Android Rundown Twitch Recap: OUYA Games Including Soul Fjord and Golden Scarab!

Android Rundown Twitch Recap: OUYA Games Including Soul Fjord and Golden Scarab!

Jan 29, 2014

With Soul Fjord releasing on Ouya, it seemed like a good time as any to fire up my Ouya and feature a few games on our Twitch channel. Click here to watch the whole show with War Daddy bonus footage or catch the highlights on YouTube below.

Soul Fjord: Airtight Games’ roguelike rhythm-based beat ’em up gets put through the wringer. I try to make it all the way to Valhalla while also showing off some sweet loot, and trying to keep my rhythm. I often fail to do so.

DEF: This Ouya-exclusive tower defense game is very glowy, and features very minimalist graphics: everything is a glowing square! It’s also very challenging, as I try to survive the game’s third level. It may or may not go well.

Golden Scarab: However, I take my revenge on OMGWTFGAMES by playing their dual-stick shooter, and putting a good run in on their singleplayer high score in this also-glowy game.

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Get Ready for War Daddy: War Harder on Ouya, from the Creator of Death Ray Manta

Get Ready for War Daddy: War Harder on Ouya, from the Creator of Death Ray Manta

Dec 31, 2013

Are you ready for the War Daddy? I don’t think you are. I was ready for it. I downloaded it on my Ouya, I knew Rob Fearon (aka @retroremakes) makes games that encapsulate the feeling of chaos into one playable package. But perhaps War Daddy, with its lovably rough aesthetic, was something I just could never be ready for.

After all, the subtitle is War Harder.

This is a top-down shooter, controlled with the joystick and a single button for firing. Enemies spawn from the UFOs on all sides of the screen, and bullets come in in spread-out formations. And in great number too. And they’re glowing. And the enemies are many, and distracting. Survival is…a challenge.

Rob Fearon does not make boring games. Whether they bore you in their play or not, that’s your opinion, but his games are always visually busy. There’s always something going on. It was true of Death Ray Manta, and it’s true of War Daddy. There’s flashing colors, everything’s moving, the game is chaotic in just about every sense of the word.

The key? Find out where you are. Always make sure you know where you are. Keep your head while all about are losing theirs. And hopefully if you’re shooting everything you need to, then it’s your head that’s still in the game for a while.

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Seriously, the game is well worth watching in motion, which is why I recorded video with commentary, because it needs to be seen to be believed, especially the challenge of figuring out where you are.

The game is not on Android in general, which is probably a good thing: physical controls are needed to have even a hope of surviving. If I had to not only judge where I was with my fingers, then that’d be practically impossible…r. The game can be had from the Ouya storefront, or from itch.io, which includes the PC version as well.

And get ready for the War Daddy. He’s ready for you.