Posts Tagged ‘Gunpoint’

IGF Factor 2012: Gunpoint

By Alec Meer on January 16th, 2012.

Next in our series of chats with this year’s impressive roster of Independent Games Festival finalists is Tom Francis, lead brain behind future-noir stealth game Gunpoint, which is up for the Excellence In Design gong. Here, he’s quizzed about what, why, when, who and the most important question of all.

Important conflict of interest disclosure: I used to play badminton with Tom.
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A Smooth Shot Of Jazzpionage: Gunpoint

By Adam Smith on January 10th, 2012.

take that, hepcat

Gunpoint looks very good indeed, good enough to be nominated in the best design category at the IGF in fact. Its clever infiltration and security rewiring combine wonderfully with slapstick violence and trouser-propelled window-diving. Yes, it looks good, but how will it sound? Designer/wordsmith Tom Francis sent out a call for musical submissions and two new videos are here to pleasure your ears with the choices that have been made. Best listened to while in a dark bar with a haze of smoke around the ceiling and a shot of bourbon in your hand. If I were you, I’d probably think about the one that got away the whole while as well.

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Tinker, Glazier, Soldier, Spy: Gunpoint

By Adam Smith on November 29th, 2011.

Is it possible to refenestrate?

Update: I’d missed a delay announcement. Gunpoint won’t be home by Christmas.

Games journalist and professional Francois Truffaut imitator Tom Francis is making the bold leap from critic to creator with Gunpoint, a heist game without procedurally generated cities but with projectile trousers and rewired security systems that cause light switches to activate doors which then clobber people in the face. The video below is the first to show the new visuals in action and it’s also an in-depth guide to how the game will play. In the video, Tom also asks whether people would consider parting with cash for the game, to which I respond by drawing your attention to the existence of a mission called Defenestrator.

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Gunpoint Points Out Its New Look

By Alec Meer on September 20th, 2011.

A gun, pointed

Remember Gunpoint, the stealth/hacking/rewiring game from friend/co-arch-nemesis of RPS Tom Francis? In between murdering trees and optimising for search engines, Tom’s drafted in some artists to dramatically overhaul the game’s look, which results in the rather eye-catching, Flashback-y aesthetic you’ll see above (and indeed below). There’s much more imagery and information on how it works and what’s going on in the new shot over at the shiny (i.e. dark) new website, but I’ve embedded the old video below in case you missed it first time. Don’t squeal about the graphics in it. They’ve changed now, remember? Tcch, you kids and your attention spans. TOO MUCH MTV.
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Heist School: Gunpoint

By Alec Meer on March 29th, 2011.

Full disclosure: I have played badminton with Tom. I apologise if that makes this post seem suspect.

Fellow PC gaming journalist and friend of RPS Tom Francis is working on an indie video game. It’s about breaking into people’s houses, something Tom is extremely qualified to write about. Er, because he got robbed a couple of years back, not because he’s a housebreaker. To the best of my knowledge, at least.

To be specific, Gunpoint is about infiltration, and the achievement thereof primarily via rewiring of electronics such as cameras, doors and lights. If Agent 47 was a rogue electrician rather than a genetically-engineered assassin, it might go a little something like this…
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