Part tower defense game, part Tetris, Go Home Dinosaurs is many things. Educational, it is not, despite it's depiction of the extinction of dinosaurs.
In game designer Eitan Glinert's mind peanut butter must be tower defense and jelly must be Tetris, because for the second game in a row, the young creator has smushed the two great gaming styles together. He's just done it radically different this time, as if switching from making PB&J sandwiches to—I don't…
My co-favorite video game of the 2010 PAX East in Boston was an odd but joyous multiplayer tower-building/battling game called SlamBolt Scrappers. The people who made that, Fire Hose Games, are showing their next game at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle this weekend.
I've written about Slam Bolt Scrappers before. It's got a weird name, but it has merited my attention — and yours.
It has not been easy to explain to people why Slam Bolt Scrappers, an early 2011 downloadable PlayStation 3 exclusive, is a lot of fun. Watch the video here with the sound off and you may still not get it.
The best game I saw at the last gaming convention I attended will be announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive at the next one. OK, I had two favorite games last time. Slam Bolt Scrappers was one of them.
I ended my tour of PAX East 2010 with two games vying for the title of Stephen's Favorite New Game At The Show. This was one of them.