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My Little Inferno is brought to you by the people that designed World of Goo. So you know you are in for a few things, aazing music; interesting game mechanics and lots of unlockables. I played the whole game in about 6 hours. Once I started playing, I just couldn’t stop. What is My Little Inferno?

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Tomorrow Coporation has unveiled it’s new toy, the My Little Inferno fire place. You buy stuff from their cataloges and burn it in the fire. Different items change the fire. Some things make it colorful, some have special effects. Either way you find yourself transfixed.

The game is a bit tongue in cheek.  You throw everything in the fire from bugs, credit cards, buses full of kids, robots, planets and anything you can imagine. As you play through the game you unlock the various catalogues of iteams. By combining different items you unlock combinations. Inbetween unlocking things you get letters. Some of the letters come from your neighbor, Sugar Plumps and others come from the head of Tomorrow Corporation, Miss Nancy. This is how the game takes on a narritive. You also receive weather forcasts from the weather man in the weather balloon. They use the Weatherman as a way of giving you information about the world above the smoke stack.

The game is a clever way to discuss people that get lost in their games. They loose site of what really matters, people and enjoying life. Instead you sit transfixed burning money. Why? Sugar Plumps does this and eventually her house catches fire. Did that teach you not to blow up the sun? NO! I, spend a good 6 hours playing this game in one day. I did the very thing the character in the game was doing. I spent a day burning things.

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Anyone who knows better, wants you to leave your house and see the sun. The Weather Man, Sugar Plumps and even Miss Nancy are all planning on going to the beach. What were they really trying to say about the people that bought the game?

Either way, I enjoyed the game and the story. I wanted to find out what happened at the end. They have 99 known combos and a few others. The combos range from obvious to making no sense. The one I thought was dumbest was the Yellow Brick Road combo. I would play it again and I would buy other games from this company. I loved World of Goo afterall.

Right now, the game is on sale with Steam. Take my MONEY! Oh wait, you did. Now all I can see is my house burning down around me as I sit infront of the false glow of an inferno of my own making! Maybe the game was a statement about the season Steam sales?

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There are so many ways to show you love people. During the holiday season people are focused on giving gifts. Well, if you have someone nerdy in your life, chances are they play or have played video games in the past. Maybe there is an old game they miss or a new game they want. You can’t always get out to Game Stop, or sometimes you just refuse to give them your money. There is an alternative way to give your friends and family a game, digitally.

Using Steam, Good Old Games and the Humble Bundle you can pretty much take care of every geeky nerdy need this holiday season. Not only is this convenient but environmentally friendly.

Good Old Games

Good Old Games has some hum dingers. They specialize in conversions and updates to older games. That way you can keep playing your favorites from the 90s or older.

1. Alpha Centauri – this was Sid Meier’s space version of Civilization. It had a cool back story involving different governments with opposing goals and back stories. I bought this and played it… alot. It’s actually the third time I’ve owned this game.

2. Septerra Core – An action RPG, Septerra Core stared a female lead character that has to fight through a world divided into seven floating rings around the planets core. It’s Sci-fi and steam punk before steam punk was really a thing. I love the story and game play. My favorite character was Led, a female engineer with robotic legs.

3.  Phantasmagoria and Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh – These were puzzle games where they actually filmed actors and then put them in digital environments. There was a huge industry that was involved with making these sort of games. They are not kid friendly through. The first one is about a married couple that moves into an old mansion. Her husband slowly gets possessed by the ghost of a former owner who killed his multiple wives.

The Humble Bundle

The Humble Bundle started as random charity for Child’s Play. They sold a bundle of games for whatever you wanted to donate. You could download them whenever. They started with indie games but they’ve had themed packs and expanded into a bundle, a weekly sale and a store. The main Humble Bundle is still pay what you want and goes to charity. It’s really heart warming. Keep an eye on this though, they change frequently.

Steam

Steam can be accessed two ways, through their website and through their program. Either way you can buy games online and download them. They constantly have sales and do a mid-week special on Wednesday. They added a feature when you buy a gift game, you can specify the date your friends can receive their gifts. It has a card where you can add a message as well. They have a lot of great big games like Team Fortress and they have indie games like Don’t Starve and Super Meat Boy.

1. Don’t Starve – You are stranded in the wilderness with nothing but the clothing on your back. You need to collect food, make tools, build fires and erect shelter before you starve. This is an addictive grinding game with random events and weather. Weather is vicious man, it doesn’t care that you have bad time mangement skills and forgot to build a tent.

2. Super Meat Boy – Super Meat Boy needs to save his girlfriend from an evil fetus wearing a tuxedo. This game is a fun physics platformer game. You can play it with a keyboard or a controller.

3. Deadly Premonition – Deadly Premonition stars Agent Francis York Morgan, of the FBI. You can call him Agent York. He’s brought to the small town of Greenvale investigating a brutal serial killer. On your way into town your car crashes and you find yourself stranded far from the highway and wandering through the woods haunted by ghosts. See my review of this hilarious game.

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Posted: November 30, 2013 by Noccie in Video Games
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Hey… Deadly Premonition is on sale on steam right now.  Perfect time to buy it!

14.99 for the directors cut! It’s on sale till December 3rd.

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On a whim I bought a game called Reach For the Sun through Steam.  The game was developed by Filament Games. They make entertaining and education games. The game teaches you about the life cycle of plants and how the different parts work together. I love this game, I was sucked in even though I know it’s aimed more towards kids.

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You play through a tutorial level growing a sunflower plant.  The game explains that the roots grow to gather nutrients and water. The leaves take the nutrients and water and covert it to carbohydrates, to feed the plant. The plant uses the food to grow and produce flowers. The flowers then produce seeds and the cycle begins again. 

I played through all the different plants, Sunflower, Lilac, Toad Lily and Squash. The different plants have different difficulties. You collect the seeds to unlock the other plants and upgrades. The upgrades include a praying mantis, watering can, fertilizer and mulch.

While playing you have to take care of you plant. It can be attached by pests, experience disease and have frost bite. You have to care for the plants to keep them healthy and to produce the most seeds possible. There is a timer as well, you only have till the end of November.

This game was fun, relaxing and the music reminded me of Flower. Check it out. Fun for you and the kids!

Now I need more of their games.