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Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 1

Hothead Games Made with Torque 360

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an RPG-Adventure game set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.P. Lovecraft deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivering mature and compelling entertainment to gamers via accessible episodic delivery. Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia.

Genre:  tag action-adventure tag rpg
Platform: XBLA Steam Greenhouse Linux Mac Windows
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Flashman Studios (with Capcom) Made with Torque 360

As a member of the Rocketmen team, you join the Alliance of Free Planets, blasting through waves of enemies from the Legion of Terra and Mars. Players team up with the heroes of the Alliance of Free Planets in this white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System. Up to four players cooperatively shoot their way through multiple levels, powering up their weapons, picking up bonuses and laying waste to anything that moves. Do you have what it takes to defeat the Axis of Evil?

Genre:  tag action-adventure
Platform: PSN XBLA
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Fritz Chess

Freedom Factory Studios (w/ Gammick Entertainment) Made with Torque 360

Fritz Chess invites you to learn a new way of understanding the most popular board game in the world. Fritz has defeated the best players on Earth. Now he wants you to be his next opponent. Fritz automatically recognizes your level of play, adjusting automatically and gradually improving. Get ready to challenge your friends and show them who's the Chess King of the house!

Genre:  tag board game tag casual game
Platform: PS3 Xbox 360 Wii
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Sabarasa (with Ubisoft) Made with Torque for Wii

Protothea is a top-down scrolling shooter game with free movement that puts players in complete control of a last-generation spaceship. Your mission: to destroy the asteroid called “Maqno 01” and stop The Core. Protothea introduces new concepts to a beloved, classic game style while mixing genres and utilizing the full capabilities of the Nintendo Wii console. Players of all ages and experience will enjoy commanding their ship, blasting through 4 different worlds in 10 challenging missions.

Genre:  tag scrolling shooter
Platform: WiiWare
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Protothea: First Torque Wii Game

Protothea is a re-factoring of the old classic space ship shooting games. In Protothea you are no longer limited to vertical scrolling levels with just vertical firing: you control the ship in the same way you would control a player in an FPS game. Movement is totally free and you aim your ship separately using the pointing device.

Author Deborah M. Fike Date 07/03/2008 (3:42 pm) Comment 8 comments

Toki Arcade Remixed

Golgoth Studio Made with Torque 360

Toki was originally a platforming shooter developed by TAD Corporation that released in arcades in 1989. Newly-founded French developer Golgoth and its small team didn't forget about about Toki, and 20 years after the release of the original, plan on launching a completely updated, high-definition version of the 2D platformer on Xbox Live Arcade.

Genre:  tag platformer
Platform: XBLA Windows
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Golgoth Studio Revamps Toki with Torque

Think you could take a classic 80s arcade game and make it better? So does Golgoth Studio with Toki, a platformer/shooter game originally created by the TAD Corporation in 1989. Read on about their development process and their plans to bring an old game to a new generation of gamers.

Author Deborah M. Fike Date 11/05/2009 (7:24 pm) Comment 19 comments

Box Macabre

Perfect Dork Studios Made with Torque X 3D

Your soul has been trapped in a box. You must find the key to your salvation by discovering new abilities to solve the many challenges that await you. Jump, swing, roll and fly your way through this platform adventure and see if you have what it takes to free yourself or be consumed by darkness.

Genre:  tag platformer
Platform: Windows
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Frozen Codebase (with THQ) Made with Torque 360

Take the plunge in Screwjumper! Freefall into the depths of the chaotic underworld as a Screwjumper. Drive the aliens back to their home world by destroying their precious mining equipment. Demolish structures in freefall as you increase your destructive power by increasing your velocity. Use dynamite to pick off hazards and high value targets. Destroy the mine core and jetpack out alive. And remember, dead screwjumpers don't get paid!

Genre:  tag action-adventure
Platform: XBLA
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Marble Blast Online

GarageGames Studios Made with Torque 360

One of the highest revenue-generating games on Xbox Live Arcade is now available to play in your browser, and best of all, it's free. Marble Blast Online offers addictive marble action where power-ups and fast fingers are the key to jumping up the leaderboards or collecting the most gems. With both single player and multiplayer modes, there's something for everyone yearning for a little marble action.

Genre:  tag action-adventure
Platform: XBLA InstantAction Mac Windows
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