Posts Tagged ‘Sims’
Mew-Genics Not Your typical Cute Cat Game
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:27 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:27
Let’s face it, we’re all just one step away from being a crazy cat lady. However if you are not ready to own up to it or you suffer from allergies, Team Meat, the makers of the quirky goodness that was Super Meat Boy is bringing a cat lady simulator to life. Mew-Genics will be released to Steam, iOS and Android sometime this year.
Creator Edmund McMillen describes Mew-Genics as blending together elements of, “The Sims and Pokemon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi.” Don’t let that fool you though, Mew-Genics is at times as sad and tragic as, well, a crazy cat lady.
It all begins with a cat that is unfrozen from its “cryo-cube” state and paired with another for the purposes of mating. Unfortunately, the unthawed cat attacks the other cat while it’s eating and from that moment he associates food with fear and tragically starves to death in an attic.
A narcoleptic stray cat is then brought in and successfully impregnated the cat. An interesting dynamic to the game is that kittens often inherit traits from their parents that will result in failure or success of certain missions. Sadly, two of the kittens inherit the narcolepsy causing one to lose a kitty beauty pageant as a result.
Once the stray cat runs away it is discovered it has infected the unthawed cat with feline aids and since treatments are expensive, the cat is once again placed in its Cryo-cube state. If you choose, there are some missions you can do for a doctor that will help find a cure. The game ends with you, the player being arrested by animal control. Read more: Mew-Genics Not Your typical Cute Cat Game
Bad Piggies A Geeky Review: The Pigs Are Alright
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 October 2012 02:24 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 3 October 2012 02:24
Having found myself caught up in the Angry Birds addiction I was anxious for the release of Rovio’s Angry Birds spinoff Bad Piggies. Last week Bad Piggies was released to the masses and while it’s a physics based game it does not involve catapulting pigs into various structures as Angry Birds did. Instead at the start of every level you build a contraption for your pig to travel from various points on the map to get across the finish line. Parts that you can add to your vehicle creations are wooden boxes, balloons, wheels, fans and various other objects you will unlock along the way designed to help you get from point A to point B. Reaching the finish line will get you a star and allow you to move along to the next level. Each level offers you a chance to earn 3 stars, collecting swag, by not using a specific part for your vehicle or finishing the level before the allotted time runs out will land you the perfect score of three stars.
I wasn’t thrilled when I heard about the vehicular building stage at each level. This is largely due to my years of addiction to The Sims that has crushed my desire to build anything in-game these days. However in Bad Piggies it’s a very simple process and the game offers you an option to hire a mechanic that will build one for you. Of course hiring the mechanic is not free, you can buy various packages of mechanic hires through micro-transactions within the game. Something to keep an eye on if any of you have little geeks playing Bad Piggies.
Maxis is looking to rebuild the SimCity series with a new game
Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:26 Written by JCWaitWat Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:00
It has been a while since Maxis has brought out an entirely new game, especially not a SimCity game. The most recent addition to the franchise was SimCity: Societies which was not a massive hit, but Maxis, looking to revive the classic franchise, announced on the 5th March that they are releasing a new Sim City game. Simply named SimCity, the title is expected to be released some time in 2013 and will be the first SimCity game to feature online play. Although the trailer is not representative of game play, it still looks pretty awesome: