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Oh! Songbringer [official site] – a procedurally-generated RPG which was first announced/spoken of back in the mists of 2015 – is now almost finished and is due for release in this, the Year of the Mammoth. I wanted to flag it up primarily because I don’t tend to like pixel art and this has some lovely-looking pixel art/pixel art adjacent places! … [visit site to read more]
You know what I would never have the courage to think about creating? A game set during the Holocaust. Good gravy, you’ve got to have some courage to go there. That’s what Polish developers Juggler Games have just announced their intentions to do, with My Memory of Us [official site]. And, um, it has robots in it. … [visit site to read more]
I love Motorsport Manager [official site] even though I don’t know an exhaust flange from a dipstick. It’s easy to learn, doesn’t demand I bring a load of technical knowledge to the pits and it’s about human characters as much as cars and cash. News that DLC adding a GT series, with two divisions, is coming next Wednesday is exciting then, not because I know what a GT car is, but because more Motorsport Manager is welcome whatever shape it takes. There’ll also be a free update that allows you to make your own team rather than taking over a pre-built one. VROOM.
Stardock’s standalone RTS expansion Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation [official site] is no longer an expandalone. Three months after launching Escalation, Stardock have rolled the original Ashes of the Singularity and Escalation into one game and pulled the original from sale. Having them separate was splitting the community, Stardock say. Better to realise that late than never. If you owned either of ’em, hooray! You now own both. If you bought both, well, you still have both (in one) and also a year of free DLC. … [visit site to read more]
One game this week (pictured above) is about physically chasing your own trail to catch your past self in a dancey worm hole of time-space frequency . I once encountered my past self. He sent me an email through some sort of delayed electronic delivery service. On the morning of my 20th birthday I checked my inbox to find a poorly-written message from 2004 in which my schoolboy self laughed at me because he had no worries ’bout money, education or any of that stuff . What a brat. Well the joke s on him. I don t need money when I ve got free games! … [visit site to read more]
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Earlier in the week we ran both words and video discussing and demonstrating the first hour of Arkane’s upcoming shoot-o-explorey game Prey [official site], but today we’re doing both. Here’s the first of two videos in which I commentate as I play through said opening hour, pointing out some of the details you or I might have missed and generally chatting about how it all works. … [visit site to read more]
How can you kill a man? I don’t mean, how can you manage to do it then live with it, with yourself and with what society thinks of you. More like, what cool weapons and special abilities can you use? A new trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda [official site] answers that question for BioWare’s upcoming shoot-o-RPG. Demonstrating with gameplay snippets, it goes over how weapons from different places use different tech, how you’re free to use every weapon and learn every skill, and how you can cower behind anything you please. Have a look: … [visit site to read more]