Bundle Stars are back on form with this one. Major savings to be had here, and some decent games too. GoF II, Zeno Clash, Weird Worlds and Cargo Commander come personally recommended.
We love giving stuff away here at Dealspwn... and our current competition is a bit scary.
We've got four digital copies of survival horror underdog Afterfall: InSanity up for grabs, which would otherwise set you back £29.90 each.
Entering couldn't be simpler (just drop us a comment), and the competition expires this Friday at Midnight. If you want to snag yourself thirty quid's worth of free game, click the link and give it a go!
Afterfall: InSanity is one of the true underdogs of the year. Despite the language barrier, Intoxicate Studios succeeded in creating an effective survival horror experience with great melee combat, enjoyable puzzles, loads of content and a truly compelling storyline when it released in late November. Guiding a lone psychiatrist through a terrifying fallout shelter armed with nothing but a bloodstained fire axe and your own faltering senses is a tense and chilling affair... especially when your own sanity is on the line. It's certainly divisive and has its fair share of issues, but the creepy atmosphere and satisfying combat ultimately won us over in our full review.
We reckoned that £29.95 was a bit steep... but now you can get it for free, thanks to Intoxicate Studios and Nicolas Games who have kindly provided us with four PC downloads to give away!
To be in with a chance of winning, simply drop us a line in the comments and complete the following question:
"Sanity is overrated because..."
It really is that simple. We'll pick the four winners based on the most humorous or insightful entries (or randomly if it's too close to call). Be sure to provide a valid email address as that's how we'll send you the codes, and note that multiple entries will be disqualified. Admin's decision is final.
Competition closes Friday 20th January at midnight GMT.
2011 has brought us some massive games and shattered sales records with merry abandon, but the fact is that a huge number of deserving titles managed to slip under our gaming radar into pitiful ignominy. So, in the true spirit of Christmas, it's time that we championed the underdogs: the games you probably didn't buy - or even notice - throughout the last twelve months.
Before we begin, you need to understand that this list is not an objective measure of raw quality. Instead, we passed these games though a
hungover discussion after our Christmas do totally amazing top-secret algorithm that also takes sales figures and how little a splash they made in the mainstream gaming consciousness into account.
Steel Diver is by far the best handheld submarine sim on the market. Erm, which is probably a good thing despite the complete lack of competition. Shigeru Miyamoto's pet project completely failed to make a splash (ha!), but for a niche audience, it's really rather compelling.
Many gamers were probably deterred by Sideway's too cool for school urban vibe, but the fact is that Playbrains crafted a superb downloadable platformer that blends Jet Set Radio's funky style with the most imaginative premise we've seen in some time: being a work of art on a brick wall. The unique gravity shifting and multidimensional mechanics should have ensured that gamers treated this title with respect and eagerly-opened wallets. Check out our 8/10 review.Click here to read more...
Afterfall: InSanity originally entered the mainstream gaming for its $1 pre-order gambit, which challenged ten million customers to buy it at a ridiculously low price. Many of us did, but nowhere near enough to make it stick. Nicolas Entertainment has now announced that pre-order customers can buy it for half price, slashing the hefty £30 RRP down to size. Make sure to check your emails for information about the free soundtrack and selecting which charity you'd like your dollar to go to!
Our 6/10 review explains how this atmospheric and compelling title is let down by ropey voice acting and pacing, but for half price, it's an interesting proposition.
Nicolas Games and Intoxicate Studios have released a new trailer for upcoming survival horror title Afterfall: InSanity. This lengthy video highlights the impressive Unreal-powered graphics, heartbreaking storyline and stirring musical score, which promise to make this indie title worthy of your attention.
Pre-order customers will also definitely receive the soundtrack for free, even if the ten million watershed isn't reached before the 25th. Which, I'm afraid, is probably not going to happen.Click here for the new trailer >>
Nicolas Games and Intoxicate Studios are proud to announce that Afterfall: InSanity has gone gold (i.e. it's content complete since it's a digital download), and is on course to release on November 25th. The production has lasted a whopping 583 days, run by an ambitious team of young creators and artists in Katowice, and it seems to be shaping up rather nicely if our recent interview is anything to go by.
Don't take my word for it, though. The demo is now available, meaning that you can try it out for yourself ahead of next week's release. Let us know what you make of it!
Afterfall: InSanity exploded onto the gaming consciousness thanks to its exceptionally brave $1 pre-order strategy, but it's also shaping up to be a viciously scary and viscerally satisfying game in its own right. To find out what Intoxicate Studios has in store for us, we sat down with gameplay designer Miki Majka... who spilled the beans on how they plan to make us soil ourselves in abject terror later this month.
Jonathan Lester (Dealspwn): Thanks for talking to us. First things first: can you give us the 'elevator pitch?' What is Afterfall InSanity all about?
Miki Majka: Afterfall: InSanity is about a struggle against confinement. Albert Tokaj, the main protagonist, seeks a way to cure the confinement syndrome, an ailment that is haunting most of the dwellers of Shelter ‘Glory’, a place where many people have found refuge when the apocalypse struck. Accidental detonation of a powerful fusion bomb called Entropy triggered worldwide launches of nuclear weaponry and devastated the globe. Poles were in luck as their government had already started the Afterfall Project, a program that gave birth to the Shelters. But people who survived within are now haunted with the syndrome - they are restless, worried, depressed, feel their lives are pointless etc. - who would want that? So Tokaj, as he’s a psychiatrist and pharmacologist, tries to stop the syndrome. But things are gonna get out of hand pretty soon...
Click here to continue reading our in-depth Afterfall: InSanity interview...
We've got a double-whammy of Afterfall: Insanity news for you today. This Indie survival horror title is aiming on netting ten million pre-orders at $1 apiece, and Nicolas Games has now announced that a demo will be available from November 15th. Mark it in your diary if you're still on the fence (and pre-order it anyway, hell, you might as well).
Nicolas Games will also be releasing a new audio diary from Dr. Tokaj every day, allowing us to explore the backstory and lore via recorded therapy sessions that led to his flight from the labs. Check out the bottom of their homepage.
Afterfall InSanity is set to launch on November 25th, bathing us in all manner of uncompromising survival horror shenanigans. It's also set to debut with what I can only describe as an incredibly, laudably brave sales model.
You can read more details about it through the link, but all you really need to know is that the pre-order will cost you next to nothing - which includes the soundtrack and a mention in the credits if you register an account! It's got to be worth a punt at this price, especially since you get one key per dollar you donate... if they reach their target goal.
Afterfall InSanity, the post-apocalyptic indie survival horror title from Polish studio Nicolas Games, will be launching on 25th November with an imaginative - if incredibly ambitious - sales model. Pre-Orders will only cost $1, which will include the full game, soundtrack and even a mention in the credits if you choose to register!
This is where things get a bit more interesting. Nicolas Games are aiming for ten million downloads - and will be distributed on Torrent sites once this figure is reached. If this isn't reached, however, the revenue will be donated to charity. It's a brave and slightly confusing double or nothing situation, and we'll keep you posted.
The pre-orders will be going live later today - and I'll stick it up as a deal of sorts.Click here for more details >>