Posts Tagged ‘No Goblin’

Roundabout Is Out And About A Revolving Limousine

By Graham Smith on September 19th, 2014.

Roundabout is out! It– No, it’s not a game based on the Ballard novel Concrete Island, though yes that would make a lovely setting for a walking simulator. It’s– No! It’s not an homage to early-’60s kids cartoon The Magic Roundabout replete with less-than-subtle drug references. Shut up a moment and I’ll tell you what it is.

It’s an open world puzzle game in which you drive a revolving limousine around a colourful pastiche of ’70s B-movies, complete with live action cutscenes which tell the story of Georgio Manos, “arguably the world’s most famous revolving chauffeur.” Yes yes, this would have been your third guess. It came out last night and there’s a launch trailer below.

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Crazy (Not) Taxi: Roundabout Out In September

By Nathan Grayson on July 10th, 2014.

Ahhhhhh, the scenic route

True fact: the song “Roundabout” by mega-proggers Yes is one of the greatest things. Case in point: here it is making JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure infinity times better. But that’s not actually what we’re here to talk about today. Roundabout: The Game has little (perhaps even nothing) to do with jaunty ’70s rock tunes.

Except that’s not really a problem when it’s just a different kind of great. As John highlighted last year, Roundabout is (round) about navigating a ceaselessly spinning limousine through an open world, a potent metaphor for life if ever there was one. And it has intentionally terrible FMV cut-scenes!┬áSeptember can’t swerve into our lives, wheels all-too-literally painting the town red, soon enough.

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The Best Game Idea You’ll See Today: Roundabout

By John Walker on October 17th, 2013.

The year 1977 was a pretty important one. It was, for instance, the year I was spawned. And that’s it. Those are the reasons it’s so important. It was also, claim developers No Goblin, the year the revolving chauffeur-driven limo was introduced. And so it is the setting for Roundabout, a game in which you must navigate a spinning limousine through an open world. Oh goodness, yes.

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