Posts Tagged ‘Unknown Pleasures 2009’

Unknown Pleasures 09: McMillen’s Myriad Marvels

Continuing our irregular series of previews for the year ahead’s more offbeat games, we now turn to uber-independent developer/artist Edmund Mcmillen. You’ll know him best either for his work on gleeful, gooey physics-platformer Gish, which scooped the IGF grand prize in 2005, or for last year’s naughty-naughty headline-maker C**t . He’s an outspoken, uncensored fellow – as you’ll tell from his remarkably candid comments about the Independent Games Festival further down this post.

Edmund’s also a massively prolific game-maker, as evidenced by his stuffed Newgrounds page and his recent anthology of 10 years of his output, This Is A Cry For Help. Hence, it’d be wrong to focus on only one of his many upcoming games…
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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Venture Dinosauria


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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