Wednesday, August 7, 2013

GC9X #22 - Don't Fear the Bundle

As part of a special challenge, this August GC9X is exploring the vast ocean of indie games with Aquaria. Developed by Bit Blot, a two man team consisting of artist Derek Yu and programmer Alec Holowka, Aquaria is best described as an Ecco inspired metroidvania game. Released to critical acclaim in 2007, Aquaria never quite received the attention it deserved. Since then, it has been featured in numerous indie game bundles. Both of these factors made it a perfect fit for GC9X. If you don't own Aquaria, either on its own or via a bundle, it can purchased from either of the two links above.

For those that can't join us, fear not, Game's Nite has got you covered! As a special tie-in with GC9X's game of the month, Game's Nite next feature is Lyle in Cube Sector. A peculiar blend of Super Mario Bros 2 and Metroid, Lyle in Cube Sector is all about making use of cubes to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. Lyle is singleplayer only, but don't be afraid to play along with us! A special livecast will accompany this Game's Nite, date and time to be determined.

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