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Have You Played… Trine?

Have You Played… Trine?

15:00, 15 Jan 2016

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. If Trine [official site] were simply about a thief fighting through a magical adventure with her bow and grappling hook, I’d really dig it. I’d also be well up for a game about […]

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Trine 3 Charges, Swings, Levitates Out Of Early Access

Trine 3 Charges, Swings, Levitates Out Of Early Access

21:00, 20 Aug 2015

Early Access does mute the excitement of a new release for me. After the delights of Trine and its sequel, I should be bouncing off the wall with glee at the release of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power [official site]. Instead, after four months on Steam Early Access, my response is a muttered “Oh […]

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Premature Evaluation: Trine 3

Premature Evaluation: Trine 3

22:00, 27 Apr 2015

Each week Marsh Davies swings gamely into the haunted temple of Early Access and brings back any stories he can find and/or tumbles indecorously onto a bed of wooden stakes. This week: third time’s the charm (maybe) for the triply protagonist’d physics-platforming sequel, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power. Frozenbyte have really tripled-down on the […]

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Trine 3 Swings Onto Steam Early Access Next Week

Trine 3 Swings Onto Steam Early Access Next Week

21:00, 16 Apr 2015

Debuting Trine 3 [official site] through Steam Early Access is a curious decision from developers Frozenbyte. I warmly remember the first two as beautiful, polished treats that I played with a face like a small child seeing whatever it is that makes small children incoherent with glee (the faces of authority figures appearing and disappearing […]

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A New Perspective: Trine 3 – The Artifacts Of Power

A New Perspective: Trine 3 – The Artifacts Of Power

17:00, 02 Mar 2015

When I’m playing the Trine [official site] games I feel like I’m shuffling around inside beautiful fantasy concept art. It’s a little known fact that Louis Armstrong’s recording of What A Wonderful World was performed after an all-night cooperative Trine binge and the inspiration is clear (the final verse, however, was a joke about The […]

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Conjure Up New Levels With Trine & Trine 2’s Editor

Conjure Up New Levels With Trine & Trine 2’s Editor

14:00, 25 Sep 2014

If someone could kindly make a Trine 2 level that’s a big huge grappling hook playground with daring leaps and grand fairytale vistas, I’d be much obliged. Developers Frozenbyte have released public beta versions of the level editors for both its magical puzzle-platformers, you see, but I’m oh so horribly busy this week. They let […]

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Totally Wizard, Mate: Trine Enchanted Edition Released

Totally Wizard, Mate: Trine Enchanted Edition Released

14:00, 25 Jul 2014

Each generation adds its own twist to old fairytales, reflecting the tone and fashions of the era, teasing out undertones as statements. Trine was not an adaptation of an old tale, but played with genre conventions to deliver a modern message: lusty wizards and thieves with grappling hooks are totally wicked cool. But what comes […]

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Magical: Trine Conjures Up Online Co-op In Engine Switch

Magical: Trine Conjures Up Online Co-op In Engine Switch

09:00, 20 Jun 2014

I remember Trine as being awfully pretty but no, apparently it wasn’t pretty enough for developers Frozenbyte (and, having now returned to the game, it seems my memory’s not quite what it was). They’re porting Trine over to the Trine 2 engine, giving the puzzle-platformer a fairytale makeover and its sequel’s online co-op. While Frozenbyte […]

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The Fallout Doctrine: Sheltered

The Fallout Doctrine: Sheltered

19:00, 11 Jun 2014

It’s easy to forget what reality is and how to breathe and why basic human values matter during E3 week. It’s also easy to forget that there are other things going on in gaming’s humongous land. Inventive projects on Kickstarter, for instance. A post-apocalyptic survival game that’s genuinely about survival, rather than shooting giant mutant […]

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