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Bedlam

3 years ago

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Bedlam review

You wait forty years for a game about jumping between video games, and two come at once. A couple of weeks after we saw Davey Wreden’s experimental project The Beginner’s Guide, we now have Bedlam [official site]. (No, not that one. The other one.) Based on Christopher Brookmyr’s book of the same name, and written by the author, this is a tale of being trapped…

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Skyshine’s Bedlam review

Skyshine's Bedlam [official site] (that awkward prefix is because a first-person shooter named Bedlam is already on Steam) is a team-based roguelike in which you drive a giant APC across a post-apocalyptic desert, getting into regular turn-based fights and trying not to run out of food and fuel. It's out today. A list of games which have made me swear the most: 5) Syndicate (original)…

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4 years ago

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A Chat About Banner Saga-Powered Roguelike Bedlam

A couple of weeks ago, a roguelike which uses the Banner Saga engine to create a rather attractive post-apocalyptic cocktail of FTL, The Oregon Trail and XCOM popped up on Kickstarter. Bedlam's around $90k into its $130k goal, with just eight days left on the clock. I've had a chat with the devs, who include veterans of Darksiders studio Vigil, about what they're aiming for…

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Bedlam: A Fallouty Roguelike Using Banner Saga’s Engine

There are now two games called Bedlam. My guess is that, fairly soon, there will be only one game called Bedlam, given one (an FPS) is currently for sale on Early Access and another has only just begun its Kickstarter dance. I post about the latter now, not because of 'haha silly them for not using Google', but because it's using the engine from the…

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Timequake: Bedlam’s History Of Games

Bedlam is a first-person shooter about first-person shooters, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Brookmyre. Alec has not only played the game, which is available in Early Access, he's read the book as well. I'm awaiting confirmation as to whether he's worn the t-shirt. A fleeting inspection of Alec's analysis and the freshly baked trailer below swiftly disproves my earlier statement…

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Feature: From Quake II to Call of Duty and beyond

Hands-On With Bedlam, The FPS About FPSes

I'm rocket-jumping over Helm's Deep. I'm pinning Nazis to 1940s French churches with catapult bolts. I'm shooting Strogg-homages in metal corridors with a chunky, low-res shotgun, and frankly that much Quake IIiness is enjoyable enough in and of itself that it doesn't need any era-mixing funny business anyway. I'm finding glitches that transport me - and whichever weapons I've accrued - across and through a…

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5 years ago

Novel About Games Now Game About Novel About Games

Some time ago, I read and then offered opinions about Bedlam, a novel by renowned crime writer Christopher Brookmyre, which was about PC games. PC games as a whole that is, rather than being based on a particular game. Its wider sci-fi trappings and its broad humour I wasn't especially taken with, but I did greatly enjoy its clear love for and whirlwind dash through…

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6 years ago

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Wot I Read: Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam

There have been many novels about videogames, as a visit to the Halo- and Mass Effect-strewn shelves of your local bookshop's sci-fi and fantasy section will reveal, but rather more rare are the novels about videogaming. Bedlam, a new sci-fi novel by renowned Scottish crime author Christopher Brookmyre, both is and isn't about videogaming. While it is centred around a high-concept take on the PC…

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7 years ago

D&D: Daggerdale Gets To The Fighting

The most exciting news in the last 24 hours has nothing to do with PC games. And yet it still feels like it does. HBO have revealed the first fifteen minutes of their adaptation of George R. R. Martin's Song Of Ice & Fire series, in the form of Game Of Thrones. And it looks utterly flipping excellent. (Warning: the clip stops before showing tiny…

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