Indielicious Indie Game News Roundup for February 5th

February 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

GIGANTIC ARMY is Out Today!  2D Mech-Action is Back With a Vengeance!

Nyu Media has announced that the highly anticipated side-scrolling mech shooter GIGANTIC ARMY is available to download today for just $5.99 from GIGANTICARMY.com, GamersGateDesura and Rice Digital.

GIGANTIC ARMY puts you in command of the ‘GMR-34 SALADIN’ a robotic powerhouse bristling with enough weaponry to singlehandedly take down a planetary army, and versatile enough to dodge or deflect whatever the enemy throws at you.

The work of esteemed shmup Japanese developer ASTRO PORT, GIGANTIC ARMY continues the studio’s tradition of delivering high-octane shooter experiences that can be enjoyed as much by novices, as by discerning shmup aficionados.

Taking its cues from timeless classics like Cybernator / Assault Suits Valken, Front Mission: Gun Hazard and Metal Slug – GIGANTIC ARMY brings the much-loved mech-shooter stomping and blasting into 2014 with gorgeously detailed backdrops, fluid animation, and impeccably pitched gameplay.

GIGANTIC ARMY FEATURES:

  • 2D side-scrolling mech-action  where you pilot a devastating robotic super-weapon!
  • 6 meticulously designed stages from acclaimed shmup developers ASTRO PORT!
  • Gigantic boss encounters and mid-level boss battles!
  • 9 different weapon combinations to choose from – choose the load-out that matches your  combat strategies – plus shield, thrusters, and dash!
  • 4 difficulty modes from ‘Easy’ to ‘Insane’ to cater for all skill levels!
  • Rebalanced gameplay from the Japanese original, making this Nyu Media release the definitive version of GIGANTIC ARMY!
  • The Steam version (GIGANTIC ARMY is currently on Steam Greenlight) will add 42 achievements, trading cards, and more! A Linux version for Steam is now in the final stages of development!
  • Outstanding value for only $5.99!

Buy and play the game today from the official game websiteGamersGate, Desura, and Rice Digital.

GIGANTIC ARMY is also on Steam Greenlight! Please help bring GIGANTIC ARMY to Steam by voting YES!

Games Britannia Live!  Now Accepting Game Submissions

Games Britannica Live

Games Britannica Live!

Games Britannia Live! is a public extension to the multi-award winning videogame education festival running over the weekend of 28 – 29 June 2014 in Sheffield, Great Britain.

Hosted across several iconic city-centre venues, including the Winter Gardens, Tudor Square and Millennium Galleries, up to twenty thousand visitors are expected making Games Britannia Live! an excellent opportunity for videogame developers to show their latest work to a large audience.

“Game Republic has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the Games Britannia festival,” said Jamie Sefton, Managing Director of the Yorkshire and the North of England games network Game Republic. “Now in addition to the educational strand, Games Britannia Live! presents a fantastic opportunity for the region’s talented games developers to showcase their work to the public.”

Games Britannia Live! is now open for submissions from all potential exhibitors. Space is all free of charge to all successful applicants.

Game developers and publishers interested in submitting their games should make their application  at http://live.gamesbritannia.com. Closing dates for submissions will be 19th March 2014 and the titles appearing at the festival will be revealed soon after.

Andy Payne, Chair of industry trade body Ukie and CEO of Mastertronic said, “It is fabulous to see Games Britannia Live! going from strength to strength and proving that there is both a supply and demand for games and technology from all over the country and an event that is crucially outside of London. This event is open to all and will give game makers an unrivaled and invaluable opportunity to put their creations in front of a huge audience”.

To find out more about the Games Britannia festival visit www.gamesbritannia.com.

Refract Studios Releases New Gameplay Video for Their Racer, Distance

Distance is a Windows/Mac/Linux survival racing game from members of Team Nitronic that combines the intense action of arcade racing with the exploration of an atmospheric world. You control a unique car that allows you to boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city. The world has a mysterious history, and as you explore you’ll be able to uncover pieces of its past. In short, it’s Trials Evolution + Rush 2049 + Halo + Tron: Legacy.

The roads are treacherous and unpredictable with obstacles around every corner. Instead of doing laps on a loop, you’ll be trying to survive to the end in the quickest time. Since your car has several abilities, it allows you to not only drive fast on the track but also upside down and on buildings and walls! You can also fly to discover new shortcuts and paths. You’ll be able to take on the roads alone, or in multiplayer with your friends!

The game is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning game Nitronic Rush, created by ourselves and 8 others while attending DigiPen Institute of Technology. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.

Check out the Distance game web site.

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