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GARAGE: Bad Trip (Switch / PC) Review

Waking up in the trunk of a car with no memory of who you are, hey that rhymes! Get ready for an abstract, psychedelic, top down survival horror game with increasingly challenging gun fights, gruesome original enemies, refined pixel art, exploration, investigation, and a gripping story to keep your blood pumping throughout the whole adventure.

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IndieSpotlight: Outpost Zero Hands-On Impressions

Outpost Zero is a multi-player survival game that is currently in early access on steam. This game has some of the same qualities as most survival games out there, but also has its own original characteristics. The basics are all here; such as base building, a character leveling system, mining, and defending your home bases from certain monsters and enemies around the map. Some of the things that make this game original were that certain monsters appear on the map for you or your friends to slay and earn certain items in-game. World events also bring interest in the game such as acid rain or meteor showers that could damage you or your base and in certain situations your armor.

The base building mechanics in the game are very fluid and easy to understand. The crafting menu doesn’t provide a lot of building types, but that is understandable for an early access version. Making bases can be unique but have a lot of the same turn-outs on bases and take a little imagination. It’s much more bearable to build more bases instead of just one massive one. Colonies are unique in their own way and involve teaming up with friends to take on the wasteland. In my opinion this is a better player experience for players of this game to focus on.

The deeper you go in this game, the harder the difficulty; such as having to slay more ferocious creatures and maneuver through rougher and rougher terrain. Some of the materials in the game appear to be in nodes with a small amount of health to each node meaning it’s usually harder to find the more rare materials, having to fight off many things to just get them.This can lead to quite the hassle at times in regard to getting materials together to build with.

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IndieSpotlight: Graveyard Keeper Alpha (Farming Meets Necromancy)

Graveyard Keeper is the newest upcoming game developed by Lazy Bear Games, the development team behind the hit 2016 indie boxing management sim Punch Club and is being published by tinyBuild Games, known for a variety of titles spanning multiple genres and platforms such as stealth horror Hello Neighbor, action adventure Mr. Shifty, physics platformer Clustertruck and survival adventure The Final Station just to mention a few of my favorites. Similar to Punch Club, Graveyard Keeper is also a management sim but switches the gloves you wear from boxing gloves to the gloves of a grave keeper’s while maintaining the undeniable charm we saw in Punch Club.

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Party Hard is a Game About Killing People & Getting Away w/ It While Dancing

Everybody goes through a partying phase, some never made it out of theirs. Luckily for you Party Hard from tinyBuild and Pinokl Games lets you take those mother effers out, because you’re just trying to get to sleep and everybody thinks it’s party central non-stop. Or maybe you just hate your neighbors? The dark humor possibilities are endless with this game, as players are tasked with committing murders under the guise of being just another party animal like the rest of them – all while trying not to get caught. Now if this sounds a bit much for you I assure you, continue reading because it gets even more awesome.

Scattered all around each level in Party Hard are various ways to end the lives of those who seek to oppose you by refusing to kill the party. Sometimes you might just stab somebody in a room when they are alone and walk off like nothing happened. Other times you might try and set people up for disastrous accidents that will not end well for them (or so you’re hoping). Coming to Steam and mobile platforms later this year, Party Hard just brings a hilarious offer to the table. Of course, none of this is meant to be taken seriously, and the pixel art should give that away from the get-go. But as far as gameplay mechanics, it’s one of the only titles where you can simply break out into dance at the push of a button, experience dancing bears, ganja conspiracy plots, and flaming limbo lines all together.

Recently at PAX East 2015 my favorite YouTuber Jesse Cox sat down and played the game. While at first things were pretty bizarre, and understandably so, the game’s charming mechanics won over audiences who tuned in live via Twitch as well as the broadcaster himself. Take a look below at that and be on the lookout for more as this game makes its way to full release (if the SJWs don’t write a hundred cry blogs about it first of course). Editor’s Note: You’re probably not getting it Australia. Just sayin’.

Extended Gameplay Video featuring Jesse Cox:

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BOID Steam Early Access Review

BOID is a game that reminds me a lot of StarCraft – but not in a good way since it doesn’t live up to that potential influence in a meaningful way. The graphics are decent but the gameplay looks like something you would get out of a Health book. The graphics are also not only if you keep in mind this is an indie RTS game. The game does not keep my attention, and that’s not to say that there is nothing to do in the game, it’s just not as much as there could be to do in a game like this. The controls are mediocre and the game could be better. I wish it was controller supported but really the controls are nothing more than drag and drop with the mouse so I’m not sure how that would work anyway.

