5.31.2012

Indie Shot - 020 - StarForge v0.1


An Indie Shot for an early game, so brand spanking new it's not even in Alpha yet.
Starforge is free, and normally could be downloaded from the official site http://starforge.com. It's getting hit hard and going down frequently so for now pick a link below to get the game:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/starforgegame/downloads/starforge-v01-zip
http://184.154.132.34/StarForge_V0.1.zip
http://108.163.204.186/StarForge_V0.1.zip
Torrent: http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7314636/StarForge

5.30.2012

Super Hostile Sunburn Islands - 007 - To The Top Of The World!


Jester and I are trying to raise money for the charity Free The Children to support their ongoing projects in developing nations. These projects, when combined, can help thousands if not millions of people. Our current goal is $5,000 to build a well for a village in a developing nation. Please see the top of the site for more information and to donate to the charity please use the chipin widget in the upper right.

Episode 7 has us returning to the rock formation in the ocean to clear it of mobs and claim it's treasure. We also plug the charity for the first time... we're not the best at the whole asking for donations thing are we?

5.28.2012

Skyrim: Immersion - 003 - Erandur's Redemption


Episode 3 picks up in Dawnstar where a Priest of Mara named Erandur kinda drags us on a quest into the ruins near the town. It's a bit of a long episode, next time I'll have my timer.

5.27.2012

Indie Shot - 018 - Shatter


Breakout, with bosses, advanced physics, and more.
Shatter can be purchased from Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/20820/

Super Hostile: Sunburn Islands - 006 - Those In Glass Houses...


Jester and I are trying to raise money for the charity Free The Children to support their ongoing projects in developing nations. These projects, when combined, can help thousands if not millions of people. Our current goal is $5,000 to build a well for a village in a developing nation. Please see the top of the site for more information and to donate to the charity please use the chipin widget in the upper right.

Episode 6 has a lot of cuts but I wanted to fit the dungeon into the run time... The dungeon that Jester partially cleared before I even got there. Next few episodes should be plenty of action as the next recording session after this episode ended was 2 hours and we cleared 3 dungeons.

Mass Effect Trilogy: From the Beginning - 013 - Bring Down The Sky (Part 2)

We continue the mission to save Terra Nova, we find out how much of an ass the Batarian ringleader is, and we find some brutally murdered engineers.
Mass Effect 1 continues, we have a long way to go but we will eventually make it to Mass Effect 3's ending. Let's hope they have a decent one in place before we get there.

The music used in the title card is 'Benbient' by Canton Becker and is released under the Creative Commons license (specifically CC BY-SA 3.0). You can find more of his work here: http://cantonbecker.com

5.25.2012

Super Hostile: Sunburn Islands - 005 - Quick Cuts and Prepping For Dungeons


Jester and I are trying to raise money for the charity Free The Children to support their ongoing projects in developing nations. These projects, when combined, can help thousands if not millions of people. Our current goal is $5,000 to build a well for a village in a developing nation. Please see the top of the site for more information and to donate to the charity please use the chipin widget in the upper right.

Episode 5 is a prelude to Episode 6 (Captain Obvious strikes again!) which starts our mad runs through 4 dungeons (pretty much one per episode after this for maybe two weeks). It wasn't planned but this is kinda a prep episode... though we still find some much needed resources... iron being the more important.

5.23.2012

Indie Shot - 016 - Dear Esther


Engrossing and Contemplative are words to describe this story. Action and Adventure are not.

5.19.2012

Super Hostile: Sunburn Islands - 004 - Deep Water Construction


Episode 4 has us do some more diving and then discover we a peculiar location in the map, which ends up with us doing some deep water construction.

Skyrim: Immersion - 002 - So Many Travelers on the Road


Episode 2 continues from the strange Abandoned Shack we found ourselves outside of last time as I continue on the quest for the Imperial Legion. Trouble is getting to the location when it's so cold and dangerous in Skyrim.

