This week for What We Play Gavin and JB talk about two games, Crow from Sunside Games and Brawl Busters by SkeinGlobe. Let us know if you are playing either and leave your thoughts as a comment. Also let us know what you are playing.
In this new bi-weekly series (that means twice a month, I had to look it up), we at Soma share what games we are enjoying and why. In this episode JB and Chris talk about Splode, Ancient Frog, Angry Birds Space, Aquaria, Suitor Shooter & Fortix as well as yes jalapeño burgers, John’s lame game strategy and more. And yes, we filmed the first one in Soma’s kitchen!
This week we wanted to talk about favorite games both known and unknown (at least to most) we are really enjoying. Chris and John share their two. So check it out. Here are links to all the mentioned games.
No video today. A few weeks have gone by since our last update. We took some much needed time away over Christmas and New Years. Wind Up Robots and Santa’s Giftship was featured for the third week in a row on iTunes as New and Noteworthy. Today we were pleased to see that Wind Up Robots has been chosen as Gaming App of the Day alongside picks like Temple Run and Bejeweled on the front page of Kotaku! Go read the article, share it out and have a great weekend.
This has been a week of rediscovering some of the games we love to play. We would like to say that we are regularly involved in all of the game communities we love. Busyness sets in though and many of those interactions fall to the side. These past two weeks we have been revisiting forums and communities. As always as we re-engaged we also get to see the great games other developers are making. Chris mentions a few of our favorites in this weeks update.
Are you buying family games this Christmas? We are. We bought a few favorites for the kids, but actually took them back in favor of the eVersions. This was a choice my wife made. That really surprised me. Let me just say in our family, she is not the gadget freak the rest of us are. My Kids and I play games on all of our devices (we have many, one of the perks being in the gadget/game/app development business). She has always resisted using them…until now. To set the scene, about two weeks ago the kids introduced her to Angry Birds on the iPad. She was instantly hooked. Then this last weekend the Electronic Arts sale was announced and I grabbed many of the titles for 99 cents that were usually $6.99 – 9.99. One of the games happened to be the same as a boxed game she had bought, Piktureka, as a Christmas present . After playing as a family and enjoying the sounds, unique and enjoyable playtime, she bagged up the boxed version and took it back to the store.
I asked her why, and she said that it just made sense. The iPad version reduces clutter, is more fun to play, you can’t lose pieces, and she really likes the sound effects. And to top it all off this is coming from the least techy person in our house. So there you have it. What games are you buying this Christmas. We are also enjoying Clue Spy, Yatzee, and the kids really like Life, although Life for me feels a bit claustrophobic on the iPad.