New Game Releases for the OUYA – Week 49 – Day of the OUYA TV

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This is the Weekly Recap of newly released games for the OUYA. The Cave has finally arrived on the OUYA and that isn’t the only cool game this week.

If we missed a new game that you thought was awesome, let us know in the comments below.

This week’s games are:
The Cave by Double Fine Productions
Neverending Nightmares by Infinitap Games
Evac by Hexage
Oh My Goat by CremaGames SL
and Babylonian Twins by App Barbecue

Spoiler!

Let’s start this week with the highly anticipated game by Double Fine Productions “The Cave”!
You might have heard of a certain Tim Schafer who was responsible for a few major hits such as Day of the Tentacle and more when he worked for Lucas Arts. Now he’s the head of Double Fine Productions.
You might have heard of a certain Ron Gilbert too who’s the creator of Monkey Island and is with Double Fine now as well.
So when these two iconic figures meet, good things happen. Let me present evidence number #1, The Cave.
The Cave is supposed to be an adventure game but is so much more in my opinion.
At the beginning you have the choice between three out of seven characters. As soon as you have passed a certain point in the game you cannot change your selection. Your selection however, is critical as some rooms in the cave can only be entered by specific characters. That means you’ll have to play The Cave at least 3 times in order to have entered all available rooms.
That of course isn’t a negative point but actually one of the reasons why I think The Cave is great. With most other games you have absolutely no incentive to ever pick up the game again after you have finished it once. In The Cave you have more than enough incentives to start anew.
Despite the character restrictions I must also say that The Cave has one of the funniest ways to tell a story, ever. The narrator of the story is The Cave itself. Yes it’s a smart cave that wants you to explore its every hole. Ummm… sorry guys that came out wrong. Must have been infected by the subtle and inappropriate humor of The Cave.
So what the hell are you waiting for? Play our Game of the Week now!
Oh wait before I forget, you’ll need at least 3GB of internal storage to install The Cave from the store, otherwise it won’t work. An alternative would be to download the apk from our website which is linked here, copy it to your external storage device and then use FilePwn to install The Cave. You’ll only need 1.8GB of internal storage for that. However, I know that the guys over at OUYA are working on a fix so you can install The Cave directly to your external storage directly. Not sure how far they are with this though, but it will come
So now enjoy The Cave.

Wow what a long first segment for our Weekly Recap. So let’s keep this next part short. Back in September we asked you to support The Neverending Nightmares and to keep a long story short, Matt Gilgenbach and his crew pulled of a miracle on Kickstarter. Within only 4 days raised $40,000 to successfully achieve their funding goal of $99,000 and even a little bit on top.
The good news for all of us Alpha backers is that the Neverending Nightmares Alpha now found its way to the OUYA and we can already get a glimpse behind one of the scariest games ever. It’s just awesome. So if you are an Alpha backer claim your reward now.
For everyone else we will review Neverending Nightmares when it’s finally released and also I’ll sacrifice my fragile soul and will do a Let’s Play. I’m pretty sure screams like these will happen more frequently in Neverending Nightmares: SCREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAM!

Next in line is Evac by Hexage who were also responsible for Reaper, one of our favorite RPGs this year.
Evac is an evolved version of Pacman and it’s lots of fun!
You need to eat all color bubbles to open the exit of a level and while doing so you need to avoid the red squares which are out to kill you.
In Evac I’ve seen some of the funniest on-screen dialogues ever between you and the evil overlord called The Shadowbox who’s getting more and more desperate the further you progress. You also meet your mentor Yellowbox who’s pretty depressed and neurotic but also very helpful.
I really liked Evac and I guess you will like it too. It’s fun, has great sound, very cool graphics and colors and you can always squeeze in a few quick levels. However, as always with us a few quick levels mean you’re getting lost for several hours until your significant other complains that you’re still playing “that stupid game” until 4 in the morning.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

To appease your family and distract them from your constant absence you might want to let them try a few rounds of “Oh my Goat”.
This typical platformer is the epitome of a family friendly game if there ever was one. You don’t kill anything but you get your greatest joy from jumping over stones or cliffs, avoid woodpeckers and bees or other dangerous hazards on your way to free your animal friends who had been captured by an evil, but also very friendly looking animal catcher.
The graphics are very cool even for me and you can easily spend one or two hours just trying to free your friends.
I can highly recommend everyone to try out Oh My Goat since it’s the perfect feel good game that you might need to wind down from a hard day’s work at the steel factory.

Last but most certainly not least this week is Babylonian Twins.
Babylonian Twins might also fall into the category family friendly game because of its very pleasant graphics, sounds and gameplay.
You play as two twin brothers who need to escape from a Babylonian Prison in order to stop an evil wizard from taking over Babylon and bringing war over this once peaceful empire.
As in some other games you play two characters simultaneously and one brother always needs the other to finish the level.
What I particularly enjoyed in this game was that App Barbecue chose a different setting for a platformer game. They also included original art from Babylonian times such as ornaments from the original Gate of Babylon. That is very great attention to detail and just for that deserves your undivided attention when you play Babylonian Twins.

So that is it for this week folks. So many awesome games this week, I hope that trend continues. As always thanks for watching and make sure to like this video and subscribe to our channel. Byyyyyeee.

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About Tim von Janssen

Tim has started playing PC Games at the tender age of 8 (ca.1990-1991) on monochrome screens and hasn’t stopped ever since. Due to that love for video games that has developed very early Tim also knows why older games very successful despite mediocre graphics. One simple reason: gameplay. Tim feels that with the development of the OUYA and the stronger focus on indie game studios is the right step towards better gaming experiences that rely more heavily on unique game concepts and better gameplay in general. Tim at Google+

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