The glorious, sparkly carnage of Vampire Survivors.
Vampire Survivor is honestly one of the best designed video game experiences I've ever playws, and it's only $5. Every time I turn it on, it whisks me away. I can't reccomend it highly enough for a long plane or train ride.
The creator used to design games for the gambling industry, and the best aspects of his experience have made their way into Vampire Survivor, without microtransactions and ruined lives. https://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/creator-of-addictive-4-game-vampire-survivors-was-gambling-industry-programmer/news-story/3a58941869837cd1b03b73c07798f050
I always love it when a game comes out that essentially solidifies a new genre. Like how Slay the Spire created the rogue-like deckbuilder genre. Or PUBG and the battle royale genre. It's great to be there when it happens and to see what other people create from that jumping-off point.
Of course you can cut wood with a wood axe ... as long as the axe is a very hard wood and the wood you're cutting is very soft, like balsa. I tried to find an example on YouTube but in the only video I found he used the same wood for both.
Same goes for rock vs rock. I'm pretty sure a granite hammer would do well against sandstone. For this one there _is_ a good YT video where a guy carves some granite with flint (both rocks).
Left this link on Twitter but will put it here for posterity ... Monsters! is a great little twin-stick shooter that gets you right in and shootin'. Its innovations are tasteful (basically different weapon patterns), and it's a lotta fun to build combos and rack up the points. Ridiculously high value to price ratio at 99 cents. 👍🏻👍🏻
Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/336160/Monsters/
Gameplay vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WN6p_doY0
The true cost of vampire survivor is the time I've spent harvesting gold eggs...
only for them to be unceremoniously RIPPED from me when I need them the most :'(
Vampire Survivor also shows how simplicity of design and scope done well can trump all else. Also Jeff, grats on the Kickstarter! Can't wait to play it!
I heard about it only in passing, but now I'm curious to play.
Thank you for the recommendation.