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Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Games, Mobile games |

Indie game vs. AAA games (Part 2)

Indie game vs. AAA games (Part 2)

The indie style commonly is believed to be more accessible to the wider audience around the world due to several reasons. First, they’re much affordable than AAA games — indie titles almost never cost more than twenty five dollars. Secondly, they have rather simple game style and are easier to understand and play. This simplistic characteristic enables a wide variety of gamers to be able to play and enjoy the game, regardless of gaming skills or experience. Lastly, they have the tendency to be significantly less rely on hardware, which means that for PC players, they won’t need to update their hardware with the latest parts in order for the game to functioning well.

In general, AAA games are more expensive but it doesn’t mean offering more content or any realistic artistic graphical style.

In sharp contrary to indie titles, AAA games are written and developed by big studios that hires hundreds, or even thousands, of people working for them. In addition to that, the projects are supported by many publisher (both big and small), which given the development team with a massive resources to work on. Thanks to the size of the budget and development teams, AAA games are typically long, large, heavy and feature detailed, complex sound with art graphics. The term AAA itself is meant to refer to the expectations of players that these games are developed with incredibly high-quality.

As a result of the much larger cash and resources investment that goes into AAA games, they always cost more money to purchase than indie games. Typically, AAA games cost range from $45 to $65. Gameplay in AAA games also has the tendency to have a lot more complexity, and in multiplayer games mode, there’s often a learning curve presented that players have to work to pass. Since they usually features cutting-edge visuals, PC players need to update their equipment with strong enough hardware to run the title smoothly.

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Computer Applications, Games |

Indie game vs. AAA games (part 1)

Indie game vs. AAA games (part 1)

Despite the overwhelming collections of gaming titles available on the market, the vast majority of them can be categorized into two groups, depend on their development. Both of them are very different, in terms of price to graphical design and size. This article aims to outline the differences between them. 

It’s important to note, though, that console players don’t have to mind about hardware limitations as PC users, because games developed for consoles are customized for the unchanging hardware while PCs are games developed with minimum and recommended requirements.

In the video game industry, an independent game (indie game) are those created by individuals or small development groups with very limited or without the financial support of a large game developers or publisher. In both cases, publishers do not have any significant artistic control over the developers, giving them all the independence and freedom to innovate. As the result, indie games concentrate on innovation and taking risks not usually appeared in AAA game created by large publishers and development studios, and may discover the medium to develop unique experiences in terms of art. Since the developers don’t spend a huge budget, the games have the tendency to be smaller in size and shorter in length featuring stylized art designs. Indie games are likely to be sold through digital distribution channels such as individual or e-commerce websites rather than at retail due to short of publisher support. 

Indie game development has appeared primarily at the same time as the launch of the personal computer in the 1980s and 1990s through file sharing distribution mechanisms. Indie gaming became mainstream in the 2000s thanks to new online distribution mechanisms such as the Humble Indie Bundle and popular game development tools. The thrive of Indie game was also empowered by several influential games published during the 2010s, such as Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, Undertale, Fez, Braid, and Cuphead.

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Games, Mobile games |

The best adventure games (Part 3)

The best adventure games (Part 3)

The Walking Dead: Series 1

Released: 2012 | Developed by Telltale Games 

Completely redefine the adventure gaming rules, Telltale offered a sense of action and deep emotion to everyone’s beloved comics. It’s best to not investigate the smoke and mirrors too closely, but no adventure has ever driven so many people to consider every decision for what it will speak about them as much as what it could possibly do.

Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Released: 1997 | Developed by Activision

In fact, most of the Zork series isn’t great enough to be on any best-of list created by Richard Cobbett. But the combination of them make a hilarious game of wit and lateral thinking which is about changing a sign to turn an infinite corridor to become a merely finite one, winning a game of strip rock-paper-scissors by reading the mind, or solving a complex puzzle.

