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Trine 2 Demonstrated, On Macputer Too!


Listen, I know you are a busy person, so I’ll just leave this link here. It’s the Steam page for Trine 2. There’s a demo on there. It works on PC and Mac. It’s about as pretty as that pretty girl from your halcyon schooldays, you know, the one carved out of pretty, with nice hair. It really is that pretty. Read more about the game in this fine review, and then perhaps play yourself? Eh? Why not, it’s Saturday, after all. I don’t really believe you are that busy. You’ve probably got the day off.

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Don’t Pine For Trine 2

I'm writing this on a train that keeps going into a tunnel and costing me my 3g signal, don't make me write captions too cos I'm GRUMPY
Cos Frozenbyte’s proper-lovely tri-person puzzle-platformer finally has a concrete release date, after a few months of to-ing and fro-ing in beta. And it’s tomorrow! Oh dear, has this become one of those announcement of an announcement posts? People get cross about those, you know.

No, I think it’s OK – as it’s pretty unusual form to announce the release date of your game two days before it happens.
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The Lights Fantastic: Trine 2 Preview

 'Every time I see an image from Trine 2 I feel as if the world is a better place.' - Adam Smith, November 2011

FrozenByte’s ethereally-lit follow-up to their Lost Vikings-esque puzzle-platformer has been sitting temptingly on my hard drive for several weeks now, but my Skyrim habit has kept me from until today. I was still feeling a little raw after the freneticism of Serious Sam 3 and an unfortunate chilli-burn incident that temporarily cost me the use of my hands, but Trine 2‘s main menu alone is a balm for the soul if ever there was one. I’ve put a little time into the beta version – not enough for some sort of cast-iron verdict, but enough to go ‘d’awwwwwwwwwww’ and offer a few early observations.
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Skeletons And Spiders: Trine 2 Screenshots

Oh, my, that really is gorgeous

I was operating under the belief that everything was beautiful in Trine 2’s world, whether the rushes growing by a crystal clear pool or the giant mushrooms with a candle’s light casting a glow from their interior. And then they went and showed me a bloody spider. It’s a right horrible one as well, with segmented legs thicker than a bemuscled torso. Thankfully, the other three new screenshots don’t contain anything repulsive, unless you’re particularly offended by beautiful fantasy environments. Are you? Then don’t click on the images below for larger versions or you might be sick all over your keyboard!

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Colours Of Magic: Trine 2

when you get blue and you've lost all your dreams there's nothin' like a campfire and a can of beans

No matter how many words are rattling around in my head like angry wasps, footage of Trine 2 tends to soothe me to the extent that only synonyms for ‘pretty’ exist, along with the bare essentials to string those synonyms into sentences. It’s a bonny game, which makes something as simple as a box falling apart seem like the culmination of a particularly gentle and picturesque fairy tale. The footage below highlights the Unlimited game mode, which allows co-operative play with characters of the same class, allowing three thieves to swing through resplendent forests, or three wizards to calmly rearrange the delicate and comely features of the world.

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Trine 2 Trailer Makes Everything Okay Again

Ahhhhhhhhh, it's going to be fine.

Is it morning for you too? I’m sorry. This incessant plague of mornings that has been affecting the Earth since the Great Schizm is wearing us all down. But this might help. It’s the new sort-of-trailer for Trine 2, that’s a bit like a week of afternoons off on a tropical island in the moonlight. All those things. It can only help.

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Lookin’ Fine: Trine 2 Trailer

Mushrooms. Fun guys. Sorry.
This looks a bit lovely. Frozenbyte have joined in on the “Let’s put out a new video for Gamescom” party, and have got a lush new trailer with a first proper look at their Trine sequel, which is hopefully due some time next month. Have a good old gaze at this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Appears Today

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Humble Indie Bundle The Third is due out today. It’s a bit of a different one this time around – after the first and second – only one developer is in the deal: Frozenbyte. It’s a top collection of their games – Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Jack Claw, and Splot – and once again its intended to see money reach charities. What, wait were those last two?

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Blooming: Trine 2 Footage Sure Is Shiny

This is a bit like the RPS garden, only slightly better kept.

It’s been a while since we posted any Trine 2 footage, so I think I shall do so now. The co-op indie delight from last two years ago (I wish I had any perception of the passing of time) had us all cooing around collective monitors. And the sequel looks astonishingly lush, with what appears to be some big improvements from the version shown in October last year. It’ll once again see the Thief, Wizard and Knight scroll sideways through physics puzzles, playable by one to three people at a single machine. Well, just look at it – it’s amazing.

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A Little More Trine 2 Footage


Trine, the comforting bedtime story of a game, is back with its side-scrolling, co-operative physics manipulations. They’re calling it Trine 2. I know! But that’s okay, because it looks just as lovely as the original, and that original was never quite long enough. This second piece in-game footage shows off some of the co-op game that you can play with, y’know, friends. If they’re interested. They’re probably not interested. Bastards.
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Trine 2 Confirmed For PC


This is a pleasant way to start the week, via Blue: having a sequel for a charming and playable game confirmed for our humming box of tricks. In a reveal thread on the Frozenbyte forums Joel Kinnunen responds “Yes. And before anyone asks, it will come to PC in addition to any other platforms. That’s all we can say right now.” And I suppose what makes me most pleased is that the existence of sequel means that enough of you lot bought the original for it to have been a success. Good news, I think.

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Trine: “Path to New Dawn” And Cheapness


The 1.07 patch for clever co-op platformer Trine includes a new free level called Path to New Dawn, which is a reward for veterans, as Frozenbyte explain: “Path to New Dawn is a unique level with new visuals and challenging gameplay, especially on Very Hard difficulty setting. It also features 10 special items for the player to collect. The level is unlocked and available in the Select level menu once the game has been completed.” The patch is automagically updating on Steam now, and should be available for the rest of the PC gaming crowd later this week. To celebrate, the Steam price has dropped to just $5/£4.25. It’s a neat little game, even single-player, and definitely worth it for that price, even if the last level is rubbish. I WIT’d it here. I’ve posted some footage below to remind you how cute it is.
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Wot I Think: Trine


Indie Finnish developers Frozenbyte last caught our attention with their top-down shooter, Shadowgrounds, which was a little Aliens-y. Their latest game could scarcely be further way from that gloom and gunfire: Trine (as in “fine”) is a side-scrolling, puzzle-led, fairy-tale platformer, built in the Swiss-Army-character-swap tradition of Lost Vikings. But is it any good? And what’s with the pricing? Here’s Wot I Think.
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