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What To Play Instead Of Candy Crush Saga

By John Walker on February 18th, 2014.

So, it’s fairly widely believed that King, creators of Candy Crush Saga, don’t seem a very lovely lot. In fact, last week brought news of some alleged actions that are deeply unsavoury (geddit?), as the creator of CandySwipe revealed the extent to which King are apparently going to make his game – made in tribute to his late mother – go away. A game that, while not a match-3, happens to have a lot in common with Candy Crush Saga, only it came out two years before King’s own. This follows unpleasant behaviour toward Stoic and The Banner Saga, and their attempts to trademark basic English words and use this to legally threaten other developers. So, all in all, yeah, possibly not a company you’d want over for dinner.

Bearing all this in mind, it would seem rather nice if an enormous number of people were to stop playing their games, if you ask me. But of course, a lot of CCS players aren’t going to be RPS readers, but rather your mum or dad, cousin, colleague or friend, and maybe they’d be less keen to play if they knew who made it. Maybe you are too. So, with this in mind, below are my suggestions for games to play instead.

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10000000+1: You Must Build A Boat

By Alec Meer on February 4th, 2014.

Hey kids, remember April 2008? Remember You Have To Burn The Rope? Remember how we laughed? Well, You Must Build A Boat has absolutely nothing to do with that. A new game with an imperative in its title just sent me all nostalgic. Look at the stuff we were banging on about back then. Blueberry Garden! Demigod! Jetpack Brontosaurus! Possible Deus Ex 3 concept art!

Man. Man. No, no, I’m fine, I’m just… sniff. I SAID I’M FINE. It’s just been raining on my face.

You Must Build A Boat is the sequel to wonderful RPG/match-3/endless runner mash-up 10000000. It’ll also be free to existing 10000000 owners.
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Wot I Think: 10,000,000

By Alec Meer on February 14th, 2013.

After a few months of making people happy on iPhone/Pad, EightyEight Games’ lo-fi match-3/RPG mash-up 10,000,000 arrived on PC a couple of weeks back, for a low, low price and not a lot of fanfare. I quite fancied a go. So I had one. Then I wrote this about it.
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Number Punching: 10000000 Comes To Steam Today

By Adam Smith on January 15th, 2013.

I have neglected my alt text duties in recent times. If you read this and think I should try harder, let me know.

I have a habit of downloading games on my iPhone at four o’clock in the morning whenever insomnia has taken a firm grip on my life. Sometimes I’m surprised to see the icon the next day because many of them don’t linger long in the memory. I downloaded 10000000 before a train journey though and played it all the way to London, then continued playing it as I drank an overpriced espresso and then played it again on the way home. If this little match-3 RPG was a snack, it’d be the sort that makes a slender man like myself into the portly and jovial fellow I’ll become after approximately another six months of hard-hitting, arse-sitting games journalism. Today, 10000000 comes to Steam. The video explains.

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