Posts Tagged ‘Dustforce’

Dustforce Devs Sticking Up A Spire

By Craig Pearson on January 15th, 2013.

A bit of Spire, yesterday
I like it when developers take a bit of a leap. So Dustforce developer Hitbox Team’s announcement that their next game won’t be a 2D platformer made me tingle. Instead it’ll be a first-person platform game called Spire. Spire is a good name. The real-world has buildings or towers. It’s only a spire if it’s in a fantasy world. And you know if you hear such a name then it means you’re going to be ascending. Spire is Esperanto for “climb the bloody thing”, after all.
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Humble Rumbles Anew: PWYW Torchlight, Vessel, SPAZ

By Alec Meer on September 18th, 2012.

mmm, 2009 vintage spiders

Somehow bearing the numeral ‘6’ after it, despite there having been at least 40,000 Humble Bundles by this point, the latest in the wildly successful series of pay-what-you-want indie grab-bags is go right now. Torchlight is the headliner, which is some funny timin’ what with the sequel being pretty darn close now, and it has sterling support from Rochard, Space Pirates And Zombies (aka SPAZ), Vessel and Shatter. Pay more than the average – which currently sits at around $5 – and you’ll get Dustforce too.
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Broom For Improvement: Dustforce Level Editor

By Adam Smith on April 30th, 2012.

Enticingly attractive sweep ‘em up Dustforce will receive a spit, a polish and a level editor tomorrow. It’s all free of charge to existing owners, although that does mean you’ll be spat on and rubbed with a dishcloth whether you like it or not. Their rules, not mine. I used to enjoy making levels for games but at some point it stopped being fun and started feeling like a chore. Imagine my wide-eyed glee when I saw the video below, showing off the simplicity of Dustforce’s construction equipment.

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A Fortnight Of IGF Demos Starts On Onlive Today

By Craig Pearson on February 28th, 2012.

Sweep up a Dustforce demo
Onlive and the IGF are spooning for a fortnight. The sensual lovers are celebrating the Indie Gaming New Year by giving you access to 30 minute demos of 16 IGF finalists. The alphabetically sexy list of games is: Atom Zombie Smasher, Be Good, Botanicula, Dear Esther, Dustforce, English Country Tune, Frozen Synapse, FTL, Lume, Nitronic Rush, Once Upon a Spacetime, POP, SpaceChem, To the Moon, Toren, and WAY.
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Wot I Think: Dustforce

By John Walker on January 17th, 2012.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

It’s pretty exciting to already know one of your games of 2012, midway through January. And it’s always exciting to have a game that compels you to play the same levels over and over and over and over and over, despite the fact that it’s over two hours since you needed to go to bed, and your hands hurt from thumping your desk, because you have to get a bloody “S” on this level because… because you just do! That would be Dustforce.

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Now I Want To Play Dustforce A Lot

By John Walker on January 10th, 2012.

I'm swept away. GEDDIT?

I think you may want to play Dustforce a lot too, after you watch the trailer below.

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Broom Raiders: Dustforce Update

By Lewie Procter on September 13th, 2011.


It’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the fabulous broom-toting, wall-hugging platformer – Dustforce – but the developer, Hitbox team, have just put out a pair of screenshots, and the game’s intro video, to remind us that they still exist. And what a pair of screenshots and intro video they are… Read the rest of this entry »

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Millionaire Sweeper: Dustforce

By Kieron Gillen on August 2nd, 2010.

I HAVE RELEASED THE BEAR! ALL OF HORACE'S FOLLOWERS MUST REJOICE!

Lots of people nodded at Dustforce , which the ever-wonderful IndieGames blog brought to public light. It’s a platformer by Hitbox Team which is currently available in demo form, which includes two proper levels, a handful of custom levels and a (twitchy) level editor for you to play around with the custom ones with. Its controls take some getting used to, but this is startlingly beautiful, acrobatic platforming about brush-wielding sweepers whose devotion to leaf-obliteration humbles us all. Footage follows and the demo’s available here.
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