Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme Review

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I came across this one purely by accident while looking through the Indie Royale site and saw it as the daily deal. Never one to pass up on a gender swap story I decided to pick it up and try it out. Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme (which I’ll abbreviate as either “Gender Bender” or “GB” from this point forward) is a visual novel, which is a nice way of saying that it’s an interactive story. That said, I still consider this genre as a sort of distant cousin to adventure games. Even if there aren’t any puzzles there is still a story there. Somewhere. I’ll get to that in a bit. While searching to see what other characters will be playable I discovered that there was an IndieGoGo campaign last year to get this one funded. You can find the link to the right or here. You can purchase from Steam or Desura.

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Ending Soon: Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

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The Kickstarter for Kelvin and the Infamous Machine has a week to go finishing on Friday, December 12, 2014. The initial funding of $20,000 has been reached at over $23,000 raised, Blyts is close to adding additional languages (the $25,000 stretch goal).

What is Kelvin doing with a time machine? Well, it starts with Dr. Edwin Lupin; a man of science, a genius with the obligatory unruly hair. He also has a rather unfortunate sense of design aesthetics. He’s spent his life working on one great invention. An invention that will change the world. An invention that will change the nature of time and space and rival sliced bread as the “next big thing”.  Dr. Lupin (along with trusty sidekicks and research assistants Lise (she’s the smart one) and Kelvin (that’s you, a well-intentioned, if dim-witted lad with a major crush on Lise and a tremendous lack of common sense) has finally succeeded in creating the world’s first practical time machine.

And it looks exactly like a portable shower. And an old fashioned portable shower at that. And to make things worse, the shower head doesn’t have that nifty massage setting that feels oh so good at the end of the day.

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Currently Kickstarting: Viktor, a steampunk adventure

 

Viktor, a steampunk adventure is the current offering from Studio Spektar in Zagreb, Croatia. They have been making board games and illustrations and are now trying their hand in creating a point and click adventure game. They are looking to raise $10,000 to bring Viktor, the would be emperor to your Windows or Mac computer.

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Currently Kickstarting: Johnny Rocketfingers 3

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There are an abundance of Flash-based adventure games on gaming sites like Newgrounds and Kongregate. A few of these developers have branched out and ran Kickstarters for the next game in their respective series, so why wouldn’t Ryan Khatam jump on the bandwagon and bring his own IP to the crowdfunding platform? Enter the third installment of the Johnny Rocketfingers series, a man with a mission. A mission to kick ass and look cool while doing it.

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Currently Kickstarting: Scorn Episode One

photo-mainThe first time I saw Scorn Episode One I immediately had a flashback to one of the most disturbing Point & Click adventures ever made: Dark Seed, which featured the terrible imagery by the brilliant H.R. Giger (if the name doesn’t ring a bell, then first of all you’re a heathen, and second he’s the designer of Xenomorphs from the Alien films). As I saw the screenshots and weapon designs, the Dark Seed flashbacks became more intense and now I’m convinced someone in that team is channelling the spirit of the late Giger and I want to play their game just on artistic direction alone.

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Currently Kickstarting: Shotguns & Sorcery RPG

logoI love Sword & Sorcery, I adore Fantasy and I’m deeply in love with the Urban Fantasy genre, but lately I’ve been disappointed at how every story seems to be focused around the unholy trinity of Wizards, Vampires and Werewolves, leaving out all the wonderful creatures from folklores and legends from all over the world. Continue reading

Currently Kickstarting: One Final Breath

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You can’t keep a good horror game down. After an unsuccessful attempt at crowdfunding their first-person adventure game One Final Breath, Dark Day Interactive relaunched a few days ago. Instead of asking for the initial $8,500 they’ve dropped the initial funding goal to $3,500 this time around.

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Currently Kickstarting: Thimbleweed Park

8a87be6465a92456e927241fe129ae07_largeI guess someone up there likes me, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are making a new graphic adventure game. The team that brought us Maniac Mansion and many other LucasArts classics are getting back together again for another 2D adventure game. Like their video says near the end “It’s 1987 all over again!”

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