Posts Tagged ‘Rehearsals and Returns’

Wot I Think: Rehearsals and Returns

By Alec Meer on April 9th, 2014.

Rehearsals and Return is the new game from (primarily) Peter Brinson, creator of the remarkable art/history/politics vignette The Cat & The Coup. This shares a certain cut-up appearance and a maudlin tone (well, depending on how you approach it), but it’s a rudimentary platform game set to surrealistic, sometimes chaotic backgrounds, wherein you collect dialogue options then make decisions about how to treat assorted famous and infamous figures. And a few less famous ones too.

At present it costs just $1, and will eventually rise to $4. This is a discussion of the experience I had with it, not of its value proposition.
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A Little More Conversation: Rehearsals And Returns

By Adam Smith on May 31st, 2013.

If Elvis were still alive (rather than having become Bruce Campbell) then perhaps, now a more thoughtful man, he’d agree that it can be agreeable to converse rather than to copulate. Not all talk is teasing, Presley, you old hound dog. It’s entirely possible that Elvis is actually a character in Rehearsals and Returns, a game in which you can finally find out what happens if you talk to the monsters, except the monsters are famous people, living and dead. It’s currently Kickstarting and is from one of the chaps behind splendid surrealist political play-poem, The Cat and the Coup. After watching the video, which I’ve included below, I’m still not entirely sure how it’ll play, beyond some jumping, and bickering with the likes of Mao Tse Tung and Richard Pryor.

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