By Tim Colwill on August 31, 2015 at 10:30 am
Kieru by Pine Fire Studios in Canberra
The premise of Kieru is fiendishly clever: Two teams of ninjas battle in a world of monochrome black and white. Black ninjas are invisible in the shadow, and white ninjas are invisible in the light — the only giveaway to an enemy’s position is a trail of bright red blood that leaks from the wounded. But are you hunting a weakened opponent, or being lured into an ambush from enemies that you can never see?
By Tim Colwill on August 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
Evergreen by Siege Sloth Games in Canberra
This month we’ve shone our spotlight on games that let you play as a hacker, a spaceship captain, a headless mad scientist creation — but now it’s time to look at Evergreen, a game where you quite literally play as a tree. (An enormous, mythical tree that guides life through the ages, but a tree nonetheless.)
By Tim Colwill on August 29, 2015 at 10:30 am
Darkfield VR by VR Bits in Canberra (and Germany)
The world of VR space dogfighting is heating up, with CCP diving in with EVE Valkyrie, but there’s a game brewing a lot closer to home than that, and it’s called Darkfield VR — a four-player bit of VR good times from three developers spread across Canberra and Germany (Germany isn’t part of Australia or New Zealand, it’s true, but we’ll forgive them this time).
Dwarves, long acknowledged by authorities everywhere (me) as the third-best Warhammer Fantasy race (behind Greenskins and Tomb Kings) are of course appearing in the upcoming Total War: Warhammer, and a new video released overnight by Creative Assembly shows the level of detail going…
By Tim Colwill on August 28, 2015 at 11:30 am
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire by Whalehammer Games in Canberra
When a space-faring civilization collapses and leaves behind a medieval dark age, the young princess Tahira must step up and lead her people — which is where you come in, taking charge of Tahira in this tactical, turn-based RPG. Tahira is an unwilling princess, forced into a leadership role at a young age and struggling with anxiety, which is somewhat understandable when the unstoppable enemy that destroyed your galaxy-spanning empire is constantly hounding you.