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A Definitive Guide On How To Be A Pro At Downwell

This article first originally appeared on Vulcan Post.

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you’re just falling? You just keep falling and it seems like forever before you hit the ground. If you are looking to recreate the similar experience – where you keep falling and falling, there’s actually an app for that – Downwell.

What Is Downwell?

Downwell is the brainchild of a single Japanese man, Ojiro Fumoto. It’s a game where you… go down a well.

With Downwell, you control your character with three buttons — left, right, and an all-purpose action button. Pressing the action button while on the ground makes your character jump, while pressing the button in mid-air causes your character to fire bullets from whatever gun it has at the moment.

It sounds deceptively simple, ...

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New releases for the week of Monday, February 1, 2016

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New releases for the week of Monday, January 11, 2016

A few offerings on tap this week for gamers, though all are digital releases. The next installment of the 2.5D sidescroller Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, this one set in India, arrives this week for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The Banner Saga makes its way from PC to consoles, as does the critically acclaimed tale Gone Home. There’s even an offering for the Ouya (remember that platform?) with the game That Dragon, Cancer. Ridley Scott’s The Martian arrives on home video this week as does the animated monster mash comedy Hotel Transylvania 2 and the horror sequels Sinister 2 and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. On the big screen this week is Michael Bay’s look at the Benghazi attack in 13 Hours along with the animated Norm of the North and the action comedy Ride Along 2...

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New releases for the week of Monday, December 7, 2015

Not much on tap for this second week of December. The Wii U gets an action game in Devil’s Third, and those wanting to explore the criminal underground in Japan can do so on the PS3 Tuesday when Yakuza 5 comes west. Sony players can defend the Earth from marauding space bugs on both the Vita and the PS4, and 3DS owners can indulge themselves in some world building as Terraria arrives on Nintendo’s handheld. For home video we get the Marvel movie Ant-Man, those wacky little gibberish speaking yellow guys in the animated Minions, some fisticuffs and car chases in The Transporter Refueled, and a bit of horror in Knock Knock. On the big screen Thor (Chris Hemsworth) goes whaling in the Ron Howard directed movie In the Heart of the Sea, based on the true story of the whaling ship Essex and th...

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Game Awards 2015- The winners and game trailer debuts

The Game Awards 2015, hosted by Geoff Keighley, was held in Los Angeles last night, honoring the achievements in the videogame industry for the past year. Some presenters were amusing (Mark Hamill jokingly asking if he would be on the poster for Star Citizen) and some were downright embarrassing (Jade Raymond giving a dig about David Hayter being the “true” voice of Snake in the Metal Gear games while Kiefer Sutherland sat in the audience, and then botching the winner of Best Performance, stating Viva Siefert won for The Witcher 3 even though she was the lead in Her Story). There was also a touching tribute to Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo who passed away on July 11...

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New releases for the week of Monday, November 16, 2015

It may be a little over a month away until J. J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but as of Tuesday fans of the Force will be able to do battle with Imperials and Rebels in Star Wars Battlefront. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate jumps to PC, and Deadpool gets upgraded to current gen consoles. Sword Art Online: Lost Song can scratch that JRPG itch on the PS4 and Vita, and Pokemon explore mystery dungeons on the 3DS. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits home video this week, and Katniss leads the Districts in rebellion on the big screen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2...

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New releases for the week of Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcome to the second week of November, and this week we get to explore the wasteland in the post apocalyptic game Fallout 4. Owners of Microsoft’s consoles get to delve into Lara Croft’s past in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Sony platforms have to wait a year). PC and Mac users get to fight off more alien hordes in the expansion pack for Blizzard’s Starcraft II, titled Legacy of the Void, and an action title based on traversing the sky comes to the Wii U and the 3DS in the form of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. On the home video front, Arnold is back in Terminator Genisys, Ian McKellen plays a famous detective in Mr. Holmes, Amy Schumer goes for raunchy laughs in the comedy Trainwreck, and Ben Kingsley swaps out his old body for Ryan Reynolds’ younger one in the sci-fi thriller Self/Less...

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New releases for the week of Monday, October 26, 2015

It’s the final week of October, and time for the latest installment in the adventures of Master Chief as the Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians hits store shelves on Tuesday. Also on tap this week wrestling fans can enjoy slamming opponents in WWE2K16 and the RPG/dungeon crawler Divinity: Original Sin gets an enhanced version for the PS4 and Xbox One. Also getting an upgrade for current gen consoles is Darksiders II with its cleverly titled Deathinitive Edition. The thriller The Gift comes to home video along with the boxing drama Southpaw, the family friendly Max, and Adam Sandler’s aliens disguised as videogame icons invasion flick Pixels...

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New releases for the week of Monday, October 19, 2015

Pretty big week for releases for all types of gamers. The next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise arrives with Syndicate, and the Tales series gets a new entry with Zesteria. Two serialized adventure games- Telltale Games Tales from the Borderlands and Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange- come to their conclusions. Dancing game enthusiasts can get up and move their feet to Just Dance 2016 or Just Dance: Disney Party 2. Those who want to try out their guitar shredding abilities get Guitar Hero Live, and the spooky Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water arrives on the Wii U. This year’s biggest blockbuster at the box office (at least so far) stomps its way onto home video as Jurassic World brings dinosaurs into your living room...

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New releases for the week of Monday, October 5, 2015

A wide variety of choices awaits us in this first full week of October. Budding musicians can rock out with Rock Band 4. Explorers can take off for the stars in Elite Dangerous. The robots in disguise throw down in the brawler Transformers Devastation. And those liking a bit of strategy with their RPGs can dive into Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Magic Mike XXL dances its way onto home video, along with the indie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Fans of animation get When Marnie Was There from Studio Ghibli, and in getting in the spirit of the Halloween holiday at the end of the month two horror themed TV shows, American Horror Story and Penny Dreadful, release their last seasons this week...

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