30/09/2013

☆AdventurOS - @MissScripter☆ - #GameDev #RetroGaming

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AdventurOS - Fiendishly Different!

 

Every Now And Again A Concept For A Game Comes Along That Really Gets You thinking..........

 

AdventurOS is one such game that really got us thinking and we LOVE the sound of it!

 

AdventurOS is the brainchild of  Evelend Games and our fave Game Dev @MissScripter (a.k.a Lorena Casanova)



 What is AdventurOS?


AdventurOS is a "Metroid-Vania" styled game that will allow you to enjoy your operating system and it's file structure like you never thought was possible before. 
The Game World that you will enter is entirely auto-generated by the content of your computer! 


Each room, object, enemy, puzzle, key, treasure, boss... Is actually an interpretation of the files and folders located on the computer where the game is running.

These game items and NPCs are actually determined by the way they are organized.

The coolest feature of the game is there will never be two identical versions of the AdventurOS game worlds! 


Just imagine how your game could look like!


Exciting Stuff eh!?



What's The Story?


"The architect has a problem. Together with his castle, all the creatures who live in it are in danger.

A big crisis is therefore faced by The Architect! Regardless of the safety measures taken to protect his castle, this fateful day has come!


There is an unwelcome visitor among the guests of the castle and to make matters worse they are hidden behind a harmless appearance.


This despicable intruder has cast a curse in order to achieve his goal: To take over the architect's wealth and dominate all his inhabitants.


A band of voluntaries have now settled into his castle, lead by their heroic captain who is determined to free them from the damned curse.


Will he be able to overcome the challenges the evil intruder puts before him? 

Fight your own files turned into monsters, level up by exploring your castle, customize your character, solve puzzles and get ready for the evil bosses!"



How much would you like to play this ingeniously fiendish new game?

Well, in order to make this great project reality, the AdventurOS Team require YOUR SUPPORT!

The Team Have Set Up An INDIEGOGO Campaign in order to raise the required funding to develop and distribute the game.


BUT.......Before you visit the INDIEGOGO page, let's meet the Team!


Emilio and André Marí Coppola brothers, a.k.a Evelend Games:

Emilio Mari manages the programming for their games and Andre Mari
creates the audiovisuals - the sprite work, music and other art
work.


  Emilio and Andre were both born in Argentina and raised in Spain.
Their most popular game is Pixelry.

Emilio has taken part in many open source projects. One of his creations is
Stellar, a python version of the popular creation tool Game Maker which is
still in development.

Andre also collaborated on other games as an artist, most recently Andre created and released Super Tower Rush together with Miss Casanova.
 

Lorena Casanova a.k.a @MissScripter:  

This devoted indie is responsible for the code of Super Tower Rush, with Mr Marí Coppola as an artist as mentioned before. 

Lorena was introduced to programming while she collaborated with the Evelend brothers as a proofreader for Pixelry. 

Not long after that she was encouraged to produce her first solo release, which brought Antipodes to life, the first in what is becoming a long list of development achievements.

Now we have met the team let us get a move on over to the INDIEGOGO Fund Raising Page where we can begin to contribute to this wonderful project and learn a bit more about the wonderful world of AdventurOS!


Let us know what you think of this cool game


Let us know if you pledged any money to this wonderful idea

Richard Reporting From The Depths Of My Linux File Structure

☆Heroes Of Steel by @TreseBrothers☆ - #GameDev #GamersUnite #Kickstarter

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Heroes Of Steel - The Latest Title From Trese Brothers

Heroes of Steel is a work in progress game that came out of our successful KickStarter, and the 5th game by Trese Brothers! 

The Trese Brothers have pulled together a cracking set of Games for Android devices and their latest release Heroes of Steel has really caught our eye!



The Trese Brothers were looking to create an epic turn-based mobile fantasy RPG and came up with Heroes Of Steel concept.

It's a squad-based tactical role-playing game set in the World of Steel.

The Trese Brothers were looking to create a game that is deeper than your average Android game by really engaging the player in the Game World and the Game System.