There are a lot of ways that BOID could be better and I really do wish it had more to it since it doesn’t keep my attention for too long, doesn’t look optimized for 1080P. This looks a lot like something that could be more well received on Android tablets and iPad but seems not really meant for a PC monitor display. With that being said I would like to see the development studio put out a better version of BOID on something touchscreen. I believe it would work flawless on a touch screen. It’s not that intensive of an experience and the game is not that hard. Again, I wish there was more to it and that it was much harder to play therefore able to keep my attention. There’s a lot of games that do a better job than BOID at bringing the strategy genre to the indie world. I wish it had more to do with the whole StarCraft phenomena but it doesn’t. It’s lackluster and the game could use more weapons to send your spawners too.

Editor’s Note: This is a Review of the Steam Early Access version of the game which may be subject to changes / updates in final build.

Check out the GeekEssentials Video Review below created for RealGamerNewz for more info.

Video Review:

Overall Score: 6 / 10
RGN Rating: Below Bronze
Developer: Mokus
Publisher: tinyBuild

Available On: Windows PC (via Steam)

Review Copy Info: Eight digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Written by Shanerr123 and TecRev of Geek Essentials for RealGamerNewz

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Geek Essentials on 20150315 and was last modified on 20150316 .

Spoiler Alert Collector’s Edition Review

Spoiler Alert is an indie game for Steam which presents an idea we haven’t seen before. The game is a platformer that goes in reverse, causing players to undo the actions of the Pepper Knight who is after a certain Princess. Oh wait, Spoiler Alert! See what I did there? Anyways, normally that type of information would be the first thing you’d learn booting up the game but instead players begin their journey at the final stage of each world unlocking levels backwards for a total of 4 worlds featuring dozens of stages each.

Some stages are very quick breathers, and others take longer to figure out – something like a puzzle. Characters automatically run in a certain direction throughout the game and must control jumping as well as other actions like unthrowing hammers, unlaunching flame spit balls, and putting on or taking off various types of armor associated with those attacks which Pepper Knight acquires throughout the game.

The gameplay presented by development studio MEGAFUZZ, and brought to a bigger gaming audience at large by publisher tinyBuild, is memorable and fresh. The skill-based, addictive, and satisfying challenge of playing this simple platformer in reverse – as well as the occasional nod to classic platformer mechanics – give Spoiler Alert its own identity.

Visually the graphics of the background and enemies are better animated than Pepper Knight himself – but this is easily forgivable as a lot of fun factor can be found here with creative gameplay design at the core of this title. Spoiler Alert makes players rethink the way they play by timing moves to avoid collecting coins or taking out enemies and other tasks that were not previously performed. This is all to avoid a time paradox. This means it is essential to get timing correct and this platformer is a lot less forgiving than others.

Spoiler Alert awards players with achievements as they go and offers something more to strive for once the title is beaten. As far as overall replay value, this is going to depend on the end-user. There are some players who will find the title’s replay value to be thin due to a lack of features inherent with most auto-runner games. This is still a great title nonetheless.

A winner of many awards in the indie community, Spoiler Alert also comes equipped with a Level Editor, Controller Support, Steam VR Support, Leaderboards, Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud Saves, and is open for Steam Workshop mod communities to tinker in.

Final Verdict:

Unique games have a special effect on the gamer that allows us to remain interested in fading genres that need new ideas to be introduced. With that, we commend MEGAFUZZ for putting this title together and keeping its polished, focused gameplay at the center of the experience from start to finish.

The World’s 1st Reverse Platformer, the difficulty is there, but once the learning curve is overcome the game can be beaten in about an hour or two. Bonus modes like SpeedRunner are unlocked afterwards. In Spoiler Alert, each level was designed to a millimeter precision, and the testing required for this is greatly appreciated. Spoiler Alert is a solid title well worth picking up on the Steam platform. There’s nothing else quite like it, and you don’t really know how good it is until you try it. Featuring an original soundtrack by Roland La Goy, 100 levels of backwards platforming, SpeedRunner mode, and the original Game Jam version of Spoiler Alert – the Collector’s Edition for just $7.99 is worth looking into.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Publisher: tinyBuild

Developer: MEGAFUZZ

Available Now: Steam (PC / Mac OS X / Linux)

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20140708 and was last modified on 20140708 .