The first-person bullet hell game Drunken Robot Pornography hit Steam yesterday. Its regular price is $15, but it's discounted 20 percent to $12 until February 26. To the uninitiated, "bullet hell" refers to especially brutal 2D shoot 'em ups that fill the screen with an amount of projectiles that's nearly impossible to avoid. Ikaruga, which was recently added to Steam, is a good example of the genre. Drunken Robot Pornography takes that concept and reinterprets it in the first-person perspective.
A speaker for the dead indeed. Boston developer Dejobaan's latest experimental game concept, Elegy for a Dead World, involves tales of forgotten civilizations and extinct societies, all filtered though the textual influence of British Romantic poetry, according to an interview with studio head Ichiro Lambe at Indie Games. The project is a collaboration between Dejobaan and Ziba Scott of Popcannibal.
2009’s SEO-challengingAaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!-- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity was basically the bits from Mirror’s Edge where you miss-time a jump and fall to your death turned into a whole game. If you missed it the first time round it’s now been re-released as a “semi-sequel” titled AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome. It features all 82 levels from the original game, as well as 43 new ones and a “new lighting system and fancy shader effects.” It’s currently on Steam for just £3.49/$4.99, too.
The indie developers involved in the potato sack sale say that they were given "free reign" to design the ARG, as well as "access to any IP we wanted." Edge have been catching up with the potato sack developers to find out exactly how the enormous ARG came together.