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Circle Entertainment, Renegade Kid eShop games on sale ⊟
A bunch of games from under-the-radar publisher Circle Entertainment will be on sale until an. 8. I don’t have details of the sale prices right now, but these games are already pretty cheap! Here’s what’s discounted (for NA and EU):
I’m pretty curious about Witch & Hero, myself! And whoa, Sweet Memories Blackjack! “Simply face your friend, and the memories will return. The time you spend playing blackjack together, increases the connection between the two of you, and you will find out that she is the perfect match for you.”
In more familiar games, Renegade Kid’s games are also on sale! Half off until Jan. 2. Check out that Bomb Monkey! Great old-school puzzle game that is, at the moment, officially hella cheap.
Nicalis also has Cave Story ($6.99), VVVVVV ($4.99), NightSky ($4.99) and Ikachan ($2.99) on sale until January 3, too.
Circle Entertainment CEO Chris Chau, explaining how the company became such an unusually prolific DSiWare developer. Siliconera’s interview is a really interesting profile of the company behind Bookstore Dream (and many other things), a company that is almost totally invisible despite releasing what seems like several games a month.
Publisher Dream, an upcoming DSiWare title that has you running a game company. You’re in charge of developing, licensing, and publishing “cShop” games in this Circle Entertainment sim — if the premise sounds familiar, that’s because Kairosoft made a splash last year with a very similar smartphone release, Game Dev Story.
A few details posted by Nintendo Life:
“You’ll be able to develop up to four games at the same time, publish games from smaller studios, and make staff happy by adopting a cat. Fans of indie games on DSiWare may also get a kick from some other developers making a cameo as employable staff: these will include Keith (Tanukii studio), Peter (Moragami), Seigai (Flyhigh work), Chris (CIRCLE) and Hugo (Goodbye Galaxy games).”
Circle Entertainment laid the groundwork for this kind of sim with Bookstore Dream a few months back, which was decent and inexpensive at 200 Points. I’m hoping the company keeps this cheap, while somehow finding ways to improve upon Game Dev Story’s formula.
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There are so many missed opportunities in Bookstore Dream, a DSiWare shop sim that I hoped would resemble Kairosoft’s fun iOS games like Game Dev Story.
Managing a bookstore sounds like a compelling concept, but where are all the fun parodies of familiar fiction? The titles they briefly show here seem generic, when we could have had some creative and hilarious spoofs.
Why carry something as boring as “The Classic” when you could have “Larry Cobbler and the Shaman’s Shoe?” Instead of “100 Faces,” I want “Four Shades of Grey,” an NYT best-seller and coffee table book collecting BDSM photos taken with a Game Boy Camera.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles See also: More DSiWare news and media