Another shameless plug, an awesome-looking indie game and a movie about indie game development – this is ZOMGaming.
ZOMGaming is a weekly feature post published every Friday, featuring Matt’s favourite gaming videos from the internet over the past week. You can be the first to watch these videos by subscribing to the Cooking With Grenades YouTube channel to see our ‘Favourites’ feed.
It’s that time of the week again where I select 3 of my favourite videos. This week I’ve gone with an indie game theme, with 2 games taking the spotlight; Amnesia: The Dark Descent by Frictional Games and Overgrowth by Wolfire Games.
Matt Plays Amnesia: The Dark Descent Highlight – Torch Scare
I’ll get this video plug out of the way first. I recently started a new series on the CWG YouTube channel in which I play through Frictional Games’ very creepy horror game ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent’. Unlike most horror games, this one is actually very scary, and you can join me as I whimper around the dark hallways of the Brennenburg Castle.
The above video is from the second part of my adventure, for which 3 videos have been uploaded. It features me getting scared by an immobile torch.
Overgrowth Alpha Gameplay
This is a game that I haven’t really took much notice of, and I feel deserves more attention. ‘Overgrowth’ is a third-person action-adventure game by Wolfire Games, who also run the Humble Indie Bundles. The game features anthropomorphic animals fighting with a tonne of interesting and unique features.
The video I’ve featured is some gameplay for the latest alpha build of the game, with the developer detailing some new features. You can buy this game in alpha form right now at Wolfire’s website. When it is officially released, it will also be available on Steam and will be available for Windows, Linux and Mac. However, there is no current release date.
Indie Game: The Movie Trailer
I’ve had my eye on this one for a while now, and I desperately want to see it. Indie Game: The Movie has taken the Sundance Festival by storm and has snatched up several awards. It’s a film about indie game development; the struggles and the perks that come with it, and it takes a look into the routines of indie game developers such as Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac) and Jonathon Blow (Braid).
It looks great, and I look forward to seeing it. Unfortunately, it is currently only being shown in select cinemas aound the US, but you can pre-order a DVD/digital copy of the film here.