Posts Tagged ‘Red Bedlam’

Hands-On With Bedlam, The FPS About FPSes

By Alec Meer on July 25th, 2014.

I’m rocket-jumping over Helm’s Deep. I’m pinning Nazis to 1940s French churches with catapult bolts. I’m shooting Strogg-homages in metal corridors with a chunky, low-res shotgun, and frankly that much Quake IIiness is enjoyable enough in and of itself that it doesn’t need any era-mixing funny business anyway. I’m finding glitches that transport me – and whichever weapons I’ve accrued – across and through a brief history of first-person shooters, with occasional sidetrips to other eras and genres of gaming.

I’m a gun on legs, because Bedlam is a game all about shooting games that were comfortable with being just that, and about a time when the world accepted they were just that, before cutscenes and quick-time events were put in place to pretend there was something more going on in shooting games than just that.
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Pen-t Up Anticipation: The Missing Ink Goes Live-Ish

By Alec Meer on February 27th, 2012.

That house is a hazard

I feel a little twinge of guilt. Alright, a big twinge of guilt. I popped in to visit fellow Brighton residents Red Bedlam, developers of promising free indie MMO/building game The Missing Ink, just before Christmas. Then Christmas happened. Then a thousand other things happened once I went back to work. So my write-up of it yet remains on the Angry Post-It Note Of Things I Must Do stuck to the bottom of my monitor. I do my level best not to look at that Post-It note. But I will. And I will write that feature.

In the meantime, I can bring you news that The Missing Ink, which features a rather charming paper cut-out art style and offers the twin pleasures of monster-bashing across multiple time periods and a private sandbox construction mode, is now in open alpha. If you head over here, you can sign up and start playing more or less right away. Some in-game footage is below, which shows adventuring, building, and jetpacks.
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