Indie Shot - 015 - Shattered Horizon


Just floating in space, my gun in my hand, and a bunch of guys in my sights.

5.18.2012

Super Docile 2: Canopy Basic - 001 - First Day and Night - SMA: Offshoot


This is for charity, just like the parent series Super Minecraft Adventure, and we actually mention that in dialog for once (we're going to try doing that more often in both series). Please use the chipin widget in the upper right of this site to donate. Fro more information there is info beneath the logo at the top of the page.

So about once a month Jester and I get ahead of ourselves with recording and since Tuesdays are the day we record each week we figured rather than get further and further ahead (like we did with Season 1) we'd start a side series to Super Minecraft Adventure. We already completed Super Docile 1 in Season 1 of Super Minecraft Adventure, and we didn't even know a Super Docile 2 was being done. It's the perfect start to the offshoot series.

This series will be updated very sporadically, basically whenever we have the time to record and the time to edit it together among all the other series we have going. That is why it's a side series.

If you wanted the maps in this series you can find them all here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/191908-ctmcollection-vechs-super-hostile-series/

The texture pack is Sphax PureBDcraft and is available from here: http://bdcraft.net/

5.16.2012

SMA Sunburn Islands - 003 - Diving School - Super Minecraft Adventure


Jester and I are trying to raise money for the charity Free The Children (a 501c3 organization - donations are tax deductible) to support their ongoing projects in developing nations. These projects, when combined, can help thousands if not millions of people. Our current goal is $5,000 to build a well for a village in Kenya. Please use the chipin widget at MysticsUniverse.com donate directly to the charity. Nobody from MysticsUniverse.com or the Super Minecraft Adventure series will ever see your money or have any access to it, it goes directly to the charity.

Episode 3 has us just forgetting about Dungeon 2 for the time being in favor of getting more resources... which means deep sea diving. For people new to the series, I have drowned in 3 block high bodies of water, so this is going to be stressful for me.

Thanks for watching, feedback is always appreciated. Please donate and spread the word.

Indie Shot - 014 - Trauma


Games are art... Sometimes a bit too much so...

5.15.2012

Skyrim: Immersion - 001 - Starting A New Game Is Always Slow


Skyrim: Immersion isn't a series where I change to the way I play the game (I'm not going to be telling a story or going all out like walking everywhere rather than running), rather it is a change of the game itself to make it increase it's own immersion.

Mass Effect Trilogy: From The Begining - 011 - Thresher Maws and Uncharted Worlds


We get a favor out of the way for the admiral and then begin an investigation into a missing survey team.

5.13.2012

Super Hostile: Sunburn Islands - 002 - Creepers Make Great Weapons - Super Minecraft Adventure


Season 2, Episode 2, we now have wool... and dungeons... and mobs...

QUICK INFO: The goal of this fundraiser is $5,000 to build a well in a developing nation and your donation (greater than $10) is tax deductible as Free The Children is a 501c3 charity.
TO DONATE: Use the Chipin widget in the upper right. The widget will accept your donation and send it DIRECTLY to Free The Children. Nobody involved with this series, or the website will ever see a single cent of your money.
MORE INFORMATION BELOW

Reborn Info Post

Reborn is an in-development PC/Mac Adventure titles being built by me, solo pretty much.  It follows a sci-fi storyline set in the distant future and will be non-violent and playable by people not used to playing PC games.  However, I am working to make it challenging, and have enough depth, to allow experienced gamers to enjoy it.  I am a long time gamer and a long time hobbyist developer, and am building the game in Unity and using open source toold like Gimp and Blender.

More information will be posted to this blog as the project progresses, including chances to donate (when appropriate work has been completed on the prototype, not before).

5.12.2012

Indie Shot - 012 - Shank


Blood, Violence, Shooting... 2d Brawling... and horrendous controls.
More info on the episode, including the URL for game on Steam after the jump.

