Last week, Kotaku reported on No Mario’s Sky, a procedural game where you could make the plumber leap in a spaceship and explore different worlds. Two days ago, the team received a copyright takedown notice. Undeterred, they rebranded their game and pressed forward.
Choose-your-own-adventure Goosebumps novels were so frustrating. Some fancy has me kicking open the locked door (it was locked for a reason) only for a thrashing beast to tear me down. Flip back to page 37. But the relief of finding the truest route was worth every false start. Today, I played a classically-styled…
Made for Ludum Dare 36, No Mario’s Sky is the Last Mario You Will Ever Need™. Okay, that may be an exaggeration but it is full of mushrooms, coins, goombas, rocket ships, and more!
You may never have thought of Pac-Man as peanut butter and Pong as chocolate but after playing Pacapong, you'll wonder why nobody smashed them up together in this tasty way. And Donkey Kong? It's the milk that washes everything down. Or something.
"You can't win the game. It only exists to destroy your mind."
And not just any finger. A finger wearing a top hat.
Daniel Linssen took the theme of the latest Ludum Dare game jam — "Beneath the Surface" — quite literally. In this game, you hit a key to go through the walls and floor, where gravity reverses and launches you back out.
We're used to seeing tons of Mario tributes on the internet, in live action videos or custom-made browser games where Nintendo's mascot does things he wouldn't normally do. The Japanese publisher seems to turn something of a blind eye to most of these.