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This is one of the more unusual games I have come across, not that that is a bad thing. Inside My Radio is a journey inside a beatbox to bring back the music that has gone away. Strange premise aside, I found myself liking what I saw.

The visuals are excellent and really give off a great techno vibe while also not being too strong for people with visual stimulus issues. The game is colorful when it needs to be and the obstacles are never obscured like it could have been with other games of this genre. I really had a lot of fun just watching the game’s visuals as I progressed and I never got tired of them.

The music is top notch, which makes sense as this is a rhythm platformer set in a radio. The game could have taken the easy route and put in the minimum effort but they went all out and put in great sounds to create a very appealing soundtrack for this game. I have to compliment them on this.

Now for the gameplay. The game is a rhythm platformer as I mentioned above and you need to time your movements to the beats and, while this may seem hard, the game gives you the option to see on screen when the beat will happen so you can follow the instructions. If you feel this makes it too easy then you can turn this off but I felt this was a great touch. To be perfectly honest, on the night I was first playing this game for this review I happened to be under a lot of stress and this game actually helped relax me and calm me down. That may seem strange but its true and it just made the game seem better in my eyes.

 

All things considered, I have to say this is a great game. I recommend this to anyone who wants to try a rhythm platformer or just a new indie game altogether.

 

No Gravatar…Thanks to Amazon Local!

I signed up for Amazon Local a few years back (and for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s kind of like Groupon), and boy – it really did not disappoint!

I woke up one morning to an email saying “Access to Online Game Design Training for One Year” offered by the School of Interactive Design. As an editor looking to acquire as many skills in the gaming field as I can, I hopped on the deal right away. The good news for those of you who will need a little bit to recover from Christmas shopping is that this deal will be available for about another month (26 days from this date, actually).

mayaHere’s what you need to know about everything this will include:

  • One year’s worth of access to easy to understand tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Maya, Unity, and Game Salad.
  • On the voucher when you pay for the deal, it will say that you will not need to make any further purchases and that all software will be included an free. No, this does not include Photoshop and Illustrator. It includes Game Salad, Maya, and Unity. The videos will show you how and where to download these softwares from.
  • The voucher also says that buying this deal doesn’t register you for classes, and that you need to do this by April 18th, 2014. I called and inquired, and SoID (School of Interactive Design) said that Amazon won’t remove this verbiage and to disregard it.
  • This is not an online college where you have class times and homework. This is a laidback, go-at-your-own-pace type of thing. Makes it really convenient for most of us whose lives are hectic like mine.

My advice to anyone is to treat this like school. Practice, practice, practice. And take notes, because in a few years from now, you may forget how to use these programs.

How much will this run you, exactly? It will only cost you $99. Seriously? Yes, seriously.

Click here to head over to the website to get you on your way! Godspeed, and may the Force be with you!