GRAND THEFT PIZZA

The game jam is an awesome place to find budding developers and see their wild minds come to life in the games they make. Here’s one with a concept that isn’t really original, but has  been polished and is created with such love that it’s impossible not to love it.

Grand Theft Pizza is just a simple action / shooter game that lets you play as a guy who goes wild and shoots everyone in sight. The game doesn’t really have too much of the pizza, but is heavy on the action. You’ll start off in a room with nothing much but your guns and the shirt on your back. You’re inside some building and your goal is get to the last room with the boss. Each room will be filled with enemies although some rooms will have health pickups to help you out. You move around using the W, A, S, and D keys and use the mouse cursor to aim your weapon. The left mouse button is used to shoot your gun. Many rooms will have windows, and these windows can be used  to shoot enemies within that room. You’ll use not only your gunning and dodging skills, but also your cunning in making sure you reach the end.

The game is really short, but that’s because the game is actually incomplete, but judging from what we’ve played, this game is going the right direction. It’s a great game already with awesome music, smooth controls, and gameplay that’ll keep you pumped.

Grand Theft Pizza is a game that’ll keep you playing despite it being in German (not that bad even if you don’t understand it, the game is so simple you’ll still know how to play) and it being too short. If you want an action game pumped with adrenaline, give Grand Theft Pizza a go!

KUJA – a weird game

There’s a bunch of weird little games around the internet, and I can confidently say that KUJA would be one of them, but then we can also say that not all weird games are bad, in fact, this game also proves that. It’s weird, but it’s fun and strange at the same time. It’s going to be a while before I put this game down, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
KUJA is a bar brawler simulator that lets you play as a random drunk dude out for a brawl with a bunch of other guys, even including the bouncer (you’re all probably drunk, which is why this is happening)! The goal of the game is to beat up the most number of people before you pass out from getting beat up, yourself. You have a health bar at the top of the screen that goes down every time you get hit (or when you are down and not standing up), and goes up every time you take someone out. There’s no need to worry about the controls since you have just 3 buttons, that’s the left arrow button to punch forward with your left arm, the right arrow button to punch forward with your right arm, the pressing up will let you jump (or stand up if you are down). The punches work a bit weird in a sense that wherever your arm is pointing, this is what is considered “forward”. So for example, if your arm is behind you then press the punch button of that arm, you will punch backward. To get your arms back forward, press nothing to let your character take the brawl stance again. The game starts out with you on one side and your opponents on the other. Your player will take a brawl stance and walk toward the nearest opponent for you to punch. Punching will make you move forward faster instead of waiting for your player to walk towards them. Getting zero on your health bar will give you a game over, and your score is the total people you take out, so try to take out plenty of people before you actually pass out.
KUJA is a weird little brawling game that looks weird and plays weird, but I can honestly say that his is a very fun game. Maybe it’s even a drunk brawl simulator instead of a real bar brawl simulator? But whatever it is, it’s fun, and that’s what really matters! Play it now!

Combat 3

First person shooters are all the rage right now. Almost all the gaming platforms are getting all the different shooters that developers have to offer, but what about those that don’t want to get a console just to shoot people in the face? Well, you have Combat 3!

Combat 3 is a first person shooter that runs using the Unity engine, which means this game has a graphical edge over many of the browser games available on the internet. Most of the shooters around the internet is either a Minecraft themed shooter with Minecraft skins and backgrounds, or Counterstrike themed with Counterstrike skins and backgrounds, but Combat 3 is a kind of a mix between both, as the game offers Minecraft backgrounds with Counter Strike skins, which makes it unique and fun at the same time. As mentioned, the visuals of this game are superb due to it being run on the Unity engine for browsers. The controls are as simple as most first person shooter in the PC market. W, A, S, and D will make your character move around the map while the mouse aims your cursor and can be used to look around. The left mouse button is used to shoot using your current weapon and the right mouse button is used to toggle “aim down sight” mode, which increases your weapon’s accuracy while sacrificing movement. The left shift button can be pressed and held down to make you sprint. Pressing 1 to 3 switches your weapon with the available weapons that you have, from a main weapon, to a sub weapon, to a melee weapon.
Combat 3 is a great shooter with great visuals and simple gameplay mechanics, just shoot each other, get kills until the time runs out, win. If you want to play a first person shooter without having to buy a console, then Combat 3 is one of the best choices out there.

Pixel Warfare 4

The game Minecraft has been a huge hit for the past couple of years, and there have been a lot of games that has taken inspiration from the multi-million selling game. Pixel Warfare 4 is no exception, but that doesn’t mean that this game is a clone, though, it just means that this game is 2 times more awesome than it should be!

