Archive for September 7th, 2010

The Witness Debuts To Few Witnesses

By Kieron Gillen on September 7th, 2010.

I'm hoping The Island is some kind of Prisoner riff.

While Spyparty and Monaco were rocking PAX as hard as their mighty indie thews could manage, Jonathan Blow wanted to do something a little subtler. In a corner of the Spyparty/Monaco booth, with no fanfare or sign-age whatsoever, the Braid-creator set up the Witness and let people come and play. Why unveil his work in such a way? As opposed to the general melee of a show, he “wanted to do something that is subtle, and a surprise — if you notice it, and decide to investigate, you find something unexpected”. Also, let people play as long as they want. Among them was Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo who wrote up some impressions and took some cam-footage…
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Drawn: Dark Flight Demo

By John Walker on September 7th, 2010.

The staring eyes of Ken Levine's evil step-brother

In the early days of the Earth, in 2009, Jim posted about a demo for a cute point and click adventure, Drawn: The Painted Tower. Now, in the space year 2010, a sequel has been released: Drawn: Dark Flight.

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But I’m Not Even Married: My Divorce

By John Walker on September 7th, 2010.

Take that, Gears Of War 3.

EA’s Rod Humble, as we well know, likes to turn his hand to artistic expression through games. The first of these was The Marriage, which attempted to express something of the nature of a relationship through simple abstract shape and movement. Brett Douville has responded, some years later, with My Divorce.

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