Posts Tagged ‘Below’

Bel-oh That’s Lovely! Below’s Gamescom Trailer

By Alice O'Connor on August 13th, 2014.

That little speck in the middle is your fella, see.

We’ve been pleasantly puzzled by Below since Capy announced it. The game’s beautiful, but what is it? The Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery and Super Time Force folks have spoken vaguely about it being a roguelike-like with plenty of exploration and permadeath–and a game suited for PC–but watching the Gamescom trailer demonstrates an important detail. You can carry a shield and hit things with a sword until they burst. And oh me oh my it’s still gorgeous, with a tremendous sense of scale as a tiny person wanders a big, nasty world. The trailer’s… below.

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Why PC Will Make Below A Better Game

By Nathan Grayson on May 12th, 2014.

Below, the gorgeous, mystery-dripping roguelike explorer from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery collaborator Capy, is looking tremendous. It’s got a uniquely dreamy vibe about it and atmosphere that hits like an 18-wheeler driven by a throng of stampeding rhinos. It was set to be an Xbox exclusive, but Capy managed to wriggle loose from Microsoft’s iron grasp and set about working on its first ever day-and-date PC launch. That lack of experience might make you wary of a slipshod port, but the developer is dedicated to getting things right on PC. Shortly after citing Ultima VII as a (rather surprising) influence, Capy creative director┬áKris Piotrowski told me why excluding full-blown mod support from a game – indie, triple-A, or otherwise – simply doesn’t make sense in this day and age. On top of that, he added, Below is now being designed with a PC crowd in mind, and that stands to change the game entirely.

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Rising From The Depths: Capy’s Below Coming To PC

By Craig Pearson on April 11th, 2014.

Actual staring eyes!

I wouldn’t be writing about Below on RPS if it weren’t coming to the PC, because in spite of the many, many, oh-so-very-many emails from marketers and PRs about iOS hidden object games (and the occasional moment of writer’s prerogative), this is mostly a PC site. So we haven’t mentioned Capy’s Below until now, because it was tied up in Xbox Xclusivity. That’s changed, as was revealed in a very elegant fashion in the trailer I’ve embedded yonder. I’m not going to spoil how they did it, because I think what they did was lovely and speaks to the game’s core adventurousness, and I want you to smile like I did.

And just what is Below? Well I’ve attempted to find out for you bel-, er, beneath. It’s not entirely clear.

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