Quite a few Blaugustians have been posting about the mobile games they’re playing, so why not talk about what I’ve got on my phone? As promised, I’ll keep the screenshots large.
Minecraft: Big surprise I have this one, huh? The mobile controls aren’t stellar, and it’s weird playing on such a small screen, but it’s not bad for what it is. The touchscreen is very nice for placing blocks and sorting inventory, though I’m not a huge fan of the way crafting is just picking results from a list. I can see why they’d make that change for the mobile version, but simplified crafting doesn’t feel right. If you don’t expect the full Minecraft experience, there’s worse than spending a few minutes mining on your lunch break.
Even though I was working on a different post today, I want to get this up where people can read it. I’ll post the other one later.
Today has been super exciting for fans of The Secret World, as Funcom officially announced their new single-player horror game The Park. The announcement was made even more exciting when it was confirmed to take place in the world of TSW. As an extra bonus, we found out this game was the “secret project” our old Game Director, Joel Bylos, has been working on.
If there’s one thing TSW, and by extension Funcom, excels at, it’s story and atmosphere. (I think there’s even more they excel at, but that’s me. ^^) You only have to play a few missions in TSW to know that, or remember this is the company that once brought us The Longest Journey. Assuming the game takes place at the location it appears to be, that park has some very, very dark history that we’ve all been curious to learn more about. For those new to the world, this should be quite the introduction.
The teaser trailer and the first couple screenshots are up at http://www.theparkgame.com/. Joel has confirmed on Twitter that the teaser graphics are “in-engine, realtime.” The Park is planned to come out October of this year.
And if it needs to be said, I’m super psyched to play it! 🙂