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One of the most influential indies of all time has been ported to the Wii - but should you pay for something you've been playing for free for six years? We've also got your picks for the one game you'd play for the rest of your lives, and Anthony gets a magical map from the tallest tree in the land!
Nicalis/Studio Pixel, Platformer, WiiWare, $12
Developed by just one person over the course of 5 years, the original Cave Story is an amazingly influential game in the indie scene. It didn't just create a mob of fans, it inspired a lot of our favorite developers to start making games. Cave Story's pretty responsible for the existence of this show. Now Nicalis has teamed up with with Pixel, the original developer, to bring an enhanced version to WiiWare. And while there's no doubt we love Cave Story, is it worth paying $12 for a game you've had for free for the last six years?
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Fish Face - Windows, Arcade, Beau Blyth - LINK
Desktop Dungeons - Windows, Roguelike, QCF Design - LINK
Robot Wants Kitty - Flash, Platformer, Hamumu Software - LINK
What would it be? You gave some some great answers. Answers that made us think that choosing "Superman 64" was a mistake on our part. Next week's feedback question: what free indie game would you like to see get a Cave Story-style console release? Weigh in with a video or audio comment on www.Bytejacker.com, a video response on YouTube, or a message on our hotline: (530) 675-GAME
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This Week's Music:
Zan-zan-zawa-veia, "Rose Wood," from the album Fell Plot - http://www.iimusic.net/catalog/2009/11/zan-zan-zawa-veia-fell-plot
Lawrence Power, "The Villagers Say Thank You," "In Doubt," and "Make Your Way To The Top," from the album Tropicalesque - http://www.ptesquad.com/more/pte008.html
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RT @acarboni: Yesterday @aegies stopped by to talk FEZ and @disasterpeace gave an in-studio performance! http://t.co/w53arHgq
Hey, remember Free Indie Rapid Fire? It's a part of @newchallenger now, video comments and all! Here's this week's: http://t.co/7N1xAqB0
@spirit31gaming I actually put a video up on Bytejacker and the Bytejacker YouTube/Facebook about it when we started- guess you missed it ;)
@spirit31gaming Moved FIRF and indie reviews over to the @NewChallenger youtube. http://t.co/EyCeVMPi
RT @acarboni: Hey, guys? FREE. INDIE. RAPID. FIRE. (seriously) http://t.co/uVcGzbgy
Used the terms "scaling" and "ux experience" when she asked for details. I have learned a lot here in SF.