Trikanoid 1.2 for Windows out, adds support for mouse control
February 13, 2013 – 09:35 | Comments Off
Trikanoid 1.2 for Windows out, adds support for mouse control

It’s not even a month since we wrote about Trikanoid, a fun remake of 80′s arcade classic Arkanoid. But developers Triumph Remakers have been busy, and version 1.2 for Windows has just been released (the …

Trikanoid: the classic 80′s game “Arkanoid” is back
January 18, 2013 – 05:46 | 2 Comments
Trikanoid: the classic 80′s game “Arkanoid” is back

Arkanoid was an 80′s arcade classic, a great test of hand-eye coordination as you tried to clear a breakout-style pattern of blocks from the screen.
But if you missed the game the first time, that’s not …

Zombie Shooter: blast the undead into a bloody mess with this free arcade-style game
December 10, 2012 – 09:07 | Comments Off
Zombie Shooter: blast the undead into a bloody mess with this free arcade-style game

The Walking Dead is now on its mid-season break, but if you’re missing the show already then you could turn to Zombie Shooter, a free game which provides all the opportunities for walker-slaughtering you’re ever …

Create and play RTS games with the open source Spring Engine
November 7, 2012 – 08:33 | Comments Off
Create and play RTS games with the open source Spring Engine

If you’re the creative type then the idea of designing your own games can seem appealing. For a moment or two, anyway, until you began to think about exactly how many technical challenges you’d need …

0 A.D. : obliterate your enemies in this gorgeous historical RTS
June 14, 2012 – 06:33 | Comments Off
0 A.D. : obliterate your enemies in this gorgeous historical RTS

Open source RTS games aren’t generally known for having quality graphics, even when finished, so you probably wouldn’t expect too much from an alpha build. Which is why 0 A.D. is a real surprise, thanks …

Protect your saved games with SaveGameBackup
January 23, 2012 – 09:08 | Comments Off
Protect your saved games with SaveGameBackup

When you’re thinking of files which you really should include in a backup, then saved games probably don’t rank highly on the list. But maybe they should. After all, in some cases your current game …

Lines95: a simple but addictive strategy game
December 21, 2011 – 06:02 | Comments Off
Lines95: a simple but addictive strategy game

As we wrote last week, you don’t need flashy graphics to create a great game: there’s plenty of retro entertainment to be had from the ideas behind old classics like Command & Conquer and the …

Enjoy hours of free retro gaming fun with OpenRA and UFO:AI
December 15, 2011 – 08:43 | Comments Off
Enjoy hours of free retro gaming fun with OpenRA and UFO:AI

Many modern games are all about the graphics, with the developers exploiting the very latest engines and technologies to deliver some truly cinematic experiences.
Get past the eye candy, though, and there’s not always a great …

Roundup: 20 software releases you may have missed in the second week of December
December 9, 2011 – 15:12 | Comments Off
Roundup: 20 software releases you may have missed in the second week of December

It may only be the second week of December, but the Christmas feeling has already taken over. Software publishers are still releasing software throughout the festive season and we’ve collected together twenty of the biggest …

Microsoft’s Age of Empires Online launches for free
August 17, 2011 – 08:59 | Comments Off
Microsoft’s Age of Empires Online launches for free

One year after it was first announced, Microsoft has finally revealed the first full version of its Age of Empires Online game.
And if you’re a fan of empire-building Civilization-type games, or real-time strategy in general, …

iOS 4.1 released with Game Center
September 9, 2010 – 16:46 | Comments Off
iOS 4.1 released with Game Center

iPod and iPhone owners can now upgrade their devices to iOS 4.1 after Apple released an update to its mobile operating system. As well as bug fixes, speed improvements for iPhone 3G handset and HDR …