Posts Tagged ‘Michael Brough’

IGF Factor 2014: Michael Brough’s 868-HACK and Corrypt

By Alec Meer on March 19th, 2014.

Next in our series of firesideless chats with the developers of PC games nominated for an award at this year’s Independent Games Festival, it’s Michael ‘Smestorp’ Brough talking about his signature, haunting ‘glitch’ style, why he will continue to resist convention, his mixed feelings about the nomination and which of his two nominated games, Corrypt and 868-HACK, he’s most interested in.
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Step By Terrified Step: Post-Future Vagabond

By Alec Meer on November 5th, 2013.

I do like it when a developer has a house style. Sorta-shmup, sorta roguelike death’n'dodging frenzy Post-Future Vagabond is immediately recognisable as the work of Michael ‘Smestorp’ Brough, in appearance, audio and even mechanics. If you’ve played his excellent 868-HACK on iOS – a PC version is due soon-ish, which is great news – you’ll probably figure out what’s required of you from this new, free game a little more quickly than if you went in blind. It’s a game in which every move you make matters, it’s a game about staying one step ahead of abstract, snarling monsters who relentlessly hunt you, and it’s a game about shouting SHIT BALLS DAMMIT at your monitor because you went left instead of up and now everything’s gone to hell.
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Michael Brough Is Corrypting Us All

By Jim Rossignol on December 20th, 2012.


Michael “Brog’ Brough, the cleverbrain behind Glitch Tanks and Vertex Dispenser, has gone and made a free puzzle game for you and me, on Mac or PC. It’s called Corrypt, and it’s got one of those simple game mechanics that grows up through the levels to produce brain-curdling complexity as you go on. Nor is it simply about puzzling – there’s a map to explore, and creatures to encounter and help out with their woes. As is typical with Brog’s work, it is lo-fi and beautifully conceived.

And even there’s even Some Noise. (Which made me laugh out loud.) Go play it.

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Download And Play Vertex Dispenser Demo

By Jim Rossignol on June 16th, 2011.


Currently I’m writing something about how much I like Vertex Dispenser (as well as offering a couple of criticisms). But I’ve just realised that it will be much easier for people to join in and/or ask questions in the comments that follow if they’ve played the demo. The demo is on Steam. The game is a fairly complex action puzzler that you will probably enjoy. The download is tiny. Play it.

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