Posts Tagged ‘5-days-a-stranger’

Yahtzee’s Rabid Rabbits: Poacher

By Adam Smith on January 12th, 2012.

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It’s been a good while since Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw released a game of his own, although he’s hardly been idle in that time, with Zero Punctuation and other projects continuing to devour his time. Now, through the magic of moving images, his newest game has been revealed to the world. It’s called Poacher and its star is a stoical Yorkshireman (tautology intended) who finds himself caught in a battle between giant faces and killer bunnies. That’s what I reckon anyway. Take a look for yourself.

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5 Days A Stranger In 3D

By John Walker on October 3rd, 2007.

While Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw is currently rolling around in fame with his superb Zero Punctuation Flash reviews on The Escapist, there’s an even better reason to know his name: his AGS adventure games. And best of these are the Trilby games – a series of stories spanning hundreds of years, following the recurring evil ghost of a murdered son, from his initial death all the way to a futuristic cult’s base. So it’s with glee that I discover the first of these, 5 Days A Stranger, is being remade in something called “3D”.

There's a THIRD dimension now?

While it’s not Yahtzee’s project, he’s involved behind the scenes. And that’ll do. It’s still early days, but the project appears to be running with some enthusiasm. They’re using the Source engine, which is rapidly becoming the engine of choice for indie adventure development, and will certainly give it a more modern look than the original’s gloriously retro stylings. There’s a dev blog and forum on the new site, and a recruitment page, so hey, get involved.

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