independant games for independant gamers

independant games for independant gamers

Monday, May 9, 2011

-The blob 1 and 2-

The blob is a game you could have heard of, but i'm almost certain you do not know the whole story behind this game, and its link with indie games. 
The blob 1 was made only for the Wii, The blob 2 is for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS 3. So if you payed attention you now know it is not available on PC. Well that is only half true, because there is another version of The blob.
This version is the original version, and it is a true indie title. It was made in 2006 by 9 Dutch game design students. Some people might know that i myself am dutch, so when the game came out i immediately heard about it. The 9 students got the assignment from the city of "Utrecht". The city would change some buildings and they wanted to let the public see how it would look when it was done. What they did was they made the entire city and your character had to color all the buildings, a very fun and interesting idea. So this is basicaly what you do, color the buildings of the city and get points for it, but watch out! There are "ink cops" and they paint you black if they catch you. You than have to find water to get the ink of. You get more point for coloring special buildings like museums. Eventually a publicer from THQ put some Australian programmers to work on the game and made a decent Wii game. I am not going to talk about The blob 2 just because it is not an indie title and also because i have not played it. You can click here to view the trailer of The blob 2 and decide for yourself. 
If you are interested in playing The blob you can! For free! Click here for the website with the download link. There is a Dutch and English version available.

Pro's: gets more fun the longer you play. Very colorful, can be very addictive and free.
Con's: You play only in one city so eventually you are done exploring new areas, the controls can be tricky to get used to.

I want to give The blob a very high score because of its history, but i can not. I give it a deserved 7,3/10. Try this game, you have nothing to lose.

Happy gaming,
Alex 
 

21 comments:

  1. loving the blog :) followed

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  2. never played this games before, love the blog btw.

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  3. never heard of it, gotta check it out!

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  4. Work in video games and some kid wanted to buy this the other day, asked me "is it good" and I said no idea. Now I can tell them YES and have reasons to back it up. Thanks bro!

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  5. whaaa, I never heard of this game o.O

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  6. Never heard of this game. Thanks for the review

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  7. followed and clicked! please check out my 3 blogs!

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  8. It's cool you've got an indie game review blog! Check mine out...

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  9. i didn't really like the first one, i didn't know there was a second one, i should give it a chance.

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  10. following! you should prolly check out my 3 blogs now

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  11. you convinced me! lets try it out! :D

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  12. looks really awesome, and since I have a wii, I might play that, or get for PC xD
    And the video was awesome, some parts remembered me of super mash from N64, oh how I miss 2 d games...

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  13. That game's cool, I remember. I like how honest you were with your rating.

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  14. Great game, although you might want to brush up on your grammar skills

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  15. I actually own this game for the wii, well the first one... I hate my wii I never get to play it anymore, crysis 2. Awesome blog following bro

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  16. Wow it's kind of rare for a city to ask people to make video games, tends to be the other way around.

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