Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Stendhal - 1.22

Looking for a bit of christmas spirit and holiday feeling? The latest release of mmorpg Stendhal decorates the game with wintery feeling to match the season. There is even a new christmas song. :)

There is even presents and a christmas stocking. I wonder if there is equipment in it?

Friday, 2 December 2016

zSILENCER

There's just so many Free games out there to find! A quick look around for something new to write about got me zSILENCER. It's a re-created Free version of a game called Silencer, where teams of agents utilize all sorts of technology in order to find and bring home top secret information before the other team. It's sort of like a game of capture the flag, set in a 2D cybercrime setting. The premise sounds both fun and unique, and several agencies with different specializations should give multiplayer-fans something to chew on. Game stats and a list of top agents can be found on the official page, which is fun for those who feel competitive.

The dark cyberpunk-ish graphics give zSILENCER a nice atmosphere.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Terasology - 1.3.0

Another big numbered release for Terasology! 1.3.0, also known as Alpha 6, is dubbed "The lots of stuff release". It appears development took some extra time, so it's more filled with stuff than usual. Among lots of closed milestone issues and engine improvements are also a bunch of interesting-sounding modules. How about Alchemy, Cooking or Smithing? :) Those interested can check out the full extent of the release here.

Another breathtaking scene from Terasology, found on the official forum.

RogueBox Adventures - 2.1.0

RogueBox Adventures, roguelike and sandbox mix, keeps on giving. 2.1.0 was just released, focusing on bug fixes and sporting a long list of such. There's also a few new features, like info bars for monster behaviours, coloured item listings to make special items easier to find and GUI improvements in the form of icons showing available actions. Coming in the guture is an optional story mode, which sure sparks my interest more. :)

RogueBox Adventures showing the new action icons.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

HoDoKu

How about a bit of puzzle this sunday afternoon? HoDoKu will have you covered. It's a Sudoku generator/solver/trainer/analyzer, so it can both generate puzzles for you, let you solve them, give hints, solve them for you and let you highlight various solving techniques so you can learn from them. It has loads of functions and the various analyzation tools, like the ability to see how far a certain "move" takes you toward the solution, sounds really cool. I had no idea a Sudoku game could be so complex, so this was a cool find.

HoDoKu in the middle of a game, complete with hints and a solution summary.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Liero / OpenLieroX

Liero has a special place in my heart. Somehow we had found this game when I was in the early years of school and played it during breaks. While it can best be described as a realtime version of Worms, the chaos that ensued when we turned loading times on weapons to zero is what I associate with it today. :)

Digging tunnels, swinging around with ninja ropes and harnessing the power of all sorts of crazy weapons: simply put, Liero is great fun multiplayer with potential for both tactical matches and screen-filling mayhem. And if you feel the game could use even more options (like the ability to play as other characters than worms), OpenLieroX is an extra-everything version that should keep any multiplayer session going for a long long time. It even has online multiplayer, but personally I'd say this should be played should to shoulder. ;)

Lots of crazy going on in OpenLieroX.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Zero-K - 1.4.11.0

Large-scale super shiny RTS Zero-K has received loads of updates since I mentioned it last. Too much stuff has happened since then to mention all, but the game was amazing then and is even more so now. If you are not convinced, check this video!


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

FlightGear 2016.4

Version 2016.4 of the mighty impressive flight simulator FlightGear was released a few days ago. Air Traffic Control chatter has been re-introduced, the amazingly detailed Space Shuttle seen below is available and a whole lot of other things have been improved.

The amount of detail on this Space Shuttle from FlightGear is almost crazy.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Dune Legacy

Dune Legacy is a Free remake of the classic (perhaps the first?) RTS Dune II. It tries to be similar to the original while adding modern features, such as the ability to select many units at the same time and support for higher display resolutions. It also has three single-player campaigns, multiplayer support, a map editor and some nice scaling that makes the classic 2D graphics look sharp and high-res even on modern displays. You will need the original data-files, but if you have those this could be a really fun and well-made RTS.

A base in ruins and lots of tanks from Dune Legacy.

Tanks of Freedom 0.6.0

Beautiful pixel-art strategy game Tanks of Freedom is now on 0.6.0! The big addition in this version is online multiplayer! I can see that working very well, especially with an in-game map editor to create maps to play on - there will always be a new challenge available. There are also an assortment of smaller improvements and fixes as part of this release.

The isometric pixel-art in Tanks of Freedom is a sight to behold.