Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games
October 15, 2014 – 11:23 | Comments Off
Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games

If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games – or just very old – you might remember Panzer General 2, the 1997 classic which tested your tactics across a range of brutal World War II …

OpenClonk 5.0 adds Worlds League, new scenarios, music, more
October 6, 2014 – 09:39 | Comments Off
OpenClonk 5.0 adds Worlds League, new scenarios, music, more

OpenClock.org has announced the release of OpenClonk 5, a major new version of its open source Worms/ Settlers/ Minecraft/ Terraria- like action game.
The new release adds two missions targeted at new players, two more “which …

Patients beware: Surgeon Simulator out now on Android
August 14, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Patients beware: Surgeon Simulator out now on Android

Wannabe medical students everywhere, it’s time to rejoice: popular PC game Surgeon Simulator is finally out on Android.
As usual, you get to save the lives of your grateful patients on a daily basis. Or butcher …

Tour de Yorkshire brings the Tour de France spirit to your iPhone/ iPad
July 5, 2014 – 10:02 | Comments Off
Tour de Yorkshire brings the Tour de France spirit to your iPhone/ iPad

The Tour de France 2014 has just kicked off in Yorkshire, England, where 198 top riders will spend the next two days battling through 120 miles of beautiful countryside.
If you’re a cycling fan then you …

Stella 4.0 makes it easy and fun to emulate classic Atari 2600 VCS games
July 2, 2014 – 09:23 | Comments Off
Stella 4.0 makes it easy and fun to emulate classic Atari 2600 VCS games

When it comes to tapping into our fondness for old computing and gaming platforms, Stella has always been at the forefront. This cross-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator first saw the public light of day back …

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 …