Nex Machina comes from the mind of Eugene Jarvis and Housemarque, both with incredible pedigrees on their own. Together, they started working on “Project Jarvis” several years ago, and this is the child borne from those ideas. The result is the best twin-stick shooter today. Nex Machina pays homage to games of the past that gave this inspiration, while using technology of today to influence the future of twin-stick shooters in all its voxel glory.
The Scorpions song, “Alien Nation” has many fitting lyrics, but the one repated most that bares resemblance to the goings on is ‘Beware of the alien nation’, this is true for Housemarque’s Alienation. An invasion of Earth has begun, and now it is time to repel that invasion. Alienation is a spiritual successor to Dead Nation, Alienation is a damn excellent twin-stick shooter that doubles as an action RPG.
Outland has finally landed onto Steam, developer Housemarque is self-publishing this genre-bending platformer that was one of the best games of 2011. With a lavish color scheme, impeccable controls, and fun combat – it had a style all its own. It can now firmly plant itself as one of the best games of 2011 in 2014.