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Rose & Time is now £2.34 on PC, Linux, Mac & OUYA (you'll get all versions)

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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OUYA games, PC games, Puzzle games, Rose & Time

Rose & Time is now £2.34 on PC, Linux, Mac & OUYA (you'll get all versions)

Rose and Time is now £2.34 on itch.io, which includes the PC, Linux, Mac and OUYA versions.

I rather enjoyed this intriguing little puzzler on OUYA of all things, where I had to learn and unlearn a lot of what I thought I knew about time travel. Which wasn't much to be fair. It's a seriously enjoyable brainteaser and a bargain at £2.34.

So Many Me Review | Me Me Me Me Me Me Myself & I

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Extend Studio, Origo Games, OUYA games, PC games, Platformer, Puzzle games

So Many Me Review | Me Me Me Me Me Me Myself & I

Platforms: PC (reviewed) | OUYA

Developer: Extend Studio

Publisher: Origo Games

Wouldn't it be useful to have seven clones at your beck and call?  That way you could attend four different day jobs and still have doppelgängers left over for a full house of Mario Kart multiplayer. Decades of science fiction tells us that nothing can possibly go wrong with that plan. No sir.

Anyway, as a certain maniacal Agent once famously said: "the best thing about being me... there are so many MEs." In this case I'm a small green blob called Filo, tasked with saving a cheerful cartoon world in puzzly platform style. Foes need stomping, switches need pressing, bottomless pits need jumping and collectibles demand snaffling; a daunting task for a tiny gelatinous globule.

Or at least it would be if a run-in with a mysterious cosmic entity hadn't granted Filo the ability to control a small army of clones and transform them into useful platforms. And dinosaurs. And rocket-launching hovertanks.

So Many Me Review | Me Me Me Me Me Me Myself & I

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OUYA darling Towerfall jumps ship for PS4 & PC next month

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Local multiplayer, Matt Makes Games, multiplayer games, Ouya, OUYA games, PC, PC games, PS4, PS4 games

OUYA darling Towerfall jumps ship for PS4 & PC next month

The OUYA's selection of true exclusives is thin on the ground, but Towerfall is easily the jewel in its crown (alongside a superb redux version of MirrorMoon EP). This superb local multiplayer experience toes the line between brawlers and artillery games, throwing you and three friends into nuanced arenas armed with a fistful of arrows and unique character classes.

It's fantastic, hectic old-school fun... and is about to massively expand its audience by jumping to PS4 and PC as an enhanced version with new cooperative shenanigans, powerups and arenas.

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Pay what you want for Rose & Time on PC & OUYA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Indie Games, Ouya, OUYA games, PC, PC games, Puzzle games

Pay what you want for Rose & Time on PC & OUYA

Rose & Time | Official Site | Pay what you want

Rose & Time is one of the OUYA's most impressive exclusives: a cerebral time-manipulating puzzler that encourages you to think in four dimensions as you avoid running into paradoxical alternate versions of yourself  with stealth and brainpower. Oh, and like most of OUYA's exclusives, it's also now available on Windows PC, Mac and Linux. You can now pay any amount of money for every version of the game on Sophie Holden's website, down to an optional £0.00. Remember that a real person worked hard on making it before choosing a price, though.

Soul Fjord Review | Has OUYA Got Its Groove Back?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
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Airtight Games, Free to play, Ouya, OUYA games, Rhythm games, Roguelike, RPG

Soul Fjord Review | Has OUYA Got Its Groove Back?

Platform: OUYA

Developer: Airtight Games

OUYA needs exclusives like Toejam needs Earl. Following months of what can charitably be described as plucky fumbling, the Kickstarted cube is struggling to find its calling as more than an XBMC box, emulation station or novelty paperweight. For those of us who backed the console, there's been precious little to get fired up about beyond a few cracking titles that are readily available on other platforms. Those groovy crowd funding days are just a distant memory now.

So when the creator of Portal announced an OUYA exclusive action RPG... featuring funky Vikings... and rhythm-based combat... and sweet fresh jams scored by Journey's Austin Wintory... you'd better believe we scampered straight into the office cupboard to locate where we'd stashed the power cable. We eventually found it wedged between our dusty Leap Motion unit and my personal bag of John Carmack's hair clippings [I'm not actually sure if he's joking - Ed].

Soul Fjord Review | Has OUYA Got Its Groove Back?

Soul Fjord is a funky take on Norse Mythology, an epic saga directed like a cheesy 70s Blaxploitation flick. After legendary warrior Magnus Jones dies and finds himself barred from the disco at the top of the World Tree by a chump bouncer, he embarks on an quest throughout a selection of procedurally generated dungeons, matching the rhythm of his attacks to the beat of the funkified soundtrack; with the ultimate goal of ascending back to the top and funk eternal. It's a little like a blend between Dungeon Hunters, Patapon and the original Toejam & Earl, perhaps, only Toejam is now a fly Viking sporting a massive axe and afro to match.

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MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Exploration, MirrorMoon EP, OUYA games, PC games, Puzzle games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

Platforms: PC | OUYA version incoming

Developer: Santa Ragione | Paolo Taje

Have you ever looked up at the stars in the night sky and wished that, perhaps, you could go there one day?  It's a cliché, but I certainly used to as a child, at least before the practical reality of global politics and the economy relegated that dream to the realms of science fiction. You made your own fun back then. However, a surreal and experimetal indie title has managed to capture that entire ideal in a single inexpensive package.

