Posts Tagged ‘Outerlight’

Buy One Ship, Get Two Free

By Alec Meer on December 21st, 2011.

Death is alive again

Bargain King Lewie Procter alerts me to new that the new owners of Half-Life mod-gone-pro The Ship are offering a Christmas present to existing owners of the comedy assassination game. And yes, they do openly admit it’s also “a transparent attempt at some shameless marketing”, which makes it an even easier pill to swallow. Basically, if you’ve bought (or decide to buy) The Ship at any point between its release in 2006 and the end of the current Steam Winter sale, you’ll be gifted two bonus copies of the game to give to anyone of your choosing. If they then activate it, they too get a free bonus key to giftify to someone else. It’s like a chain letter, but with activation keys for an agreeable multiplayer videogame about silently murdering toffs on a 1920s cruise liner.
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Is It Really A Bloody Good Time?

By Phill Cameron on November 9th, 2010.


I’ll admit, the first thing I did when I started playing Bloody Good Time was bounce off it. I read through the How To, joined a game and.. got summarily confused, bemused, and killed. Over and over, for reasons I wasn’t entirely sure of, by people I didn’t think were supposed to be able to kill me, and in ways I didn’t completely understand. This isn’t exactly the best feeling to have when you start playing a new game. Especially one with such an esoteric premise and play style as Bloody Good Time.
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Bloody Good Deal

By Alec Meer on November 2nd, 2010.

UPDATE: Codes are yet to be sent out, while we investigate an issue that means they don’t work in the US. Hopefully it’ll be fixed soon and codes will go out later today.

You! You there! In the trousers and/or shorts and/or skirt and/or leggings and/or underwear! Do you want to buy Bloody Good Time for half-price? That being the latest game from Outerlight, makers of respected Half-Life mod The Ship. This one’s Source-based, so all pretty and stuff, and features Murder Most Horrid at the hands of warring wannabe film-stars. It’s a ‘toonish slasher pic, essentially. Details here.

Alas, it may be Outerlight’s last too, as the studio is apparently clinging to life by a thread whilst it waits for royalties to arrive. If you feel like chucking a bob or two their way and/or want to play their comedy assassination multiplayer game, you might as well do it at minimal expense to yourself. To whit, by saving 50% off the Steam version of the game (though you have to buy it via Ubi’s webshop, confusingly) – which means you get it for £2/$2.50 rather than £4/$5.

The first 900 readers to fill out the below form get a code. You should also click-forth to see what the game’s like, if you don’t already know. I.e. don’t snaffle discount codes that could go to someone else if this ain’t your kind of thing, greedy.
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Rather Quick Chat: Bloody Good Time

By Jim Rossignol on September 21st, 2010.


The next game from the team that made superb Half-Life mod The Ship, Outerlight, is called Bloody Good Time. It’s another “murder party” Source-engined game, too. This time it’s a game about ambitious teen actors bumping each other off for roles in an upcoming movie, a process which takes place in a comedic first-person battle. Ubisoft have elected to publish the game, and so we put a few questions about to Nouredine Abboud, Ubisoft’s Senior Producer on the project. Read our quick chat below.
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Battle Royale With Cheese: Bloody Good Time

By Kieron Gillen on September 6th, 2010.

This won't end well.

You remember Outerlight? Creator of ahead-of-its-time Multiplayer sleuth-assassin game The Ship, who you suspect is influential on both SpyParty and Assasin’s Creed: Brotherhood? Well, their new game Bloody Good Time was revealed at PAX and is bringing its 8-player multiplayer to Steam later in the year. It’s another quirky multiplayer game, where a number of actors compete – murderously – to be cast in a film. As well as weapons (from standard to somewhat stranger – rat-bombs, frying pan) there’s also the promise of environmental traps. It’s even a little progressive, in that there’s 50:50 ratio of male to female characters*. Except all the female characters are hot, so not that progressive really. The teaser trailer follows…
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