Freebie Fridays: Max Gentlemen

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Good morr…hold on, we have to get in the mood for this game. Hold please.

That’s better!

Good morrow, good sir!

I hope you are having a bully day today. Is everyone having a bully day? Well, that’s just splendid. I must say the video game by the creators The Men Who Wear Many Hats’ (Organ Trail game) “Max Gentlemen” (CLICK FOR THE GAME) may have got me in a tizzy. It’s quite the way to go if you want to feel like a true gentlemen, especially for the lady-folk. Seriously, I’m sure if you and your lass play this video game your lass may turn into a lad, she will.

As “Max Gentlemen” goes, the objective is, as any good standing gentleman would know, is to collect hats. That’s right, hats. I may have to say that again: Max Gentlemen’s objective in most of these games is to go out there and collect as many hats as possible, beating your opponent. As of right now, there are two lads for the lads to choose, all of them have quite the splendid body. However, there are two packs available that will make your Gentlemen look as Gentlemenly as you…or look like Octodad, a lass mating with an octopus? What will they think of next?! Prohibition?! HUBHUBHUBHUBHUB!

It felt a little bit like WarioWare, where there is no real objective than the objective to gain more hats, and that is fine. But with that, I feel like this fits under the “Flappy Bird” category of games, but on a big scale. It’s one of those games where it’s very simple and very weird to play but you keep on playing it and you keep on liking this game. To me, that is all I want in my video games. I want to have fun. Max Gentlemen is just that, it’s a fun timewaster that I pop in and go crazy on for a few minutes, turn it off, do something, come back, do a few more minutes of Max Gentlemen, gather hats, make me look as dapper as I can be with multiple hats on my head (in real life, it’s pretty scary).

The only thing is, when I downloaded it all I get are two people and two places (a bar and on a stage coach) I don’t know what I was expecting, maybe more? I know there are packs for more stages and playing this game kind of wants me to buy these packs for obvious reasons (See: 1900s Octodad) but if I don’t want to buy it, I have to stick with going through Bronze, Silver and Gold classes collecting hat after hat after hat after hat and, honestly, that seems like the best that I can do.

If you have time on your hands and don’t know what to do, go to Steam or you mobile devices and download Max Gentlemen tonight.You won’t regret it one bit. If you do have a problem with this game, you deserve a harumph.

…Also the game was created due to male enhancement spam the creators got in their e-mail…no…seriously. (From: Kotaku)

“Max Gentlemen was first thought up as an afterthought to a spam email, for penis pills. We never read that email; instead we dreamt up the world of Max Gentlemen; A world of extreme victorian gents.”

“Max Gentlemen was a much larger game more akin to some sort of action-dating-sim. It was stupid. We dropped it. Then along came a Game Jam to make a drinking-themed game in one month for an arcade cabinet. We ran with one of our various mini-game ideas. The resulting game was met with much praise.”

“We brought the game to PAX East on a tiny arcade cabinet and once again, to our surprise, people loved it. They wanted to buy it. We decided we needed to give it our full attention. I thought it would take a month or two.”

“Many months later we ran a Kickstarter and raised 2,469% of our modest $500 goal. Sadly we did not reach our strech goal to make Max Gentlemen into a Victorian Style MMO. However, We did learn that the indie game body pillow market is a vast blue ocean of opportunity.”

“In the next few months we built a custom arcade cabinet and brought the game back to PAX East to showcase in the Indie Megabooth. Everyone there had a blast and reaffirmed our wavering spirits. The game was taking much longer than anticipated but had also grown into a handsome steroid-charged flower.”

“Now, Max Gentlemen is available to you.”

 

 

Games You Should Be Made Aware Of: Action Arcade Wrestling 2

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Welcome to the first installment of Games You Should Be Made Aware Of, in which I play various games and tell you whether they’re a waste of time, or whether you should check them out.  The first game I played was Action Arcade Wrestling 2…So without further ado…

 

So to wrap up my experience, I think it’s worth a download, not sure if it’s worth a purchase at the 240msp price point but if you’re into wrestling games check it out.

3,5outof5

PC game REQUIRES Your Voice.

Indomitus Games presents:

In Verbis Virtus is a first person view video game that mixes action and puzzle elements in a fantasy setting, in the game you play as a wizard who can perform spells pronouncing magic formulas. The innovation introduced by this game is in the control system: the player must use a microphone to cast spells by actually saying the magic words.

While playing In Verbis Virtus we find ourselves completely unarmed in a dark dungeon that hides many dangers. The only way to overcome the obstacles that you’ll find is to learn the secrets of the arcane arts of magic through books that the protagonist finds along his path. These tomes teach magic formulas which, if pronounced correctly, enable you to perform many spells. Using these powers in a creative way the player can solve puzzles, overcome traps and kill the enemies that try to hinder him.

So far the game demo is available for PC only with no announcement of any other platforms, but its certainly worth a shot!

Reddit ‘Community’ fan makes a ‘Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne’ Game

Unless you spend an obscene amount of time trolling around the subreddits on Reddit, it’s likely you may have missed one of the greatest (in my opinion) recent fan-made games to grace the Interwebz: “Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne”, a 16-bit videogame based on the video game of the same name that the characters of the hit show Community get sucked into during the third season.

Admittedly, I wouldn’t have known about this game until I was reading an AMA from Dan Harmon, the creator of the show Community, where one of the questions asked him what he thought of the fact that Reddit user Derferman had taken it upon himself to start building the game himself.

