Spotlight: Plink

Hello everyone!

In the spotlight this time, we have a browser based music game from DinahMoe!

It goes by the name of Plink.

There isn’t a whole lot to say about Plink, except that it is highly entertaining and addicting. You pick a nickname, join in, and you and a few other players all have access to certain musical sounds and instruments. You can all play at the same time, and make your own music together. You never know what kind of beat will come next.

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My first experience was that I started a beat and everyone followed. You never know who is in the room with you, but it is so easy to make great sounding music, that you will most likely never have a bad time. I urge you to check it out.

Until next time…

GAME HARD

Spotlight: H1Z1 Early Access

Hello everyone!

Are you a fan of the zombie survival genre that has been emerging lately? Well here is another awesome title to add to your ever-growing library of games: H1Z1

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The game made its early access release on Steam today at noon. The game is an apocalyptic survival game in a world where the H1Z1 virus has caused zombies to rise from the dead. Early access means that a lot of stuff is still being worked on, and if you’re expecting a pristine finished game, then don’t bother pulling out the plastic. I do urge you to check out their Twitch channel for more information, and check out the trailer and reviews of the game before you make a decision.

I’ve been watching the developers on Twitch since I found out about the game, and they have a lot in store, and a lot of interesting ideas for the game. So if you’re curious, come join us, and survive the zombie apocalypse.

Until Next Time…

GAME HARD!

Spotlight: Vidar

Hello Everyone!

Recently I was contacted by someone who introduced me to a really interesting game that they are working on. The game is called Vidar, and it takes place in a town that is haunted by a beast – a beast that kills one citizen every night. I had a chance to check out the demo, and I can tell that Vidar is a game to look forward to.

You have only 24 days to complete puzzles and quests to save the citizens of Vidar. Sound like a challenge? Well, here is the interesting part – the deaths and dungeons are random every time you play the game. Each experience you have in the town of Vidar will be different. You cannot simply memorize a puzzle, because the next time you start a game, the puzzle will be completely different.

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A really interesting part of this game is that, depending on which citizens were killed, the other citizens will all have different things to say, and different quests to hand out. They all have different relations with each other, and their stories will change depending on how close the person who dies was to them. Deaths, and player completed quests can change the feelings and dialogue of each citizen.

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Take a look at these beautiful sprites!

You will spend a lot of your time down in the dungeons, solving puzzles, and completing quests. You have a certain amount of time each day, to complete as much as you possibly can. The puzzles are very interesting, and have that old-school indie feel to them. Lever pulling, button pressing, and sliding on frictionless ice to figure out how to get to your next objective. Certain quests may even throw you further into the dungeon.

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After your time is up, you return to town, and get some free time to roam around and talk to people. You find out which citizen was killed, and most likely the citizens will have new things to say after this death. Depending on who dies, or which quests you manage to complete, different things can happen. In one quest, depending on who was killed, you either receive low quality or high quality lamp oil to light some lamps in a dungeon. If you get the low quality oil, a fire might break out, and cause more death and destruction in a town that is already suffering.

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If you don’t complete the quests and puzzles at the end of 24 days, all of the citizens of Vidar will die, and you will lose the game. The game has a bit of a time management system to it. You watch the clock tick down, and know that depending on how far you have gotten in the dungeon, more people will die before you finish it.

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The real charm of this game, is in its randomness. You can replay the game, and still enjoy it. You can even find new challenges, due to the randomized dungeons and quests. You will get to see different sides of the citizens each time. The game is in its early stages, and you can play the demo to get a feel for how it’s going to play. You can also support the game on their Epocu page. If you want updates on the game, check out their Twitter page. They will also be releasing their Kickstarter on January 12.

Check out the demo (which can be found on their website) and if you enjoy it the first time, play it again, because the next time will be different!

Upcoming Games: The New Year List

Hello everyone!

Well, it’s my first post of the year, and a new year means shiny new stuff! And, by shiny new stuff, I mean shiny new games! I’ve decided to make this post an awesome list of some new games that us at Slash Frag N’ Teabag are really looking forward to!


GTA 5 – PC Version

The long-awaited PC version of GTA 5 is finally going to be released on the 27th of this month, along with some PC specific features!

Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Division is one game we have had our eye on since mention of its upcoming release. This game looks amazing, and it has a lot of interesting features that we haven’t really seen used before. There is no solid release date, but we do know that it is supposed to come out in 2015.

H1Z1

We have been watching the progress of this game, and it’s definitely something to look forward to. If you like zombies and you like true survival games, you definitely want to check this one out. H1Z1 is going to be on Steam early access on the 15th of this month.

Battlecry

Battlecry is a new team action game from Bethesda that looks like a lot of fun. It is rumored that the game may be released on the 31st of this month.

Albion Online

Albion Online is a medieval sandbox MMO that looks really interesting. The game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.

Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained is a tri-realm MMO with a high focus on PvP between those realms.


There are a lot of other games that are coming out this year – we probably couldn’t even cram them into this post without ruining your scroll wheel. Don’t cry too hard if a game you’re really looking forward to didn’t make it on this list… This is just a staff-picked list of games we have been watching and waiting for. If you have an awesome game that is coming out this year, feel free to comment about it in the comment section. (:

Until next time…

GAME HARD