Infinifactory: Assembly Line Antics
"Infinifactory continues Zachtronics' M.O of simple looking titles with a lot of depth hidden under the surface."
Action Henk developed by Rage Squid goes in a different direction with the speed run genre compared to the highly regarded Trials series. Where Trials focused on technical play which was both satisfying and demanding, Action Henk goes for more of a platforming angle and delvers on the easy to learn, difficult to master mantra.
Infinifactory is the latest game from Zachtronics whose previous puzzle game Spacechem became one of the most praised and cursed at puzzle titles of 2011 thanks to its challenging gameplay and open-ended design. With Infinifactory, Zach returns to the genre in 3D to give gamers another good reason to challenge their critical thinking abilities.
On my recent podcast with Nicholas from Samurai Punk, we got on the subject of Steam and more specifically about the challenges of competing against it. For years now industry experts have talked about the market control of Steam over the PC industry and many people don’t like how Steam has become a monopoly and would like a competitor to appear. But thinking about it more, it’s not just creating a digital platform and the problems with finding a true competitor is an almost impossible task.
This weekend with help from some friends I started up a twitch channel for Game-Wisdom and ran my first live stream of Nuclear Throne. Here is the Game-Wisdom Twitch channel which I’ll be using for full episodes at least once a week usually around 9 EST on Saturday and I may play other games in the meantime.
And if you miss any live plays, you can catch them from the Game-Wisdom Youtube page which I’ll be making more use of from this point on.