The current version of the 2D side-scroller features all the study group characters (I myself have been playing as Abed), a couple of stages that match the aesthetic of the show, music, and running, jumping and ducking mechanics.

I downloaded it for OS X, (it’s also available for Windows and Linux) free last night off the subreddit here, but I’d suggest snapping it up asap if you’re interested in playing it, or a fan of the show Community, because if how NBC treated Dan Harmon is any indication of their practices, considering everything in the game is licensed content it may not be around too much longer.

Humble Bundle 3… for Android!

Got this passed my way via email.

“Hey There!

We’re back and we brought some friends with us. Meet these five incredible cross-platform games, available now in the Humble Bundle for Android #3! (And Windows, Mac, and Linux!)

Pay-what-you-want for these grand titles: BIT.TRIP BEAT, Fieldrunners,SpaceChem, and Uplink (tablets only)! And if you beat the average price, you also get the beautiful puzzle-platformer Spirits (debuting on Windows)!
Purchasing the bundle gets you instant access to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android versions of all the games, many of which are making their Android and Linux debut! All the games are DRM-free, and you can redeem them on Steam as well. You can also donate a portion of your purchase to vital non-profits: the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.”

If you have an adroid tablet and don’t buy this I will be sad. The game uplink on the go is worth 15 dollars alone!

You can find the Humble Bundle on any of your devices or check it out HERE

The Potato Sack Reunion tour is live!

Last year Valve wanted to release Portal 2 early in a special way, so they gathered 13 indie game companies that they were fans of and invited them up to their headquarters. There is was discussed that they would do a bundle pack of games for an incredible price. 13 games for 20 dollars. The kicker at the time was that throughout these games would be weird messages hinting at something, That something turned out to be Portal 2 but at the time was shrugged off as an April fools joke.

Well, ITS BACK! The 2nd Potato sack is up and available for purchase over at Steampowered.com!

In this bundled for 20 dollars you get titles such as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, BIT.TRIP BEAT, and Super meat boy. Now you can buy these games in the bundle for 20 dollars which saves you $57 OR you can get these games individual for 50% of there normal price.

With a package like this how can you resist? Hurry up though because the deal only last until thursday, after that its gone!

Picking it up? Let us know why in the comments below!

Musician releases New Album on NES Carts?

Fort Atlantic reached further into the creativity and decided to release the next album on Nintendo Cartridges. I’ll let that soak in for a minute……

So here is the picture from their website. Fortatlantic.com


The carts were purchased and scrubbed down to remove the label so that it could be replaced with their own custom label. They then removed the guts and replaced it with the usb drive containing the album and a bit more. That’s not it however, turns out they even went a bit wonka with the release. They found five golden Nintendo carts and released them as well. Containing more bonus material and even concert tickets.

This is by far not the first time something like this has been used as a mode to push a new album in a creative way. The Flaming Lips released a few tracks on a usb drive inside of Gummy Skulls so there’s that. Now don’t worry, like I said, its merely a usb drive inside of a Nintendo cartridge so no need to run out and buy a NES.

I’m a little sad that they ruined NES Cartridges to do this but I give them points for creativity. Rock on indie guys. What are your thoughts? Like it? Dislike it? Let us know in the comments below!

(source: wired.com)

Kickstarting a gaming revolution. Introducing BobbyFJtown


Original gaming Ideas are few and far between these days.  Many
franchises have been resting on their laurels and cranking out game
after game every year it seems, and that’s fine, it’s what a lot of
people want in their games, That’s why franchises like Madden among
other sports games, Call of Duty, Assasin’s Creed, and many other
franchises are million dollar sellers.  So, what about us gamers that
love original gaming ideas along with our blockbuster franchises,
which the big companies seem to overlook.   That’s where the very
helpful and innovative new website kickstarter.com comes into play.

Kickstarter.com is a website that helps people help other people make
their dreams come true.  And for some people that dream is to create
the next big video game.  Or just a small game that they’ve had in
their heads all along, but didn’t have the funds to make it happen.
The biggest game-changer so far to hit kickstarter is Doublefine and 2
Player Production’s point and click adventure game.  In Which
itreached its goal of $400,000.00 within 8 hours of going live on
kickstarter.com.  This project is a labor of love according to
Doublefine’s Founder Tim Schafer who created many point and click
adventures such as, Day of the Tentacle among others.  “For fans of
adventure games, this is a chance to prove that there is still a large
demand out there for a unique medium that inspired so many of us.” –
Tim Schafer (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure?ref=live)
as of this writing with 11 days left to donate money Doublefine’s
Adventure game has raised $2,323,841.00 with a total of 67,422
backers.  What’s really neat about all of this is the fact that when
you donate, depending on how much you donate you can get awesome swag.
And if you donate up to 10,000 dollars you can have lunch with Tim
Schafer and other team members from Double fine.  Among with many
other cool gifts.

Some other projects on the website include FTL: Faster than Light, a
spaceship simulator.  Robota: Vengence,  a robot vs dinosaurs cross
platform game. Party of Sin, a multiplayer co-op adventure game, among
a few others.  With games like these possibly on the horizon it’s a
new dawn for anyone with an idea they’re dying to get out into the
world.   This new found way to fund games opens up possibilities for
big studios to get into the act by producing  games as well.  Could
this mean we could see games from our past make a comeback if they’re
publicly funded by the fans?  The Possibilities are endless, and I for
one am looking forward to seeing what’s kick started into the future
of gaming.