Today’s Indie news:
- Azure Striker Gunvolt
- Hyper Life Drifter
- Invisigun Heroes
- Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
- S.M.A.R.T. Adventures – Mission Math: Sabotage at the Space Station
- Super Robo Mouse
- Inside My Radio
- Defense Dome
Yesterday, Inti Creates held the Lumen Super Live 2016 (with music from Azure Striker Gunvolt) at the MAGFest 2016. You can watch a recording of that concert on Twitch! It starts at 3:25.
Hyper Light Drifter
Looking forward to Hyper Light Drifter? Unfortunately, it looks like the Wii U version of the game is in trouble. In their latest Kickstarter update, the developers explained that this version was now in limbo due to “ongoing internal contractual issues” beyond their control:
The Wii U port is, unfortunately, currently in limbo.
So what happened? We had information about our engine, two years back, when we announced support for the platform. This had assured us we could port to the Wii U with relatively little hassle by now. However, due to ongoing internal contractual issues beyond our control between the platform holder and engine developer, we just don’t know when or if this situation will have a good resolution. We are looking into the options available and doing what we can to help push the issue, including posting about it here.
This means we will still offer the option of Wii U in the Surveys, with the stipulation that if you do choose it as your platform, and we end up unable to support it this year, we will offer you a key on another platform of your choice. We would rather keep this option open, knowing there’s still a possibility for it to work, than cancel the port right now.
I realize this isn’t ideal, and plenty of people are looking forward to the release on a Nintendo platform (as are we, being life-long fans). Please understand business can sometimes get in the way of production, and there’s only so much we can do to help sway these types of events with larger entities. We’ll keep everyone updated as soon as we know more.
Invisigun Heroes is a “multiplayer, single-screen stealth battle arena game with a twist: everyone’s invisible”. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter, but the campaign is still going. Good news for Wii U owners: a Wii U version is part of the first stretch goal, at 40 000$. The Kickstarter campaign is currently at $32 000, with only 15 hours to go.
One thing to note about this stretchgoal: the console versiosn were already taken into account when the campaign was set up. In other words: porting shouldn’t be much of an issue for the developers!
If you want to make pledge, click here!
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
Yesterday, Jools Watsham announced on Twitter that another SKU of Mutant Mudds Super Challenge had been approved by Nintendo. In other words, there’s only two left! According to him, a mid-March release looks more and more likely.
— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) February 18, 2016
Mission Math: Sabotage at the Space Station
S.M.A.R.T. Adventures – Mission Math: Sabotage at the Space Station is an educational game for the Wii U, in which players use their math skills to repair the science labs and solve mysteries. The game features:
- exciting story line, with a wide range of supporting characters with fully spoken dialog;
- a fully customizable player avatar;
- science labs to explore (and repair!);
- tutorials for each laboratory
- puzzles that will challenge the players’ math skills in fractions, decimals, bar graphs, factors, multiples, and more
Here’s the trailer for the game, coming out on February 25th in Europe and North America (it will cost $2.99 / 2.99€):
Head after the break for the rest of this post!
Super Robo Mouse
Here’s the launch trailer for Super Robo Mouse, coming later this year on Wii U:
Inside my Radio
Yesterday, it was announced that Inside My Radio (Wii U) would also come out on February 25th in North America, just like in Europe. It will cost $14.99. Here’s a trailer:
Here’s the trailer for Defense Dome (Wii U), coming out on February 25th in Europe: