Wraithkal: The Indie Gaming Corner
Remember to update your bookmarks, wraithkal.info is now wraithkal.com.

‘Steam Marines’ 0.6.6a Brings Fresh Recruits

Steam Marines 0.6.6a
Are you a fan of roguelikes? Do you like space/science fiction in video games? If the answer to at least one of the two is yes, then why are you not playing Steam Marines right now?! It may still be a WIP in many ways, as I wrote in my Indev Spotlight, but at least the latest version adds a much-needed feature: The ability to replace dead squad members! It also fixes bugs and.. aw who cares? RECRUITS!
Continue reading…

‘Dungeon Defenders’ Is Free For PlayStation Plus Subscribers

Dungeon Defenders PS3
Dungeon Defenders recently celebrated its first birthday and quite frankly, the game is better than it’s ever been with lots of content and plenty of fun to be had. The fact that Trendy Entertainment are still releasing DLC for the game – both free and premium – more than a year after launch is also quite impressive; although I’m hardly alone in hoping they’ll release more map packs and less cosmetic content in the future.. a very impressive game nonetheless.
Continue reading…

The Wizard, Warrior and Thief Have Arrived On Wii U In ‘Trine 2: Director’s Cut’

Trine 2: Director's Cut
Trine 2 tells the tale of a warrior, a wizard and a thief, as they set out on an adventure filled with magic, mayhem, ugly monsters to slay and puzzles to solve. Instead of controlling all three at once, you’ll be able to switch between them at any time, and along the lines of The Lost Vikings, each has a unique set of abilities. These will be put to the test during both monster bashing and maybe even more so, when a puzzle needs to be solved. It’s been available on PC, Mac, 360 and PS3 for a while now, but the launch of a new console needs at least
Continue reading…

‘Retrovirus’ Beta Release Brings Fast-Paced Six-Axis Shooting

Retrovirus beta
Retrovirus pits the player as an antivirus in a genre that really doesn’t get much attention these days: Six degrees of freedom (6DoF)! Your mission is to destroy a virus (surprise!), which in this case means lots of fast-paced combat along with puzzle solving and exploration. Not quite how I thought antivirus software dealt with viral infections, but hey – it’s a video game and Cadenza left ‘realism’ out of its description for a reason.
Continue reading…

Mini-Metroidvania ‘Jottobots’ Finally Released

Kyle Pulver’s released several great games this year already, including Snapshot and Offspring Fling!, but a few days ago he surprised everyone with a release that the world thought would never see the light of day: Jottobots! This zany, explosion-heavy 2D Metroidvania action game (wow, that’s a lot of adjectives) has finally been released, following several years of development, but what’s it all about?
Continue reading…

‘Thomas Was Alone’ But Now He’s On Steam

Thomas Was Alone
Greenlight’s users are doing a great job of propelling quality indie games onto Valve’s digital shop, and the latest success story is the popular platformer from Mike Bithell, Thomas Was Alone. Your job as Thomas and the other rectangular figures, is to ensure that everyone makes it to the end of each level in one piece (rectangle?). While almost deceptively simple at first, it does certainly get tricky later.
Continue reading…

‘Shadow Depths’ Alpha Update Tweaks Levels and Adds Ending

Shadow Depths
Shadow Depths is a minimalistic 2D platformer with a old-school feel, both in terms of visuals and difficulty: One hit and you’re dead! There are plenty of ways to meet your untimely demise too, including the typical assortment of spikes, buzzsaws, arrow traps, falling platforms and more. Have fun making your way through these ancient dungeons where everything wants to kill you.
Continue reading…

‘Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory’ Now On Steam

Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
Who hasn’t dreamt of being a sugar cube at one point or another? okay so probably not a lot of people, but that’s still exactly who you are in Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory, the 2D puzzle platformer from developer Turtle Cream. While it may seem like a typical get-to-the-exit platformer, the thing that makes it unique is anything but: Backgrounds flip as you pass each tile, changing the environment to reveal things like ladders or platforms, that’ll help you reach the exit safely. You do have to be careful however, because there are also tiles have spikes behind them, and some with even far worse hazards.
Continue reading…