Posts Tagged ‘Holden Boyles’

Getting Spiritual: Qora Is Out Now

By Ben Barrett on October 4th, 2014.

As we enter October 2014, from now on to be known solely as “The Month Of Games, All The Games, Forever Until Death,” there are many delights scattered in our future. We’ve just had Orc Murderinator 4000 and around the corner is Space Hide’n’Seek 2014. Past that is My Head Is A Spooky Safe and Not Alpha Centauri 2: We Promise Edition. What a time to be alive, but oh, what’s this, more?!

It’s the hottest ugly sweater simulator of the year! Qora, which was Spirit while on Kickstarter but renamed earlier this year, has been released. New trailer below.

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Holden Boyles’ Spirit Becomes Qora, Releases New Demo

By Ben Barrett on June 4th, 2014.

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It’s been all change since Adam had a good ol’ muse about Spirit back in March. All the Kickstarter stretch goals for the exploratory wanderer were smashed, with a final total of a little over ten thousand dollars. That added a whole other half to the game and guaranteed a sequel. Since then it’s been all quiet while, one would assume, the two man team of conceptualist Holden Boyles and programmer Ciprian Stanciu worked away. The fruits of their labour sprang forth as a Kickstarter update sends word that a new demo is available on Steam, as well as a trailer. They’ve even gone and changed the name to Qora, which Holden explains is “a name that means a lot more to the game and that I personally think sounds much cooler.”

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Temple Of The Muses: Spirit

By Adam Smith on March 27th, 2014.

Writing about Spirit is a rare pleasure, not only because it looks like a lovely riff on the same ideas that Sword & Sorcery EP lovingly explored, but also because it has a Kickstarter campaign which has already met its goal. And there’s a demo (Win/Mac). The pressure is off, although there are stretch goals, including the rather grand promise of a world double the size of that originally planned and an entire spiritual sequel. The player controls a man who has retired to a remote mountain village but he cannot rest. Beyond a nearby valley lies an ancient temple and he sets out on a journey to visit that temple. The journey may be spiritual. The temple may contain zombies.

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