Adventure game Lone Survivor is getting the director's cut treatment, with free copies of the updated version going to anyone who has purchased the original already, according to a blog post yesterday by the game's creator Jasper Byrne. As he reports in the announcement for the October 31 PC release, Byrne has been busy with the new version of his indie RPG for a while now.
To coincide with IGF, PAX, GDC, OMG and WTF, Steam have slung up one of their impromptu sales, discounting tons of indie games to ensure that our libraries continue to heave under the sheer weight of unplayed games. How nice of them. I hope you've hidden your wallet after last time, because there are some cracking deals to be had, including Super Hexagon, Binding of Isaac and Terraria for silly money.
NEW GAME+ wasn't dead, it was only resting its pulse, and now the first footage of Lone Survivor developer Jasper Byrne's Zelda/Demon's Souls-inspired action RPG has emerged from the colourless fog, to show off the game's four-player Vs mode. Filmed at the London Indies night (hence the shakycam), the video shows three players battling it out as the Knight, Ranger and Barbarian classes. As with Demon's Souls, there's a hell of a lot of rolling involved, in a game that's come a long way since it was legally declared dead back in November.
Jasper Byrne, the sole developer behind atmospheric indie horror Lone Survivor, has revealed his next game on his website. Like Lone Survivor before it, the currently nameless (at least to us) project has gone through a number of different prototypes and art styles, but he appears to have settled on a gorgeous isometric viewpoint with detailed sprites, as evidenced by the picture above.
Innovative platformer Braid, differently innovative platformer Super Meat Boy and horror adventure game Lone Survivor have been added to the already immensely successfulHumble Bundle 5. Anyone who's already bought the bundle will be able to grab the new games gratis. If you haven't already bought the bundle (WHY???), you'll need to splash out more than the average (currently $7.87) to get the three games included.
If I’m the titular “lone survivor,” why do I keep meeting strangers? Why don't our conversations make sense? And why does it seem so important that I befriend a cat?
Ostensibly, Lone Survivor is a Silent Hill-inspired sidescroller with the standard survival horror trappings. You’re in a city overrun by inside-out monsters, you collect and combine items to solve simple problems, and your best friends are a battery-sapping flashlight and a handgun with limited ammo. But it stands out, especially from recent Silent Hill games, with a clever psychological angle and a curious sense of style and wit.