Posts Tagged ‘trailers’

Gather Round For This Gorgeous Amphora Trailer

By Philippa Warr on October 8th, 2014.

Moondrop have released a trailer for their puzzle game Amphora and it’s stunning. I was going to say it was the most beautiful thing I’d seen all day except that during the course of writing this article I watched Alfonso Ribeiro finally doing the Carlton Dance on Dancing With The Stars.

So! Amphora is a puzzle game which is coming out in November. The art style is inspired by shadow theatre, but the way it’s been coloured also puts me in mind of stained glass windows. Also quilling, which is a way of arranging thin scrolls of coloured paper to make pictures.

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Planet Express: Space Run Delivers Mobile Tower Defense

By Graham Smith on March 10th, 2014.

The main character is called Buck Mann.

When I saw the trailer for Space Run last week, I immediately opened up an IM window and sent it to a few friends. Then, satisfied with having shared the strategic space ship construction game, I felt the sense of closure I normally get from posting things here and wiped it from my memory. That’s why it’s only now while cleaning my inbox that I re-discover and bring its trailer to you.

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Crawl Is A Multiplayer Dungeon Brawler With A Brill Trailer

By Graham Smith on March 4th, 2014.

Hot pink! The best of all pinks.

This is how you send your game out into the public sphere. From the Crawl Steam Greenlight page, I can tell you that it’s a “competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters.” From its detailed three-minute trailer, embedded below, I can tell you that it has beautifully animated pixel art, fast hack-and-slash combat, and lots of hot pink fonts. Crawl is about to get your attention.

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The Only Winning Move: Wargame: Red Dragon Trailer

By Graham Smith on February 21st, 2014.

It's got war, it's a game... but what should we call it?

I showed the last Wargame: Red Dragon trailer to a friend who is knowledgeable about games. As it drew to a close they turned to me and asked, “What kind of game is this?” It’s a large-scale real-time strategy game with a dynamic campaign map, multiplayer, hundreds of modernish military units, and taut tactical combat, but I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not that you can’t immediately tell from the trailers that it’s not, for example, a first-person shooter. I do know it means it looks visually impressive. I do know it means you should watch the latest trailer, twice.

Once to appreciate how it looks, and a second time to double check how the voice-over pronounces the world “stealth”.
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The Darkness II’s Tentacular Executions

By Craig Pearson on February 1st, 2012.

I wish for innards!
The Darkness II is violent. How violent? It has executions, but it has different categories of them. CataGOREies, if you will. This pair of trailers is part of series showing what you can pull off. Mostly limbs, it seems.
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Behind The Back To The Future

By John Walker on October 25th, 2010.

Same pic yet again.

Telltale really does have a gift for picking up licenses people are craving for. Sam & Max, Monkey Island, and now Back To The Future. And they’re not going in alone. As the making of videos below show, they’ve got co-creator Bob Gale involved with the project. And as we’ve seen before, Christopher Lloyd is on board to provide his all important voice. Michael J Fox won’t be providing his voice, but has given permission for his likeness to be used. And so they set about casting a sound-alike. You can see all this below.

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Medal Of HonoUr: Beta Footage

By John Walker on June 23rd, 2010.

Secret flamethrower!

Would you like to see some Medal Of Honour footage? I bet you would. I know what you’re like – you pretend you don’t want to, and then you’re all peeking around the corner, trying to take a look, hoping no one else is noticing. Well, we notice, and look, it’s fine. So you can see a bunch of videos, from the multiplayer beta, below. Don’t worry about it.

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Ibiza Uncovered: Test Drive Unlimited 2

By John Walker on May 4th, 2010.

Driving into a supernova requires a large sunblind.

News of Test Drive Unlimited 2 has caught me by surprise, despite its having been announced in March. I’m so good at my job. The original, released on PC in 2007, was an unfairly overlooked driving game set on the Hawaiian island Oʻahu, with 1,000 miles of roads to race about on. What made it so interesting was the population of this island: other players. It was so casual about being an MMO – not shouting and screaming about it, but rather just letting you take part in the many races available, and then on a whim see another car coming toward you, flash your lights at it, and then begin a frenzied race with them for glory. And for money. So much money. Below is the first-look trailer of the sequel, along with Game Trailers’ interview with senior producer, Nour Polloni.

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Slicing ‘N Dicing Man & Beast: Wolfenstein Teaser

By John Walker on July 3rd, 2009.

They never told us about this in our history lessons.

This is a fun teaser for Wolfenstein. A “motion comic”, it’s a faux-gritty tale of tracking down Hitler and his chain guns, my favourite moment having to be the swastika-shaped prison. Good, inappropriate times. There’s also a couple of trailers from a week or two back that we haven’t posted so far, tucked neatly below.

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Prince Of Persia Gets All Arty

By John Walker on October 27th, 2008.

He's on his way to cheer on Hamels.

How to while away the last few minutes of my birthday, before the Phillies begin game 5, and their inevitable triumphant victory in the World Series? Why, with Prince of Persia videos, of course.

The first (below) features a really rather pleasant arty story-piece, discussing the battle between light and dark, all esoteric and confusing. The second has three members of the development team discussing the artistic direction of the game. But not just saying, “A bit like concept art, only 3D”, but rather something more intelligent and thoughtful. It suggests that real passion has gone into creating such a vividly unique design. (Go Phillies!)

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