Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. >

I forgot I’d played 140, despite having reviewed it. I’d like to remind myself though, because it’s a smart music-infused platformer. … [visit site to read more]

Oct 29, 2016
Community Announcements - Carlsen
Our new game THOTH has been released. Check it out:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/510620/
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brittany Vincent)

Thoth [Steam page] is an interesting exercise in deconstructing the twin-stick shooter from the developer who brought us 140. Jeppe Carlsen, who also works with Limbo and Inside devs Playdead, has come up with something fairly unique here that you might want to try out if you enjoy Games That Feel Out of the Ordinary. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Thanks, Thoth. Ththoth.

Platform game 140 got Graham a-groovin’ and a-boppin’ back in 2013 with cheery rhythmic bouncing quite different to designer Jeppe Carlsen’s work on gothdeath bouncer Limbo. Well, the years since then have seen Carlsen release another grimgrim platformer with the Limbo lot, Inside, and apparently work on another colourful project of his own. Over the weekend, Carlsen announced Thoth [Steam page], a colourful shoot ’em up that’ll be published by Double Fine in October. It’s got local co-op and all. Here, check out the teensy announcement trailer:

… [visit site to read more]

Oct 23, 2013
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

This is a dumb name for a game, though.

140 won the Excellence in Audio award at IGF 2013. It was created by Jeppe Carlsen in his spare time, because Carlsen works for Playdead during the day, where he was the lead designer on morbid, monochrome platformer Limbo. 140 is another sidescrolling platformer, but it’s the antithesis of that game. Let me tell you Wot I Think. (more…)

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