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Cobalt

Cobalt review

A 2D shooter with style.

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9 months ago

Feature: Max Payne, eat your heart out

Have You Played… Cobalt?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Cobalt had two ideas that make it one of the best arena shooters I’ve played: automatic time slowing, and a roll button that deflects bullets. There’s a single player/co-op campaign, though when I played that was only there in bare-bones form. Not that it mattered, because…

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11 months ago

Cobalt WASD gives the quirky platformer a competitive second lease of life

One of the stranger side-effects of Microsoft buying Minecraft studio Mojang is that quirky sci-fi platform shooter Cobalt has just quietly continued to exist. Published by the now-mighty Swedish company and made by Oxeye, development on it continued for years, eventually resulting in a low-key release accompanied by a broadly positive critical reception, like in our review here. Oxeye are clearly not done with Cobalt, though.…

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3 years ago

Stop The Clocks: Cobalt Free On Steam This Weekend

What are you up to on this lazy Saturday, dear reader? Nothing too strenuous, I hope. If you're playing videogames, I'm sure you've already told Alice what you're playing, but if you're stuck for inspiration and don't fancy those FPS freekends, let me point you in the direction of Cobalt [official site]. For those unawares, