NAVE is an indie game created by Hernán and Máximo. It’s a classic shoot-em-up game where the spaceship simply needs to get its way across a bullet-hell of alien spaceships, turbos, energies and bombs, towards infinity. But getting to infinity doesn’t matter. All that matters is resisting.
The game is meant to be experienced only on arcade. Not on keyboard. To get the full feel of it, you need to play it face to face to the actual machine. The game is only playable on arcade.
Even if NAVE has a tad of nostalgia factor thrown into it, it is not meant to be a homage to old arcades -although it perfectly could be-. Don’t be confused. NAVE is not just a game. It has a joystick, it has a button, but it’s not just a game. NAVE is not just about a spaceship, launched from Buenos Aires’ obelisk, fighting alien spaceships, resisting the longest, and teaching a new generation the values of resistance, in today’s day and age. No it is not.
NAVE is also what makes you feel when you experience it in person. And a game that requests, nay, demands… for your presence, your attention, in person… well, let’s say it’s not an everyday thing.
It’s time for another update post!
First off, I’ve been busy working on pixel art commissions (Boss Monster being the most recent) as well as getting back into traditional drawing. I purchased a few art materials and sketchbooks, so there will be a hoard of drawings coming up soon. Used a Copic marker for the first time, and I love it sooo much! I’ve also recently come across another great pixel art tool “Aseprite”. It is free, open-source, and allows animating/saving as .gif, includes layers, and is simple to use. If you ever get a chance, be sure to give it a try.
Melogalactic had been put on hold as I have started reworking my other game “Fear Dreamer” in Game Maker Studio, but will be back in action soon. Both games will now have achievements. :D
Alright, that’s all for now. I’ll try to update this blog more often. Weekly/bi-weekly sounds good for now.
Until next time….
Some commissioned pixel portraits done for Pixelhobby (www.pixelhobby.com). This was definitely a struggle for me as I am not used to drawing portraits.
Video Game Themed Hardware by 8bitmemory on Etsy.
Picked up some great games from the steam sale, and was wondering if anyone has other suggestions. I’m mostly looking for older games, or anything that would work on a netbook.
-Mount and Blade Collection
-Ben there, Dan that! + Time Gentleman, Please!
-Binding of Isaac
-Cthulhu Saves the World + Breath of Death VII
An open source console built with Android OS is trying to change console gaming. Giving indie developers the ability to bring their games to the television and giving you many Free to Play games and demos, this looks like it can do what it aims to. It also brings Twitch.TV to your screen so you can watch all the esports your heart desires.
With a Tegra3 quad-core processor, 1GB of ram, 8GB of flash storage, built in WiFi and Bluetooth, HDMI and USB support, and a controller with a touchpad built in, this little beast of a console will be more than enough running on Android 4.0.
All they need now is your support to make their prototype a product ready to be sold (extremely cheaply) on market, so go over to their Kickstarter and make a pledge!
NASA Hubble Space Telescope Images (via Hubble Heritage)
Wow. Simply gorgeous.
Super Apartment Bros is almost here! You can check out the main site here.