Posts Tagged ‘platform’

Side Splitting: Fractured Soul Coming To PC

By John Walker on February 24th, 2014.

Originally released as a 3DS game in 2012, Fractured Soul took heavy advantage of the two screens by having you platform one character in two places at the same time. Brain ows. Tomorrow, as if from nowhere, it appears on the PC, employing the magic of splitscreen to achieve the same effect.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

8 Comments »

Glitchspace Looks Way Smarter Than Me

By John Walker on February 20th, 2014.

First-person puzzling is a genre there can never be enough of, and Space Budgie’s Glitchspace is adding itself to the gang. Immediately visually reminiscent of InMomentum, this isn’t so much about speed, but more – well – reprogramming the platforms to allow you to achieve your goals. It’s best that you watch the video.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

7 Comments »

Wot I Think: Stick It To The Man

By John Walker on December 18th, 2013.

Formerly a PS3 and Vita exclusive, Stick It To The Man is now out on Steam too. A mid-length puzzle platform game about mind reading and psychic sticker application, owing more than a nod to Tim Schafer. So wot do I think? This is wot I think:

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

10 Comments »

North & South: Teslagrad Demo Out

By John Walker on August 19th, 2013.

As we know, leading scientists still have no idea how magnets work. Is it witchcraft? Is it angels holding things together between their wings? We’ll likely never know. But employing their dangerous mystery is Teslagrad, a very charming platformer in which you PUNCH metal objects to magnetise them. Just like real life.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

16 Comments »

3D Platformer Recalls GameCube Happyface: A Hat In Time

By John Walker on May 30th, 2013.

First of all, A Hat In Time is a great name. Second of all, Gears For Breakfast is an excellent name for a developer. Third of all, looking a lot like Zelda: Windwaker and attempting to emulate N64 collect-me-do 3D platformers is the right thing to do. Fourth, fifth and infinityth of all, there’s obviously a Kickstarter.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

32 Comments »

Gosh, Shu Looks Like A Very Lovely Thing

By John Walker on March 21st, 2013.

While the trailer is from a couple of months back, this is the first time we’ve encountered partly hand-drawn platformer Shu. Scottish indies Secret Lunch are going to reveal more of the game at next week’s GDC, but the footage released so far is too gorgeous not to share.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

12 Comments »

Don Your Sweatbands, It’s Oniken

By John Walker on June 25th, 2012.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Eighties.

Twas on Saturday that I found myself boasting on Twitter about how great RPS is, even on the weekends. Because it is! But there was one thing missing. As Thais Weller pointed out, Danilo Dias and Pedro Paiva’s sprite platformer Oniken wasn’t mentioned. It was a gross oversight, and I can only apologise. You have to give this trailer a view.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

23 Comments »

Take This Platformer For A: Spin Spin

By John Walker on June 20th, 2012.

Aw, they suit each other.

I’ve previously hypothesised that one day every novel platforming mechanic will have been thought of, and on that day we all have to pack up and go home. We’re not there yet, but even Spin Spin‘s creator Chris Hughes admits it’s borrowed its core idea from And Yet It Moves. Although never mind, frankly, as it’s done so nicely here in this bite-sized web-based episode. It’s your afternoon tea distraction.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

13 Comments »

Bleat This: XBLIA Hit Escape Goat Heading PCwards

By John Walker on May 3rd, 2012.

A photograph of hell.

It’s scientific fact that sheep go to heaven, while goats go to hell (see below), so it seems quite some predicament that there are a number of sheep trapped within a hellish underworld of pixelated puzzles. Thank goodness you are a goat, accompanied by an occasionally hat-wearing mouse, who can save them. Through the masterful art of jumping and pushing buttons. Escape Goat (winner of the Best Game I’ve Seen In A While Award) has been a bit of a hit on the Xbox’s obscured Indie Live Arcade, and is coming to PC next month.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

9 Comments »

InMomentum Patches In New Maps, And A GhooOOooost

By John Walker on March 1st, 2012.

B..b..b..but it's haunted!

InMomentum, the runny-jumpy leap-em-up from Digital Arrow, is getting its first major patch. Which brings me to the realisation that “runny” isn’t a good word to describe a game. Ew. However, it does mean the game is getting a bunch of new content, maps, as well as tweaks and improvements.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

15 Comments »

Hera Worship: Apotheon Is The Prettiest Of Pretties

By Craig Pearson on February 25th, 2012.

Click for huge pretties
Alientrap’s new platform game, Apotheon, is pretty. A 2D platform action-RPG set in Greek mythology, where you’ll fight your way to the top of Mount Olympus. It’s the age old tale of a champion fighting for humanity against the wife and usurper of Zeus, Hera. We’ve all been there, battling Greek gods, stealing their powers, controlling the elements. I was doing just so last night, cleverly disguised as eating pork dumplings and prawn crackers while slumped in bed rewatching Doctor Who. If you squinted, you’d have seen the truth.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , .

55 Comments »

One For Me, Thanks – Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory

By John Walker on February 23rd, 2012.

Run from the tea!

Chinese IGF winner, Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory is having a commercial release. From S. Korean indie team Turtle Cream, it’s a 2D platformer starring a cube of sugar, fighting against his fate. But, and I’ll never get tired of typing this, with yet another awesome twist idea. Here each screen exists in two versions, constructed from a grid of tiles that are flipped in blocks of four when the cube walks past them. So as you walk along a platform, you may replace it with empty space, deadly spikes, or key elements to completing the screen. It’s a brain-hurtingly interesting idea, and it looks utterly lovely, as you’ll see below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

9 Comments »

Snot Bad At All: Swindler

By John Walker on February 22nd, 2012.

This is my life with my current cold.

I have come to the conclusion that indie developers will never run out of cool new ways to meddle with platforming standards. The latest I’ve encountered is Swindler, from the pixel masters at Nitrome (check out why we rate them). Here you appear to play a blob of snot, who is able to let loose from his own ectoplasmic entity a long, stretchy green string, tied to a post at the top of a level, and then extended or contracted. However, rather than moving him about the world, you move the world about him.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

14 Comments »