This the demo built for London Gaming & Anime Convention, improved based on the feedback given by the many attendees that played during the weekend. You...
Imagine being trapped in a game, a game you are forced to play because it means your life, a game being controlled by an insane and unknown individual who loves to see a challenge. This is you, and the host is Dyer. You have been strapped with explosives and the only way to avoid them setting off is to reach each checkpoint, while avoiding deadly obstacles that are either made to kill you, or hunt you. There is only one hint to your freedom, a secret. You must find the secret of escape if you are to survive Dyer’s Game.
The Animeleague staff were brilliant to work with, providing us tables and equipment if needed, we were invited to speak at the opening ceremoney and a Q&A on indie games development so we had plenty of opportunities to get involved with the attendees.
I also had a chance to play through some of the other indie games on show, including some watch worthy titles such as Kraden's Crypt, Legena: Union Tides, Narcisistic and #Dungeon, as well as other titles with potential such as Bard to the Future, Playtanic and some current releases like Spelmy and Space Farmers.
Of course several people had a chance to try Secret of Escape, and were thrown back by the challenging gameplay. While there were some technical issues, it's good to see a lot of people enjoy the difficulty and showed a lot of determination to finish the eight level demo, some of them even succeeding in the LGAC exclusive challenge of finding the hidden passage to win a random mystery Steam Game Key.
The original LGAC demo had a video and the hidden passage challenge which have been removed to provide a more closer experience to the released game.
Many thanks to Animeleague for arranging the Indie Zone, as well as the other indie developers, exhibitors, vendors and attendees for making the convention such an awesome experience, I hope to return next year.
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@IcyFevrier I dunno, I thought the action in Metroid was good, but the story...oh boy the story.
8hours 8mins ago
@IcyFevrier It's like people forgot it's being developed by the same team behind Metroid Other M. :O
8hours 19mins ago
Sorry about the lack of tweets. The QA Team Lead is in the office and has the power of raising defects faster than saying Jugemu's name.
8hours 20mins ago
@Heppell08 Nah, it's the one where if you rock the move stick your ship will spin and produce a new firing attack.
15hours 8mins ago
@Heppell08 Yeah I have the first one on the PS2, the Complete Edition. Lucky find at Gamestation for £4! :D
15hours 16mins ago
@Heppell08 Man I love Psyvariar, I would love to own the second one somehow but I think there was only a JP Dreamcast port.
15hours 20mins ago
RT @owlcity: "There's a reptilian creature in my western footwear!" -Woody
15hours 55mins ago
Signed up for MediaCityUK in Salford! T.co :D
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