Posts Tagged ‘Eigen Lenk’

Explore (And Die In) The New World With Pioneers

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

SURVIVAL!

The new world! A whole new world unknown to anyone except all of the cultures who’ve lived there for millennia and all those who visited! How exciting! Pioneers [official site] is a top-down, turn-based explore-o-survive ‘em up about those giddy early days of colonial exploration, with wilds to wander, survival skills to practice, and folks to recruit into a rag-tag adventuring gang. We took a peek at it back in 2013, but that was aaages ago. Creator Eigen Lenk released another free version this month, the first in over a year, so hey! Let’s look again!

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War Of The Words: Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter

By Nathan Grayson on November 6th, 2012.

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Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter really shouldn’t work. I mean, it sounds less like a real game and more like a punchline to a joke about modern game design. But, in its own weird way, the medium-straddling mash-up actually ends up greater than the sum of its parts. Tense. That’s the first word I’d use to describe the experience of playing it. Go north, go north, turn east, map, go east, map, look, firefirefireohgodwhy. Those are the words I used to play it. Allow me to explain why it’s sort of brilliant after the break.

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