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Monday, 8 August 2022

Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop?s NFT market

quote [ It may be impossible to remove the games from the Internet. ]

Hearing stories about GameStop
[SFW] [games] [+1 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:53amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 29 July 2022

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a free-form 2D brawler with a unique sense of melancholy

quote [ As it happens, the story behind the game is as unusual as the game itself. It?s not every day that you come across a solo Russian developer who enlists his dad to help realize an uncompromising, authentic vision.
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It?s a game where you can press up to sit on a bench or press down to rest your hands on a balcony for no other reason than to contemplate time passing by. ]

Interesting slice-of-life game featuring elegant console brawls.

Article is from 2019, they're working on an hardboiled Yakuza drama currently. The article notes his father doing animations ? the team page mentions the software used: it's Graphics Gale.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@9:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

8 Lingering Questions We Have After Behind The Frame

quote [ With no clear-cut resolution, you might be wondering - what does the ending of Behind the Frame mean? While nothing is definitive, here are some explanations to lingering questions left at the end of Behind the Frame. ]

Spoiler list from a beautiful short game. The open interpretation is part of the appeal.

You should try it ? it's on many indie platforms and cheaper on GOG currently.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:30pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 8 July 2022

Absurd Trolley Problems

quote [ Every problem is the trolley problem. ]

Morality the game. And I only killed 57 by the end.
[SFW] [games] [+10 Funny]
[by slaytanik@8:20amGMT] [14 comments]

Friday, 27 May 2022

Play Bad Writer, "the most depressingly realistic writer's life simulation I ever experienced"

quote [ The video makes it look like stardew valley, without the hygge. ]

Quote is from the comments section. Dread simulator is a gaming thing, right?
[SFW] [games] [+1 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:11pmGMT] [0 comments]



Tuesday, 10 May 2022

The Making of The Last Express (1997)

quote [ At left: bluescreen footage with special rotoscope-friendly costumes and makeup. We shot on 16mm, under super bright lights for fast shutter speed & to reduce shadows. Vintage 1995 technology! ]

Interesting making-of posted by Mechner himself. Thumb and quote is from a recent tweet.

There's more (like a game draft* in form of a screenplay) on the author's archive page. The Prince of Persia diaries are an especially interesting read.

[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 18 April 2022

Orchestrate by Games For Crows

quote [ zzt - click ?beep ? chop ]

Little strategy sim cloaked as a nice sound toy.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Original]
[by Paracetamol@12:57pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Day Repeat Day

quote [ It?s an entire life simulator, leaping through the years between each chapter, as you meet people, choose how to interact with them, and then the life-long consequences of those choices. All the while playing match-3 puzzles to complete your day-job. ]

Review of a great gloomy game that offers a pretty satisfying ending which is a bit hard to find due to having numbered clues. It will make sense of the bizarre video montages though.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

NORCO and the Ethics of Sabotage

quote [ If you're allowed to use self-defense against an armed attacker, what should you be allowed to do to people destroying the planet? NORCO doesn't answer that question, but it provides a space to think about it real hard. ]

I'm actually in the middle of reading Malm's book discussed, it's quite good so far.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
[by steele@7:50pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 27 March 2022

The forgotten Sims game

quote [ SimCopter represents a very early glimpse at true sandbox gaming, especially in a 3D space. Crash your helicopter into a car on the street? You?ll need to grab a second bird and head back to the scene to extinguish the fire. Leave your helicopter in the middle of the road? Get ready to solve the subsequent traffic jam. ]

It felt like every 2nd song in that radio was Wagner, but then again: to great effect.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:02amGMT] [6 comments]



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