Hello dear reader, first of all, I do not like much indie games. They are coming with outdated graphics, lot of them are experiments and they can’t be compared with the best titles at all. Lot of them can’t be even compared with the facebook and/or smartphone games (iOs, android). But to be honest, without trying 1k ways there is no way to find that 1, which leads us to the progress. And becoming more and more popular and trendy I checked these kind of games too. So here we go with the post-apocalyptic survival strategy. In fact, I love post-apocalyptic movies and games (remember fallout, wasteland from games and lot of perfect movies like The day after tomorrow, zombie actions etc.). This was logical choice to see if it will be able to set me in the mood that I am trying to survive, to the dark mood. Let’s see if Neo Scavenger was able to get me there.

I will not be fooling you around, yes it was. This game make me feel how I believe I will be feeling in the survival in post-apocalyptic world. The games starts by awakening you from the sleep in the mysterious room full of the cryogenic capsules. And the monster is enters the room. And you remember nothing. What will you do? Remember this as this is how it starts all the time you get killed. And you will be dying a lot! The world is randomly generated and it will take you into game. You will be said nothing at all in the beginning and due to the missing tutorial missions you will get lost a bit and you will need to check the game by the method of trial and error. The graphics is under average even for the indie production, but you can live with that. By the way the label around your wrist says that you are Philip Kindred. One more thing I observed is that the missing tutorial makes you much more feel for you character and to connect you with him on emotional level, so no complains here. The moves are made on the hexagonal  cell divided into few kinds (ruins, forest, meadow, etc), where you can find and get something else for each kind (like you will find something else in the forest and on the meadow or in ruins). Also you will pick up the flaws and the abilities in the beginning. Note to the randomly generated world: there are some places that are fixed in each and every game, so it is not a complete chaos.

neo scavenger

You will get a lot of fighting which gives you a lot of opportunities, and even the start of fight, where the game switch to the turn-based grid, where you give your character commands, is not necessarily ended with the blood. Or you can. This is purely up to you and the characteristics of your character. Also you can run and make your opponent to run. There are lot of options in here together with options to build up the tools and things. And you will spend hours to make some unusual. In this world you will be scavenging and trying to survive. For this you need to get everything needed – like tools, warm clothes, etc. And all your choices have consequences in Neo Scavenger.


You can download a demo on the game’s homepage or on steam. Neo scavenger has a real good verdicts from players and from the professionals too. My verdict is: perfect with notes. Notes: please come back with better graphics in the sequel, which will surely be the case as Neo Scavenger is commercial success.


If you love adventure games or you are just looking for an action packed game then Castle Clash is the perfect game for you. Besides from being very easy to play even for beginners it is one game that will keep you glued to the screen of your computer for hours. However, to make it even more interesting, a few tips will come in handy. Here are a few important tips to help out in the game. And in maeantime you can check if such tool  http://www.planeth4ck.com/castle-clash-hack/ is working.

Troops. At any particular point while playing the game always ensure you have enough troops. Having enough troops means you will be able to attack and defeat your enemies. Troops are also used to defend your camp. Ensure also that you replace the soldiers that never return from a battle so as to maintain the strength of your troops.
Upgrade buildings. Upgrading buildings will make them more difficult to destroy. You can do this using coins and Mana. However, you should first ensure you own a Mana mill and also a gold mine to avoid running out of coins and Mana during the upgrade.
Put your buildings close to each other. Putting your buildings as close as possible means that you can be able to surround them even with a small troop. This offers you more protection against attacks.
Heroes. In this game heroes are more powerful than the normal troops. With more heroes you will be able to win more fights and inflict more damage to your enemies. Heroes don’t die; they only take some time to rejuvenate. Concentrate on accumulating gems and shards to hire heroes.
Strategy. When going for a dungeon or bounty raid a good strategy will help you win and prevent loosing many troops. A good strategy would involve a fast study of the base you are attacking. Also ensure you have enough troops and the troops should be a mixture (hunters, treants, pyromancers) since all have different abilities.

The above tips should help you out in the game but the most important thing you will require is good decision making. If you are able to make good decisions, you will win more battles which mean more success in Castle Clash.

Guys, today I will write about the mobile game and will compare the mobile gaming and the PC/console gaming and if there is any chance that mobile games once will be also solid platforms for the hardcore gamers. In any case, today we will start with Simpsons tapped out mobile game released for iOS and Android. You can test tapped out hack. This is the game after a longer break when you  are taking into account the avalanche of Simpsons games in 90’s and beginning of 2000. It is a mobile version of Simpsons. First of all one picture – screenshot for you, so you can make your own opinion about the graphics:

tapped_out_scrWell, remember the games from late 90’s and beginning the 2000? Then this graphic is at the same level or few points above it. So the graphics is not an issue any more on mobile devices. And do not forget that the usual standard on higher models is 1080p, so the pixels are very close to each other, somewhere around 400 ppi (pixels per inch) and that is pretty impressive. The gameplay is fluent, so not pain in there. Also the other top mobile games are having the impressive graphics and they run on average devices. So we can say that the graphics is nice and fluent. Are these games the same as AAA titles on next-gen consoles or PCs? No, they are not. They will be still just catching up the main sandbox for the graphics evolution and that is PC games currently. But it is acceptable. In fact from mobile gaming I do not require the perfect graphics, but the funny thing which can fill up your time by waiting at clinics :D

What about the gamestory and gameplay itself? Is it coming to the AAA titles? Well, it is not, but I do not think it is from the fact that the developers can’t do it, but don’t want to do it because mobile games are just made for another audience than AAA titles. And mobile platform even with the much more players counting in millions is not the primary platform nowadays and will not be for the near future. I can compare the mobile platform to the handheld consoles. For the handheld consoles there was not much original content, just remakes. And they were not very much successful comparing to the big consoles. But the mobile gaming has one main advantage over the handheld consoles – there is not need to buy a new HW and as every kid has its own mobile device they just need to download the games. And the games are more or less free. And this also made the story line simple and the gameplay simple as well. Because it target the wide audience and not just the players willing to learn how to play the game for hours. This must be swift and force the player to spend the money for the virtual currency as the game is free to play. The same is for Tapped out. There is virtual currency and the fame is freemium model based. Story is simple – Springfield was destroyed by meltdown and it is Homer’s fault. It is up to to you to restore it to original.

