This article will be about the journey from 1 subscriber to 100 my current count being 162. It will also have some tips in there that I have learned as I have gone along.
Like many others on YouTube I run a gaming channel and it’s quite difficult to make yourself get noticed and stand out from the crowd. And that can be disheartening to a lot of us content creators because we spend a lot of time and effort recording and editing videos and because our audience share is small we may not achieve the views on our videos we want which is unfortunate.
I have had two youtube channels over the years the first was 5 years ago now which was vlogs to camera talking about things like relationships and giving advice on them and it did okay...
Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Time Space Continuum Disorder is the sequel to the indie game hit, Evoland.
The basic story is this: you are a boy who was rescued by a girl’s father. You make your way into the forest and help the girl when you encounter some demons. The demons tell you that they are trying to harness some sort of energy and upon further inspection, you travel back to the war the humans had with the demons 50 years earlier. You must then figure out how to get back to your own time while helping people along the way. The story is simple but is always moving forward and never slips from your engagement. The story mixes well with the gameplay to help keep you engaged, with dynamic characters, funny references to other games or pop culture, and NPC’s feel like people more than they do information machines. The other characters have a good dynamic and feel very lifelike instead of extra swords to swing. The game uses comedy a lot, but never uses it as a crutch so it feels more like a nice addition rather than a focal point. Jokes are often well executed and had me genuinely chuckling a few times.
A fine example of how the Unity engine was meant to be used and a loving mix of 80s era goodies. The game reminds me most of an inverted Tempest. It does draw deeply from the Decent well too. A recent game that’s much like this is Vektor War. That game lacked the need for a sixth axis and played more like an FPS. The art styles and mechanics are similar. The ships you can unlock have a lot in common with vessels you’d see in popular movies and other games. Someone look at the one being serviced on the mothership and tell me that’s not an X-Wing. Ofc it isn’t but the look vaguely related. The levels look like either a Decent level turned inside out or maybe an intentionally failed Tetris puzzle. They can get very complex early on.
Visuals: Even with the low res textures and low poly terrain the game looks damn good. You’ll find gaps in the map further away from the typical spawn points. This is forgivable since you really have to travel pretty far afield and a long while before those cracks show up. The alien creatures are well detailed. The structures are also given the right amount of attention. This includes the textures which many similar games tend to skimp on. Your little droid companion is also lovingly assembled with the same care put into the player model which is spectacular. Even third person view doesn’t do the player model justice. While playing with friends you might catch yourself admiring the graphical fidelity and fluidity of their characters. This comes at a cost...
Ok, here’s the deal. Spirit Sphere is FUN. Even by yourself. But it makes a great party game. Let’s dive in!
Starting out: With a new file there’s three basic characters. Lin, who moves pretty quick and has a good reach with her sword. Buster, who is fast on his paws and can return a shot quickly. Then there’s Ozo, a wizard, who moves slower than most but has really good reach and powerful returns. You can unlock more but I’ve not gotten that far. Not yet. You also start with three arenas and two spirit spheres. Each arena is dynamic and plays differently. While the forest arena allows for a lot of item drops with forgiving goals by contrast the dungeon arena forces you to open your defenses to lower your enemy’s while balancing helpful NPCs with item drop opportunities. Killing a hostile NPC might give your opponent a power item. Killing a friendly NPC might get you nothing and you lose their help stunning foes. There’s also the spring arena which resembles a faerie fountain park without the fountain. It challenges you to use the angled walls to your advantage. The starting spheres come in two flavors. Normal and SLOW. The normal sphere is quick and responsive but the slow sphere moves slower. You can use the slow sphere to help train with as it is slightly more forgiving. Unlocks are chance driven. If you want to get new spheres, new arenas, and new characters you’ll need to play a lot in single player or invite friends over for tournaments, much like unlocking in arcade fighters.
To test how a top 5 video is taken by my viewers, i made this video. Its short, it contains five indie games i liked and there is a lot of flaws in it. But why did i make a ‘test’ video before i start on a real product? Well i’m testing things out that are fun for me to create, and fun for you to watch. This means i can use every advice on this test-videos to make my content better.
Here we have my impression video for indie game: Save the ninja clan. This game is meant for casual gamers and speedrunners. The simple design and fun gameplay fit together as a funny game. The price-tag of only 99 cents is really attractive and in my opinion totally worth it.
Legrand Legacy is a indie game in development in Indonesia. The developer is Semisoft and the game is still trying to get funded on Kickstarter. I tried the pre-alpha and here is my opinion on what i have seen so far.
Its one big question for gamers, will Nintendo Switch be a interesting console for indiegame developers? The answer is yes. There are already indiegames announced for Nintendo Switch, think about the binding of isaac, afterbirth and many others. But these are known indiegames, indiegames we have already played on PC and even on other consoles.
Lets make a list of the good games for the past week. So many games release every week! In this article i only look at games that got released on Steam. I choose games on how they look, what they are about and gameplay. Of course i don’t own all these games, in those cases i have to follow the opinion of other people.