A More Biggererer Look At Scale

By Craig Pearson on October 21st, 2013 at 6:00 pm.


I’m going to go all hipster and say how I knew about Scale before it was cool, but I’m only doing that so you know how long I’ve been waiting for Steve Swink’s brilliant looking puzzler about resizing things. I’d say it’s been about a year, so I’m really glad the Kickstarter is here and doing really well. So well, in fact, that Swink has excitedly uploaded a new video of the game to thank everyone for their contributions, and after watching it I came up with three reasons to post it below. Reason number two is that at 6m16s in he does the best impression of an object going “boing-ooing-oing” I’ve ever heard. Reasons numbers one and three are below, along with the video.

Reason one is the most important: this video has been made to reflect the state of the Kickstarter, which means Swink’s game is already at a good place. It’s not a pitch relying on sticky-tape, concept art, and promises to hold it together. It’s playable and it’s editable.

Reason number two is the house trick he shows off at the end of the game. I’m not going to spoil it, but it shows that some of the concepts in the pitch video weren’t just there to make it look swanky.

I’ve heard tell on the RPS grapevine of an upcoming interview with Sir Swink.

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    golem09 says:

    I like the concept and backed, now let’s see if it will have a sizeable amount of content.

  2. GameCat says:

    I’m getting curiouser and curiouser about this game.

  3. InternetBatman says:

    The game looks great. $25 seems a bit high, but they do have a LOT more to show than most kickstarters.

  4. finalfanatik says:

    Reason number 2 makes a double appearance, the sneaky swine!
    On other, more on topic matters, I love the look of this! Very clever idea.

  5. Lev Astov says:

    Can anyone tell me what is with the “{object} GET!” thing as seen at 10:05? I’ve seen it in numerous games now and feel it must be a reference to something other than simply bad english.

    • AtnaShadow says:

      That would be a reference to Super Mario Sunshine. When you’d get the sort of end of level collectible, called a shine, in the Japanese version it would say “Shine Get!”

    • drakkenson says:

      It is also the normal word order in Japanese: [subject] [object] [verb].

  6. Caladell says:

    Never heard of this before, and I have barely started the video, but I think they have a sale from me already. Why? Feet! First person feet are always a plus in my book.

  7. The Dark One says:

    A second video has been put up here:

  8. Philotic Symmetrist says:

    Reason four: the music makes me think of Dwarf Fortress.

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