PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
Storm is a physics-based puzzle platform game where players control the weather, breathing gusts of wind, summoning torrents of rain, and calling down thunderous claps of lightning. The goal is to manipulate the environment in order to move a series of balls from the beginning of the level to the end, navigating treacherous terrain and puzzling pitfalls along the way. Collecting power spheres, players charge their elemental abilities and master the awesome power of nature in Storm.
While still a student in the Computer Science & Engineering program at Ohio State University, Terence Lee created Storm in just two weeks, taking on the roles of programmer, designer, artist and musician. His goal with the project was to explore techniques behind fluid dynamics, particle physics, and rapid development. After being entered into 2BeeGames’ Indie Game Competition, Storm quickly racked up plays and praise from 2Bee’s “Hive” community, eventually taking 2nd place in the competition.