10 trailers for groundbreaking video games by independent developers and where to download them.
Bioshock, the story of a Utopian Art Deco city gone terribly awry, and winner of countless awards and gamers’ polls is available as a Full Legal Download from Direct2Drive for only $5 (for a limited time) as part of their 5th Year Anniversary.
“ORBITER” is a complex, full-fledged flight simulator that takes you beyond the skies and into outer space. Highly detailed and deep in its implementation of existing spaceship control, this amazing, free program allows you to launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system among other things.
Dungeon Escape is a hilarious and creative title exists as a Flash screen in your browser window that prompts you to click on hot spots with razor sharp timing or you meet one of many hilarious, er, um tragic deaths. The creator admits this title was inspired by Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace and even something called Super Don Quixote (would love to see that title!)
Blocksum is a Tetris-like game that works with numbers instead of colors or shapes. You really have to think fast or the game will consume you!
World of Warcraft fans have much to celebrate as Raimi’s unique mondo-movie style seems to translate well with what would normally be considered B-movie fare. The world of Azeroth, where the mythology and lore of the World of Warcraft unfolds is rich with characters, races, classes, gods and history. Thousands upon thousands of hours of gameplay and development offer an almost bottomless well of stories from which to draw ideas.
If you remember There.com – a free online MMORPG that looked really good and made its money by allowed players to buy new clothes or in-game items then you are already familiar with the idea behind Free Realms.
The National Association of Broadcasters announced early this morning that they will be transforming the final day of this year’s conference into a Video Game-centered blitzkrieg they are calling “Alternate Reality and Video Game Day.”
Onlive: Essentially you will be able to play any game anywhere, anytime over a broadband connection without any downloads. Similarly, you can play demos for any of these games to check ’em out before committing to the full game.
For whatever reason this great ad for Xbox 360 never aired. Maybe it’s because society doesn’t mass John Woo styled flash mobs invading airport terminals. Whatever, it rocks. Jump in.
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24-Hour Police is a free download that looks like a cross between Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat.
Consolidated and trimmed from an ongoing list of hundreds of great indie games posted at their forums, The Independent Gaming Source posted a list of much loved indie games that not only are of great quality and entertainment but also demonstrate why indie games should be of interest to anyone: they are imaginative, cover a huge range of scenarios, and most of them are free or can be had for less than the cost of a nice lunch.