Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Bruce’

Wot I Think: Antichamber

By Nathan Grayson on January 31st, 2013.

Truth be told, Antichamber felt nearly finished the first time I ever laid hands on it. That was nearly a year ago. But creator Alexander Bruce insisted that – even after multiple years of near-obsessive fine-tuning – his non-Euclidean, Escher-ish, other impressive words that start with E puzzler needed more. So now here we are. But is it actually, truly finished? And was it worth the interminable, largely radio silent wait? Here’s wot I think.

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It’s About Time (& Space): Antichamber Release Date

By Craig Pearson on January 19th, 2013.


You’d need a six dimensional tongue to describe Alexander Bruce’s Antichamber. It is a game and a psychological experiment. I’m not even sure if writing about it is a good idea, or if it’s somehow judging from it’s non-euclidean dimension. It exists in a potential form right now, but it’ll soon exist in exchange for money and a few frazzled braincells. Bruce has descended from the higher plane, where time is of no consequence and everyone has both completed Antichamber and yet never played it, to let us earthly types know it’s out on in the fifth quadrangle of hex space, just before the Platnar’s ascendance. That is a fixed point in time. I’m just running it through the un-gibbernator to let you know. Put on ze goggles.
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To The Moneymobile! Antichamber Joins The IndieFund

By Alec Meer on April 3rd, 2012.

Hip to be square-with-bits-on

Bundles, crowdsourcing – these are not the only ways to bring in suitable monies for an independently-developed videogame. Fascinatingly strange IGF Technical Excellence award-snatcher Antichamber – as experienced by one John Walker here - has been signed up as the seventh beneficiary of the Indie Fund. That’s the investment initiative arranged by the likes of 2D Boy, Jon Blow, Capy and thatgamecompany. It follows in the proud footsteps of Dear Esther, Qube, and Monaco, and is to receive the funding necessary to push it over the finish line for a PC and Mac release later in this year of our endless, ursine lord, 2012. If it works out as well as it did for Dear Esther, both developer Alexander Bruce and the Indie Fund team will be terribly happy.
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Hands On: Antichamber

By John Walker on March 6th, 2012.

In the always imaginative word of indie gaming, it’s ever-increasingly the case that finding out anything about a game before you play is to take away from the experience. But then you could argue the same is true of most things in life. Which is why I like to break into maternity wards and start telling babies all the spoilers I can think of. “Puberty sucks!” I will shout, as the angry midwives drag me backward from the room. “They lie to you about cell structure in GCSE biology!” I cry as I’m thrown through the doors. But here’s the fascinating thing about Antichamber: even as the developer told me what the game was doing to mess with my brain while I was playing it, it still succeeded in messing with my brain.

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Uncle Enclosure: Antichamber

By Adam Smith on February 28th, 2012.

good question

First-person puzzle ‘em up Antichamber took one look at physics, shook its head, sucked on its teeth and then set to work rejigging the whole sorry show. And why shouldn’t it? Aren’t you tired of the space contained between four walls having to match up, size-wise, with the area as viewed by an outside observer? If a man chooses to enter a maze and turn left at every junction, why shouldn’t the maze be nonchalantly rerouting itself behind his back and then turning into a psychedelic lightshow? Yes, Antichamber, your approach to physics is erratic and haphazard, and that is why you continue to be of interest. Trailer below.

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IGF Factor 2012: Antichamber

By Alec Meer on January 17th, 2012.

Next up in our series of chats with this year’s Independent Games Festival finalists is Alexander Bruce, creator of ‘psychological exploration puzzle mindfuck’ Antichamber – which is up for the Technical Excellence award. Here, he talks about competitions and conferences, being tired of alphas and unfinished games, and answers the most important question of all.
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Hazard: The Journey Of Life

By Jim Rossignol on September 25th, 2009.


“Philosophical First Person Single Player Exploration Puzzle Art Game,” apparently. I spotted Hazard: The Journey Of Life over on Indiegames, but I haven’t had time to get it working yet. The video (below) is definitely worth checking out though, as this minimal Unreal Tournament 3 mod has a fascinating minimalistc presentation and promises some strange-looking puzzles. (More fodder for the first-person puzzle camp.) It seems to be a work in progress as the mod only runs at 800×600 and requires some batch-file fiddling to get working, as explained in the readme. (Which also instructs you to read itself…) Anyway, worth taking a look.
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