Tag Archive: 2015

Breeder Series

Breeder Game Jolt Page: http://gamejolt.com/games/breeder/43356
Breeder: Homegrown Game Jolt Page: http://gamejolt.com/games/breeder-homegrown/63826
Breeder itch.io Page: https://outlands.itch.io/breeder
Breeder: Homegrown itch.io Page: https://outlands.itch.io/breeder-homegrown
Developer’s Website: http://www.outlands-games.com/

It’s not particularly scary and it’s rarely all that graphic, but I will forever be a fan of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. What it lacks in actual spookiness it makes up for in spades with raw atmosphere, with a sense of mystery mixed with a subtle, uncanny valley-style feeling of ‘wrongness’. Breeder and especially its semi-sequel Breeder: Homegrown capture this atmosphere wonderfully well and make for great, short additions to a genre largely founded upon great short stories.

MANOS: The Hands of Fate – Director’s Cut

Developer’s Site || Steam Page

So many fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are familiar with Manos: The Hands of Fate that this B-movie has gained a cult following of its own, so it should come as no surprise that there’s a fangame out there. In fact, there are somehow no less than three wildly different Manos fangames floating around (and likely more), but this one is my favorite. Combining references to the movie itself with nods to other fan-favorite MST3K movies and NES games for good measure, MANOS: The Hands of Fate – Director’s Cut provides a thoroughly enjoyable and varied, if not particularly original, retro action platforming experience.

a dead world’s dream

Steam Page || itch.io Page

NOTE: the lag in the hub town in the above video is fixed in the current beta release on Steam and will likely be fixed within the official release a few days from the posting of this article.

It may not exactly be the best looking game and there may be a rather noticeable amount of lag in the main hub town, but a dead world’s dream is an otherwise very enjoyable and surprisingly well-designed nonlinear platformer.

Adventure in the Tower of Flight

Official Site || Steam Page

Adventure in the Tower of Flight may take some inspiration from Mighty Bomb Jack, but this is far more refined and enjoyable product. Taking on the role of Wing, players must slash and dash their way through the labyrinthine corridors of a legendary tower as they seek out secret treasures with the aid of the power of flight.