5.09.2012

SMA: Sunburn Islands - 001 - Tropical Castaways, A New Beginning


Welcome to Season 2 of Super Minecraft Adventure :D Lots of changes, we dropped the title cards (they ruined the pacing) we dropped the Creeper Lord storyline (it was distracting from the charity and was just silly) and we are starting off with 20-25 minute episodes now as opposed to 40.

QUICK INFO: The goal of this fundraiser is $5,000 to build a well in a developing nation and your donation (greater than $10) is tax deductible as Free The Children is a 501c3 charity.
TO DONATE: Use the Chipin widget in the upper right of this site (MysticsUniverse.com). The widget will accept your donation and send it DIRECTLY to Free The Children. Nobody involved with this series, or the website will ever see a single cent of your money.

Indie Shot - 011 - Beat Hazard Ultra


Light, Sound, Music... Shooting... what's not to love?

5.06.2012

Super Docile Complete! - S01E017 - Super Minecraft Adventure


We can't begin to tell you how happy we are that Super Docile, and therefore Season 1, is now complete. Season 2 will start next week with some changes based on feedback from this season in a new map which means another adventure awaits.

Please use the Chipin widget in the upper right to donate directly to Free The Children and help us keep track of how much we have raised.


Indie Shot - 010 - Puzzle Dimension


Sometimes it's nice to just relax with a puzzle game, especially one that looks this nice and is this cheap.

Let me know in the comments if there's an indie game you want me to get my hands on and give a shot. I already have a long list and I have a ton to go through already but I am always looking for more recommendations and I will try to get to all the suggestions eventually.

The game is available on steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/57200/

The title screen music for IndieShot is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve and is licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0 specifically), he can be found here: http://SampleSwap.org/artist/steve

5.05.2012

Mass Effect Trilogy: From The Beginning - 0009 - Finishing Up on Therum


Therum goes smoothly, until one freak blast from a Armature sends me back to the beginning. Skip to 8 minutes if you don't want to deal with the repetition (then again, it's only 8 minutes).

Mass Effect 1 continues, we have a long way to go but we will eventually make it to Mass Effect 3. Look forward to more episodes in the future as workflow is finally all figured out.

The music used in the title card is 'Benbient' by Canton Becker and is released under the Creative Commons license (specifically CC BY-SA 3.0). You can find more of his work here: http://cantonbecker.com

Mass Effect Trilogy: From The Beginning - 0008 - Planet Hopping To Therum


We pick up on Sharjila where we left off and do some light planet hopping before finding ourselves on Therum.

Mass Effect Trilogy: From The Beginning is a celebration of the series, and an attempt to give Bioware time to fix or at least explain the ending more thoroughly.

The music used in the title card is 'Benbient' by Canton Becker and is released under the Creative Commons license (specifically CC BY-SA 3.0). You can find more of his work here: http://cantonbecker.com

Closer To Home - S01E016 - Super Minecraft Adventure


Episode 16, the penultimate episode or Season 1, finds Jester and myself quite a distance apart at the beginning before reuniting to take out the lava fortress.

The music is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, as shown here: http://bit.ly/HPMf0c) will likely not be used for very long as the feel is not 100% what we want for the series, but it is a good stand in (and I still plan on keeping it for Indie Shot)

Please use the chipin widget in the upper right to donate directly to Free The Children and help us keep track of how much we have raised.


5.03.2012

Indie Shot - 009 - Bastion


Mixing above average gameplay, a great soundtrack, very pleasing visuals, and a twist on the old narrator, Bastion goes for broke and succeeds.

Let me know in the comments if there's an indie game you want me to get my hands on and give a shot. I already have a long list and I have a ton to go through already but I am always looking for more recommendations and I will try to get to all the suggestions eventually.

The game is available on steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/107100/

The title screen music for IndieShot is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve and is licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0 specifically), he can be found here: http://SampleSwap.org/artist/steve

Indie Shot - 008 - Voxeliens


Space Invaders goes 3d and voxelized... What? Voxelized should be a word.