Tapped out

So we can say that until the targeting will not change the games for mobile devices will be simple, but with nice graphics. But it is not bad about that. They are entertaining wide masses and teaching them how to start playing and that is very good!

When you ask the question Are the AAA titles dead, you are invariably referring to the fast changing trends of today’s professional circuits. The new generation of games is taking up the challenges of distributed gaming in an entirely unique and novel way.


  • The traditional AAA games involve huge infrastructure for

    • Game creation: – This is the initial stage of the professional game. 3-d studios, expensive licensed software, highly-paid designers and techies and a bunch of potential-sponsors are involved. A success demands

      • Continued innovation: – It means new controls, new gadgets and new set of ideas. The need to down-size the hardcore-digital effects to fit into an I-pad, a-smart phone or a mobile hand-set requires lot of time and money.

      • Continued sponsorship: – The sponsors have a specific-goal of profitability, which is quite obvious. The millions of dollars which they have invested may or may not bring the rewards within the expected time-span. In these cases, the sponsors may chose to back-track. This has affected many professional-gaming tournaments and consequently, a heavy toll of the players’ careers as well.

    • Game distribution and publicity: – This is the additional cost which needs to be borne by the sponsors and game-publishers. In the world dominated by “star figures”, selling of a simple chocolate-bar needs a super-star. Apply the same scenario in the thickly-competitive world of “in the console” professional games, it takes a lot of initial funding to push the game into limelight.

    • Sustaining the campaign: – This needs viewer’s acceptance and encouragement. That means, the sponsors will have to get the best of “playing brains”, train them and then test their luck in the AAA-game race.

  • The viewer’s changing interests is quite evident from the moment casual-gaming tournaments have taken over. The new breeds of intellectual developers are using open-source technology to develop easily downloadable versions of these giant AAA games. Moreover, the sort of flexibility which is available in developing and deploying these games is not present in the big-time licensed software. They need bulky hardware, expensive gadgets and a load full of RAM just for loading and initializing the game. This has made many potential viewers to move away from AAA games onto the latest mobile-enabled apps have nearly taken over the new generation games because they are able to make more money in a relaxed manner.

  • Once the viewers and players are moving, the sponsors will naturally move away from the big studios and start focusing on tech-savy players and viewers.

  • The scenario today is that the investments in the field of AAA circuits are not entirely extinct. It is still making money, people are watching, players are still training hard, tournaments are being conducted and the winners are getting richly rewarded. It means, the big-time industry is still thriving. The only difference is that it is shifting slowly, but certainly.


It is only the sheer-adaptability of AAA technology to mobile and android consoles that can either seal the fate of AAA titles in its favour or against.

Lately I fell into discussion with friends (in the bar drinking beer) about Fallout. The main dispute was about Fallout versus Fallout 3. Is it still an RPG with the legacy of original series? And what will the Fallout 4 will be about? Well I can tell you it ended with the flame war :) I will present you my arguments and thoughts about Fallout 3 and how I felt when I was playing the games and you can believe me I finished these 2 games multiple times.


While playing Fallout and Fallout 2 I always thought about how it could be to play this from the first person view and to have the open world, so you can just go and explore? I am no traditionalist at all costs sticking to the past. And this game seemed to me that it was made from my thoughts. It is all I wanted when dreaming about open world and how could it be played from 1st person view. And yes, it is much more action than fallout series, but it still an RPG. And to those who claim it is just a shooter, no it is not. Arguments will follow. I will refer to fallout 1 and 2 like fallout. So like in fallout you have stats and skills. Without them your energy or big guns are almost useless and you will not shoot a mutant from five feet, most likely you will harm yourself. So to use weapons or science, repair skills you need experience points and to level up. Just like in fallout. Also there is a lot of conversations, and what you can achieve depends on your previous steps and your charisma and/or luck or barter etc. Just it works that if you have negative carma you will not achieve the same and will have another conversation with inhabitants of Fallout 3 world. As I said jut like in fallout. So what do they talking about?


See the picture above, classical pip boy :) Other thing is that you will be exploring the various areas of the world and keep meeting the fractions. And they will have an opinion about you. And this is rather hard to change to the positive perception of you. Most say, it is too action. I do not agree with that. In fallout you had also lot of fights and you could avoid them by choosing another approach if possible. The same here. And if it is too action for you, there is a possibility to switch to traditional turn based combat. So what? It is almost the same.

So to close this short argumentation I would like to say that it is what I think it should be as a perfect successor for fallout. This is exactly I like it. I played both Fallout 3 and New Vegas and all DLCs. And I used just to wander all over the world, just exploring and scavenging and gathering supplies, helping people.

And few rumours to the Fallout 4: should be developed by Bethesda again. They do not deny the existence and development of the Fallout 4, but they are saying it is in the early stage of development. It will be maybe set around MIT – Boston, Massachusetts. So we will need to be patient.

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