Posts Tagged ‘Channel 4 Games’

SuperSight Gives Heartfelt Advice Through Punching

By Nathan Grayson on January 26th, 2013.

Words to live by.

I just finished playing through SuperSight‘s short-but-sweet five chapters, and I feel… enriched. Like, as a human being. It’s a charming little beat ‘em up from Channel 4, you see, so its somewhat typical (though extremely well-executed) trappings hide a gooey, nougaty center of meaning. In short, it’s basically Rocky Training Montage: The Game meets Mr Miyagi. You will fight, you will cry blood and sweat tears, and you will grow under the tutelage of the firm yet kindly Wise Guy. Also, you’re some kind of living Tiki mask for some reason. SuperSight’s an experience that’s equal parts good and feel-good, though. More thoughts and soul-smiles after the break.

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Olympic Debt: International Racing Squirrels

By Adam Smith on June 26th, 2012.

Today I paid my bills, considered the pros and cons of renting a nicer apartment, opened a bank account that seemed vaguely exploitative, feared that I was in danger of spending beyond my means and made a squirrel wear hob-nailed boots so that it could kick its athletic opponents in the back of the knee. Then I wondered if squirrels have knees. I’ve actually done all of those things, except the bits about squirrels. UNTIL NOW. International Racing Squirrels, a free browser game developed by Playniac for Britain’s own Channel 4, aims to teach youngsters about financial responsibility and running small businesses. Does it work?

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Hats, Tea & Urban Regeneration: Fallen City

By Jim Rossignol on May 1st, 2012.

I was the main inspiration for this character.
Hello, you. This is part news, part disclaimer. The disclaimer part is that this is a game I can’t be impartial about, because I helped make it. In my spare time I help run a little indie dev outfit called Big Robot. At the end of 2010 we were commissioned by Channel 4 Education to make a game about cities, which we have done. This post is about that game. It’s called Fallen City and you can play it for free, right here for Mac and Windows. The game is intended to inspire school-age Britons think about cities, and as such the game is perhaps not quite intended for the very mature and serious RPS audience. That said, it’s full, free game, so perhaps you might want to take a look. In more familiar terms, it’s a puzzle game with an RTS interface. We talked about it in a bit more detail over here.

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The Beginning Of: The End

By John Walker on July 5th, 2011.

I always knew shadows had more purpose than just shade.

Preloaded‘s next game for Channel 4, The End, has a trailer out and about. For how long? No one knows. But have we posted it yet? No we haven’t. And we’re sure gonna, because it’s utterly mystifying. Much like its subject: death.

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