Combat In Action!
Heroes Of Steel has actually come about due to a successfully funded Kickstarter Campaign.

Even though the KickStarter has closed, if you are interested in helping to fund the Heroes of Steel project, you can still join by pledging at the PayPal backers’ page.

You can also Keep up to date with the latest Heroes of Steel development progress on the Trese Brothers YouTube channel.

Heroes of Steel will be released on the Android, OUYA, and iOS devices because of achieving it's stretch goals through the Kickstarter campaign! 



Heroes Of Steel also be shipped with eight character classes, and a map of the complicated underground world of Steel.

One of the most exciting things about this game is the level of character depth that will allow for 16 valid group combinations. 

This really gives the game a depth rarely seen on the Android platform.

If you want to stay connected with the KickStarter progress, join the Trese Brothers Facebook page


Meanwhile here's a short Bio on the Trese Brothers in their own words:


"Cory and Andrew are two brothers who have spent their lives together making games.  

We were always the first player in each other's games from a very early age, and started home-brewing systems before we knew what the term meant.  

We've spent countless hours creating of pen and paper games, stories and campaigns to share with our friends around the table.  

In mid-2010, Cory picked up an Android and started tinkering with a game idea he had in his favourite genre, space trading games.  

And so Star Traders was born.  

It was not long before we realized how powerful of a platform mobile gaming was to share our ideas, stories, and worlds with a larger audience.

Over the last three years, we have built four games and run one successful KickStarter to build our fifth [Heroes Of Steel]

We have updated these games hundreds of times with new content, story, characters, upgraded artwork, maps and sub-plots.  

We are extremely dedicated to our customers, listening to them, and making our games better with them.  

We love our games, and we play them every day.  

We believe we run a pretty unique business model and we love what we do with a major passion.  

We are very excited to have recently announced that we have transitioned to full time game development, both of us leaving full time software engineering positions.  So, its working!  

We hope you will join us by trying out one or more of our games and seeing them grow every week!"

Let us know what you think of the cool selection of Android Games By The Trese Brothers....

Richard from the Android section of *The Freezer*

29/09/2013

☆The Retrode - The Ultimate Retrogaming Accessory?☆ #RetroGaming #Gamersunite

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Looks COOL Doesn't It!


We Love A Gadget....
We Especially Love A Video-Gaming Gadget....

BUT

We absolutely adore a Retro Gaming Video Game Related Gadget!! 

We stumbled across the RETRODE whilst looking for some COOL pics for The Games Freezer Pinterest Board.

Firstly we think it looks really good. Sleek, Black and Compact.

So, what does this bad boy do then? Make toast? Wash dishes? 
No my friends it does much more important things than that. 

This little Black Box Of Tricks allows you to play SEGA Genesis and Super Nintendo cartridges through your Computer, Smartphone or Tablet, using your original cartridges and controllers!



It allows you to do this using a USB cable into your chosen device and syncs itself with the emulation software of choice. 

It does all this without the need for hardware drivers and will therefore operate on any USB host, under any operating system, using any type of emulator.

The thing we like the most about the RETRODE is how it allows up to FOUR SNES or MEGADRIVE controllers to be plugged into it for multi-player mayhem!

Just imagine 4 player NBA JAM on this cool piece of kit!



We had a look on the RETRODE website and found this step by step guide which seems easy enough to follow....take a look below...


How it works.......

  1. Find and install emulator.
  2. Plug cartridge into Retrode, and connect controllers. Of course, if you only want to use either the cartridge or a controller, that’s fine with us.
  3. Connect Retrode to computer. No drivers needed.
  4. Play! Load ROM into the emulator, configure the controllers, and you’ll be playing in no time.
Looking at this gorgeous gadget makes us want one RIGHT NOW!

Head on over to the Retrode Website now and take a look!


Also Head over to the Retrode Community Website for a taste of what this baby can really do!


Tell us what you think of The Retrode.......


Did you buy one?




