DiscStorm, the upcoming arena combat/sports came from XMPT Games, could be one of the most exciting properties out this year. The game will be out in spring 2016 on PS Vita, but it’s coming to PC, Mac and Linux in August. You can find out more about it after the break.
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker allows you to set up your very own dating agency. With the help of esteemed drag queen Kitty Powers you can match up various different sorts of people (e.g geeky, edgy or addicted to going to the gym) based on their personalities and even their eye and hair colours. It gives you a variety of different eateries to take the couples to and presents you with mini-games that you have to pass to win your clients’ love interests over.
When the game launched back in April, most critics lauded it as a hilarious, campy, breath of fresh air. However, the game wasn’t perfect and some bugs did remain, such as random crashes and a few faulty features. Developer Magic Notion is doing its best to address these, though, and the latest Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker patch has now gone live.
It’s incredibly difficult find great games with multiple lead, playable characters in a story. The challenge for the developer is that even if each character isn’t likeable, they have to at least be interesting and different enough that the player enjoys themselves no matter who they’re playing as and that the characters all offer something unique. The masterclass in bad voice acting, Shadows on the Vatican, couldn’t handle that and even some of Heavy Rain‘s characters put players to sleep.
Cyberpunk adventure Epanalepsis reckons it can pull it off though. This point and click game from developer Cameron Kunzelman and publisher Mastertronic boasts three different characters living three different lives but naturally, they are all somehow connected. The game also bears the tagline “if you knew what the future holds, what would you change?” which is daunting and sort of scary.
More on Epanalepsis after the break.
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is a new entrant in a genre that is dominated by highly sexualised portrayals of women, mostly heterosexual plot lines or odd matchups between humans, animals and/or animations. Needless to say, they’re all bordering on exclusionary at their best, or offensive at their downright worst.
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is by no means inoffensive (the rude puns and jokes will surely annoy some conservative parents somewhere) but it aims to be the inclusive alternative that appeals to L, G, B and straight gamers alike.
But does it manage to be a standout success or does it underwhelm in comparison to its divisive competitors? Read the rest of this Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker review to find out.
When DiscStorm was announced last month, it was a total surprise but a pleasant delight. The game combines sport with tough as nails arena combat as players have to lob discs around the place to defeat AI opponents. It’s easy to pick up but difficult to master, says developer XMPT Games.
Being a sports-based title, DiscStorm is also perfect for multiplayer and so it allows up to four players to go head-to-head and knock the digital snot out of one another. The problem with multiplayer, however, is that there are only four characters and if three players get to make a decision, the last player has no choice but settle for whoever’s left.
That’s got to be disappointing and so XMPT has added a new character called ‘Navika’ to the mix.
“Do you want to improve your romantic prowess? Learn the ins and outs of dating?” asks Kitty Powers, the love guru at the heart of new dating sim, Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker. Kitty won’t actually be giving players tips on how to impress the lady, lad or otherwise identified human of their dreams, but under her guidance we will be able to pair up other hapless suitors and send them on dates.
Will your matches stick together like superglue and cotton wool? Or will it end in total heartbreak and disaster? That entirely depends on you and your matchmaking prowess (or lack thereof) but either way, you’ll get a good laugh from trying. Watch the Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker launch trailer after the break.
It was cheers all round when it was announced that Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker would be coming to Steam this spring. Games like Hatoful Boyfriend (a dating sim of a young girl and her pigeon suitors), Eiyuu*Senki (a dating sim of you and the female versions of historical figures) and Namco High (a dating sim of an androgynous alien that falls for Namco characters) have all vied for our attention but KMP was refreshingly different.
Unlike the glut of weird and wacky sims that put you in the game as someone looking for love, Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker lets you pair up other loveless noodles instead. Here, you’ll be managing your own dating agency, with drag queen Kitty Powers guiding you through it. Find out more after the break.
Real sports are for chumps, what with their sweaty pit stains, neon looking energy drinks and ill-fitting lycra. So today, let’s embrace a virtual one instead.
DiscStorm has just been announced for PC, Mac and PS Vita by developer XMPT Games and publisher Mastertronic. The game combines disc throwing with death dealing to make a fast-based arena combat sport that can be played alone or with friends.
Frantic stick twiddling will be in order as you try and avoid the discs that are pinging off of every wall and gameplay is “easy to pick up, but truly difficult to master”. It sounds like a good one to wheel out at parties then. More on DiscStorm after the break.
Just about everyone loves dating sim games, which is why there are so many of them. Sadly, most of them are likely to cause offense such as HuniePop (where the busty character designs are less of an occasional irritant and are more like the foundation of the entire game) or are miserably drab or entirely heterosexual.
Thank God that Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is here then as “fabulous drag queen diva” Kitty Powers sets up her own dating agency to rescue an endless number of love lives and to save us from dating sim monotony. The game is also queer friendly, with opposite and same sex couples featured throughout. Watch the debut trailer of Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker after the jump!