I have been following Edge of Space (By Handyman Studios) not too long, though long enough to find out it is a game with great potential. Edge of Space is an open-world sandbox adventure game, where you explore the wild space, craft tools and items, terraform the land, fighting strange creatures (like laser sharks!), and more. All these features are all packed into a 2D game.
Recently, Edge of Space has been Greenlit on Steam. You can also buy it on the Desura site for now. Although I haven’t tried it fully myself, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys adventure and freedom. So go buy it at the Desura site, or wait till it’s released on Steam. The Greenlight Steam page is here.
When I was given an Xbox game key on Sunday morning, I had no idea what I was getting into. I hadnâ€™t even heard of the game. I watched the trailer, saw the screenshots and read what other reviews said and I wasnâ€™t impressed. However, I loaded up the game to find something rather impressive. Magnetic by Nature by the students at the University of Utah. This game, on the Xbox 360, was a very simple yet fun game for me to try. Iâ€™m not normally a fan of puzzle games and platformers but this was something that used similar mechanics to games like Portal and Portal is something everybody enjoys, even if you donâ€™t like that type of genre.
Use WASD to move around. SPACE to jump and fly up, SHIFT to fly down. LEFT-MOUSE (Fire 1) to toggle the gravity beam. Hold down RIGHT-MOUSE (Fire 2) to mouse-rotate a currently beamed object.
The objective is to eliminate all the toys. Purchase toys and then stack them as high as you can. Stand on the red button to measure the stack height and how much you earn from it. Use your newly earned cash to buy more toys.
Rusty and Fonser were up until about 3am CEST (4am our time here in South Africa >.<) rushing to get the main gameplay finished and submit on time. The game isn’t as complete as we envisioned it and we’ll probably polish it up into a full game like we did with Lepton’s Quest, but you can see the basic game from the link above. It’s there for Windows, Mac, Linux and there’s a web version.
Big thanks to everyone who participated – I hope you all had fun!