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Best Games At EGX London 2014

This years EGX had a ton of great indie games. But some of the best were pretty surprising. There are some unique and pretty spectacular games on the horizon, and here are a few we thought were the best:

  1. How to be a Tree

This game looks sort of fantastic. It’s literally a game about how to be a tree. In order to play the game properly, you simply sit back and stare at your tree, not moving. Should you choose to use the controls, and be a rebel, and the game will have hilariously entertaining ways to reprimand you for not conforming to what’s expected of a tree.

  1. Elite: Dangerous

This spectacular space flight sim is being developed with the Oculus Rift in mind. Complete with controls and game design that are meant to bring out the best of virtual reality.

  1. The Magic Circle

A delightful adventure that’s all about smashing the fourth wall. Putting you in the shoes of someone trapped inside an unfinished videogame. Complete with horrible textures, a lack of color, and unfinished mechanics. Your job is to either finish the game, or destroy everything from within.

Dracula Untold Provides A Different View of the Prince of Darkness

Dracula has always been the most famous of the vampires. Plus, he’s been done to death. So finding a new and unique way to bring the myth to life was always going to be challenging. But that’s exactly what Dracula Untold manages to do with some brilliant plot decisions.

After kicking around Genesis Diamonds, a few of my friends and I decided to go to an advance screening. The trailers looked good, but we wanted to see if Dracula Untold actually did have anything new to bring to the table.

Such as combining history with the fantasy. Here we meet Vlad the Impaler, but he’s not like in the legends. He’s not a foul or evil man, he’s just trying to protect his people in Transylvania. The Turks are threatening to attack, unless Vlad and his people turn over 1000 of their children, to fill the ranks of the Turkish army.

The film doesn’t always work, but for the most part it’s an entertaining spectacle, and a worthy entrant into the Vampire horror genre. Luke Evans makes the most of his screen time, and I’m definitely interested to see if this turns into a franchise.