Posted on November 7, 2010
8bitrocket Flash, Indie Game, Retro Interweb In-Box Round-Up
I have been sunk deep into a couple projects over the last couple weeks and during that time I have not had time to post. There are some cool new things going on that I have had the pleasure to take a look at and my inbox has been filled with review requests and other what-not. Here are the ones I liked the best.
From the inbox
Andy Goes To Hollywood’s Diary of a Flash Game – Read the 4 part series on the creation of the hilarious Granny To Hell Flash game.
Grand Foot Escape – This Retro – styled run and dodge game is notable for it’s monochrome styled goodness and the 8bit re-mixes of the original GTA IV soundtrack.
Last week, Atari shipped Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 – 50 of the most addicting games from Atari’s legendary vault are now available on the must-have Nintendo DS title of the holiday season. We hope to have a review copy and one to give away in a Flash 8K retro game programming contest ASAP.
Make an Augmented Reality Video with Lindsay Lohan for Ecko’s Cut & Sew line and win $10,000. – I had no idea these things existed until I worked on the Kraft NFL Augmented reality game. Who wouldn’t want to make a video including a hologram of Lindsay Lohan? You can also win a $3000 video editing rig…pretty nice.
Some Games I’ll Play Again (From Flash Game Distribution)
Greexel (A Pixel Adventure) – Choose to either dodge everything or catch everything in this perfectly crafted retro-styled arcade game.
Mr. Bacteria – This one has some bitchen’ title screen/in-game music. I mean it is really really good. The game-play a little like Geometry Wars by set inside a human? You have to kill bacteria. It’s fun.
Mad Trucker 2 – I’m a sucker for trucking games. It must be because of all the road trips Steve and I took with our Dad to backwater (and no water) abandoned gold mining camps in the 80’s. This is a well done overhead 2-d driving simulator, but I find myself wanting to run into the other cars…not a good way to be successful in this game.
Galaxy Chimp – A very well done Bloons knock-off.
Boat Kissing – OK, I WON”T be playing this again, but you have to check this shit out. What the fuck? I know there is an audience for these and I hope they make money, but again, I ask, WHAT THE FUCK?…that is all.
Halloween Chica Dress-up (primary_02_encrypt) – I have a special fascination with the skimpy outfits that girls wear on Halloween. This might be a week late, but I will play it again…
(no score, but it’s great in so many ways…)
Other cool stuff
The final tape-based Sony Walkman was created a couple weeks ago before the line was finally canceled. I had a couple of these babies back in the 1980’s. They were the iPod of the original “me decade”. I think I sold mine at a garage sale and accidentally left a cassette single with Van Halen’s Jump on one side and “Outta Love Again” on the reverse. (that would be a “cassingle” for the uninitiated).
Game Play Video (The good, the Bad, and the really bad) of 50 Atari Jaguar games. I have one of these (in the attic now) and many of the games are great, but many are not. There are some gems in this video, but I have absolutely no idea why it would be on a Blog about cars. Doom, Fight For Life, Alien v. Predator, Tempest 2000 and Defender 2000 are awesome, while most of the “solid” polygon games look very undercooked.
-8bitJeff is Jeff D. Fulton