☆Pettini From The Frozen Gadget Store☆




 

26/09/2013

☆The History Of "CONSOLE WARS"☆

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Having observed from the sidelines over the last few months The Games Freezer team has seen the hype and frenzy of the supposed "Console Wars" reach new HIGHS and LOWS as we see Sony & Microsoft trade daily blows in almost real time via all manner of social networks and media outlets.

It has been made all the more intense due to the long wait for a next generation of consoles and the fact that the so called "fanboys" have an instant way of showing their Love for their chosen console and a Hate for the opposing console.

Now we don't agree with the use such a genuinely exciting set of events to create a warring tension between gamers, but when we look back over the years we find that this kind of War Of Words & Consoles has been going on since 1975!

So nothing new at all really except nowadays the marketing machine and hype is more in your face…..
 
We decided to look at the greatest match ups over the years to see who dealt the knock-out blows since 1975 up until the present day, whilst also adding in our own scoring system to decide the winner of each Round!

So without further ado……."Seconds Out……ROUND 1……FIGHT!"

23/09/2013

☆ Artcade "The Coin Op Art Book" ☆ @WoodPunk #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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Lets just start by saying that this book NEEDS TO BE MADE.....

(UPDATE: This Kickstarter Has Now Been Funded And Is In The Process Of Being Made)

It's the kind of art book that we here at Games Freezer dream of making ourselves if only we had the artistic talent......

13/09/2013

☆Gamesfreezer Website Of The Day☆ @Iam8bit - #GamersUnite #RetroGaming

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Here at ☆Games Freezer☆ we just love websites that celebrate gaming culture and there are none out there in internet land that we adore more than iam8bit.com

Give it a visit and check out some of the C☆☆LEST video game culture content on the web

Our personal favourite of the moment is the 10th Anniversary Ratchet & Clank Print Series which we just had to add to our Pinterest board...

Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary
Although one of the craziest highlights has got to be a fully working replica of Luigi's "Poltergust 5000" from Luigi's Mansion we just love it!

Poltergust 5000


Throw in the "Ducktales Remastered" Campaign and the "Tomb Raider Mailer" and you have got yourself one hell of a lot of Super C☆☆L Videogames goodness!



Go on, take our word for it and take a trip to iam8bit.com you are gonna LOVE IT!

☆Richard From The Depths Of The Website Archives☆

12/09/2013

☆ "The Top 100 Videogames To Play Before You Die" ☆ #RetroGaming ☆ #GamersUnite ☆

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"The Top 100 Videogames To play Before You Die"  - Did any of these make the 100?

 

Recently we asked the 'TwitterVerse' what games we need to play before we die......

After compiling countless nominations from all of the

☆Friends Of The Freezer

we have managed to compile the definitive 

Games Freezer☆ list of..........

 

"The TOP 100 Video Games To Play Before You Die"☆

 We'll be releasing the full list of 100 over the course of 4 Articles on www.GamesFreezer.eu

There's some lesser known titles and there's some classics that make up this list

Remember this list was nominated by all the Twitter Followers of @GamesFreezer and we think it's one of the most diverse Top 100's EVER assembled!

So what are we waiting for??

Lets Kick Off with Part 1 - #100 to #75

 

100. Banjo Kazooie

 

99. Banjo Tooie

 

98. Final Fantasy III

 

97. Super Mario World


 

96. Super Mario World 2

 

95. Chrono Trigger

 

94. Suikoden

 

93. Suikoden 2

 

92. Suikoden Tactics

 

91. Unirally


 

90. Dark Cloud


 

89. Dark Chronicle

 

88. Silent Bomber

 

87. Terranigma

 

86. Alex Kidd In Miracle World

 

85. Cruise For A Corpse

 

84. Sensible Soccer 

 

83. Switchblade

 

82. Alien Fish Finger

 

81. Final Fight

 

80. Road Rash II

 

79. Sonic The Hedgehog 2

 

78. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

 

77. Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves

 

76. Red Dead Redemption

 

75. Daytona 

So that's the First 25 Listed, looks like you've all got some playing to do!

Come back and tell us how you got on

We'll be back soon with the next 25 games to play before you die!

 

☆Richard Reporting From The Gaming Deep Freeze☆