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McPixel (iOS) review - 20 seconds to save the world

A soft-bellied man in a red shirt and blue jeans has 20 seconds to stop a volcano from erupting and killing the population of a tropical island. He stands at the lip of the fuming crater. To his right are a dog bone, a cow, and a young woman, and to his left a sign reads "Insert virgin." Ignoring the sign, the man grabs the dog bone and pushes it deep inside the cow's rectum. A heart appears over the cow's head and the volcano erupts. Everyone dies. That scene is a representative slice of McPixel, a collection of point-and-click mini-games now available on iOS. McPixel has two clear inspirations: first MacGyver, the 1980s television series in which a secret agent combines practical scientific knowledge with household supplies to survive life and death scenarios; and secondly,...

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Super Game Jam bringing five films and five games to Steam beginning in April

Super Game Jam, a documentary series that chronicles five pairs of developers who created five games together in 48 hours, is headed to Steam next month, Devolver Digital and filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter announced today. Shot in five cities over six months, Super Game Jam's participants, who created games like Hotline Miami, McPixel, Ridiculous Fishing and Samurai Gunn, developed their new games based on themes suggested by their peers. The games created will be released alongside each episode though Steam. The developers, episodes, games and locations are as follows: Episode 1, Utrecht, Netherlands, Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb) and Jan Willem Nijman (Luftrausers, Ridiculous Fishing) Episode 2, Berlin, Germany, Christoffer Hedborg (Pid, Shelter) and Dominik...

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Humble Bundle with Android 6 adds McPixel, Waking Mars and NightSky HD

The Humble Bundle with Android 6 had added three new DRM-free games to the package for those who pay more than the average price, according to the sale's organizers. The Bundle now contains SOS's short-burst collection of mini-games McPixel, Tiger Style's action adventure game Waking Mars and Nifflas' puzzle-platformer NightSky HD. The three new games come in addition to Aquaria, Fractal: Make Blooms Not War, Oregon Trail: Director's Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Pulse: Volume One, which were included when the bundle was announced last week. The Humble Bundle with Android 6, which offers games for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, has sold over 141,000 copies in its first week at an average price of $4.74. As of this writing, you can still take part in the savings at the Humble...

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Valve greenlights 10 indie games, including Akaneiro: Demon Hunters

Ten indie games are headed to Steam via Project Greenlight, among them American McGee's recently-Kickstartered Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, according to a press release from Valve released today. The fourth round of games from Project Greenlight includes: Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Asylum DLC Quest Eador. Masters of the Broken World La-Mulana Leisure Suit Larry MaK The Age of Decadence Unepic War For The Overworld The games above, which are in "varying stages of completion," will be released "independently in the months ahead," according to the press release. Joining them will be two non-game software titles: articy:draft, a game design tool and GroBoto, a modeling app. Announced last July, Steam Greenlight allows users to vote on games they'd like to see on Valve's digital...

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First Steam Greenlight-voted game, 'McPixel', now available on Steam

The first Steam Greenlight game to be voted onto Valve's online service went on sale today, with McPixel currently available for PC and Mac for $4.99 on Steam. The adventure game by developer Sos Mikolaj Kaminski was among the first games to pass through Greenlight earlier this month. Other games that were approved include Black Mesa, Cry of Fear, Dream, Project Zomboid, and more. MicPixel's Steam page is now live.

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'Hotline Miami' wins 'Most Fantastic' award during Fantastic Arcade 2012

Hotline Miami, the hyperviolent top-down brawler from Dennation Games and Devolver Digital, won top honors during this year's installment of Fantastic Arcade, the annual round-up of noteworthy indie games held in Austin, Texas. The game won the title of "Most Fantastic" — the Fantastic Arcade equivalent of "Best in Show" — beating out other worthy contenders like Sos Sosowski's McPixel, Stoic Games' The Banner Saga, and Capy's Super Time Force, to name a few. The Austin Chronicle outlines some of the other, far more verbose titles which were handed out to other games in attendance. Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon managed to win the Audience Award, while Subset Games' FTL: Faster than Light won the "Most Fantastic Way to Learn That if You're Ever Put in Charge of Anything Important,...

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Valve announces first Steam Greenlight games, includes 'Black Mesa,' 'McPixel,' and 'Project Zomboid'

Less than two weeks after the launch of Valve's Steam Greenlight program, ten independently developed video games have been approved for distribution through Steam, including the long-in-development, unofficial Half-Life remake Black Mesa. The first ten games to be passed through Greenlight, where the Steam community helps select prospective titles to be sold through Valve's digital distribution platform, are a diverse bunch. They include the first-person atmospheric exploration game Dream and pixelated adventure-parody McPixel. The Steam community appears to have a strong taste for horror, with Cry of Fear, Project Zomboid, No More Room in Hell, and Routine representing the genre in the Greenlight launch list. Here's the full list of Steam Greenlight launch titles, which have been...

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'McPixel' available in pay-what-you-want Pirate Bay promotion this weekend

McPixel, the point-and-click adventure game with a warped sense of humor, is available for the payment of your choice on PC, Mac, and Linux this weekend. The download comes in torrent form, and its developer, Sos Sosowski, teamed up with The Pirate Bay to highlight his game on the file-sharing site, which has temporarily been rebranded "The Promo Bay." In a message on The Pirate Bay, Sos says, "I know that not everyone can afford entertainment. But everyone needs it." Head to the McPixel website to throw him some money and get in on the nonsensical, referential fun, which usually costs $9.99 on computers. At the time of writing, the average contribution is only $1.33. The promotion will end at 2 AM ET on Monday morning. McPixel is also available on iOS and Android devices for $2.99....

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'Hotline Miami', 'Super Hexagon' and 'Super TIME Force' selected for Fantastic Arcade

More than 20 independently developed games will be shown at Fantastic Arcade, an event where the world of films and games collide. Fantastic Arcade is the video game component of Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US that specializes in horror, fantasy, science fiction, action, and films from around the world. During the week-long festival, video game tournaments, panels, and a game jam will run from September 20-23. Fantastic Arcade will feature a 48-hour game jam and games created from the jam will be shown off in one of eight custom-built arcade cabinets. The remaining seven arcade cabinets will feature Mathew Davis and Justin Ma's FTL, Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital's Hotline Miami, Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon, Molleindustria's Unmanned, Vlambeer's L...

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