Community Announcements - Wadjet Eye Games
As the subject title says, Gemini Rue now has trading cards, badges, and emoticons that you can collect and trade. Enjoy!

-Dave & Janet
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Craig Pearson)

What is Joey Mallone's favourite news station? All Jazz-era.

John’s at GDC, so when I was looking for a comment on The Blackwell Epiphany trailer, I thrust the RPS Truthdaphone underneath Adam’s nose, demanding to know if he was excited. He responded with: “I love the headbutt on the cop. Who says point and click games aren’t bad-ass?” Adam is from Manchester.

The Truthdaphone registered 12, so he’s not lying. And I’m not surprised: it’s carefully plotted, keenly written, idea-driven, and beautifully animated bad-assery as well. The conclusion to the venerable adventure series about a medium solving spiritual problems with the help of a Jazz-era ghost. Naughty-donkey trailer beckons. … [visit site to read more]

Announcement - Valve
New Weeklong Deals, on sale until Monday, January 13th at 10AM Pacific Time

Aug 2, 2013
Announcement - Valve
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Jim Rossignol)

Lume might not have been a particularly challenging adventure, but the visuals were nothing less than inspired. Taking their inspiration from classic stop-frame animation, the game was actually made from cardboard and paper, and consequently looked incredible. The sequel, Lumnino City, uses the same approach, creating “a wondrous sprawling puzzle adventure game, entirely made from paper, card, wood, miniature lights and electric motors.” And it looks completely beautiful. Really, go look at the video below. (more…)

Shacknews - Andrew Yoon

Amanita Design's award-winning adventure game is finally making its way to PS3. Originally release on PC in 2009, Machinarium will be available to download next week on the PlayStation Store for $9.99. Described as the "ultimate version" of the game, the PS3 version of the game includes a zoom feature, PlayStation Move support, and sticky hotspots when using a DualShock controller.

A PS Vita version of the game is also in the works, but the developer admits that it has "no idea when it will be released." The game did recently receive an ESRB rating, however.

The studio's most recent release, Botanicula, won an award at IndieCade last night for excellence in Story/World Design.

Announcement - Valve
The Steam Summer Sale continues today with huge savings throughout the store!

Today's Daily Deals Include:

Don't forget to check back for a new Community Choice vote every 8 hours and new Flash sales throughout the day! You can also grab the Steam mobile app to make sure you never miss any great deals while you're on the go!

Complete information on all the savings, Flash Sales, Community Choice Votes and more may be found on

Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

Amanita Design's charming robo-adventure game Machinarium is making its way to Vita as well as PlayStation 3, according to a recent ESRB listing. And why would those lovely men and women lie? Why? Why would they do that?

As is customary, the updated ESRB listing (via PSNStores) offers no details beyond the fact that it's coming to Vita too. One imagines it too will be downloadable via PSN, like the PS3 release we've been waiting on for yonks.

Amanita has described the PS3 edition as "the ultimate version of Machinarium", with a zoom feature, Move support, and sticky hotspots when using a DualShock controller.


Hopefully by now, you've played Amanita Design's marvelous point-and-click adventure/exploration/music-time story-thing Botanicula. But I'm entirely open to the idea that you have not—and so is Amanita, who have now made the first section of the game playable for free through their website.

You may recall that earlier this year I said Botanicula so charming that it stole Julia Roberts away from Pretty Woman-era Richard Gere. That about sums it up. You really should play this game: It's got a great sense of humor, beautiful art, and one of the best and most distinctive soundtracks of the year.

Don't take it from me! Head on over to Amanita's site and play the game for free. And bear in mind that there's much more to the full game than the bit in the demo; all sorts of hidden joys and fun digressions. You'll see. Go play.

Botanicula Demo [Main Page]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Richard Cobbett)

If they were nice, they'd do it for Planescape: Torment too.Adventure, ho! In the sense of heading out, of course, not issuing a demand to an unimaginative lady of the night. This latest pay-more-or-less-what-you-want bundle to hit the net is a pretty good deal, with seven games for the usual pay-more-or-less-what-you want, including Gemini Rue and a brand new offering called The Sea Will Claim Everything, a bit of charity, and an interesting way to help kickstart a new developer without spending a penny extra.



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