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Haven Review: Infectonator : Survivors

headerFirst up is our disclaimer. We received this game for review purposes only, and as such all opinions in this review are our own. No money has been exchanged for this review.

Infectonator : Survivors is the newest in a series of Infectonator games from Toge Productions. The game combines aspects from different genres, but basically provides some old fashioned, action packed arcade fun. Apparently a local town has been overridden with zombies, and it’s up to you and your carefully selected team to clean ’em out. There are a number of premade teams from which to choose. I selected an time-honored classic…Bill, Louis, Francis and Zoe from the ubiquitous Left 4 Dead (Valve, 2008).

L4DBy clicking on an individual character, you bring up its stat sheet. Each member of your party has a special perk and comes equipped with a starter weapon. By completing missions and exploring the town, several things happen:
You will level up your characters, allowing their speed, aim and melee skills (among others) to be increased.
You will amass coins, which allow you to build items on the fly, such as battle turrets.
You will find parts that can be crafted into upgrades and better equipment.

Bill2Once you complete the tutorial, it’s off to town. Your starting headquarters is located in the center of the map, and the idea is to visit all the locations of interest. A small icon floats above each place on the map that warrants investigation. The dollar sign represents an area where coins and parts can be found. The exclamation point denotes survivors who need rescuing. Some locations have no icon but are self-explanatory, such as the gun shop.

CityThere are currently in the pre-release two ways to play. There is a story mode where you take on missions and quests, and there is a challenge mode where you face wave after wave of oncoming foes! Both are fun, depending on how much time you have and what kind of mood you’re in.

The game’s tutorial is quite good. Your team starts outdoors amid a collection of barriers, sandbags and fire barrels. There are also searchable boxes, duffle bags and piles of tires. Between incoming waves of zombies, be sure to right-click on such items. This brings up a mini-menu, as shown in the following screen shot. Click the magnifying glass to search that item. One of my favorite tactics is to right-click on four such items at once; sending a different party member to examine each. If done right, this gives each character something valuable to do between attack waves. Also, remember the turrets mentioned earlier? Right-click on a sandbag and select the turret icon to build. Although it costs 100 coins to build a turret, you’ll find plenty in your searches…not to mention in the loot dropped by felled zombies!
Once you’ve cleared the outer area, it’s time to enter a building. Guide your team through the fog-of-war, uncovering yet more search items. Watch out here…zombies fiercely guard their indoor nests. If one of your team members falls, you have a short time to revive them before they die, leaving you shorthanded for the rest of the mission. Find the exfiltration point and head back to HQ. Take a well-deserved break before heading out again.
ChallengeModeOverall, is Infectonator : Survivors worth it? Yes, it is. The game will appeal to fans of several genres. There are elements of tower defense, real-time strategy and four-player cooperative shooter. It’s fast and tough…but also addictive. I look forward to following this game’s development!
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Haven Review: Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ

Pixel-Puzzles-UndeadzFirst up is our disclaimer.  We received this game for review purposes only, and as such all views in this article our are own. No monies have been tendered for this review.

Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ is a unique, albeit horrific take on the typical jigsaw puzzle of old! In this game, you have to put together jigsaw puzzles.  You must do them quickly or zombies will come and attack you at the bottom edge of the screen!

UndeadZ5As the zombies are progressing from left to right, you must shoot at them, and also use other types of turrets, landmines and barricades to stop them from reaching your little soldier positioned at the screen’s bottom-right corner.

As the puzzle pieces fit into place, you will periodically earn “Zed” tokens, which can be used to purchase upgrades for your barricades, as well as the other weaponry that are used to stop the oncoming waves of aforementioned zombie hordes.

Overall, this game is unique in the fact that it does add a modicum of tension to the typical jigsaw puzzle experience. Of course, you can turn off the zombie mode and just enjoy the puzzles casually.

UndeadZ1The graphics are not spectacular, but they honestly don’t need to be. You have enough to worry about; grabbing the floating pieces, fitting them into place, and protecting the military man from a fate worse than death.

So yes, give Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ a try. You’ll find it a pastime both relaxing and stressful…who could want more?

-Chris Roberts-

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Early Access Look: Of Guards and Thieves

First up is our disclaimer.  We got this game because we wanted to review it, and as suchOGAT_gamejolt
all views in this article our are own. No money has been exchanged for this review.

Of Guards and Thieves or OGAT as its commonly referred to is a surprisingly goofy game with various game modes from steal the loot to survive a zombie horde. Each being played by someone around the globe. There is even a soccer ball mode (Football for everyone else from around the globe.)

In the stealing mode you are either the thief or the guards the thieves goal is to steal a object casually laying around the office or wherever it is being held and the objects are normally in value only to gamers. Such as the cake from Portal 2, the Dovakins helmet, Pizza, and well you get the idea its all gamer related goodies.Of-Guards-And-Thieves_3

Horde more with zombies you are either a zombie or you are once again the guards fighting for your survival if you are a zombie you got to eat the guards and if you are a guard you got to kill the zombie its pretty strait forward.

Soccer ball mode is the strangest so far for me as you kick the ball around while also trying to shank the other players and sometimes there are even explosions for no apparent reason,.ogat1

As far as early access games go this one is hilariously fun to play with alone or with friends and I recommend it to anyone interested in Team Fortress 2, Portal, anything made by Valve.
Or simply anyone with a good sense of humor that are casual gaming nerds all the way.

-Daniel Clatworthy-