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More demos of WiiWare games are coming — finally. But they're still only going to be offered for a limited time and won't be for all titles.



Nintendo Getting Better With Its WiiWare Demos, But Not Nailing It YetFor several years, Nintendo has been selling some terrific downloadable games in its WiiWare store: World of Goo, Thru-Space, Swords & Soldiers, Art Style: Light Trax, and plenty more for around $5 or $10. But buyers have had to beware, because Nintendo has offered few free demos of these games, a striking contrast to Microsoft, which offers free demos of every one of its downloadable Xbox Live Arcade games.



In a press release today, Nintendo took its biggest step yet to improve its WiiWare store by saying that it will offer a new round of WiiWare demos — the first time it has done so in many months — next week, on Nov. 22. The starting line-up includes And Yet It Moves, Jett Rocket, Bit.Trip.Fate and ThruSpace. (I haven't played Jett Rocket, but I can vouch for the other three as being well worth a try.)



All's not perfect here. The good/bad news from Nintendo is that "dditional demos will be added on Mondays and each will remain available on the Wii Shop Channel for a limited time."



Why not demos for all games? And why not keep them available forever?



At least it's an improvement. Enjoy those demos.


Community Announcements - Broken Rules
All the performance improvements we had to do to make And Yet It Moves run on the Wii also found their way into the PC/Mac version. So the minimum requirements now are lower than originally stated.

Here is the complete changelog:
* tweaked performance in general
* some pulsating objects pull the player now
* deleted a lot of unused sounds
* smoother player movement on scaling objects
* fixed various bugs
* the Performance -> Show all Decoration Layers option is not available any more
* added tenseness sounds in key situations
* added submenu for the playmodes Journey and Speed Run… watch out for more in the future ;)
* adapted the hint images
* menu background is more beautiful - showing the shaded game scene now
* extended the credits sections
* new broken rules logo
* added some missing localizations
* first steam on mac release
* first linux release
* only one score per user is shown in the highscores
* filtering speedruns with ghosts possible
* only saving the top 1000 ghosts
Kotaku

If you only download one WiiWare title in your Wii-owning lifetime, this week's release of indie PC game And Yet It Moves from developer Broken Rules would be a damn fine choice.



Released last year on the PC, And Yet It Moves is a puzzle platformer in which the player navigates a world made of torn paper that can be rotated 360 degrees, with physics adjusting appropriately with each move. Say you're standing on a cliff with a sheer wall next to you. Jump, rotate the world, and suddenly that cliff becomes a floor.



The Wii version of the game features four new levels and several Wii remote-centric methods of rotating the world, all for 1,000 Wii points, which is a complete steal.



There are other games this week, as you can see below, but if you've not yet played And Yet It Moves, you should ignore those until you do.



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves

Publisher: Broken Rules

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence

Price: 1,000 Wii Points™

Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning, physics-based platform game in which players run and jump through a world made of paper. To aid in completing its twisted, mind-bending levels, you possess the unique ability to rotate the world at will. Walls become floors, slides become platforms - but a harmless pile of rocks becomes a hazardous threat when turned upside-down. Use the Wii Remote™ controller like a magic wand to tilt the world. Explore beautifully crafted environments. Survive 20 challenging levels filled with strange creatures, traps and puzzles. Unlock bonus levels, competitive play modes and surprising modifications that change the entire game. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

UFOURIA: THE SAGA

Original platform: NES

Publisher: Sunsoft

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief

Price: 600 Wii Points

Description: Join Bop Louie as he searches for three friends - Shades, Freeon Leon and Gil - to help him complete his mad scramble. It won't be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way on the journey back to Ufouria. You'll rely on your friends to survive in this strange, changing world, and you'd better have the right powers for the strange worlds you'll encounter. As you make your trek through mystical forests, deserts and oceans, you'll need to seek out and destroy monstrous creatures every step of the way. Will you have the right powers at the right time? Don't let the mind-zapping colors and stupefying sound effects throw you off.



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

Rytmik

Publisher: CINEMAX

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™

Description: Rytmik is an application for creating rhythmical and melodic themes and composing whole songs. It contains more than 170 carefully selected sound samples of drums, cymbals, percussion, bass and melodic instruments. With Rytmik you can quickly and easily create the basic building block: an audio clip. It consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose, select their location in the stereo field and modify their volume, polyphony and echo. You can arbitrarily combine as many as 128 clips in four tracks to create complex pieces of music. You also have a rhythm library with a varied collection of 16 pre-made compositions that can be used to help quickly compose your own pieces. For the best musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality speaker system (not included).



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN

Publisher: Genterprise Inc.

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: Jump and slash as a gravity-defying ninja in this acrobatic action game. Control a jumping ninja as he fights his way through a booby-trapped mansion. When your ninja touches a platform, it will automatically disappear and he will jump, making for pretty unstable footing. But where some see obstacles, a ninja sees opportunity. You will be forced to think on your feet, push your reflexes and bend the very rules of physics to conquer your treacherous surroundings. Master the art of the dash, shuriken and sword. Be a ninja.