MirrorMoon EP is an experience built entirely around revelling in the lonely beauty of space, the thrill of seeking out new stars and making them your own. As an abstract exploration of exploration itself, it gives little away, forcing you to stumble as you come to terms with the infinite yet minimalist universe just out of your reach... before you realise that you can move the heavens themselves. You wouldn't believe the things I've seen out there in the wild black yonder, totally alone, yet connected to hundreds of other intrepid souls on a fundamental level.

And that, I'm afraid, is all I should tell you with a clear conscience.

MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

See, MirrorMoon EP is a game predicated on discovery; not just in terms of exploration, but working out the mechanics and the underlying systems for yourself. How they work, what they mean. The more you know about it, the less effective and impactful it becomes, and thus we can't discuss how Santa Ragione's ambitious project succeeds and occasionally stumbles in any meaningful way without somehow lessening it and robbing you of that sense of achievement. As such, if you want the full experience, I urge you to not read this review beyond a quick scan down to the spoiler-free bulletpoints and very high score. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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MirrorMoon EP Launch Trailer Takes Us On A Gorgeous Space Adventure

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Adventure Games, Indie Games, MirrorMoon EP, OUYA games, PC games, Santa Ragione, trailer

MirrorMoon EP Launch Trailer Takes Us On A Gorgeous Space Adventure

Following the starkly beautiful endless runner Fotonica, Santa Ragione have released a launch trailer for their ambitious second title: MirrorMoon EP. Described as a "space adventure," this surreal experience seems to defy any attempts to pigeonhole it.

Just watch the trailer. If you like what you see, it's currently available at a launch discount.

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Telltale Bringing The Walking Dead To Ouya This Winter

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Adventure Games, Horror games, OUYA games, Survival Horror Games, Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: Season 2

Telltale Bringing The Walking Dead To Ouya This Winter

Telltale Games have announced that they'll be bringing their massively acclaimed adventure game series -- The Walking Dead -- to Ouya this winter.

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Hell-IX Kickstarter Promises Desert Strike Action

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Android Games, Hell-IX, iOS games, Kickstarter, OUYA games, PC games, Retromade Games, Wii U games

Hell-IX Kickstarter Promises Desert Strike Action

Desert Strike fans may be intrigued to note that a 3D indie homage has just hit Kickstarter. Hell-IX plans to blend old-school high octane helicopter action with all the bells and whistles we expect from modern games - so long as it attracts $22,000 over the coming month. Retromade Games are also going big on release platforms, targeting PC, Wii U, iOS, Android, OUYA and even the GameStick.

Trailer and details below.

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Broken Age (Double Fine Adventure) Sliced In Two, First Half Releases January 2014

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Adventure Games, Broken Age, Delays, Double Fine, Double Fine Adventure, OUYA games, PC games

Broken Age (Double Fine Adventure) Sliced In Two, First Half Releases January 2014

Double Fine Needs Even More Money & Time

Many of us have been impatiently waiting for Broken Age (previously known as the Double Fine Adventure that ignited mainstream interest in Kickstarter as a viable game funding method), and it looks like you'll be waiting a while longer. Tim Schafer has explained that the title has now been cut into two halves, the first of which is out at the start of next year.

The reason? Effectively, the game has gotten so big that Double Fine needs more money to finish it. You know, despite raising $3,336,371, a budget that most adventure game developers could only dream of.

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Soul Fjord Dev Diary Talks Funky Character Design

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Airtight Games, Funkadelic, OUYA games, Rhythm games, Roguelike

Soul Fjord Dev Diary Talks Funky Character Design

The latest diary from Kim Swift's Airtight Games talks about how the OUYA-exclusive rhythm roguelike (why not?) evolved in terms of character design. Expect some funkadelic heroes and smooth criminals like the leisure suit-wearing Lounge Dragon.

Soul Fjord will be out on the OUYA later this year. Why not take a detailed look at the Kickstarted console (both inside and out) in our extensive pre-launch review and impressions?

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Kim Swift's Ouya Exclusive Is Soul Fjord: A Rhythm Roguelike

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Airtight Games, Funkadelic, OUYA games, Rhythm games, Roguelike

Kim Swift's Ouya Exclusive Is Soul Fjord: A Rhythm Roguelike

Funky Vikings & Disco Wizards

Kim Swift (Portal, Quantum Conundrum) has revealed that her OUYA-exclusive next game is a mash-up of Norse Mythology and 70s funk.

Soul Fjord also happens to be a roguelike/rhythm game hybrid, but I'll give you a second to recover after that amazing first sentence. Trailers and details below.

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Papo & Yo Developer Working On Emotionally-Charged OUYA Exclusive

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Minority Media, OUYA games, Silent Enemy

Papo & Yo Developer Working On Emotionally-Charged OUYA Exclusive

Silent Enemy To Explore Themes Of Childhood Bullying

Minority Media, the studio behind the moody and meaningful Papo & Yo on PSN, are hard at work on an intriguing OUYA title. Silent Enemy will offer shapeshifting survival gameplay that actively explores the harsh reality of childhood bullying.

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Double Fine Adventure Broken Age Gets First Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Adventure Games, Broken Age, Double Fine, Double Fine Adventure, Mac games, OUYA games, PC games

Broken Age (AKA The Artist Formerly Known As Double Fine Adventure) has received its first trailer, depicting its two protagonists living parallel lives, but separated by time and space. With over 90,000 Kickstarter and PayPal backers on board, not to mention being the project that started our love affair with crowd funding, it's fair to say that Double Fine have some fairly high expectations to live up to.

Double Fine Adventure Becomes Broken Age

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Adventure Games, Broken Age, Double Fine, Double Fine Adventure, OUYA games, PC games

Double Fine Adventure Becomes Broken Age

Double Fine have finally revealed some concrete details about their Kickstarted adventure darling, including its actual name. Broken Age.

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