Tag Archives: procedural

No Man’s Sky “I’ve Seen Things” Trailer — When will we see the game?

No Man’s Sky is finally here…almost. Actually, there are still 8 more months before the game’s release (June 2016), but who’s counting? I am! I first wrote about No Man’s Sky in December of 2013. And then again in December of 2014. And then again this year in July. I’m writing about it now…October 2015.… Read More »

Overfall on Kickstarter — Where no procedurally-generated RPG has gone before?

Exploration is in our blood. We want to see what’s “over there” with the hopes that what’s there is better than what’s here. A new land, a new planet, or perhaps simply a new restaurant on the other side of town, we want to discover new things. That’s why we love exploration games. And why… Read More »

No Man’s Sky Gameplay Trailer — Where No Gamer’s Gone Before

A year ago I said that No Man’s Sky will be the addiction of 2015. After watching the new gameplay trailer, there’s no doubt. The PS4/Windows adventure from Hello Games will feature both single-player (including offline) and multiplayer modes. The video doesn’t showcase either but gives an idea of how it could work online as… Read More »

Alone in the Dark: Illumination Pre-Order Trailer — Atari knows survival

I often wonder how Atari stays alive. It’s been over 40 years and they still exist albeit it ain’t our daddy’s Atari. I’m glad they’re still around and making games. I see that logo with the three lines and I get all warm and fuzzy – those summer afternoons with Combat! were some of the… Read More »

Gauntlet 2014 Trailer – the game that brought gamers together returns

Gauntlet is another GenX classic brought back to life.  The trailer is out for Arrowhead Studios’s dungeon crawl, which is out on Steam this year, and it doesn’t look all that different from the original, which is a good thing.  Better graphics, of course, but the same four characters (Warrior, Wizard, Elf and my fave,… Read More »

Abyss Odyssey Trailer – Fight, side-scroll, absorb a few souls

Zeno Clash was weird but delightful.  Made me an ACE Team fan even though their name isn’t the most creative.  They have a new game out, Abyss Odyssey.  Now, that’s a good name.  But the trailer doesn’t wow me. It’s a side-scrolling, 2D fighting game.  Similar to Fightback, but better.  The levels are procedural, which… Read More »

StarCrawlers on KickStarter – Freelancing in Procedural Space

Freelancers are commonplace in 2014 and becoming more and more the norm as the Millennials flood the labor market.  So no doubt mercenaries will be prevalent several hundred years from now or whenever Juggernaut Games’s StarCrawlers takes place.  The game is in development and currently passing the hat on Kickstarter (currently at $27K of $65K… Read More »

Daylight Trailer: Don’t Look Back – Procedural Boring?

Everything about Zombie Studios’ Daylight screams cliché except that it’s procedurally-generated.  The PC/PS4 game takes place in an abandoned hospital where no-doubt some crazy hell happened years ago, probably had insanity within its walls like a mother who lost a child or suffered some other traumatic event. It’s also an amnesia story.  The protagonist (you)… Read More »

No Man’s Sky – Procedural Addiction?

If there’s a place that will addict me to the point of no-return, it may be No Man’s Sky.  The teaser tells us everything is Procedural, that all is generated algorithmically, that there could be infinite number of worlds to explore, that there could be replayability like never seen before. The trailer mirrors evolution.  First underwater… Read More »