One of the goals in building GameMarx is to encourage more Indie developer to put out press releases. We have a feature in development to let developer publish a press release on GameMarx themselves. Our hope is to get developers talking about their games and then put these announcements into an RSS feed for other game news and review sites to use for their own articles. We don’t care if GameMarx gets mentioned on other review sites. At GameMarx we believe a rising tide lifts all boats!
This isn’t a new idea, sites like Games Press do this for the major labels. If you’ve ever wondered how all the press sites get the same video, screenshots, and game details it’s through sites like this. (Incidentally, XBLIG developers should get an account at Games Press – it never hurts!).
Okay, so while we’re still working on this feature some developer decided they can’t wait! I’ve received not one, but two press releases in the past week, so let’s get to it!
Oozi: Earth Adventure Episode 1
Oozi is described as having classic 2D platformer gameplay with moderen art style. From the developer:
It tells the story of Oozi – an alien spaceship pilot, who crashed on a mysterious planet, lost his suit and needs to find his way home. In his journey he will visit four unique worlds, encounter dozens of different enemies and take advantage of various gameplay mechanisms. There will be also two additional modes in the game: Challenge Mode and Arcade Mode that will make the game entertainable for the most hardcore gamers.
The game will be released for both XBLIG and PC. The intent is to release a total of four episodes, with the first begin available in February. You can follow the developers at http://oozi-game.blogspot.com/
The next game comes from XBLIG veteran developers We Are Colin, who have released Wordsearch Rush and Cavemen Vs Aliens. Googly-Eyed Splitters is a physics puzzle platformer coming to XBLIG. From the developer:
‘Googly-Eyed Splitters’ is a puzzling platform adventure game, powered by the powerful Farseer Physics engine the game allows the player to take on a whole 40 puzzling levels across 3 different worlds wherein they must guide the cutesy googly-eyed splitters through a variety of deadly traps and physics-based puzzles.
The player must split his character into two, to tackle the various puzzles, which requires a great deal of co-ordination and skill to complete the toughest levels.
You can follow developers at http://wearecolin.blogspot.com/
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