I love me some zombies. And I love me some persistent gaming. Now we all can enjoy both with ARMA2 mod DayZ. The mod features zombies, a world in which players can build camps and band together to scavenge for food and water, and lots of fun by the look of it. Here is the first of several Let’s Play videos featuring the mod!
Hatoful Boyfriend, the bizarre game of pigeon dating in a (nearly) post-human world has gone gold and the masochistic Angie Gallant is writing another Let’s Play on this strange creation with the terrifying FAT BIRD.
HO HO HO!
Rig ‘n’ Roll is a game about driving big steel around the highways and byways of the US of A…. ok it’s a game about driving trucks and I really should try to avoid getting into the patois of the truck driver community. But anyway, ZekeDMS over on brokenforums.com is working on a let’s play to spite the person who gifted him this in the Steam Christmas sale. It’s quite a laugh, go read!
Ever been interested in dating games? How about dating games featuring pigeons? How about dating games featuring pigeons and a homicidal fat bird? Regardless of your answer you should be, because Angie Gallant’s AAR of pigeon dating game Hatoful Boyfriend is quite possibly the best AAR of 2011.
Seriously, go read this AAR right now. It’s funny as hell and yes, there really is a dating game about pigeons. Of course, it’s from Japan, which might explain some of the other very strange features I won’t spoil for you!
Die2Nite is an interesting web-based multiplayer game currently in beta. Built by French developer, Motion Twin, Die2Nite sees the player as one of forty zombie apocalypse survivors holed up in a town in a desert wasteland. Your job, each day, is to scrounge for the items your town needs to survive, to build the structures and defences required to keep the zombies out (they attack at midnight each night) and to keep a close eye on your fellow survivors – any of whom could seriously imperil your survival through incompetence or conscious effort! The good folks over at RockPaperShotgun have a decent write-up on the game, but the best way to find out about it is to play it, and to that end I have thirty beta keys for you to use!
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In our previous exploration of Homeland Defense: National Security Patrol, we explored the freeplay mode, beat up an old lady, and went broke. So far, so like the Federal Government, amiright? Hoho!
Today we’re going to check out a challenge, specifically, keeping the illegals from crossing the border! You see, those dumb foreigners have got themselves into a civil war and now some of them have the audacity to hope that the US will come to their rescue! But they are mistaken! We are going to be working as hard as possible to keep them out of America.
Yesterday I promised an AAR for a curious RTS game about running a US border post. The game, Homeland Defense: National Security Patrol, is a Valusoft title released in 2008 and now available for a few dollars over at Impulse. And since I promised, here it is, and everyone better be grateful, because this has been a painful, painful experience.
The game can be summed up easily. It’s Command and Conquer meets a Tea Party rally. It’s an RTS (although a terrible one) where your job is to stare at your border post ensuring your border agents vigilantly check everyone crossing the border for drugs, lack of legal entry permits or shock, the chance they are a terrorist. If you catch one of these ne’er-do-wells, you throw them in your detention center and interrogate some justice into them.
Or you could just tase them to death.
So goes the final line of one of the two reviews for “Homeland Defense: National Security Patrol” on Amazon.com, or as I will call it from now on, HDNSP. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
HDNSP is a title that see the player “Plan, construct, staff and maintain border command centers, conduct city patrols and engage in anti- smuggling investigations.” You also get to experience the fun of “interrogat[ing] detainees to gain information about [the] future plans of smugglers or terrorists seeking to harm America”… because “illegals” are not all drug smugglers after all, they could be terrorists, right?
I noticed this game when it was brought up on QuarterToThree.com and being the sap that I am I volunteered to check out this little-known title from 2008. Not only that, I would write up my experiences on this site, so you to can join in on the fun of arresting brown people, building detention centres and interogating folks!
The game is installed, my mouse hand trembles in anticipation. Watch this space.
What’s better than Dwarf Fortress? Zombies! What could be better than Zombies? A Dwarf Fortress-style game about Zombies! Enter, Rogue Survivor. I haven’t had a chance to play yet – and the game is quite early in development, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun to try out. Go give it a shot!
CSL over on the QuarterToThree.com forums has been busy writing a Football Manager 2010 AAR featuring Telford United. It’s a great read, and thanks to CSL I’m starting to get interested in football management! CSL does a great job of explaining his decisions and detailing the trials and tribulations of taking Telford through the divisions. This would probably be my ideal game if I coul somehow also involve friends, I love playing games in the same ‘world’ as other people, even if we were never to meet or compete directly, sharing the game’s story together is a lot of fun for me. What do you think?