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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 BublĂ©, 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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