Let me know in the comments if there's an indie game you want me to get my hands on and give a shot. I already have a long list and I have a ton to go through already but I am always looking for more recommendations and I will try to get to all the suggestions eventually.

The game is available direct from the developer here: http://www.volumesoffun.com/voxeliens/

The title screen music for IndieShot is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve and is licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0 specifically), he can be found here: http://SampleSwap.org/artist/steve

Omen Of Things To Come - S01E015 - Super Minecraft Adventure


Episode 15 finds us going down into the lava filled pit beneath Vault VI. Things don't exactly go as planned though (they never do).

The music is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, as shown here: http://bit.ly/HPMf0c) will likely not be used for very long as the feel is not 100% what we want for the series, but it is a good stand in (and I still plan on keeping it for Indie Shot)

Please use the chipin widget in the upper right of this site to donate directly to Free The Children and help us keep track of how much we have raised.

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Free The Children's primary goals are to free children from poverty and exploitation, and free young people from the idea they are powerless to bring about positive social change.

The charity had done a lot of good in the world:
~Built more than 650 schools and school rooms in Asia, Africa and Latin America, providing education to more than 55,000 children every day
~Delivered over 207,500 school and health kits to students around the world
~Provided access to health care, clean water and sanitation facilities to one million people
~Implemented alternative income projects helping more than 30,000 families

For more information on Free The Children please visit their website at http://FreeTheChildren.com

5.02.2012

Guild Wars 2 Beta Character Creation (Charr Elementalist)


Just me creating a Charr Elementalist. This character creator is the most robust I have seen in an MMO, and I am very much looking forward to the actual game release. The beta is very much a beta, the game is done for the most part, but the backend infrastructure (servers and all that fun stuff) are getting hit hard.

Indie Shot - 007 - AAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome


Flipping the bird while hitting birds while falling from Ganymede. Base Jumping at it's most ridiculous.

Let me know in the comments if there's an indie game you want me to get my hands on and give a shot. I already have a long list and I have a ton to go through already but I am always looking for more recommendations and I will try to get to all the suggestions eventually.

The game is available on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/15560

The title screen music for IndieShot is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve and is licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0 specifically), he can be found here: http://SampleSwap.org/artist/steve

Indie Shot - 006 - Sanctum


A very unique blend of tower defense and first person action. Is the blend successful and the resulting game worth it?

Friend me on Steam here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/MysticalDigital

Let me know in the comments if there's an indie game you want me to get my hands on and give a shot. I already have a long list and I have a ton to go through already but I am always looking for more recommendations and I will try to get to all the suggestions eventually.

The game is available on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/91600/

The title screen music for IndieShot is 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve and is licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0 specifically), he can be found here: http://SampleSwap.org/artist/steve

The Vaults Are Full Of Mobs - S01E014 - Super Minecraft Adventure


Episode 14 has us deep under the Temple of the Natural Order busting into the vaults full of treasure and mobs. This episode also has us starting the new episode format before next season starts, though I do not think the music, 'Counting Sheep 01' by steve (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, as shown here: http://bit.ly/HPMf0c) will be used for very long as the feel is not 100% what we want for the series, but it is a good stand in (and I still plan on keeping it for Indie Shot)

Please use the chip-in widget in the upper right of the site to donate directly to Free The Children and help us keep track of how much we have raised.

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Free The Children's primary goals are to free children from poverty and exploitation, and free young people from the idea they are powerless to bring about positive social change.

The charity had done a lot of good in the world:
~Built more than 650 schools and school rooms in Asia, Africa and Latin America, providing education to more than 55,000 children every day
~Delivered over 207,500 school and health kits to students around the world
~Provided access to health care, clean water and sanitation facilities to one million people
~Implemented alternative income projects helping more than 30,000 families

For more information on Free The Children please visit their website at http://FreeTheChildren.com