The once old-school only turned new-and-old distribution platform, GOG.com, has a couple of new indie titles for us as well as a few additions of older games to their repertoire. It seems that since the website changed their policy on what they would be releasing, their library has grown manifold with new titles coming in at a steady rate. All their games remain DRM-Free, as well, so all of your purchases can be downloaded, stored, and installed on any and every computer you own until the end of time. That is exactly what I’ve been doing with the D&D complete collection that I bought on sale for practically nothing.
At any rate, I mentioned they had some new games, so here’s the low-down.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is an old 2004 title which the developers dubbed a Tactical Fleet Simulator. That is really just a fancy was of saying that this is a very highly detailed space RTS. If user reviews are to be believed, this is a nearly perfect title for the type players interested in this kind of space sim.
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate is an action/adventure mystery title with a pretty large scope. It’s got a fairly large amount of areas to explore for the genre and, while graphically non-impressive, strikes a balance between puzzles and plot.
The Ball has been compared to Portal and with good reason. This first-person spacial puzzle game uses a different mechanic than it’s earlier counterpart and also does a lot of things differently. Think of it as an Aztec version of Portal with monsters and a ball.
Symphony is new music-based shooter where the actions of the enemy are determined by an algorithm which uses an MP3 file as a key. The action is top-down vertical shmup-style gameplay and all happens in an arena of sorts. Time will tell if this game stands up to the standards that Audiosurf and DoDonPachi have set.
Unmechanical is the newest title released on GOG.com, actually having been launched yesterday. With a style that reminds me of Machineria and 2D puzzle solving, this one looks like a promising little indie title.