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Samuel Horti

2 years ago

Feature: Take flight

LawBreakers is a zero-gravity FPS that nearly touches the sky

It’s hard not to get excited about LawBreakers' [official site] simple hook: flying military grunts with rockets strapped to their feet zip around zero gravity arenas dodging grenades and pumping bullets into each other. I'm happy to report that it's as fun as it sounds, and its ideas set it apart from other games in the genre. Yet what has impressed me more is how polished it is…

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Moons of Madness is Lovecraftian horror on Mars

Moons of Madness [official site] wants to be a lot of things: a Lovecraftian horror game set on Mars, a mature exploration of mental health issues and a hard sci-fi space simulator. Gulp. Its trailer certainly looks scary to me, although I'm the kind of person that can only play horror games in 15 minute bursts (I've been on Alien: Isolation for the last two months…

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Ram skyscrapers and blow up aliens in new Megaton Rainfall trailer

Megaton Rainfall [official site] will let you "become a supersonic indestructible interdimensional superbeing". Which sounds alright, if you ask me. It's a first-person superhero game in which you have to repel an alien invasion by firing energy missiles at them from your hands. It was first announced back in 2015 – developer Pentadimensional Games has gone a bit quiet since but has popped up with a new trailer and…

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Survive ’em up Dead in Vinland drops you on a desert island

Dead in Vinland [official site] is a survival game about managing a band of exiles on a faraway island, and it looks pretty neat if you ask me. It's the sequel (ish) to Dead in Bermuda, which put you in charge of eight plane crash survivors. You had to assign them tasks, research and craft new gear and explore the island. Dead in Vinland is not a…

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3030 Deathwar Redux leaves early access next month

Remember 3030 Deathwar, the 2D open world RPG in space? Adam wrote about it in 2014, calling it a "remarkable and enormous game". Well, there's an updated version with new quests, polished graphics and more characters coming out of early access next month (13 September, to be exact). 3030 Deathwar Redux [official site], like the original, is an open-world RPG combining adventure game with 2D Elite-style exploration and…

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Head ashore in pirate game Tempest’s first DLC

Ahoy, landlubbers! The first DLC for open-world pirate game Tempest [official site] lets you step your leather boots onto solid ground for the first time. Treasure Lands DLC adds a new ship and invites you onto shore to assault forts, dig up treasure, defend villages and explore ancient cities. If you missed it, Tempest is an adventure across the high seas, with quests to complete, crew members…

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Graceful Explosion Machine shmup blasts off

Side-scrolling shoot 'em up Graceful Explosion Machine [official site], out this week, has one of the better combat systems I've seen in the genre. Your spaceship has four weapons to cut down the waves of blobby enemies: a simple blaster that can overheat and three flashier weapons (including a devastating missile launcher) that use up energy, which you collect from dead enemies. So, you've got to…

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London team confirmed for Overwatch League

eSports organisation Cloud9 will represent London in the Overwatch League [official site], Blizzard have confirmed. The team won't have an official stadium until after 2018, but when they do I'm envisaging half-time pies, coloured scarves and chants of Overwatch is coming home, it's coming home, it's coming etc etc (I know that's not accurate at all, but it's the first England-specific football chant I could think of,…

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Feature: Difficult to play

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review

The voices won’t stop. They’re whispering in my ear, gnawing at my skull from all angles. “Turn back”, one says. “They’re watching you”. “She falls for their tricks every time,” says another, cackling while Senua screams. More than once during Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice [official site] I had to fight the urge to rip the headphones from my ears. As a portrayal of how harrowing it is…

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Fan-made Papers, Please film looks suitably oppressive

Glory to Arstotzka! A fan-made Papers, Please short film is in the works and, judging by the early videos and stills, has nailed the oppressive atmosphere of the border sim game. The trailer doesn't give much away but still has me hooked, and I love seeing the game's pixel art objects come to life. The folks behind it are Nikita and Liliya Ordynskiy, graduates of the Moscow Institute…

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Feature: We asked the experts

Should kids be taught in schools using Minecraft?

“The 14-year-old me was weeping inside” says Tom Bennett, the UK government’s school behaviour tsar. He’s recalling the time that Ian Livingstone – the co-creator of both Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy, the series of role-playing books – called him a “luddite”. “It really upset me, I used to love the books and the games that came from them.” The reason Bennett became the target…

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Wage spacewar in Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition

Remember Interplanetary? You know, the 2015 strategy game about building a base and blowing up other planets. Its hook was that gravity played a huge part: to land your shots you had to take into account the gravitational pull of other planets in the area, which was pretty novel. Well, now there's an Enhanced Edition [official site] that squishes bugs, revamps the visuals and delivers a cargo hold of…

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Spot hippos and explore new islands in Crest update

You're no longer restricted to controlling a single island in early access god game Crest [official site]: the latest update means your followers can sail off to explore the world around them. If you didn't know, Crest is a religion simulator in which you can only interact with your subjects by issuing vague commandments in the “if [subject] then [verb] [object]” form. They're supposed to be ambiguous,…

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Door Kickers getting a side-scrolling spin-off

KillHouse Games has teased a side-scrolling, retro spin-off to Door Kickers, officially the best top-down tactics game of 2014. It's called Door Kickers: Action Squad [official site], and it's being co-developed by KillHouse and Pixel Shard, whose only previous title is a match-three game called Yummy Dreams: Jelly Rainbow. Quite a change of scenery, then. It looks like it's trying to inject some humour into the…

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Running from rhinos (and the police) in The Journey Down Chapter 3 trailer

The Journey Down [official site] is a rather excellent series of point-and-click adventure games with smart puzzles, a twisting plot and heavy Afro-Carribean influences. Parts one and two came out four years apart, in 2010 and 2014, and the third and final chapter is due out next month after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Developer Skygoblin Games have released a trailer for it, and there's plenty of shenanigans on…

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Punch people until their heads explode in Spartan Fist

There aren't enough first-person games about simply punching people in the face, if you ask me (Zeno Clash is probably my favourite off the top of my head). Glass Bottom Games are trying to correct that with Spartan First [official site], a game that's all about – wait for it – "punching dudes in the face so hard they explode". Glorious. It's a first-person voxel-based brawler with plenty…

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Bloody beat ’em up/strategy hybrid Aztez out now

Aztez [official site] blends two genres that wouldn't normally mix: turn-based strategy and beat 'em up. The strategising happens on a hex-based map – you control an elite combat unit of the Aztec Empire sent out to kill "warriors and mythological foes alike". When you invade another tile it switches into real-time brawling, with a hand drawn black-and-white art style where there only colour is the…

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Enter The Riddler’s torture chamber in Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within trailer

Feast your eyes on a new trailer for the Batman: The Enemy Within [official site], the second season of Telltale Games' trip to Gotham. I say feast, it might be more cover-and-squeal, because there's a particularly nasty sequence of The Riddler, the villain of choice this time around, torturing a man for information. You don't actually watch the gore but you see the choppy-choppy contraption and hear…

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