Posts Tagged ‘hets’

Games, Cassette, Matched: Curve’s Indie Mixtape

like a jolly Hotline Miami

Curve Digital is best known around these parts as the development studio behind Stealth Bastard [official site] but the British studio has also worked on some major indie ports, including OlliOlli, Thomas Was Alone, Proteus and Lone Survivor. Most of those ports have been from PC to console, bringing indie games to new audiences. With the newly announced Indie Mixtape, Curve is hoping to achieve something similar, entirely within the PC ecosystem. The Mixtape is a bundle of five lesser-known titles that will be released together on Steam for £6.99/$9.99/€9.99.

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Freeware Garden: Hets

Freeware Garden searches the corners of the internet to highlight one free game every day.

I take it hets isn’t a reference to the Argentinean Querandí mountain tribe of the Pampas. It probably isn’t even aware of Bergman’s 1944 short movie either, though there’s definitely something sadistic to it. I mean, teasing a “very evil final boss” really isn’t such a nice thing to do, especially considering I’ll never get to meet the thing. So, yeah, sadism and thus also a unique kind of pleasure.

hets is unashamedly, brutally and in a way wisely hard. Or, at the very least, it does feel so to me.

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