Posts Tagged ‘tango fiesta’

This Monday: London Indie Launch Party-o-rama

By Alice O'Connor on July 12th, 2014.

Sure that's London whatever.

Do you long to schmooze with the stars at video game launch parties? Oh, if only you knew Johnny Activision or Ian Ubisoft! Or had the dubious privilege of being ‘games press.’ You’d be a knockout in a fancy gown, I just know it. Alternatively, a little more down to earth and plaid shirt-y, a plucky young group of indie developers in London are starting collective launch parties for loads of their games at once, and you–yes you!–are invited.

The first is on Monday, July 14, in this here London and it’s free. You could meet an actual real indie developer, play some actual real indie games in an actual real indie workspace/basement/pub, and wake up in a Dalston gutter with an actual real tattoo of the Steam logo across your neck.

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Matrix Of The Trade: Tango Fiesta

By Adam Smith on May 15th, 2014.

Tango Fiesta has come a long way since its birth at the first Rezzed gamejam. Dragging eighties action movies kicking and kersploding into the whateverthehellwecallthisdecade-ties, it’s a top-down shooter that can be played by four fist-bumping muscle-chums at a time. From the jungles of Predator to the desert islands of Paradise Punchout (may not be a real film), the trailer suggests players will be spending their time shooting everything that moves. Apart from other players – cooperation is the keyword here. Well, that and EXPLOSIONS. Early Access begins on June 4th.

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Sly: Tango Fiesta Is ‘Rambo – The Alternative Videogame’

By Adam Smith on February 24th, 2014.

Broforce is also an acceptable alternative to Rambo but Tango Fiesta is a Jam success story every bit as invigorating as the (granny) rags-to-riches tale of Mrs Tuppence’s Old-Time Elderberry Preserves. Created during last year’s Rezzed livejam in eight hours, the original prototype involved burly men of the eighties shooting enemies and grass. Enemies moved more slowly when creeping through grass but were obscured from view, and the grass had apparently taken as many steroids as the soldiers, causing it to grow at a ridiculous rate. For a one-screen top-down Arnie-inspired shooter, it was a surprisingly tactical experience, and the full version is to be a “Rogue-like or maybe a Rogue-lite”, according to the developers.

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Dispensables: Tango Fiesta

By Adam Smith on July 9th, 2013.

With all the Blood Dragons, synths and garish neon about the place, the gaming world appears to be going through an eighties phase. What’s next? Will Gordon Freeman finally return sporting elaborately sculpted hair, these glasses and brightly coloured parachute pants? Fingers crossed. In gaming terms, the eighties is mostly associated with ludicrous violence of the sort Arnie and his musclebound chums liked to dish out, often while punning with all the intensity of an RPS comment thread. Tango Fiesta is the latest game to harness the decade by the mullet in an attempt to tame it. Made in eight hours at the Rezzed gamejam, development is continuing but you can play the current version for free. Prepare to shoot men. And grass. Lots of grass.

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