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Most Challenging Game of 2016?

Challenge yourself with Space Hunger, a mobile game whose developer claims it to be the most difficult game of 2016. Do you think you have what it takes to prove them wrong?

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Chiptune Greatness from CasePortman: Samurai Blitz OST

Browsing Bandcamp for new chiptunes and video game music is quickly becoming one of my favorite pastimes, even if it is technically work-related… regardless, today I’ve got quite a gem of a soundtrack to share with you! Samurai Blitz is a mobile runner / platformer / hack n’ slash hybrid with beautiful pixel artwork and fantastic music. Kick back and take a listen to the OST right here:

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Retro Gamers Rejoice! Jet-Paco is Coming to NES, IRL

Let us all take a moment to appreciate 8-bit gaming on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES was– and still is– awesome, and if you don’t think the NES is awesome, you’re probably just bad at playing NES games.  Or maybe you’ve experienced a traumatic incident involving a Nintendo being used as a weapon. I’m not here to judge, but you gotta face those demons.

Anyway, people are still making NES games. Continue reading Retro Gamers Rejoice! Jet-Paco is Coming to NES, IRL

Band Saga: 16-bit-Inspired Music-Generated Roguelike on Kickstarter

Band SagaRichmond, Virginia – September 15, 2014 – Get ready for Band Saga, an intergalactic adventure of epic proportions that has just taken to Kickstarter for funding. This 16-bit-inspired music-generated Roguelike will allow players to interact with the game world in a unique way: by using an in-game FM sequencer to create tunes that will influence everything from the level design and enemies encountered to the game difficulty and colors displayed. With an incredible soundtrack by developer Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and an extended cast of guest musicians that includes Disasterpeace (of Fez), Grant “Stemage” Henry (of Metroid Metal), and Laura Shigihara (of Plants Vs. Zombies) among others, and melodies and sounds that are synthesized in real time as you play, music plays a huge role in Band Saga. Check out the Band Saga Kickstarter Campaign

The Band Saga soundtrack, composed by Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and friends, lays the foundation for the gameplay experience, although players are encouraged to modify the existing soundtrack or compose their own tunes using the game’s Sega Genesis-inspired FM sequencer to create all new twists within the Band Saga universe. A full list of contributing musicians is as follows:

Aivi Tran (Cryamore)
Bright Primate
Chelsea Davis
Danimal Cannon
Disasterpeace (Fez, The Floor is Jelly, Runner2)
Jeff Ball (Globulous, Tiny Barbarian, Timespinner)
Laura Shigihara (Plants Vs. Zombies)
Martina Chevalier
Mega Ran
Misfit Chris
Stemage (of Metroid Metal)

Check out the catchy Band Saga LP in its entirety on Bandcamp. Support the project on Kickstarter.