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Solar 2 | £2.98 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Solar 2 | £2.98 | GamersGate | PC

Whenever someone erroneously tells me that "there's no innovation in games these days," Solar 2 is one of the many Indie titles I use to refute this ridiculous argument. It's a sandbox of universal proportions, allowing you to literally create and destroy the entirety of creation. It's got the depth of an entire galaxy yet is accessible and fun for players of all tastes... and for less than half price, you can't go wrong.

Why not check out our Solar 2 review?

Solar 2 | £2.98 | GamersGate | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Indie Games, Murudai, PC games, Solar 2
Solar 2 | £2.98 | GamersGate | PC

Whenever someone erroneously tells me that "there's no innovation in games these days," Solar 2 is one of the many Indie titles I use to refute this ridiculous argument. It's a sandbox of universal proportions, allowing you to literally create and destroy the entirety of creation. It's got the depth of an entire galaxy yet is accessible and fun for players of all tastes... and for less than half price, you can't go wrong.

Why not check out our Solar 2 review?

Solar 2 | £3.49 | Steam | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Indie Games, Murudai, PC games
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Solar 2 | PC

If you haven't been following our recent deluge of Solar 2 coverage, you've really missed out. Solar 2 is a sandbox of universal proportions, allowing you to literally create and destroy the entirety of creation. It's got the depth of an entire galaxy yet is accessible and fun for players of all tastes... and for half price, you can't go wrong.

Why not check out our Solar 2 review and developer interview?

Solar 2 Review | Welcome To The Universe!

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Indie Games, Murudai, PC games, Solar 2, Xbox Live Indie Games
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Solar 2 | PC

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Platforms: PC | Xbox Live Indie

Developer: Murudai

The original Solar pushed the boundaries of what could be accomplished with the tight file size restrictions of the Xbox Live Indie marketplace... and its glorious sequel justifiably earned our praise as our Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week. However, a couple of hundred words is simply not enough to do it justice. Solar 2 offers players the entire universe on a plate to create and destroy on a whim... and since it's also available on PC, we simply have to give this staggering Indie gem the attention it richly deserves.

Players begin as a humble unassuming asteroid that can be steered around the vast infinity of space on a 2D plane using responsive gamepad or mouse controls. It's an inauspicious beginning, but the objective is to increase your mass by colliding with space junk and fellow asteroids. Doing so will eventually accrue enough mass for you to turn into a planetesimal, where your new-found gravitational pull can attract more asteroids and moons into orbit that can be subsumed into your greedy, ever-expanding bulk. Deeply impressive physics modelling means that your interstellar neighbours react realistically to your gravitational field - and that approaching objects too quickly can result in catastrophic collisions or slingshot manoeuvres that will send your erstwhile planet food hurtling into deep space.

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Click here to continue reading our Solar 2 review...

Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week: Solar, Sums & Temple Death!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Indie Games, Magiko Gaming, Murudai, On The Fly Entertainment, Platformance: Temple Death, Solar 2, Sum Fighter, Xbox Live Indie Game of the Week, Xbox Live Indie Games

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The upcoming annual Dream Build Play competition, coupled with the fact that pesky triple-A coverage from this year's E3 trade show has been monopolising most of my time, means that we have a lot of catching up to do. This week we have two headline games to bring to your attention that are entirely different in scope yet equal in quality... and thus, it's time for another joint award. Not only that, but our third title might actually teach you something. The horror!

So... in alphabetical order... let's go!

PLATFORMANCE: Temple Death

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indie-gotw-250x250After Castle Pain received numerous awards and accolades, Magiko Games are back to present another microcosmic masterclass. PLATFORMANCE: Temple Death is a respectful homage to classic platformers from the golden age of 8-Bit gaming, and thanks to its rock solid mechanics and imaginative level design, is set to become an instant hit.

And yes, it's going to kick your arse.

Click here for solar systems and sum fighters!