Category Archives: Platformer
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 03:06 BST
The composer best known among gamers for his work on Rare games is behind the score for the new Castle of Illusion remake.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 20:04 BST
Fez is now available on Steam, the game’s official website, and GOG for $9.99. Pre-orders for the title on PC went live on April 22. Fez has sold 200,000 copies on Xbox Live since its launch a year ago.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 12:45 BST
Ratchet & Clank: Gladiator – called Ratchet: Dreadlocked in America – could be heading towards its HD re-release soon according to a batch of PS3 trophies that have surfaced in the wild.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 11:58 BST
LEGO Breaking Bad: The Video Game isn’t real, nor is it happening, but if AMC’s show about a meth-cooking, cancer riddled ex-chemistry teacher and his hapless junkie friend were ever given the plastic treatment, this is how it might look.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 10:39 BST
Sonic the Hedgehog is making a return this year it seems, according to a leak by a known Sonic tiptser. The 3D game is currently codenamed ‘Sonic Excursion’ and will release in November for current and next-gen formats.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 14:10 BST
Terraria will finally arrive on the European PS Store in May, 505 Games has announced. Already available in the US and on PC and XBLA in Europe, the game contains four-player split-screen, eight-player online and other goodies. You can download it from the PlayStation Store on May 15. Plus members will also get 10% off it’s regular price. A Vita version is also in the works and expected sometime this summer.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 03:44 BST
Here’s another piece of the spoils from the most recent Ludum Dare challenge, which asks designers to create games in just 48 hours. The Road comes courtesy of George Broussard of Duke Nukem and 3D Realms fame, and is a very minimalist platformer about the various challenges encountered in the course of a human lifetime – like drowning in a swimming pool or facing an alien invasion. It’s kind of neat. Don’t forget to check out Notch’s Drop, not a formal Ludum Dare game but created in the same spirit.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 13:22 BST
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes is now available on iOS formats, courtesy of Traveller’s Tales.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 14:07 BST
Former PlayStation 3 exclusive Zack Zero is launching on Steam at the end of the month.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 17:00 BST
Curve Studios’ stealth-puzzle-platformer, Stealth Bastard, has a new name for its Vita release. It will now be called Stealth Inc.- A Clone in the Dark. The name change was derived from a contest earlier this month. The two winners, who picked the game’s title and subtitle, won a free copy of the game and their names in the game credits. Upon release, players will get to try their hand at 80 levels with a “steady difficulty curve that gradually ramps up” and eight unique tgame worlds.” Additional features such as un-lockable gadgets, speedrun leaderboards and a level editor are also included. A release date has not been set.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 11:51 BST
Rayman Legends developer Ubisoft has dated its platformer on all formats for an August 30 launch. Wii U owners can now download a free online challenge app from Nintendo’s eShop now.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 17:59 BST
Machinarium was released for Vita in the US back in March, and come next month, those who reside in Europe can get in on the fun. The lovely indie game, which I personally enjoyed immensely on PC, will come with all enhancements added with the PS3 version, an improved zoom feature, and PSN leaderboards. Be sure and give it a go come May 1 for €5.99.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 12:44 BST
Shantae is a Game Boy Colour platformer that seems to have been re-released on every other Nintendo format so far. The 3DS is no different, as the game is getting a Virtual Console port this summer.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 08:43 BST
Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has released a 2D retro platformer called Rytlock’s Critter Rampage. You can play it for free in your browser now. Warning: contains carrots.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 14:31 BST
Nintendo has announced that Rayman Legends Challenges mode will be released for free on April 25 on Wii U and it’s free to boot.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 02:07 BST
Renegade Kid’s Jools Whatsham has expressed his disappointment in both of Steam’s submission processes, which have so far failed to secure a release slot for the very well received Mutant Mudds.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 11:36 BST
Angry Video Game Ned Adventures developer Freakzone Games has published some pre-alpha footage of its mad platform romp, based on James Rolfe’s foul-mouthed nerd.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 01:17 BST
Fez on PC is really happening, you guys; Steam and GOG.com will both open pre-orders for the indie platform-puzzler on April 22. Polytron is offering 10% off on pre-orders of the $10 former Xbox Live exclusive ahead of its May 1 launch. Fez has sold 200,000 copies on Xbox Live since its launch almost exactly one year ago. It was featured in indie Game: The Movie and famously spent years in development, netting multiple IGF awards in the process.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 21:21 BST
Sacred Citadel, the side-scrolling action brawler from Southend Interactive and Deep Silver, has arrived on XBL, Steam and the US PS Store. In the game, each character has its own combos, special moves, skills, and equipment, and will play differently from the others. It will arrive on the EU Store tomorrow. Watch the launch trailer below. Thanks, EdNorton.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 23:58 BST