It seems the Gauntlet fame just can’t let some developers sleep peacefully at night and occasionally we get a title that screams for attention. Sometimes, though, these screams are more like moans, depending on the time, effort and, most importantly, thought put into development process. The Relic, being one of the latest attempts, tries and succeeds to look good on the screenshots. But how does it feel hands-on?
When you look at the screen shots Sticky seems like it would be some sort of platformer, but it really plays out more like a unique castle defense game. Whatever genre you wish to lump it into, the game is actually pretty fun. Also, despite any outward appearances, it can get rather challenging as you progress through the levels. Sticky certainly didn’t turn out to be the game I expected it would be, but I like how it turned out. The best part is that between the 3 star reward levels in story mode and four levels in survival mode, there’s lots of goo slinging to keep you occupied.
From a technical standpoint puzzle games are fairly easy to put together, because they don’t require a lot the visual trickery that many other game types do in order to be interesting. On the other hand, developers have to be careful because it’s all too easy to make their game feel just like all the other puzzle games. Even when you do come up with an original idea, making enough diverse levels is no easy task. So if you’re interested in seeing all of this done correctly, look no further than Helsing’s Fire. The concept is unique, the level designs are well executed, and the aesthetics are quite pleasant. Helsing’s Fire is yet another excellent publishing pick by Clickgamer.
Spurned by a recent trip to Seoul, Clickgamer devs have decided to make a simulation of the chaos. The only difference of course, is that in Pile Up!, you don’t need to run screaming for your life at a green crossing signal. Right, so that a massive lie, but Pile Up!, a new god-game simulation which manages things on a much smaller scale than SimCity is revving its engines for a bout at the App Store. If you’ve ever scorned the aimless direction given by a traffic cop, laughed at her/his funny white gloves as she waved you around the corner; if you’ve ever wished for nothing more than the tidy centre of a hot, stuffy, smoggy intersection, then Pile Up! may tickle your fancy.
Despite my aversion to the automobile, god-games tickle me the right way and Pile Up! certainly looks interesting.
Yeah, I bet you do! Like gambling that is. Well, Hover Poker, a Texas Hold ‘Em game, may take the blinders from the eyes of computer-poker naysayers with features like anti-cheat, no-limit holdem, an Old-West soundtrack (yes, you read that right), and auto-save. It is being developed by Jormy Games and published by Clickgamer.
The Wars is a game from clickgamer.com that employs strategy, action, and an upgrade system that sets it apart from similar games such as Tap Defense. You play the mighty general through the ages, sitting comfy on your (at first) stone chair, commanding your legions to attack your enemy’s fort, and defending your own.
Dragon Panic pits you, the dragon against the knight that has come to just ruin your day. Featuring tilt and tap controls, Dragon Panic is a throwback to days of delightful sound, graphics and simple but addicting gameplay. It is developed by Binary Square and published by Clickgamer. Follow the jump for press literature, gameplay footage and some more screenies.