Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Below the radar

Welcome to yet another new format of article! In this series of articles, I will be naming a few upcoming games not getting the attention they deserve. ON WITH THE SHOW!

Space Station Tycoon

As the developers have said many times before, this is not your typical Tycoon game. It has a story. It has characters. It has humour.

Space Station Tycoon follows the story of Shawn (A young entrepreneur) and Tam (A white-furred space monkey. Yeah) as they flee from their destroyed homes and float through space in a discarded bathtub, and somehow eventually getting into the business of running space station resorts. Nobody said it was conventional!

What else sets this apart from the other Tycoon games on the market? How about boss battles? That's right, there are actually situations in this game where you'll come across a giant robot space-whale (Or something along those lines), and have to fight them. Again, not your average Tycoon game. Add to that varying species of customers and business partners, resorts hanging from giant whale uvulas and random meteor showers, and you have a game that can't be missed!

Space Station Tycoon is due for release in August.

Developer's Blog

Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol

Chibi-Robo: Plug Into Adventure was one of my favorite GameCube games, and I was so excited when I heard Nintendo was making a DS sequel! Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol takes place shortly after the first game, placing Chibi-Robo in a local park. This park has recently taken a strange turn for the worst, with the appearance of strange monsters and the disappearance of several park structures, such as swings and benches, and it's up to Chibi-Robo to solve the mystery and get things back to normal.

Along the way, he'll make friends with several quirky characters, drive several types of Chibi-Vehicles, revive many flowers and overall make this park the fun destination it once was!

Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol is scheduled for release September 24th.

IGN Page

I greatly urge all of my readers to look into these games. They are both very promising projects coming from very skilled developers, and it would be a shame if they failed. So please, check them out! Too many great games have failed due to lack of interest!

The Duck Has Spoken.

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