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Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

5 months ago

A Short Hike, Anodyne 2 and Mutazione are free for keeps on Epic this week

It's freebie o'clock on the Epic Games Store once again. This week's a proper bonanza, too. Between A Short Hike, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust and Mutazione, there's no shortage of familiar and fantastical indie worlds to poke around in. All three are free to add to your library for good 'til March 19th, when they'll be slapped back to full price to make way…

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7 months ago

IGF finalists announced, confirm RPS is correct about everything

The Independent Games Festival Awards have announced their finalists, once more reflecting the esteemed opinions of RPS writers. Sad mutant blueberry simulator Mutazione is the favourite for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, and is also in the running for the Art, Audio and Narrative awards. Two thirds of Alices agree that it is well good.Other grand prize contenders include AI and sadness visual novel Eliza,…

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2 years ago

Anodyne 2: Return To Dust will be sweeping into stores in May

Developers Analgesic Productions have announced that dreamily atmospheric clean ‘em up sequel Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will launch in May.If you’ve not seen the game in action before, it’s a Zelda-y, mixed graphics adventure RPG, and, well, you should probably take a look at the teaser trailer, which has really quite a lot packed into its short 30 seconds.

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Anodyne 2: Return To Dust explains its weird dimension-hopping antics

Anodyne 2 is an odd looking thing, channelling the uncanny style of N64 and PSX games, except when it's not. Folks following the development of the action-adventure sequel have spotted that some of the screenshots appear to be in the chunky, 2D early 16-bit style of the original Anodyne. Oh, and it's also a rhythm game too, and a driving game, somehow? It's probably for…

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Surreal Zelda-like Anodyne is getting a low-fi 3D sequel

Anodyne was an odd little beast of a game. On the surface, a Zelda-like action adventure, full of dungeons to explore, bosses to blat and new items to collect to open up more of the world. But just beneath the surface was an oddly personal and philosophical tale that wasn't nearly as concerned with fate-of-the-world adventuring as it first seemed. Fitting, then, that Anodyne 2: Return…

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