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‘Swimsanity’ and Building a Community: An Interview With Decoy Games’ Khalil Abdullah – Black Nerd Problems

With the release of their game coming up, we had a nice long chat with Kahlil Abdullah, co-founder of Decoy Games about all things Swimsanity, helping other marginalized game developers, and what’s next. Visit Black Nerd Problems website or click the link below to read the full interview!

BNP: So, for all the folks that don’t know about Swimsanity, tell us what the game is all about.

KhalilSwimsanity is a 4-player, underwater shooter with competitive and cooperative game modes where you can play with or against your friends. Basically, you control this underwater, aquatic hero called a Mooba. And he’s equipped with all these special power moves called ‘Unleashes.’ You can become a humongous shark, you can heal your teammates, you can deploy an underwater, what we call, an aqua tank.  There are 13 of these, across 8 different game modes.

So, if you’re kind of a competitive guy, you can play against your friends in a typical deathmatch or elimination mode. We also flip the game on itself and let people play all on the same team with cooperative modes where you can do big boss battles or survival. There’s really something for everyone. The game is gonna have local and online play, and we just announced last month that it’s gonna have cross-play across all consoles and PC.

Full Interview:  ‘SWIMSANITY’ AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH DECOY GAMES’ KHALIL ABDULLAH – BLACK NERD PROBLEMS

Superliminal Review: What You Get Is Not Exactly What You See – Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: I dove into the trippy world of Superliminal and wrote a  review for Black Nerd Problems. Visit Black Nerd Problems website or click the link below to read the full review!

Publisher: Pillow Castle/ Developer: Pillow Castle / Platform: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch/ Release Date: July 7, 2020

There really is something about being thrown in a gauntlet of test chambers armed only with some strange weapon or gimmick to get you out. I can only think of a few games that precisely scratched that itch for me, like the Portal series or Quantum Conundrum. So enter Superliminal, a dreamscape where perspective is your only tool, and you’re just falling from one dream to another. A trippy experience, to say the least, Superliminal is a short but sweet game whose premise is enough to keep players entertained.

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Gris Promises a Beautiful, Nonviolent Adventure; & Honestly, I Vibe With That — Black Nerd Problems

Last week, Barcelona-based studio Nomada Games and publisher Devolver Digital announced Gris, a beautiful platforming game. Coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC, it features some slick animation and watercolor visuals that do more than please the eye. Captivated by its beautiful trailer, I quickly searched for the game’s press release to find out…

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Renegade’s Radar: I, Zombie

I, Zombie Logo Switch

The popular Steam game, I, Zombie, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch on March 8 for $4.99, according to developer Awesome Games.

Sometimes, all it takes is a bit a role reversal to make a fairly common premise feel new again, and that’s exactly what I, Zombie does. Players take on the role of lone zombie trying to survive, and judging from the trailer, eat brains and turn everyone else into the undead. Continue reading Renegade’s Radar: I, Zombie

‘Dandara’ Is a Beautiful but Brutal Journey — Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: ‪I reviewed Dandara, a unique Metroidvania with an interesting twist and a bit of a sadistic side. Read my review on Black Nerd Problems by clicking the link at the bottom.

Publisher: Raw Fury / Developer: Long Hat House / Platform: Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android / Release Date: February 6, 2018 I think I have some kind of radar for Metroidvania-styled games because my eyes lit up like a Sharingan when… 984 more words

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The Troubling Case of the 3DS

An image of the new 3DS.
Will the Switch ever make it pass the 3DS’ shadow?

After years and years of pushing out hit or miss home consoles, there is always one thing Nintendo has going for it. It’s the fact that they own the handheld gaming market. Now, with the imminent arrival of the Switch, one has to wonder – where does the 3DS fall into this? Continue reading The Troubling Case of the 3DS