year’s PC Action title Gearcrack Arena, returns with a brand new venture simply titled Ubermosh. While the follow-up release isn’t quite done, Walter has gone ahead and made it available through Steam as an “Early Access” purchase at a nice budgetary cost of two dollars US (cheaper if you picked it up on sale around the time of launch). But, what exactly is it, and, even at this point in development, is it anything worth keeping an eye on?