Posts Tagged ‘Pocketwatch Games’

IGF Factor 2010: Monaco

By Kieron Gillen on February 12th, 2010.

Part of you wants to be upset with Pocketwatch Games. Why haven’t they given us 2009’s Unknown Pleasure Venture Dinosauria yet? That part is soon quashed when you see what Andy Schatz is working on. Monaco is a four-player co-op stealth game that’s been shortlisted for both the Design and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Minimalist graphics. Exciting theme. Stealth. This one has RPS written all over it. Our interview with Andy, and footage of Monaco follows…
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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Venture Dinosauria

By Kieron Gillen on January 8th, 2009.

Doyouthinkhesawusthisjokeisasoldasadinosaurus?

Pocketwatch have been cultivating their seeds in their increasingly distinct stretch of soil for a while now. Wildlife Tycoon was a IGF finalist. Venture Arctic, its semi-sequel, while winning Gametunnel’s Sim of the year was somewhat overlooked, becoming most noticeable when it went free for a week around Christmas. But the third game of ecology strikes us as something which has a chance of finding an even wider audience. It’s called Venture Dinosauria and is an ecological management game set during the very last days of dinosaurs’ rule…
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Here Comes The Summer: Venture Arctic Free

By Kieron Gillen on December 30th, 2008.

It's a bit of a moose.

At least, if you act quickly. As Pags mentioned in a comment thread, the management game which won gametunnel’s Sim of the year in 2007 is available for free until the new year. Simply download Venture Arctic, select the Buy Now option and enter the code they mention in the blog. It’s basically an environment management game, based around trying to create a coherent ecostructure – which was one bit of Spore I actually really liked, though this is far, far more developed than what Maxis did. You’ll find a video trailer beneath the cut, along with one of the developers talking on a news show. Personally, I’d download it and unlock it just on principle. But do it swiftly! Thaw-cometh. Read the rest of this entry »

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