• Playlist 4/2: The comic mayhem of Glorkian Warrior, absolute chaos of HEAVY BULLETS, and quiet poignance of ALZ
04.02.14

Playlist 4/2: The comic mayhem of Glorkian Warrior, absolute chaos of HEAVY BULLETS, and quiet poignance of ALZ

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GLORKIAN WARRIOR: THE TRIALS OF GLORK (iOS)

BY PIXELJAM


You know who makes cool games? PixelJam. You know who makes cool comics? James Kochalka. You know who made a super cool game where you run around with a talking jetpack and blast aliens Space Invaders style? Those people. You know who should play it? You should.

You should also check out our full review.

Perfect for: Invaders of Space, jump and shoot lovers, people who funded on Kickstarter

Playtime: Short, colorful blasts

HEAVY BULLETS (PC, MAC, LINUX)

BY TERRI VELLMANN


For those who enjoy the neon mazes of laser tag but pine for a game with higher stakes comes the bright, harrowing HEAVY BULLETS. Those vending machines won't hand out ammo for free. Invest wisely and you just might reach the eighth level, although probably not on the first run. When you do succumb to the toothy beasts and malfunctioning turrets, that Last Will comes in handy.

Perfect for: Finance students, Binding of Isaac fans

Playtime: Depends on how you budget resources

ALZ (BROWSER)

BY DYLAN CARTER

We are all faceless in the absence of memory. This becomes evident in ALZ, an experimental short film/game. Its glitchy, faltering aesthetic expresses the fragility of a life spent grasping to remember. All the objects you pass—trees, black boxes, even people—evoke that sense of disappearing nostalgia. ALZ will make you feel lost, and that's what makes it so powerful.

For more, read our original post here.

Perfect for: Anyone who has suffered through or with someone experiencing memory disorders

Playtime: Two mintues