Do not put away your wallets just yet. GamersGate has launches its own Summer Sale with the focus of Week 1 being on the RPG genre. Notable titles include: Mass Effect 3 for $29.98, Titan Quest Gold for $3.99 and Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition coming in at $14.98. If you are not familiar with how GamersGate works, read up on their business practices in the FAQ. You can also check out our interview with GamersGate CEO, Theodore Bergquist. Our friends in the UK can get these deals here.
We enjoy bringing you original interviews, features and reviews from every corner of PC gaming We wanted to give you an idea of what to expect from us over the next few weeks. TPG has a lot of great stuff brewing in her laboratories so stay tuned. Of course, this card is subject to change at the promoter’s discretion. See the entire list below.
With a mix of RTS and Arena Shooter, A Nation of Wind, throws the player into a world of airships, floating islands and terrifying creatures. You must appease the Gods while creating human colonies. Developed by Jameson Wilkins, A Nation of Wind is available to download via GameFront.
Developer Curious Planet has released their action stealth game, Worlds. You play as an Agent of the Order determined to maintain a balance between different worlds. You can check out the demo on the official site and buy via Indievania.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Underrail is an indie RPG set in the depths of metro-states during the downfall of humanity as we know it. Dejan, the sole developer on Underrail, gives us a sneak peak behind this upcoming tale of horror and survival.
Adam Ames and Phil Cordaro chat with Nick Reineke creator of the YouTube Channel, Indie Impressions. Nick talks about the motivation for covering indie titles, his thoughts on the indie scene and his seven year tenure at GameStop. Later on, Adam gets Nick to speak about the self promotion and marketing for Indie Impressions. Sparked by GameSpot, Phil then goes off on a fiery rant for everything retail. Finally, Nick talks about his time modding the crazy platformer, Super Meat Boy.
Download direct via Dropbox or listen on YouTube.
Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes
When we released Episode 2 of our new internet show, TPG Cast, we briefly discussed our favorite PC demos. This got some other members of TPG thinking about their favorites and what developers should be bringing to the table when they do release a PC demo.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Tom Grochowiak head developer from MoaCube gives TPG a behind-the-scenes look at his RPG-ish visual novel, Cinders. You will read about how Cinders came to be, his time with CDProjekt RED, going on his own and the life of an indie plus much more.
From CoruptedGameStudio comes the adorable and addictive browser-based action RPG, Super Adventure Pals. Be prepared for 75 levels, 4 boss fights and countless NPCs spanning over 3 themed cities. You can play Super Adventure Pals via Armor Games free of charge. If you want to know what you are getting into beforehand, check out the official trailer here.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Michael Molinari brings a new twist to the PC gaming sports genre with his recent release of BasketBelle. You will learn how a character from a different game lead to inspiration, his thoughts on the PC gaming industry as a whole, his beginnings with Flash and much more.
Woodsie and Sheppard from the YouTube Channel, ThePCElitist, speak their mind with Adam and Phil by disagreeing with critically acclaimed PC games. The guys also chime in on their favorite broken PC games. Also, Sheppard introduces Adam and Phil to the, “Goonie Rule”. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a friend in the PC gaming sports world. Towards the end, things get a little cheesy as Phil defends the integrity of Kraft Singles while Adam goes on about a world where TPG is sponsored by Tillamook.
You can download direct via Dropbox or listen on YouTube.
Running Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes.
Flying Wild Hog has put together a great offering for fans of Hard Reset. A Visual Journey showcases concept art, renders and much more from the studio’s acclaimed old-school FPS. You can view or download the entire art book in PDF format free of charge.
By Omar Khan
Krater is the fourth game to be released by Swedish developer Fat Shark. Although they call themselves an ‘indie’ company, they are staffed by veterans of the industry which helps explain why the game looks so good, but doesn’t help me understand why so many of the ideas failed when put into practice.
Indie Game Bundles has released their newest project, The Recession Bundle. The goal of this bundle is to get the spotlight on lesser known developers while helping a worthy cause. Games included are: The Cat and The Coup Dubloonl, Mighty Jill Off, Action Fist, Vidiot Game and Neverball. The charity involved is SOS Children’s Village Croatia which provides food, shelter and education for over 250 children.
Desura is offering the fantastic 2D platformer, Chester, for the low price of only 99 cents. You can also try out the demo before fumbling for change in your couch cushions.
By Stuart Young
Robots – they’re right up there with zombies and nazis when it comes to the most popular videogame cannon fodder. But what is it that makes them so ubiquitous? Is it the simple guilt-free pleasure that comes shooting a robot? The fact that they’re liable to expire in a magnificent explosion and a shower of sparks? There’s a bit of all of these factors being channelled into Hard Reset, a cyberpunk-styled retro FPS from Polish indie studio Flying Wild Hog, a game where you shoot nothing but robots – until, of course they explode. Yet it’s almost as satisfying the thousandth (not an exaggeration) time as it is the first.
By Mike Bezek
It has been ten long years since we have seen an installment in Remedy’s (now developed by Rockstar) neo noir opus: Max Payne. It is known for a violent, yet sophisticated storytelling which resonated with many PC gamers. But for reasons unbeknownst to this writer, the story has shifted to a South American political wasteland where none of the comforts of the previous experiences seem to be present. While the smooth gameplay, superb audio presentation, and beautiful graphics are all accounted for, the soul of Max is all but gone.
For those of you who have a nice rig and the itch to mod GTA IV, iCEnhancer 2.1 is now available for download. This update offers support for the Steam version and you no longer need to downgrade the official patch in order to install. You can check out iCEnhancer 2.1 in action via YouTube. If you are in need of support, hit up the official forums.
Developer ApathyWorks has made their smash XLIG title available to Windows users on Deusra. For the low price of $2.99, you can play through the 60 available levels brimming with evil traps and monsters.
Misfits Attic has announced an official release date for their charming indie puzzler, A Virus Named TOM. On August 1st, computers throughout the gaming world will be put on alert as TOM begins to spread. The last beta trailer has also been released which gives you a sneak peak at what you can expect. You can also read up on what Omar thought of his run with the beta a few months ago.
A Virus Named TOM will be available via Desura, Steam and the official site.