It may surprise some of you to know that even I’ve succumbed to the addictive qualities of the “clicker genre” — games whose sole mechanic is simply clicking something on screen and watching numbers go up or down. I’m not alone in enjoying these games and examining why allows us to look at one of the key draws of a lot of video games.
As many of you know, we love talking to Indie Game Developers on Game-Wisdom and the growth of the Indie market has been very interesting to watch over the years. This is why today’s Kickstarter spotlight is for the film Game Loading Rise of the Indies which takes a look at how the Indie market and its designers have grown.
This week there isn’t going to be a podcast as I was a guest on Nova Heart Beat’s twitch channel to talk and play Spirit Siege which we discussed last week.
For just about three hours, I played with Charlie Englehard and Ben Fraser as we talked about the design while trying not to get my butt kicked too hard. I will say that I did better this time than when I played against Zach Barth in Ironclad Tactics. At around 2:20:00 in, they decided to flip the script and interview me as I talked more about the origins of Game-Wisdom.
Right now I just have the Twitch video link , but once it’s posted on Youtube, I will embed the video instead.
Outland which was released on XBLA and PSN a few years ago is finally making the trip to the PC. The game combines metroidvania style gameplay with bullet hell shooter reflexes to create a game that starts out great, but runs out of steam before crossing the finish line.