Cover Game Articles
Inti Creates: Introduction and History - Who are Inti Creates? Well, they've been around for quite a long time at this point -- and the variety of experiences they've brought us over the years proves they're very much more than a one-trick pony.
Inti Creates: On Being a Truly International Game Developer - Some companies primarily cater to their native market. Others think globally. I chat to Matt Papa from Inti Creates about how the company emphatically falls into the latter category.
Blaster Master Zero: Retro, Reimagined - Blaster Master Zero is a spectacular reimagining of a classic title from the NES era -- simultaneously authentic to its source material and bringing new things to the mix.
Mighty No. 9: “Better than Nothing” – The Game People Love to Hate - Mighty No. 9 is one of the most notorious cautionary tales about Kickstarter... but is it really as bad as people like to make out? Of course it isn't. Let's take a closer look.
Azure Striker Gunvolt: An Electrifying Action Platformer - Azure Striker Gunvolt shows Inti Creates at its best: 16-bit styled pixel platforming, with superb precision, beautiful design and a compelling narrative.
Mighty Gunvolt Burst: Bringing It All Together - You like old-school Mega Man? Then you'll absolutely LOVE Mighty Gunvolt Burst, Inti Creates' delightful homage to the 8-bit era, featuring characters from Gal*Gun, Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2: Amping It Up - Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is a solid follow-up to the original, bringing more Septimal action, a new playable character and a variety of wonderful new antagonists to battle against.
Other Articles about Inti Creates
short;Play: Mighty Gunvolt Burst - Inti Creates, as you’ll know if you’ve read my feature on them, read my many words on Gal*Gun Double Peace and Gal*Gun 2, and listened to our Inti-centric podcast episode, make fantastic games. One of my favourite games of theirs that doesn’t have Gal*Gun in the title is Mighty Gunvolt Burst, a game which is essentially nothing but Inti … Continue reading short;Play: Mighty Gunvolt Burst
Gal*Gun Returns on Switch, Xbox and PC in 2021 - Good morning! I’m here bright and early today to share some exciting news with you, fresh out of the 2020 Tokyo Game Show and courtesy of the lovely folks at PQube and Inti Creates. The original Gal*Gun — the direct prequel to Gal*Gun Double Peace, and a game which was never previously released in the West — is … Continue reading Gal*Gun Returns on Switch, Xbox and PC in 2021
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 41 – Inti Creates, We Play - Pete and Chris explore the history and work of Inti Creates, from Mega Man Zero on to their more recent titles. Plus all the usual news and "what we've been playing" talk.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Enhanced Nostalgia - Part of my intention behind my Delving Into series focusing on Castlevania was to get a solid understanding of the classic franchise before jumping into Koji Igarashi’s Kickstarter-funded Bloodstained project. While I’m not all the way through the classic games at the time of writing, I do feel like I’m at an adequate point where I can … Continue reading Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Enhanced Nostalgia
The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Romantic Comedy - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more and leave a suggestion here! This award was suggested by Toon Vandendries. — This is a topic … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Romantic Comedy
The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Boy 2018 - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more and leave a suggestion here! This award was suggested by megaapple18. — “Best Girl” is something … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Boy 2018
Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero – Beyond the Pixel - Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero eschews the series' usual open-structure 2D platforming in favour of more discrete levels, but maintains the series' iconic charm and combines it with some of the most impressive 2D visuals you'll ever see. A true interactive cartoon.
Gal*Gun 2: A Fond Farewell - Let's pay one last visit to Sakurazaki Academy, and enjoy the continued company of the extended cast.
Gal*Gun 2: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - Let's explore how Gal*Gun 2 presents its narrative -- and what that narrative is all about. If you've never come across the series before, you might be surprised at what goes on!
Waifu Wednesday: Nanako Tamasaki - A good mainstay of any slice-of-life love story is the “childhood friend” character. And while Gal*Gun 2 isn’t exactly your typical slice-of-life in many ways, heroine Nanako certainly fulfils this role very pleasingly. Introduced right from the outset as the girl who sits next to you in class, and someone with whom you have a … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Nanako Tamasaki
Gal*Gun 2: Asking the Important Questions - Before we go any further with our exploration of Inti Creates' Gal*Gun 2, there's a very important question we need to address. Very important indeed.
