Hexoshi (forum thread) is a libre game generally inspired by the Metroid series, notably the older versions.It is seeking funding using CrowdSupply for a budget of at least $1100 to achieve "Milestone 1" which involves fleshing out the first world of the game, including new enemies, player abilities, and 30-40 rooms, and the graphics for it all (which seems to be the bulk of the funding requirement).It already looks quite well done, even though it is in the early stages of development. Smooth animations, accurate and responsive movement, and...Full article: Hexoshi - inspired by Metroid
A week after Japanese release of the new versions of Pokémon and four days after their French release, the first sales figures of Pokémon Soleil and Pokémon Lune begin to unveil. And the least we can say is that the success around the pocket monsters is always there. Thus, the figures recovered by Famitsu areFull article: First Japanese sales figures for Sun and Moon Pokémon
We all love our games. More people are playing computer games than they ever have before and games have been given so many platforms to reach passionate gamers that it’s almost impossible to avoid getting addicted to them these days. So, are you one of the fanatics?Full article: Ways to bring your computer games to life
Assorted news from the vast realm of open-source FPS games:
- Sadly Warsow, despite recentish good news of open asset re-licensing, seems to have come to an end, with the lead engine developer stepping down and general chaos in its wake. Initially I thought it would sort itself out somehow, but after a few months things look still bad. And an forking attempt also seems to have fizzled. So, maybe YOUR chance to step up and take over a brand new fork? It includes nice relatively unknown game modes similar to Team Fortress and Counterstrike "bombing", so one could try to...
The Godot Engine ("the open-source answer to Unity3D") continues to make exciting progress with the recent stable release of version 2.1. Besides lots of small usability improvements to the GUI, the main new feature is a asset sharing store build right into the editor:This should hopefully result...Full article: DevCorner: Exciting news from the Godot Engine project
Gosh that tumbleweed is clogging up the blog!I logged into github today and saw this highly active project in my feed called The Yearning. A hybrid singleplayer / multiplayer game about spider drones and the meaning of life.If that doesn't mean too much to you (it didn't to me!) then fortunately you can check out this gif of some gameplay. ...Full article: Yearning for more blog posts