This Week In Indie: Awesomenauts, The Adventures Of Shuggy, And Previous Winners
These last few weeks have been relatively quiet weeks in terms of indie game releases, with the only real thing of interest being the Steam summer sale, with great indie deals. Otherwise, there have only been a few interesting tidbits of indie news here, and there. But, yet again, this week marks another prize giveaway, and an announcement of the Steam code winners for Splice and Fieldrunners. So, lets get on with the show, and talk about some news.
In awesome news this week, Awesomenauts will be making an awesome appearance on the awesomeness that is Steam. The game is an awesome combination of MOBA elements found in popular games like DOTA, LOL and HON, with light platforming elements. If you’re interested watch the video above, as it’s full of pure awesome, including an awesome 80s styled theme song. If that’s not awesome enough, the developers, Ronimo, of Awesomenauts have a free download of their awesome themesong available here. This is what their awesome site had to say about Awesomenauts:
In the distant future…
It’s the year 3587, conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerfull group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
Awesomenauts brings team-based competetive arena play to a platforming perspective. Play and customize several Awesomenauts as you storm the online battlegrounds and unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal. Out now on Xbox LIVE Arcade and Playstation Network! Coming soon to PC & Mac!
In other indie game news, Carmageddon one of the oft-forgotten vehicular combat games that defined a genre, side by side with Twisted Metal, is making a return via indie developers, Stainless Games. Stainless Games, are the developers behind the original Carmageddon, and have now officially been granted their licence back for the franchise. This means that a new Carmageddon game is in the works, and this one is called Carmageddon: Reincarnation. If you’re interested in more information, there is an interview up on IndieGameMagazine about the game. This is what Stainless games had to say about returning to the franchise:
Now, almost 15 years after that first warning announcement, we are pleased to be able to give advanced notification to all those of a nervous disposition that the Carmageddon racers are back. And just for the record – the break hasn’t done anything to improve their road manners.
Today, the team who developed that first game have finally been reunited with their creation. Carmageddon has come home.
In bundle news, the Steam summer sale is in full swing and bundles are coming out left and centre. I try to keep track of all the indie bundles coming out, but it’s quite a chore. The latest bundle, Indie Bundle VIII, is going for the crazy price of $9.99 which is at 75% of the original price the bundle was originally priced at.
Games that are included in this bundle are: Demolition Inc., HOARD, SOL:Exodus, Swords and Soldiers HD and Wings of Prey. There are 18 hours or so, following the publication of this article, left until the bundle expires. So do buy it, if you’re interested.
Now on to the giveaway, this week’s giveaway is for the game The Adventures Of Shuggy, which will have a review up by next week. The game is a platformer where you play as a vampire, Shuggy, and have to clear out specific levels within a castle, that Shuggy has inherited.
There will be three possible winners for the three steam codes of the game, in this giveaway. The winners will be chosen by random comment, and as usual remember to comment in the comments section below the article. Terms and conditions apply, and preference is given to entrants from South Africa.
The winners for the previous week’s giveaway are: James Minton, Kluch and Sycotic. Well done guys, you have each won Steam codes for both Splice and Fieldrunners, which have both been reviewed by eGamer. I hope you enjoy the games and enter future indie giveaways.
That’s it for this week. Remember to check out all the discounted indie games on offer, in the Steam summer sale. There are some really good deals. Enjoy your weekend, and keep it real and indie.