Gal*Gun 2: A Strange and Sexy Little World - You might not think of an on-rails shooter like Gal*Gun 2 as having complex, interesting world-building... but you need to remember that this is Inti Creates we're talking about here. And they LOVE their world-building.
Waifu Wednesday: Chiru Kondo - You know sometimes you see a character and immediately know you’re going to be into them? Yeah, that was me and Chiru, one of the two new main heroines from Gal*Gun 2. My immediately positive reaction to her was before I even knew what sort of person she was through playing the game, though I … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Chiru Kondo
Gal*Gun 2: Introduction - How do you follow up something as memorable as Gal*Gun Double Peace? Surprisingly, not just with more of the same... this sequel from Inti Creates actually does things a bit differently.
Waifu Wednesday: Kurona - We’re about to kick off a month of Gal*Gun 2 funtimes… so what better time to celebrate one HELL of a girl? Kurona is the antagonist in both Gal*Gun Double Peace and Gal*Gun 2, and a favourite waifu of Matt Papa from developer Inti Creates. It’s not hard to figure out why people find her so appealing… but … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Kurona
The One-Liner Challenge - Time for a Community tag post! This one looked like a particularly fun one, and after the lovely Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime specifically requested me to do one about games, who was I to refuse? The original tag came from The Awkward Book Blogger and was based around, as you might expect, … Continue reading The One-Liner Challenge
What’s in the Box: Gal*Gun 2 “Free Hugs” Edition - Next month on MoeGamer is all about Gal*Gun 2, but in the meantime I couldn’t resist sneaking a peek in the shiny new limited edition box. Publisher PQube and its partners at Rice Digital have put out some really nice (and affordable) limited editions over the last couple of years, so I was more than … Continue reading What’s in the Box: Gal*Gun 2 “Free Hugs” Edition
Waifu Wednesday: Joule and Lumen, The Muse - When I asked Inti Creates producer and localisation specialist Matt Papa who his favourite Inti waifu was, he was initially hesitant to answer, saying it was a “REALLY hard question”. I can understand that response; over the course of the Cover Game features and our previous exploration of Gal*Gun Double Peace, it’s become abundantly clear that not … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Joule and Lumen, The Muse
Waifu Wednesday: Call - I have a bit of a thing for robot girls, I won’t lie. It’s perhaps more accurate to say that I have a bit of a thing for certain types of robot girls, particularly those as depicted in Japanese video games and anime. I am, to be specific, a fan of robot girls who speak … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Call
Waifu Wednesday: Ekoro - As we’re about to launch headlong into a month of Inti Creates sidescrollers for February’s Cover Game(s) features, what better waifu to pick for this week than someone who is rapidly becoming the company’s mascot? First introduced in 2015’s Gal*Gun Double Peace, Ekoro is a third-year student at the Angel Academy, and one of the catalysts for … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Ekoro
Why Gal*Gun VR Needs a PSVR Version - We’ve known that Gal*Gun VR has been in development for a while, but Inti Creates surprised everyone yesterday with a sudden worldwide release… but only on Steam, for Vive and Oculus devices. While the Windows PC market certainly has a lot of early adopters of virtual reality devices, it’s hard to deny that Sony’s VR … Continue reading Why Gal*Gun VR Needs a PSVR Version
Gal*Gun: Sights and Sounds - Gal*Gun Double Peace is memorable for all manner of reasons: its enjoyably silly narrative, its strong characters, its solid gameplay -- and, of course, a striking audio-visual aesthetic, too. Let's explore that latter aspect further!
Gal*Gun: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - Gal*Gun Double Peace isn't just about shooting girls in their squishy bits until they fall over in quasi-orgasmic ecstasy; there's actually a solid narrative underpinning it all, too. Let's take a closer look!
Gal*Gun: Dating on Rails - Gal*Gun Double Peace is a bold combination of light-gun shooter, visual novel and stat-based dating sim. What madness is this? Let's explore further.
Gal*Gun: Introduction and History - With the advent of HDTVs came the sad demise of light-gun shooters. Or so we thought; companies like Inti Creates keep the spirit (if not the exact execution) of the genre alive with games like Gal*Gun Double Peace!