Want to play Vintage Hero but don't have an Xbox? No worries, now you can play it on the PC! Get it for only $1.99 at desura.com. Next up is a long overdue update for the Windows Phone game Cryptogram adding 300 new puzzles. Till then...
I'm pleased to announce Vintage Hero will be available on the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace Wednesday, July 24th for 80 MSP! Here's the deets...
When Earth comes under attack by alien invaders, the peaceful denizens expect their old hero, Giga Man to once again save them. When it's clear he's too wrapped up in the tempting night life of the robot glitterati, it's time for a new hero to arrive. Help Floyd, an unassuming custodian at the county jail, his mentor Mac and his lifelong friend Kricket defeat the evil General and his invading alien army!
Action, platforming, and everything you love about the 8-bit gaming era brought back to the modern world with a classic chip tune soundtrack and a gripping story.
Out of the lethargy of legends begins the dawn of new heroes…
You can also download the complete original 8-bit soundtrack for free!
Check out the main entry on Vintage Hero for more.
The paid and free versions of Cryptogram for Windows Phone 7 have been released. Look, a press release!
Cryptogram, the Classic Puzzle Game Comes To Windows Phone 7
Based on the classic puzzle game available in thousands of newspapers and books across the globe, you can now bring hundreds of cryptogram puzzles with you at your fingertips on your Windows Phone!
A cryptogram is a simple alphabet substitution applied to a phrase where each letter in the phrase will stand for another. You uncover the solution by swapping an encrypted letter for the correct letter. If you think 'Z' in the puzzle stands for 'A', then it will equal 'A' every time the letter 'Z' appears in the phrase. The puzzle is solved when all letters in the phrase have been deciphered.
Crytogram is now available on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Marketplace Deep Link to Ad-Free Version
Marketplace Deep Link To Free Version With Ads
The first update for Space Racer has hit the marketplace. The next time you play the game the patch will automatically install. Lot's of new features this time around including:
-3 new bonus tracks unlocked when all 12 main tracks are beaten.
-Switch between normal and hard difficulties in single player mode at the track select screen.
-When playing 2-player, the loser won't get bumped out after the first race when "Play All" is selected for the circuit.
-You can now pick the same ship to race with in 2-player mode.
-New trial version is a better representation of how the game plays.
-You'll see a congratulations screen after beating all twelve tracks.
Thanks to all who played the game and I hope these changes make the experience more enjoyable. I'll be working at break-neck speed on Old School Hero for the next few weeks and hope to get some new video up soon. I also have some blog ideas to write up on the technical side, including how I did the faux 3-D effect of two sprite circling each other on the congrats screen in Space Racer and the as promised Tile Ripper for tile based games. I'd also like to share some press the new game's received, including being picked by IndieGames.com as one of the best of January's Xbox Indies! Till then...
Space Racer's been out for less than a week and I've been getting some great feedback. Since release I've been working on an update to address some issues people have with the game, the main one being the game's length. So for the first update I'll be adding some new bonus tracks that will be unlocked when you beat all 12 of the main tracks. I'll also be addressing some of the 2 player oddities that are present including the loser getting booted out of the first race when playing all tracks in a circuit. Also, you'll now have the ability to pick the same ship when playing a 2 player race.
I'd also like to thank 1uporpoison.com for holding a contest giving away free codes of the game. Congratulations to the winners, sleepydumbdude, Doug, and philliplynx! Check the comments in the Space Racer review and you'll see they've left a code to get Alawishus Pixel for free. The first one to enter the code wins!
If you don't already get Xbox Indie reviews from GameMarx.com or listen to their fantastic podcast about indie games be sure to start now! This week they're giving away a free code for Space Racer! If you missed the contest, no worries. Watch the GameMarx video review show this Monday and there will be another chance to get a code. Regardless, you should be checking out all the content on GameMarx as they're a highly entertaining bunch. In addition to the reviews, their game search app is also a great way to visually narrow down a list of games with custom attributes you might have. If you're into Xbox Indie Games and haven't seen their website, you're missing out. Leave a comment or send a message and let 'em know you're out there!
If you've played Space Racer and would like to review it here's a couple of websites that allow user reviews.
Xblaratings.com lets users review and rate all Xbox Live Arcade and Indie games.
Popupgamer.com is another review site with user generated content. Rate and review any game on any system!
Check back here for more news and I'll be sure to post when the update is up!
It's been a month since release and Alawishus has seen some good reviews. So Happy!
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