Monday, March 21, 2016

42Craft - Ep17: Floating Island & Pub

I visit Ginja and Jausst's island in the sky! Jausst then shows me his underwater lair, complete with a pub!

Monday, March 14, 2016

42Craft - Ep16: Biodiesel & Excavator

I upgrade to the diesel generator and strike it rich with the excavator from Immersive Engineering!

Of the available crops accepted by the industrial squeezer and fermenter, it seems like a melon farm works relatively well. I couldn't get MFR to harvest (or was it plant?) industrial hemp correctly, and figured it would just be easier to use a vanilla crop. Wheat ended up being somewhat problematic, as you often get more wheat than seeds, and most of seeds are used for replanting. As long as the melon stems don't get broken, you never need to replant (which also cuts down on the number of machines and item transport systems needed).

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Friday FREE GAME Feature! Ep57: Adventures of FrikiBoy

Classic 2D action adventure with a comedic twist!

Adventures of FrikiBoy is a modern take on the classic adventure game ala Legend of Zelda. You're tasked with a mission of utmost importance - to reclaim stolen baked goods, including the Coconut Delight, from the clutches of a villain named Guitar Shark. As you might've guessed, this game comes with a heavy dose of comedy. The villain tends to leave behind notes that point out his own lair's mistakes and comes pretty close to breaking the fourth wall.

Sometimes humor is used to mask what is otherwise uninteresting or just bad gameplay, but this is certainly not the case here. In fact, FrikiBoy is one of the more solid indie games I've played for this series recently. The controls are intuitive and responsive, it's well paced in terms of exposing new features/elements, and it even comes with an in-game manual! There's some great design choices going on here too - having a circle to show the reach of your melee attacks is very helpful for kiting enemies, and the flashlight feature really plays up the "adventuring in a dark dungeon" feeling that many games miss (or overdo) completely.

The standard adventure features multiple difficulty settings, and logging in via GameJolt gives you access to additional content and game modes.

For fans of classic adventure games, I highly recommend giving Adventures of FrikiBoy a try!

Monday, March 7, 2016

42Craft - Ep15: Noble's Private Museum

We take a quick look around Noble's base, then head to his private museum featuring exhibits from Fossils & Archeology, The Erebus and more!

It was fun doing a "design spotlight" type of episode, and it really gave Noble a chance to show off his design skills. I think the museum looks great and I can't wait to see how the official park turns out with such talented builders and designers in our group!

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Friday FREE GAME Feature! Ep56: Marvel Heroes 2016

Superhero MMORPG Diablo-styled action!

Marvel Heroes 2016 is a free-to-play top down Diablo-style action MMORPG set in the Marvel superhero universe. You can play as a number of iconic characters - there are dozens (perhaps over a hundred) to choose from.