Teleglitch is Hella Good

Teleglitch old school shooting
Teleglitch is a top-down, sci-fi, roguelike shooter that features procedurally generated levels, pixelated retro graphics and of course perma-death. “WASD” controls your movement and aiming is done independently via mouse similar to the old games of Robotron and Smash TV. There are 20+ upgradable weapons to keep things interesting too.

The most distinctive feature of Teleglitch is the way it handles visibility. You only see what’s in your vicinity and a dynamic cone of view as you pass doorways and openings. Everything else is blackness, even areas you just came from.

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Slender: The Arrival – Beta Footage is looking rather Slim


The tall, lanky antagonist isn’t the only thing slender in Blue Isle Studio’s gameplay video. I don’t see much to do beyond stumbling around the woods with a flashlight in search of letters. Hopefully it’s a bit more involved, otherwise this is technically a walkthrough, not a demo.

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King’s Landing has been Minecrafted


Minecraft has become an ever-growing canvas for lo-fi recreations of famous places. Some incredibly dedicated and questionably insane people at WesterosCraft have recreated King’s Landing from popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Some 100 builders spent over 4 months creating around 3,000 buildings (with interiors).

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Not Pacman is Not Not Awesome


Not Pacman is a free, indie game by StabYourself.net. It bears a whole lot of semblance to its namesake for being called “Not Pacman”. To be fair, you do not directly control Pacman, the ghosts do not chase you and the maze is not stationary but that’s about the extend of the differences. The gameplay is reminiscent to one of those old wooden Labyrinth games where you’re at the mercy of gravity and inertia.

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Chaos Chronicles: Bringing Hexy Back


Them other games don’t know how to act. A new turn-based Strategy RPG is on the horizon. Chaos Chronicles by indie developer Coreplay is coming in 2013. Coreplay wants to revive the old school RPG game style with today’s graphics. They’re pulling inspiration from some true classics such as Phantasie, Pool of Radiance, Ultima, Wizardry, and Bard’s Tale. The game features hex tiles too which are always more fun than plain old squares.

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Haunts: The Manse Macabre –
the Grim Kickstarter is looking Grim


Haunts: The Manse Macabre, a promising turn-based horror game by Mob Rules Games is unfortunately on its deathbed. Originally due around Halloween, the team behind Haunts encountered some financial troubles (they ran out of money) and the programmers moved on to full time jobs, leaving the game incomplete, programmer-less and with no funds left to finish it.

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Barkley 2 Kickstarter Project Meets its Goal in 1 Day


Pour me a big ole cup of crazy. I called this game Barkley 2 out of fear that the actual title will send my blog crashing and burning in some sort of permalink anomaly. You see, its actual name is: The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. No, I’m not joking.

It’s a retro-nintendo-style RPG game that reminds me of the older Final Fantasy games. You play Hoopz, Charles Barkley’s amnesiac son who’s in search of the Cyberdwarf to learn about his forgotten past in a post-cyberpocalyptic world where basketball has been outlawed. Still not joking.

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