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

My Farm

Publisher: BiP media

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: My Farm is a livestock farming simulation game. At the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single hen. If you feed the hen and take care of it, she will lay eggs that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers' Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a wind turbine, rooster, guard dog and tractor. You will be able to exchange your animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic Farm. There are six kinds of animals to customize, many farm improvements to buy and bonuses to collect.



The Nintendo Download: And Yet It Moves

Absolute Reversi

Publisher: Tasuke

Players: 1-2

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Description: This reversi game is for all players at any level. Absolute Reversi takes the classic strategy game and updates it for the 21st century with three modes of play. Free Play mode lets you select one of eight characters with different abilities to play against. In Challenge mode, you are given missions to complete to advance in the game. With the third mode, you can play against a friend using DS Download Play. Additional features include a strategy guide, different ability levels and the "Assistance" function, which highlights all possible moves per turn.


Kotaku

And Yet It Moves Makes Sense On WiiThere I am playing Wii games, the games I'm writing about all day today, and a Nintendo rep asks me if I want to play a WiiWare game. Sure, I love the weird stuff.



WiiWare, folks, is all about the weird stuff. Games about giving vegetables haircuts. Games about throwing pairs of people onto cubes. Games about lines that race other lines.



On a Monday in August we will get the somewhat less weird Wii version of And Yet It Moves. The 2D platformer is already available for purchase on PC ($10).



It's got a trailer too:



But let me describe the Wii version for you a little. You want to run the man to a goal. (Hold the Wii Remote a its short ends and use the d-pad) You can make him jump. (Use the 2 button). This is key: You can freeze the world and rotate it (Hold down the 1 button and tilt the Wii Remote).



Let's just say you were walking to a wall. Not in the game. In real life. Imagine jogging toward that wall, actually, and leaping at it. Then imagine the world pausing and rotating under your feet so that the wall was now below you, the former floor now a wall behind you. Unpause. You land on the new floor, the former wall toward which you leaped. But what if there had been a boulder leaning on the former floor behind you.... when the world rotated it would now be above you, falling toward your head. Maybe the world should be rotated again?



That, as far as I could tell, is the essence of And Yet It Moves. I'd missed it on PC. I like how it controls on the Wii. Look for it as a WiiWare download in August.



Next up in today's series... Kong.


Nov 23, 2009
Community Announcements - mml
Well actually it has been for a few days now already.
You should automatically get it when you start the game.

Here's a change list:

1.1.0 - rev. 4165 - 11.11.2009
german, french, italian, spansh and japanese localization
fixed exploit that made it possible to submit non valid highscores
submitting highscores only possible with the newest version from now on
improved patching mechanism
updated switches
general performance improvement
starting up in fullscreen as default, when the game is started the first time

If you want you can also read the full version history
Community Announcements - mml
From Thursday, September 10th, we will host a competition in Return!, the third Level of Chapter Two. But this time you have to be the fastest without walking, that is navigate the level only by jumping, rotating and falling.
This race will end Wednesday, September 16th and the three fastest player will win a version of The Path. Thanks Tale of Tales!

For more information go to our competition page or check out the event in our group
Community Announcements - mml
Play And Yet It Moves and win Trials 2!
From Wednesday, July 20th, we will host a competition in Horny Pet, the fourth Level of Chapter Two. This race will end Sunday, July 26th and the three fastest player will win a version of Trials 2. Thanks Red Lynx!

For more information go to our competition page or check out the event in our group
Jul 2, 2009
Community Announcements - mml
Well actually it has been for a few days now already.
You should automatically get it when you start the game.

Here's a change list:

1.0.5 - rev. 3665
level was entered in passive mode, when playing in non competition mode after watching a ghost
mac controller support added
pause also for controller mappable
fixed bug when switching profile and displaying options afterwards
fixed double controller button mapping after edited in options
more visual variation for stones in level stoned
fixed cave drop crash on PPC macs
improved performance in level Stoned
general code optimizations
deleted non intended shortcuts in the levels Break Them All and Stoned
fixed easy killing stones in Spin Circle

If you want you can also read the full version history
Community Announcements - mml
From Wednesday, June 24th, we will host a competition in Spin Cycle, the third Level of Chapter Three. This race will end Sunday, June 28th and the three fastest player will win a version of World Of Goo. Thanks 2D Boy!

For more information go to our competition page or check out the event in our group
Community Announcements - mml
From this Friday, May 29th, we will host a competition in The Great Escape, the fourth Level of the Chapter One. This race will end at Friday, June 5th and the three fastest player will win a version of Crayon Physics Deluxe. Thanks Petri Purho!

For more information go to our competition page or check out the event in our group
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