Posts Tagged ‘eric ruth’

Eric Ruth: Demakes, Corril Slayer, & Wanking To Antiques

By John Walker on April 2nd, 2012.

Not a real photo.

When you’re at a gaming event, often times you can sit down with someone to chat, put on the recorder, and see what happens. That’s very much how I approached lunch with demaking champion Eric Ruth, and his friend and colleague, Ben Walsh, CEO of Pure Bang. It was an interesting dynamic, Ben a calm, sensible man who carefully chooses his words, experienced in the world of gaming from his years working at Bethesda. Eric… not so much. Eric sounds like a professional wrestler smack-talking about his next match. Incredibly fast-paced, and impressively driven, he’s a force of passion with a remarkable past. Clearly Ben’s goal is to mediate what Eric says. Ben does not succeed at this. We chatted shortly after the release of his most recent game, Corril Slayer, with no real agenda in mind, which is how we get to talking about Eric’s history of homelessness, the difficulty of pricing games, and masturbating to antiques programmes. We also chat a lot about the making of Corril Slayer, and the place of the $3 indie game.

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He Shoots Dead People, All The Time: Corril Slayer

By John Walker on February 29th, 2012.

Bad pixels! Die pixels!

Serial demaker, Eric Ruth, has a new game out. And it’s not an IP-threatening pixellation of someone else’s game this time. It’s Corril Slayer, a Castlevania/Mega Man-style side-scrolling shooter for only $3. There’s a trailer below, which reveals some truly awesome dialogue.

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Now Spawning: Team Fortress Arcade

By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2011.

No, you don't have to pay for the hats

Adam wrote about visually delightful side-scrolling TF2 demake Team Fortress Arcade just the other week. It’s true, he did! I have proof. The problem was the game wasn’t actually out then, which looked like we were teasing you with a cool thing you couldn’t actually play. That’s because we are rotters, and want you to experience only suffering. But now it is out, which means you can play it right now.

Don’t think that gets you off the hook, though. We’ll find some new way to make you suffer any minute now. Maybe it’ll be my forthcoming Xenonauts hands-on preview. Maybe it’ll be Jim’s review of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC. Maybe it’ll be that dead stoat I hid under your bed. Or maybe we’ll say something you disagree with about a game you’re fond of. Truly, our cruelty knows no bounds.

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Pixel Posse Protectors: Team Fortress Arcade

By Adam Smith on September 14th, 2011.

A team of two is no team at all

Some of you may remember a dinky demake of Left 4 Dead that Alec posted about at the tail-end of the previous decade. The chap behind it, Eric Ruth, clearly loves nothing more than making retro-pixel-tributes because he’s done a few more as well. There’s one about electronic rackets (not to be confused with Pong, which was electronic racquets) and another starring some gaudy green space marine. You know of what I speak. His upcoming project is another Valve-inspired title though, and it looks like a lot of fun. It’s Team Fortress 2 Arcade: a sidescrolling beat/shoot ‘em up. Here’s an interview and some gameplay footage captured on film by piki geek.

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New L4D Game: Incredi-Footage. Or Is It?

By Alec Meer on November 17th, 2009.

Obviously you’re salivating about the release of Left 4 Dead 2 today, but if you can’t wait to get home and play the much-ballyhooed thing, there’s a look at the splendid new Left 4 Dead game below. Waitagoshdarnminute – that ain’t L4D2…
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