Every summer, gamers go through a debilitating drought. The well of releases worth playing slows to a trickle and many are left to do nothing more than drool over the titles planned for release next holiday season. It's during this time that many gamers come to ModDB to satiate their gaming appetites. They search high and low for something that will pique their interest.
While the MOTY Awards provide a wealth of choices among mods and indie games, they usually overlook gaming gems within our community released in the first half of the year. To combat this oversight, ModDB has launched the Summer of Mods & Indies event! Featuring exclusive content from all the major releases of the last 6 months, gamers are bound to find something to quench their thirst.
News from one of the most explosive games on ModDB!
Posted by stenchy on Aug 23rd, 2009
If rainbows could explode I'd bet they would look something like this:
Squid Yes, Not So Octopus: Squid Harder is a game that hard to contain in just images or even video. It's one of those games that has just has to be played live, right in front of your eyes, to take in all of its epileptic frenzy. This video on the left comes closer to capture the excitement, but still doesn't quite do the trick.
The game itself is an arena-based SHMUP that delivers bite-sized sessions with instant and consistent gratification. It's easy to pick up and play, making it a perfect time filler (or palate cleanser) in-between larger games, and the hectic pace entertains with many WTF moments — your screen so jam-packed with eye-popping visuals that you don't even know how you survived.
The big news here though is that the space-faring squid could be headed to the XBox sometime soon, here's some work in progress media:
These new shots boast some new (temporary?) art, but the same zany OMGWTF screen-filled-with-exploding-rainbows moments. Of course, you can check out SYNSO: Squid Harder now on the PC before all your console friends can even get their hands on it!