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Cutey Crawly - Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Is Out

Cobrastyle is, of course, that FIFA song (also covered excellently by Robyn), but what about Tiger Style? Well, that’ll be a video game studio, not a pop song. The last game from the gang founded by Looking Glass Thief chap Randy Smith and his Ion Storm pal David Kalina was Waking Mars, which found its way to PC, but before that they made mobile-only insect-gobbling puzzle-platformer Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor.

The sequel to that, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon [official site], launched on PC last week for your playing pleasure. I would’ve told you sooner but I’ve been moving flat and it’s hell.

Last time I wrote about the game, I gabbed on about how Spider games hide – optional – mysteries in the background with environmental storytelling. If you want to figure out what the Rite of the Shrouded Moon is all about, you can. But why would a spider care? A spider wants to eat and breed. That second part’s perhaps not a focus of the game, but eating sure is. Here’s Randy Smith to explain spinning webs, eating insects, and scoring mega-points:

Spider is out on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A launch discount brings it down to £8.99 for a few more days. I believe our Alec has been playing Spider to tell us Wot He Thinks.

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