Posts Tagged ‘Venus Patrol’

Horizon Shine: Watch The Secret Best Conference Of E3

By Nathan Grayson on June 12th, 2014.

It’s more or less over. In the wake of E3’s publishing behemoth mega-rumble, Los Angeles lies in ruins – buildings stomped flat like ant hills beneath the feet of roughhousing children. Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, EA, and Nintendo have all taken their rooster-like struts down the stage, and now millions lie dead or worse: in some sort of physical retailer, placing pre-orders. But that’s not everybody. One major player has yet to roll out its cavalcade of announcements, demos, and trailers. Last year Venus Patrol’s Horizon, the “alternative gaming conference,” quietly stole the show with wonderfully charming games ranging from Double Fine’s Broken Age to Capy’s Below to hole-based puzzler Kachina which is KILLING ME BY STILL NOT BEING OUT, DAMN IT. What lies in store this year? Horizon will begin streaming at 10 AM PT / 6 PM RPS time. Let’s find out together.

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Caramel Skies: Venus Patrol

By Alec Meer on January 25th, 2011.

I took at look at indie plane game Venus Patrol during IGF judging, and meant to duly nudge the good ship RPS its way. Alas, I was distracted by the dread onset of Winter, huddling away from the terrors of cold and darkness and entirely forgetting that I had played a beautiful, minimalist flight sim made only of pastel colours and mouse control. Such sunlit tones and airy freedom seemed so long ago.

With the game now reaching release status, creator Neil Thapen (creator of Stalker/Tetris mashup STACKER and one of the chaps on the receiving end of Quinns’ biscuit quest) sent us a timely reminder of its existence.
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