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Archive For January, 2007

Deathchase: UFO

January 22, 2007 9:08 AM | Tim W.

Deathchase: UFO is a lo-fi remake of classic ZX Spectrum game 3D Deathchase by Mervyn Estcourt. It was made for the Four Colour Mini Competition held by Retro Remakes, which required games to use 160x100 pixels display with only 4 shades of gray similar to TI calculators.

Chase down and destroy evil alien saucers throughout the 8 sectors. Avoid crashing into trees. Aliens can be shot only in close proximity. When they are in range an indicator in bottom right of the screen will start to flash.

There are 4 saucers in each sector although you can expect more on the later stages. Special bonus is awarded for clearing all of the 8 sectors.

Name: Deathchase: UFO
Developer: Nenad
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB

6 Days a Sacrifice

January 21, 2007 9:18 AM | Tim W.

6 Days a Sacrifice is the fourth and final instalment of the John DeFoe series, which thus far has encompassed 5 Days A Stranger, 7 Days A Skeptic and Trilby's Notes.

Theo DaCabe, a surveying officer for Buckinghamshire County Council, is assigned to run a routine health and safety assessment on the headquarters of a fad religion called Optimology. Little does he realise that he is about to be caught up in the machinations of destiny, and a plot that has simmered for two centuries.

Name: 6 Days a Sacrifice
Developer: Yahtzee
Category: Adventure
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB


January 21, 2007 9:08 AM | Tim W.

INO-vation is an alright platformer by OMEGA, the creator of Every Extend. Guide your character around a maze and collect scattered objects to complete your collection of obscure items, with their uses unfortunately only described in Japanese.

Name: INO-vation
Category: Platform
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB


January 20, 2007 10:18 AM | Tim W.


TormishireTormishire poster added. [Tormishire preview]

Within a Deep Forest 2 has been abandoned by Nifflas. The latest version is available for download from this page.

Lyle in Cube Sector updated to version 1.04 with bug fixes and stuff. No sequel yet. [Lyle in Cube Sector review]

A trailer for Cypherians Systems was recently posted on the Banq-it web site.


As mentioned on Gnome's site: a demo for The Blackwell Legacy was recently released.

Duty and Beyond gets a mention in this month's PC Zone magazine. [Duty and Beyond review]


January 20, 2007 10:08 AM | Tim W.


More screenshots from Force Majeure posted.

Shoot the Core writes about Magical Cannon Girl, a Comiket 71 release.

The translated version of Ikachan has it's own page now. [Ikachan, Glasses review]


The Alien Shooter 2: Vengeance 190 MB demo (in English) is available here. [More Alien Shooter 2 info]

FLD will release the updated version of Holiday Hills soon. [comparison screenshot, Holiday Hills review]


According to The Podunkian, Fallen Angel Industries should return soon.

New screenshot from The Spirit Engine sequel posted. It will not be freeware.

Battle City X

January 20, 2007 9:18 AM | Tim W.

In Battle City X, you play as a tank and your mission is to protect your HQ against enemy tanks. If you hit tank which is glowing red, a random bonus will appear.

Expect to find extra terrain, new enemies, new bonuses, ability to load maps from files and saving your hiscore, all absent from the original game.

Name: Battle City X
Developer: Kostey D.
Category: Action
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB

Vampire Castle

January 20, 2007 9:08 AM | Tim W.

Vampire Castle is an average platformer at best, with some rather unforgiving action sequences even at the easiest difficulty setting. Best to stick with Cave Story or Akuji the Demon, this one doesn't quite make the grade yet.

Name: Vampire Castle
Developer: RezetiA
Category: Platform
Type: Demo
Size: 50MB


January 19, 2007 9:08 AM | Tim W.

Ovine by Design's remake of Driller is out. More info on this page.

Name: Driller
Developer: Ovine by Design
Category: Remake
Type: Freeware
Size: 20MB


January 18, 2007 10:18 AM | Tim W.

Four Elements V Contest results are out. [from Andrew's site]

Gravitron updated with multiplayer feature. [Gravitron review]

Yahtzee will release 6DAS soon. [Yahtzee's past projects]

The horror series might be getting a 3D remake as well.

Retro Remakes is currently running a four color competition.

The Marionette

January 18, 2007 10:08 AM | Tim W.

In The Marionette, you play as a struggling sculptor named Martin. One evening he finds in his mail a strange white envelope, unmarked except for the number '1011' written in the top right corner. Inside is a photograph of a room with ropes hanging from the ceiling. He has barely registered that fact when he is struck unconscious, and later wakes to find himself in completely unfamiliar surroundings, with only a house nearby to offer any hope of help...

Name: The Marionette
Developer: Team Effigy
Category: Adventure
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB

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