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IMG Reviews FTL: Faster Than Light
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Subset Games' FTL: Faster Than Light. Described as a "spaceship simulation roguelike-like," the game gives players the chance to engage in exploration and combat in the vastness of outer space as they struggle to save their Federation from destruction.

Here's an excerpt:

Set across the backdrop of a benevolent Federation thrown into chaos by a powerful, idealistic Rebel fleet, you have in your possession the plans and weaknesses of a powerful Rebel flagship that when deployed, will spell certain doom for the flailing Federation. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to speed across the galaxy in your little piece of junk to get to the Federation home base... assuming that the Rebel fleet doesn't catch up with you first. Oh yes, did we forget to mention that there's an entire fleet chasing after you? It's a convenient and clever way to add some extra in-game tension, lest a crew get lackadaisical and wander around any given galactic sector, gathering ammunition and upgrades at will (thereby potentially unbalancing the game towards the end).

As a result, the game is a constantly shifting scenario of gambling, risk-aversion, and tension. You know, from countless failures past, that you'll have to upgrade your shields, but will you have enough left over to upgrade your remote drones? What about replacing the crew member you lost when that solar flare set the O2 room on fire? And what if you encounter a store selling that ion blaster you've needed so badly? One of the in-game achievements even recognizes your potential indecisiveness (or miserly thrift) by giving you a badge for not spending any money on ship upgrades before Sector 5.

Check out the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: FTL - Faster Than Light
FTL: Faster Than Light

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Tiny Troopers Free Zombie Mode Coming This Week
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Iceberg Interactive and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment have announced that a free zombie mode for their squad-based action game Tiny Troopers will become available later this week on digital platforms and as a retail patch. The new mode will include endless waves of zombies, against which players must survive as long as possible. The companies have also released a new trailer showcasing the upcoming zombie mode.

The Tiny Troopers new Zombie mode features will include:Face endless waves of brain-munching zombies, including undead chickens!
  • Utilise air dropped crates of special weapons to lay devastation on the zombie hordes!
  • Use all your favorite Special Forces troopers to take down the undead.
  • Survive as long as you can against unending waves of normal and special zombies!In anticipation of the upcoming release, a brand new teaser trailer has been revealed today to whet your appetite for miniature anti-zombie warfare havoc.

    About Tiny Troopers:
    Tiny Troopers puts you in command of a team of small soldiers. Guide them through 30 deadly missions: destroy enemy armor, escort journalists and eliminate enemy generals to name
    but just a few. You will face enemy infantry, snipers, technical and even tanks. Those lucky troopers who survive from mission to mission will be promoted: each new stripe they gain makes them tougher. To increase their chances of survival, get your troopers better equipment, reinforce them with specialists like machine gunner, medic or delta force and call in support during missions. This is the funniest way to fight in a war!

    Base Features for Tiny Troopers:

    • The safe way to fight in a war: you won't end up in a body bag.
    • Lead your troopers in 30 deadly missions with varied objectives.
    • Face enemies from infantry to snipers and tanks.
    • Reinforce your squad with specialists like machine-gunner, medic and delta force.
    • Keep your troopers alive: they get better after each new rank they gain.
  • Head over to the links below to learn more.

    Tiny Troopers Zombie Mode Traielr
    Tiny Troopers
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    Commander: Europe At War Grand Strategy 2.10 Update Released
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Slitherine and Matrix Games have announced that the new Grand Strategy 2.10 update for Commander: Europe at War is now available. The update for the community created expansion includes a variety of changes and additions to the strategy title including manual updates, game board adjustments, and game balance improvements.

    The v2.10 update for the grand strategy game features a ton of changes, from the manual to the game board, environment, units, and historical/political features. Game balance improvements were made in v2.10 update to control “blob” strategies, as well as more rail heads added to supplement the rail movement rules. Historical and political changes include new prerequisites for Spain becoming an Axis ally, and Britain now requires 8 home guard forces units in country to avoid morale loss.
    Learn more at the links below.

    Grand Strategy 2.10 Change Log
    Grand Strategy Expansion
    Commander: Europe at War

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    Where Angels Cry Comes To MGS
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Cateia Games' Where Angels Cry is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The adventure title puts players in the role of an undercover operative seeking to solve the mystery of a series of strange events at an isolated monastery in the Alps.

    Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery, set high in the Alps. Monks are vanishing without a trace, mysterious persons are being sighted running through the dark passages of the monastery in the still of the night, Templars have now been assigned to stand watch and there are even reports that a statue in the center of the village is crying the tears of blood!

    A Vatican Cardinal has chosen you to travel to the monastery, undercover, to investigate these bizarre occurrences. Your duty is to reveal the secrets of the monastery, and monks who inhabit it, freeing this once sacred place from the evil forces currently in power. Take this amazing adventure and prove that your keen investigative instincts are up to this formable task in Where Angels Cry - a challenging and exciting mystery, adventure game!


    • Use your skills and your secret identity to reveal the terrifying truth
    • Explore the monastery and its surroundings while interrogating its inhabitants
    • Solve perplexing puzzle and dozens of minigames
    • Enjoy the unique atmosphere and detailed environment
    • Earn many different achievements
    • HD (High-Definition) graphics with widescreen support
    • Intel Mac
      Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    Where Angels Cry is available now for $9.95 (USD).

    Where Angels Cry
    Buy Where Angels Cry

    Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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