Nintendo Download: Human Resource Machine, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, PictoParty, more


Nintendo is keeping things simple for today’s Nintendo Download. The consolemaker approved just five new games for their digital storefront this week. Wii U and 3DS owners are usually able to browse through more than a dozen new games per week.

However, fans of Little Inferno and World of Goo should be very excited today as the creators of those games are teaming up to Human Resource Machine, a puzzle game starring an office drone built entirely around the ability to program. But don’t worry if you’ve never programmed before, the game will teach you the ropes.

GOTO more_games. If you don’t speak programming nerd, pretend I said, “Also available this week…”

  • PictoParty (Wii U), a Pictionary-like family party game.
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Wii U), a game where an octopus pretends to be a person.
  • Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U), a Virtual Console re-release of the farming simulation, which was originally released for the Game Boy in 2003.
  • Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (3DS and Wii U), a game where Barbie and her sisters rescue puppies.

More information on all of these games is available after the break.

Wii U eShop

Human Resource Machine – The newest game from the designer of the World of Goo game and the team behind the Little Inferno game, Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds! In each level, your boss gives you a job and you must automate it by programming your little office worker. Don’t worry if you’ve never programmed before – everyone can have fun with this game.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch – Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad’s existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

PictoParty – Gather around for a fun evening with PictoParty! Challenge your friends or family in a game of draw and guess. Take turns and draw the words you see on the gamepad touchscreen – the image is simultaneously being plotted live on the TV-screen – for everyone to guess.

Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town – Take on the role of a city girl looking for her slice of country heaven on earth. Plant and harvest crops, raise farm animals, marry the partner of your dreams and start a family! Take over the reins of life and create your own pastoral adventure!

Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue – Join Barbie and her sisters – Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea – as they solve clues to find and rescue lost puppies. (Available November 3)

3DS eShop

Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue – Join Barbie and her sisters – Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea – as they solve clues to find and rescue lost puppies. (Available November 3)

This entry was posted in 3DS, News, Wii U and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.
John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

 It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Read This.

More From Warp Zoned
Xbox Store Today: Need For Speed, Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, Barbie: Puppy Rescue

New Releases: Call of Duty Black Ops III, Need For Speed, Yo-Kai Watch, More

Walking Dead: Season 2 Vita, Octodad, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, more added to PS Store


 A Commenter Is You!