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Super Mario Bros. In First Person is (as you may expect) the original Super Mario Bros. game recreated in first person, making for a very interesting and surprisingly challenging experience!

What makes Super Mario Bros. In First Person so tough is that it’s still essentially a 2D game, it’s just that you’re viewing it from a first person perspective.  This isn’t Super Mario Bros. with Mario 64 controls – it uses the exact controls as the NES original (albeit with the ability to look around with the mouse).  When the classic controls and precision platforming of the original are translated to first person it can be tough and mind breaking experience (but ultimately a fun one).

Super Mario Bros. In First Person features 3 whole levels perfectly recreated in 3D at the moment and can be played on a controller, but it’s a (slightly) easier experience with a mouse and keyboard.  Either way it’s an amazing experience playing the original levels of an all time classic in first person – those goombas can be pretty scary when you’re face to face with one!

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Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, is a grim but gorgeous looking first person shooter and melee combat game, set  in the fantasy universe of Warhammer, with four player online co-operation in mind.

It features an engaging story based within the rich lore of Warhammer and written by Games Workshp veretans.  Set in Ubersreik, a city overrun by Skaven, you play as one of five heroes, each with their own personalities and play styles, and battle from the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

The Skaven are a dealy foe, ultra-mobile and unpredictable rat-men who hack, claw an maul all who stand in heir way.  You’ll need to work together with friends if you stand a chance of surviving them, especially with a loot system which rewards teamwork.  

From what we’ve seen so far Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is shaping up very nicely indeed – a fantastic looking team-centric FPS/brawler that looks set to do justice to the Warhammer licence.

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I made a little game! I’ve wanted to experiment with Twine for a while, but I kept pushing it off because all of my ideas seemed huge and that isn’t something I really have the time for now, but porpentine‘s Twiny Jam gave me an excuse because it’s not meant to have any more than 300 words (mine came in high on the 200 range).

It’s a very short, simple text game with a couple branching paths, but an interesting concept, I hope. While this may not be needed, I will put a small warning for unreality in case the subject matter is overly surreal.

COMPASSION can be played in your browser here.

I just played my first *intentionally* Anti-Feminist game... and it was called...

The Typing of the Dead.

Where the difficulty settings are:

  • Bitch
  • Agent

  • Motherfucker

Not even shitting you. This is the first time I’ve ever played a game that has come out and explicitly stated that it was an indictment of modern Feminism.

You can pick it up for a couple bucks on Steam.

It’s *incredibly* gory, and clearly a direct descended of Grindhouse style cinema.

The graphics are kind of shit, the writing is just ridiculous, and the heads of zombie secretaries explode by the gallon.

Interestingly enough it has two modes (three if you count the director’s cut). Typing of the Dead allows you to, rather than aim your mouse, type out increasingly ridiculous phrases and words.

“Mother doesn’t love me.”

“Soft pudding”

“Jugular”

and so forth.

This is *everything* an indie game should be. It’s fun, it’s cheap, and it’s getting crazy good reviews.

Be warned… it is offensive as fuck for those with tumblr sensibilities. Though I thought the gurgling when the guy walked into the giant vagina was remarkably well done.

While you won’t get five thousand hours out of it (its a $6.00 game..) it definitely gets my recommendation.