We’re back after taking a break for zombie Jesus Day and Overlord Ror hurdling headlong toward the grave another year at a time, this time to discuss a great mixture of games and even one sent in from a fan! Thanks, Mumbles! The Indie Fund has been looming over our heads since it was announced shortly before IGF, with many people wondering exactly what it is supposed to accomplish. We discuss how it is a better funding option for indies, and hopefully we’ll see a great number of indie games funded.
Toki Tori gets a bit of air time with us as we look into the bonus levels offered by Two Tribes for becoming a member of their official Steam group. The game is completely different on all three platforms, but for those of you who own it on Steam and are looking forward to more platforming fun, join their Steam group for more great levels. Each time they reach a membership milestone, you’re helping!
The D.R.O.D. games are finally available on Impulse as well, with the last in the series, The City Beneath, being one Overlord Ror had a hand in helping create, if only slightly. You should definitely check them out if you love puzzle strategy games, and the unique mix of humor is something sure to please. After all, stabbing roaches and eyeballs all day with a really big sword is any kid’s dream.
Our One Game Pick for this week is Flotilla, by Blendo Games. Brendon Chen is a one man show with this one, with his previous release Gravity Bone seeing great success among the indie community. This is actually on my list to review for Gamer Limit, so once the review has been posted, I’ll have a link here. Suffice to say, it’s a nice mix between an adventure game with tactical strategy elements that anyone should love. The humor is also second to none, with space flamingos, toucans, cats, and of course, Afrodite being present to either help or hinder you on your journey.
The music direction is absolutely lovely, since the entire score is classical music and there is nothing more satisfying than blowing apart your enemies in space to a classical score. If you’d like to check out Flotilla, you can get it directly from Brendon on the Blendo Games website here, or if you are a console lover, you can check it out on the indie games section for only 400 MS points, since the game has been released for 360 as well. It’s only $10, so check it out and let us know what you think! We loved it, and you probably will too.