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Wot I Think: rymdkapsel

By Alec Meer on February 6th, 2014.

An RTS? Relaxing? Next you’ll be telling me to try wrong-way driving to chill out, or read comments on one of John’s editorials to soothe away my troubles. Real-time strategy games are about getting the blood up, grinding your molars into paste, sleeplessly twitching with a frenzied need to conquer, existing in a hyper-alert borderland between focus and fury. RTSes. Are. Not. For. Relaxation.

Rymdkapsel is relaxing. Until it isn’t, anyway. Then it really isn’t.
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Better Slate Than Never: Rymdkapsel Coming To PC

By Craig Pearson on December 3rd, 2013.


You know that Game of Thrones is an allegory of the horror of gaming on touchscreens, yeah? What else could “Winter is coming” be about other than the pain and suffering of trying to use a mobile phone or tablet device in the cold? It’s clearly about having your nose pressed against the freezing glass, the horror of a snotty face finger prodding away in a clumsy mockery of what could be done in the days of warmth and plenty. So I am very happy to have the announcement trailer for rymdkapsel, a strategy game that could only be played on iThings and Google gadgets, is coming to the PC. It’ll have a warm welcome and a place around my fire.
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Glorg: What You Really Want, If You’re Honest

By Alec Meer on October 23rd, 2010.

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Given last night saw all manner of hullabaloo around Diablo III, now seems a fine time to point you at the utterly throwaway Glorg. It’s a free, browser-based dungeon crawler, focused as all dungeon-crawlers are on hitting stuff, collecting loot and levelling up. All of it, though, is based around one button. To hit, to loot, to move, to heal, to explore, to block, to equip, to mega-bash: all of it. This is not a game that pretends it’s anything other than a click-fest – the dark truth at the heart of Diablo III and its ilk. Let’s be honest here. When you play games like that, you just want to get stuff. You don’t actually care about how you do it. Hit button. Get stuff. Hit button. Get stuff. TRUTH.
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