Watch some Awesomely Stressful Gameplay from ‘Event 0’

As far as I’m concerned, being stuck on a rogue spaceship alone seems like a welcome break. Unfortunately, sometimes you’re stuck with a rogue AI that seems to be confused as to why you deserve to live. That’s the exact situation that ‘Event 0’ tries to encapsulate. So here’s 15 minutes of ‘Event 0’ gameplay.   We…

Try to Get Past Level 4 in ‘Speed Trail’

I’m all for frustrating games, but this is even too much for someone like me. I mean, I’ve beat ‘Dark Souls’ and ummm…. really enjoy point-and-clicks? I’m a wuss for the most part when it comes to difficult video games. So I can’t do ‘Speed Trail’, but maybe you can. Essentially each level is a…

Dream Decisions Matter in ‘Wake the Dreamer’

You wake up. Single, alone, and jobless in a small apartment. You can go out and further your life by finding a job and then better jobs, upgrading your living space, and discovering romance. Here’s the catch. The real world isn’t the only thing that decides if you have the ability to do so. In…

Navigate Your Swan Wisely in ‘Origami Kami’

I think I can appreciate the difficulty of a senior project. Sometime, about a year ago, I submitted mine to my University. I received little fan fare but a “nicely done” and a college degree for my three months of work. Unlike me, a student team from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering…

Role Play Your Way Through Prison in ‘Prisonscape’

Being in prison sure doesn’t seem glorious on the surface. Although I cannot truly be sure, I would bet it’s not a joyous event to be locked away with other people who are likely just as, if not more, dangerous than you are. But curiosity is a fascinating cat and I would like to fantasize…

‘Flix The Flea’ Campaign Now Live on Kickstarter

You may remember Psychotic Psoftware from ‘Power-Up’ a successful side-scrolling shoot em’ up on XBLIG.  which is now vying to get Greenlit. Well, Mike Hanson, the one-man wrecking ball of a team at Psychotic Psoftware, has begun a Kickstarter campaign for a retro-style platformer called ‘Flix The Flea’. Flix lives on a dog and the dog happens to be an astronaut. Flix…

Valve Unveils Steam OS

Today Valve made a potentially groundbreaking announcement by announcing SteamOS. Their foray into the world of Operating Systems. SteamOS will be a Linux-based Operating System, with the ultimate interest in bringing Steam to living rooms. The OS will be free to download for users. Other features included in the SteamOS will include Family Sharing, In-Home…

Ludum Dare 25 Ends, Devs Produce 1325 Games

Game Jams are an enigma to me. Perhaps it is my inability to code, write, and program, but those are issues for another life. What matters is that the concept of creating a game in a matter of 24, 48, or 72 hours tickles me in a way that only Futurama and our own ManDate…

Announcing: ManDate’s IGAAA Indie Game Awards!

Award shows are fun extravaganzas of opinions and ranking games. I too, like most people, enjoy having fun. So I have decided to hold my own awards show! An end of the year cacophony of guest stars (hopefully) and awards all held by me and my ManDate podcast co-host Frank Collins! The show will be held…