Posts Tagged ‘DONTNOD Entertainment’

Re-rewind: Life Is Strange Episode 4 Is Out

By Alice O'Connor on July 28th, 2015.

This is the dullest and least spoiler-y Episode 4 screenshot I saw.

It’s here! Life Is Strange [official site] Episode 4 is here and I’ve almost entirely avoided spoilers. This was slightly ruined by checking the Steam page in preparation for writing this story, but I’m sadly used to that in this line of work. It’s rare that I don’t know heaps about a game by the time it comes out. You can choose to avoid things, but muggins here the News Editor must see all.

The point is: Episode 4 of the time-travelling chat-o-adventure is out, zipping down my Steampipe as I write this. Trailer and mild spoilers and whatnot follow. Not big ones, though – those won’t come until Pip, Adam, and I have all played it and reconvene for another little chat.

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Developing: Life Is Strange Episode 4 Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on July 23rd, 2015.

Crumbs. The third episode of Life Is Strange [official site] was something else, wasn’t it? The episodic adventures of a time-travelling teen found their stride with some solid puzzling, nice stretches of teens hanging out, and a cliffhanger ending that knocked the wind out of me. I’d enjoyed the game before, but now I am so very keen for the next episode to arrive. Thankfully the wait’s almost over, as official word has come that it’ll launch next Tuesday, July 28th.

A trailer’s here to tease a little too, and it’s obviously a bit spoiler-y – as is the rest of this post. If all you want to know is when Episode 4 will come out, stop reading here.

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Vampyr Is An RPG From Life Is Strange Studio Dontnod

By Adam Smith on June 19th, 2015.

I first encounted vampyr one night in Putney, two weeks after the funeral of my dear friend Archibald Guts. He’d returned from a post overseas and seemed somewhat under the weather. We all believed him to be suffering from the malaria or a severe gin-deficiency, but it was a fever of the blood that did for him and it was that same fever that caused him to rise again.

The first time I encountered Vampyr was in January of this year. Dontnod had just announced that they would be developing a vampiric RPG, to be published by Focus, and they had a few details to share. Now there’s a trailer.

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Fail Forward: Life Is Strange

By Marsh Davies on June 4th, 2015.

Fail Forward is a series of videos all about the bits of games which don’t quite work and why. In this episode, Marsh Davies discusses Life Is Strange [official site], an episodic adventure series by Dontnod Entertainment set in a US highschool. It’s great – not because all of it works, but because it’s so interesting when and why it doesn’t.

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Life Is Strange: Episode 3 Verdict-O-Chat

By Philippa Warr on May 29th, 2015.

Man, I screenshotted the pool stuff so much - it's just wonderfully realised and directed

In the third episode of Dontnod Entertainment’s teen time drama Life is Strange [official site], everything changes. Now that the episode has been out in the wild for several days, Pip, Adam and Alice gathered to discuss the temporal wobbles and rocky relationships.

If you haven’t already played, avert your eyes – there are spoilers right up to the final moments.

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Booyah: Life Is Strange Episode 3 Is Out

By Jem Alexander on May 19th, 2015.

Don’t Nod’s adventure series Life Is Strange [official site] has a lot of things going for it, not least of which is the unironic use of the word “Booyah” in the launch trailer for Episode 3 – which launched this morning. Schoolyard angst, murder mystery and a hint of magic all mean that Life Is Strange is giving Telltale a run for their money in the episodic adventure game department.

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Funny, Huh? Life Is Strange Episode 3 Arrives Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on May 13th, 2015.

Life Is Strange [official site] is the first episodic game I’ve played actually episodically, getting in at the start and following along as new episodes come rather than in one lump at the end. (Half-Life 2 doesn’t count.) It’s quite fun this, isn’t it? I think the idea could catch on, you know. Like waiting for the next episode of a TV show, yeah?

Time-travelling teenager Max and her ragamuffin gal pal Chloe will return in Episode 3 of Dontnod’s adventure game next Tuesday, May 19th, publishers Square Enix have announced. Mild spoilers/teasers follow – like a TV listing, right?

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COGWATCH – 5. Life Is Strange (Spoiler Free!)

By Quintin Smith on May 7th, 2015.

Hey! It’s a new episode of COGWATCH, a weekly video series in which Quintin Smith examines one mechanic in one game. This week, the ability to rewind time and re-play decisions in episodic adventure game Life is Strange [official site].

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RPS Chat: Life Is Strange Mid-Season Thoughts

By Adam Smith on March 26th, 2015.

The problem with trying to review the second episode of Life is Strange [official site], Dontnod’s five-part teen drama, is that it would be largely the same as the first episode review except steeped in spoilers. That’s why our episode 2 coverage is going to be a conversation between Adam and me. Full of spoilers. Like, SWIMMING in spoilers. Hella spoilers. From the start.

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Watch Life Is Strange Episode Two Launch Trailer

By Shaun Green on March 21st, 2015.

Life is Strange episode two screenshot

The second episode of Life is Strange [official site] is expected to finally get out of bed next week, on March 24th, probably long after noon. To that end, here’s a launch trailer (which I suppose should be strictly described as a “pre-launch trailer”)!

(Psst! Worried about spoilers? You may not need to be: I’ve not played Episode 1 yet, and having watched this I don’t feel that anything that wasn’t already fairly common knowledge has been revealed. I.e. the game stars a teenage girl with a special power, and is about her navigating her particularly dramatic high school life.)

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Life Is Strange Episode Two “On Track”

By Philippa Warr on February 27th, 2015.

Square Enix have issued a statement to reassure players of episodic mystery Life Is Strange that development of the second installment is on track. The statement (as well as a piece of concept art) followed reports that episode 2 would be delayed.

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Wot I Think: Life Is Strange, Episode One

By Philippa Warr on February 2nd, 2015.

More Instagram than Instagram

Life Is Strange [official site] is Dontnod’s interactive story game told over five episodes. The first – Chrysalis – is out now so Pip took a look. Here’s wot she thought:

There was a fanfiction website I used to read as a teenager. I wasn’t there for the fanfiction though, I was there for the original fiction subsite. It bristled with stories about misunderstood teens, about girls with a gift for one of the creative fields, who had awkward love lives and friend drama. They tended to fall for boys or girls whose eyes changed colour to match their innermost turmoil like some kind of facial mood ring.

These stories often traipsed deep into Mary Sue territory or wish-fulfilment territory. They were authored by people flexing their fledgling writing muscles within a framework of tropes. Taking them as a bundle they shared an oversaturated earnestness, like emotion could be achieved or amplified through a cocktail of adjectives and pathetic fallacy.

Life Is Strange treads that same path – and this is not an insult.

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Life Is Strange, Death Is Stranger: Vampyr

By Adam Smith on January 21st, 2015.

Vampyr is a newly announced action RPG from DONTNOD, creators of Remember Me and the upcoming episodic adventure Life Is Strange. Development is at the earliest of stages but the game will be published by Focus when it eventually releases, and I had the chance to extract some details yesterday while at an event for the company’s upcoming games (Battlefleet Gothic feature coming shortly – they’re doing it right).

In Vampyr, you play a specific character, a doctor who returns from World War 1 to a city devastated by the Spanish Flu. While treating a patient, he is bitten and infected with a strain of virus that falls outside the understanding of medicine.

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