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Elitist Open World: Jameson The Pilot

By Adam Smith on September 4th, 2014.

Published by 11 Bit Studios (Anomaly, This War Of Mine) and created by ‘a mysterious one-man dev team’, Jameson The Pilot is Elite, except you’ll be looking at the life of your spacefarer from a bird’s eye view. Except the term ‘bird’s eye view’ doesn’t really make sense in space. Obviously, I’d love to see a flock of pigeons trying to guide themselves through the cosmos, or just a single vulture, but they wouldn’t be the best place to hang your camera. Jameson is a top-down space sim, in which the player can take on all manner of roles, from pirate to space-bus driver. I hope that the world is at least as robustly simulated as that in the glorious Space Rangers 2. Trailer below.

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Michael Bay’s War Of The Worlds – Anomaly 2 Impressions

By Alec Meer on March 12th, 2013.

The greatest horror to befall popular culture in the last decade is not Michael Bublé, as is commonly believed. It is another Michael B entirely, and one infinitely more dangerous. Michael Bay’s Transformers movies were, somehow, some of the biggest box-office grossing movies of all time, you see. This means a generation of young and/or money-hungry creators are convinced that the path to riches is to include spiky metal insecty things with pallid neon bits invading cyan-hued American cities, accompanied by a boomy orchestral soundtrack. We’ve just seen it in Crysis 3, and now 11-bit’s tower-defence-in-reverse sequel Anomaly 2‘s at it. It’s not right. Why can’t game artists be inspired by Czech animation, Swedish architecture and Fleetwood Mac instead? I’d play the hell out of a game about asymmetrical clay bears trashing Malmo while Go Your Own Way plays.

BUT ANYWAY. Bayisms aside, the four levels of early Anomaly 2 code I’ve played suggest good things, building upon the RTS aspect of the tower-dodging action.
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11 Bit Studios Take Pre-Ordering To The Absurd

By John Walker on February 14th, 2013.

As we’ve often said before, pre-ordering is a publisher ruse designed to get people to pay for games before they can be warned if they’re no good. Just think how great all those lucky people who pre-ordered Aliens: Colonial Marines are feeling right now. 11 Bit Studios, the indie team behind Anomaly Warzone Earth are taking the concept from the ridiculous to the ludicrous. You can pre-order their next game for 50% off… until they announce what it is.

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Say Hello To Anomaly: Warzone Earth

By Quintin Smith on November 24th, 2010.

The U.N. would live to regret combining the Geneva Conventions with the Highway Code.

Last week I went along to see the first game from 11 bit studios, the new independant developer that’s made up by a collection of ex-CD Projekt staffers. The first thing the gentleman demoing the game did was apologise for the game’s title- Anomaly: Warzone Earth. The second thing he did was explain that it was a tower defense game, which he didn’t apologise for. That’s because Warzone Earth is a tower defense game that you play… in reverse.
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