Picking a game making platform day 3: Stencyl

Introduction: as outlined in my initial blog post, I am going to attempt to create the same basic game - that of the first few minutes of Gradius for NES - using a number of different game making platforms, one per day during my week off. I'm using GitHub to store the different projects. See … Continue reading Picking a game making platform day 3: Stencyl

Picking a game making platform day 2: GDevelop 5

Introduction: as outlined in my initial blog post, I am going to attempt to create the same basic game - that of the first few minutes of Gradius for NES - using a number of different game making platforms, one per day during my week off. I'm using GitHub to store the different projects. See … Continue reading Picking a game making platform day 2: GDevelop 5

Picking a game making platform day 1: MakeCode Arcade

Introduction: as outlined in my initial blog post, I am going to attempt to create the same basic game - that of the first few minutes of Gradius for NES - using a number of different game making platforms, one per day during my week off. I'm using GitHub to store the different projects. See … Continue reading Picking a game making platform day 1: MakeCode Arcade

One Per Day: The picking a game making platform project

Post-project special pre-babble: This project started as one thing (the introduction) and over the course of the week morphed into something else (the further down you go). And yes, I meant babble. Project Post Table of Contents These links will become valid as each day passes. Day 1: MakeCode ArcadeDay 2: GdevelopDay 3: StencylDay 4: … Continue reading One Per Day: The picking a game making platform project

Game Review: Dirt 4 – Steam

Title Dirt 4 Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: WindowsGenre:racer, sim racer, faux sim racer, driving, rally, rally xDate completed: Late 2020Game number:10 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: An orphan in the genre that doesn't quite fit in, I consider it a "diamond in the rough" even if no one else … Continue reading Game Review: Dirt 4 – Steam

Game Review: Streets of Rage 4 (and Mr. X) – Steam

Title Streets of Rage 4 Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: WindowsGenre:First person, stealth, action, combatDate completed: November 2021Game number:17 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: I read a short review of Street Fight V that described it as a rhythmic combo game. I had never seen that term before but I … Continue reading Game Review: Streets of Rage 4 (and Mr. X) – Steam

Game Review: Company of Heroes (2006) – Steam

Title Company of Heroes (2006) Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: WindowsGenre:Strategy, Real-time Strategy, RTS, World War IIDate completed: December 2021Game number:18 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: A WWII themed challenging (to me at least) real-time strategy game with a lot of interesting scenarios and maps and lots of different unit … Continue reading Game Review: Company of Heroes (2006) – Steam

Game Review: Dishonered – Steam

Title Dishonored Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: WindowsGenre:First person, stealth, action, combatDate completed: November 2021Game number:17 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: A very fun and relatively short stealth/assassin game set in a steam punk/Victorian world. Graphics: Not sure if this game did a great job of upscaling or if I … Continue reading Game Review: Dishonered – Steam

Game Review: Dirt 2 (2009) – Steam

Title Dirt 2 (community page as there's no store page) Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: WindowsGenre:racing, driving, arcadeDate completed: August 2021Game number:10 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: Considered by some to be a modern classic and possibly the best Dirt game ever released.Graphics: For a game optimized for 360/PS3, I … Continue reading Game Review: Dirt 2 (2009) – Steam

Game Review: Cities: Skylines – Steam

Title Cities: Skylines Platform: Steam / Windows Available on OS: Windows, LinuxGenre:city builder, resource management, simulatorDate completed: Is it possible to "complete" this game? (200+ hours and counting)Game number:10 of 1005 steam games (< 1%) Summary review: A typical Paradox game with some non-intuitive menus and options, for those into these sorts of games this … Continue reading Game Review: Cities: Skylines – Steam