The Witness

Released: 2016 | Developed by Thekla, Inc 

The game is modern successor to Myst, The Witness is more of a puzzle than a classic adventure game, in which every interaction central around simply drawing paths onto screens by connecting a couple of dots. Then comes the puzzles which is as complicated as any other. Little by little, The Witness let you explore and figure out why it exists. If you are fan of puzzle games, check it out.

Tales From The Borderlands

Released: 2014 | Developed by Telltale Games

Tales From The Borderlands is one of Telltale’s best interactive games, which originally looked like the most ridiculous, and funny games of the year. However, as you play along, you will enjoy it for its cinematic craziness, its occasional generosity which letting you into no ordinary adventure or something of the standard for adventures by any stretch. However, the wit, and the soundtrack pull it off to create a amazing style

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Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Computer Applications, Games, Technology |

The best indie games (part 1)

The best indie games (part 1)

Cuphead

StudioMDHR’s Cuphead is one of the most visually enticing games styled after 1930s cartoons, which looks like a dream in motion. Cuphead and his brother Mugman signed a dubious agreement with the Devil and ended up having to battle their way through Inkwell Isle for winning back their souls. Cuphead is not for the faint of heart as each of the game’s bosses is a challenge for players’ platforming and shooting skills. Besides the boss rush gauntlet, Cuphead also has run and gun stages, of which the difficulty level increase after each stage. Cuphead‘s win the hearts of players by its content although its visual and audio design need a big improvement. The bosses feature in the game ,mall are rendered in stunning detail of the animations pop and the jazzy sound crackles, fizzes, and pops giving players the feeling of playing an incredibly well-made old cartoon.

Night in the Woods

Returning to hometown doesn’t always as fun as one might expect, especially in the game “Night in the Woods”, anthropomorphic cat Mae drops out of college and heads back to his hometown Possum Springs where Mae gradually found that the town is full of mysteries with its people — a collection of eclectic, talking animals — holds a dark past. The game can aptly be compared to visual novels and exploration games with an emphasis on the content. Indie studio Finji’s first game has developed one of the most profound and relatable video game narratives heavily indebted to dark humor. Players of Night in the Woods must make choices throughout the game which will affect the way Mae views the happenings in Possum Springs. Players will experience a range of emotions from sad and laugh all in the space of one scene. Night in the Woods has version on both PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile.

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Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Games, Mobile games, Technology |

Best Farming Games To Play (part 2)

Best Farming Games To Play (part 2)

Voodoo Garden

Voodoo Garden is a really unique, casual, clicker-style farming game with the fun setting and concept, released in 2016. In the game, you don’t simply live on a farm but on a farm in a swamp with all kinds of unique helpers and power ups. Once the swamp’s plants grow, spirits come to support you and you can purchase all kinds of new totems, plants, and animals to upgrade your farm and craft potions.

Farming Simulator

Farming Simulator is a series of farming games which is released almost yearly since 2008 on both PC and console as well as mobile versions of the games. In the game, player runs a farm as they grow crops and animals and then sell the items that they’ve harvested from their farms. For people that want a serious farming experience, this series is perfect.

Idle Farming Empire

Idle Farming Empire is an idle game, a genre which encourages long periods of inactivity, in which, you can manage the farm at the same time attend to other businesses. In the game, players can grow produce and earn money as working or sleeping. It can also be played without an Internet connection.

Farmville 2

If you were a fan of the Facebook version – Farmville, you’ll be pleased to know that Farmville 2 made its debut in the mobile world. Farmville 2 still maintains its social background by allowing players to play by themselves or with friends. Players can trade among the people you know to optimize your farm with thousands of farm and garden.

Farm Together

Farm together is another agricultural game allow multiplayer to play with options for customizing clothing, pet companion, house, and tractor to differentiate oneself from other players on the farm. One of the standout features is that it’s a idle game which allow time progresses on the farm even while you aren’t playing. You can visit your friends or strangers’ farms while they visit yours depending on permission settings.

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