Tower Climb has been a game that I’ve been keeping an eye on since I first heard about it. A recent sale prompted me to finally try it out and what we have is an interesting mix of rogue-like and platformer design wrapped up in an old-school pixel aesthetic. Don’t let the cute graphics fool you however, this is a brutal game and is not for everybody.
Helldivers is the latest game from Arrowhead Games and was their first game developed originally for PSN and is now making the move to the PC. While it may feel like their previous hit Magicka at first, there are a lot of new things out there in space.
Galak-Z recently made the move from PSN to the PC and I wanted to check it out after all the positive buzz it got. This shooter manages to combine rogue-like design with an elevated take on the shmup genre. It comes close to be an amazing rogue-like, but some design limitations do hurt it somewhat.
Tomorrow Corporation along with 2D Boy are the creators behind some very interesting games that combine gameplay, aesthetic and storytelling into something else. Their previous games World of Goo and Little Inferno were interesting puzzle games and Human Resource Machine takes things a step further, by combining assembly language programming with office life.