Posts Tagged ‘Anuman Interactive’

Private Dick: Red Johnson’s Chronicles

By Adam Smith on January 17th, 2013.

The trailer for Red Johnson’s Chronicles, heralding its release on PC following a stint as a downloadable console title, contains a noirish voiceover and a few penis jokes. It doesn’t particularly inspire me to hunt down the game, which appears to be set mostly in a diner. There’s a bit toward the end of the video where Red flicks through photos of all the things he’ll have to deal with during his adventure, but as they cascade across the screen with increasing rapidity, it’s clear that the same pictures are displayed repeatedly. Maybe that’s a gag that I’ve failed to understand but, hey, one of the pictures shows a couple of urinals so expect toilet puzzles to go with the toilet humour.

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Hidden Psyche Game: XIII Lost Identity

By Adam Smith on November 18th, 2011.

nobody enjoyed Uncle Cyril's holiday slides. nobody.

In a remarkable feat of reversed expectations, it was revealed that the new XIII game would not be a first person shooter. This is at a time when there’s a real chance that Peggle 2 will involve unicorn terrorists, a cover system and a screen-swallowing rainbow-themed HUD. Headshots = Ode To Joy and the rabbit is a wand-waving medic. So, an FPS becoming a puzzle game shouldn’t necessarily be reason to despair, right? It could allow narrative to dominate and make the world really stand out. And then a trailer occurs.

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New XIII Game Is A Puzzler

By Jim Rossignol on October 26th, 2011.

I was happier then.
Clues about a new XIII game were recently discovered on the internet. I know! Imagine that. They have led to this Facebook page. Not a shooter this time – developers Anuman Interactive are making an “interactive story”, XIII: Lost Identity, that will help players get “close to the books”. A bit disappointing for fans of the shooter, I suppose, but maybe fans of the comics will get a kick out of it. Uh, That’s it for now. I guess the game will come out at some point, and all will be well.

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