Posts Tagged ‘deck 13’

Boo! Lords of the Fallen Coming On Halloween

By Alice O'Connor on July 9th, 2014.

What appears to be a chap in a rather unpleasant spider Halloween costume.

I like Halloween. I like the spooky music, the spooky movies, the spooky costumes, the spooky canapés, the spooky cocktails, the spooky video games–all the spooky things. Not to mention the cheap fake blood. The first video game to draw a circle around October 31 with a red pen this year (or is it blood? is it your blood?) is Lords of the Fallen, declaring that’s when it’ll launch.

In the way that we lazy types will summarise games to clue readers in and show off our ‘wit,’ I’ll say it looks like a nice third-person action game that’s come as Dark Souls for Halloween.

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Bossy Boots: Lords Of The Fallen Footage

By John Walker on February 11th, 2014.

There is finally some footage of Lords Of The Fallen – the new game from The Witcher 2′s lead man, Tomasz Gop. The catch – enthusiastic men shouting over it all.

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“Blood To The Sexy”: Deck 13′s Blood Knights Revealed

By Jim Rossignol on July 27th, 2012.


Blood Knights! They’re like normal knights, but much blooder. That’s (I am guessing) the design philosophy behind freshly announced action-slasher Blood Knights, which is being cooked up by Jack Keane devs Deck 13. They explain that their game is “a full blooded Vampire-Action-RPG that features intense combat, tons of weapons, items as well as vampiric abilities that put players in total control over their enemies and let them feel the powers that vampires wield in the Blood Knights universe.” Not only that but it even “features a plot focusing on Jeremy, a vampire hunter who was viciously attacked and bitten during on one of his dangerous missions and is now bound by blood to the sexy, but mysterious, ‘vampiress’, Alysa.” Sexy! Jeremy!

You can see more sexy and Jeremy, below. Mm.
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Daddy Issues: Venetica

By Alec Meer on November 15th, 2010.

While I’ve yet to play this, in these lean roleplaying times (is Gothic 4 really the only other totally new’un we’re going to get this Winter?) it seems only gracious to flag up the arrival of a new RPG. Deck 13′s Euro-fantasy Venetica, which we’ve only posted about once previously, stars the daughter of Death in a quest to apparently stop more death. Hmm. Maybe someone didn’t read her job description properly?

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Death takes a Holiday: Venetica

By Kieron Gillen on May 27th, 2008.

I found myself terribly excited when I saw this one. A whole game based around the wafer-chocolate-and-ice-cream meal? Oh, God. That’d be better than Looking Glass’ clossure being revealed as an incredibly long running hoax. But no, my 7-year-old reading comprehension failed me again. Still – news of a new RPG Venetica coming strikes could be worse. Coming from the developers of Ankh, this is a Cryptic Action/RPG set in the 16th century, featuring a lead character who’s the daughter of Death. Nowt on the website yet, alas, but there’s three (count ‘em!) screenshots beneath the cut.
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Jack Keane Eurogamer Review

By John Walker on March 24th, 2008.

The new adventure from Deck 13, they behind the surprisingly lovely point and clicker Ankh… haven’t done it again. Jack Keane, developed in a similar manner, has sadly drowned beneath poor puzzle design and an absolutely attrocious translation. Hence my recent appeal.

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My review is now up on Eurogamer, and it contains these words.

“Maybe it’s over-confidence. Maybe we celebrated Ankh’s not-awfulness too much. But Jack Keane is a depressingly poor game. A big, elaborate, beautifully drawn game. But one that just doesn’t make a satisfying result.”

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