Sometimes a game has some interesting ideas but let down by poor execution.
Xenobots is, sadly, one of those.
Tagged: 1993, DOS, Electronic Arts, first-person perspective, NovaLogic Inc, real-time strategy, sci-fi | 5 repliesContinue reading →
Another day, another Formula 1 style driving game.
The hint from yesterday was a bit vague, but today we're looking at Grand Prix Circuit.
Tagged: 1989, Accolade, Amiga, Distinctive Software Interactive (DSI), DOS, driving, Driving Month, first-person perspective, Formula 1 | No repliesContinue reading →
I've seen some odd choices for TV/film tie-in games in the past, some better than others.
Today's choice is an unusual case, being both a poor use of a licence and a fairly poor game in its own right.
Tagged: 1990, Amiga, Creative Materials, driving, Driving Month, first-person perspective, Mindscape, TV/film tie-in | 2 repliesContinue reading →
Well, yesterday we looked at a game that began with the letter Z, and before we head back round the alphabet again, let's take a quick look at a game whose name starts with a number.
Today, then, we're taking a look around 3079. The game still seems to get gameplay-changing updates, so in the interests of clarity, I'm looking at v2.18.9.
Tagged: 2012, demo available, Desura, first-person perspective, first-person shooter, indie, New Beginnings Month, OS X, Phr00t, procedural generation, role-playing game (RPG), sci-fi, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Welcome to the 17th day of our voyage through gaming history, and on that note we're taking a look at something in the 17th letter of the alphabet - Q.
With that, today's game is Quantum Conundrum.
Tagged: 2012, Airtight Games, demo available, first-person perspective, jump'n'run, New Beginnings Month, physics puzzle, puzzle-solving, sci-fi, SQUARE ENIX, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
We're back on the regular trail of gaming goodness today, and today we're taking a look at 'P' games. Today's particular P game is the Polynomial.
Before we begin...
You know me by now, I like to have some kind of explanation as to what I'm supposed to be doing. I just didn't expect it quite like this.
Tagged: 2010, audio seeding, demo available, Desura, Dmytry Lavrov, first-person perspective, indie, New Beginnings Month, OS X, procedural generation, sci-fi, space shooter, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
As I've suggested elsewhere, each month in the Game A Day journey, I'll be looking at a different theme, and just to break up that theme - in case it's a theme you really hate, and just for a bit of variety really - mid month we'll mix it up with a bonus update that doesn't fit with the theme of the month - and that's the Mid-Month Mix-Up! Today's Mix-Up is an oldie, but a goodie: Ultima Underworld - The Stygian Abyss.
Tagged: 1992, DOS, dungeon crawl, first-person perspective, GOG.com, Looking Glass Studios, Mid-Month Mix-Up, Origin Systems, role-playing game (RPG), Ultima series | 3 repliesContinue reading →
Day 4 of New Beginnings Month, and in fine alphabetic tradition, we move onto D - and today's 'D' game is 'Dear Esther'. I gather there's some history to this game though I have no idea what it is, it looked interesting.
Before we begin...
I'm starting at the New Game screen, liking how beautiful the game looks, but I'm already confused.
Developers (Y-Z, #)