Pixel Warfare 4

So what is Pixel Warfare 4? This game is a first person shooter that plays like a regular first person shooter, but looks entirely like Minecraft. The goal of this game is to try to stay alive until the timer runs out. Every time a round starts, one of all the players will be a zombie, and anyone the zombie kills will turn into another zombie. This goes on until either the timer runs out or everyone has been transformed into a zombie. The survivors will be given a wide variety of weapons they can use to survive the coming wave of zombies, but once they are turned into zombies, they will have nothing but their limbs to use to kill the survivors. Control wise, this game plays like any other PC first person shooter games. You use W to walk forward, A and D to strafe left and right, and S to walk backwards. You use your mouse to aim and the left mouse button to shoot and right mouse button to aim (if available).

Killing zombies (or survivors, whatever team you are one) has never been this fun! And it has never been this familiar since they are using the Minecraft aesthetics to run the game. If you are a fan of Minecraft and an even bigger fan of first person shooters, Pixel Warfare 4 may just be the game you need to quench your thirst for both.

Motor Wars 2 Review

Martian Games interestingly came up with another action packed and fun-filled sequel to their massively successful Motor Wars game. Motor Wars 2 is a highly interactive multiplayer vehicular battle game that will take you to an intense and breathtaking adventure. The game offers a bunch of impressive features that are probably way far beyond your expectations.

Vehicle customizing.

The game’s stunning 3D graphics and animations is one of its highly commendable features that will remind you of those critically acclaimed  3D racing games in higher gaming platforms. The game really changes the landscape of browser gaming and brought it to a higher level of enjoyment which you can confidently include on top of your game list. The game actually reminds me of Twisted Metal games at some point except for the fact that Motor Wars 2 is more like a Tag Battle rather than being a Survival challenge.
Motor Wars 2 is a browser game which encouraged the players to create their own accounts in order to save their progress online and also to save the money you earned from each battle and use it later for upgrades or to unlock other vehicles. You can however play the game as a guest but with limited features.
Generally, your main objective in this game is nothing more but to help your team (Red or Blue) to win the battle. This can be done by having the most number of kills within the given time frame. This is a tag battle and you must help your team as much as you can by killing enemies and by preventing your vehicle from sustaining too much damage.
Before you enter the battle, you will be prompted first in a highly interactive dashboard or simply referred here as lobby. This will give you access to various pages including the game rooms, the global rankings and a chatboard that allows you to interact with real online players.
Motor Wars 2 uses Unity Web Player and is somehow a CPU Intensive game and it is not really surprising considering how impressive the details of this game are.  Motor Wars 2 is an absolutely lavish and superb game that you don’t really want to miss. According to Martian Games, they are currently working on the third installment with additional features including air battles and more. That’s definitely something to watch out for!

Tug The Table

I already mentioned Tug The Table in my post about the 5 Best Unity Games of 2013 and decided to dedicate a full review to it now.

Due to the success of his other game called Wrestle Jump, I believe that Otto Ojala finally discovered the perfect formula to amuse his delighted gamers. Simplicity is probably one of the most effective ingredients that brought his games to fame and it seems like it works the same way with Tug The Table. It is generally a very simple yet frustratingly challenging and unarguably addictive game that will absolutely keep you away from being bored.

The concept of the game is inspired from Wrestle Jump and it also works the same way with Soccer Physics. Basically, it is a game that gives the classic Tug of War game a creative twist in which instead of using a rope, the players will be tugging a bulky table. Your main objective in this game is to be the first one to win five matches against your opponent. This can be done by successfully pulling off the table until the opposing player crosses your mark or the opposite zone.

What really fascinates me is the one-button-fighting system. You are entitled to control the player using one predefined button but the overall mobility of the character cannot be completely manipulated and that’s exactly where the challenge comes in. You must establish the perfect timing, leverage, angle and speed in order to win each round effectively. Unlike the traditional Tug of War game, Tug The Table is not about strength but will merely focus on speed and strategy.

It is also interesting to note that the appearance of the stage and the players themselves are changing dynamically each round. You’ll encounter big heads, slippery floors, bouncing balls, long legged and even a reversed stage. If the default computer generated opponent is not strong enough for you, you can always set the setting to a higher AI to add more challenge or better yet, you can freely invite someone to play this game in a two player battle to experience this wonderful game to the fullest!

5 Best Unity Games of 2013

2013 was a great year for Unity, with continued growth and a lot of great new games. My personal top 5:

  1. Verdun – a FPS by M2H Games
  2. Tug The Table – casual 2-player game
  3. CS Portable – awesome browser version of Counter Strike
  4. Contract Wars – OK, secretly, this was published in december 2012. But it’s awesome enough to make to this year’s list.
  5. Akaneiro – 3D RPG adventure by Spicy Horse

Check out Kongregate and CrazyGames for more unity games.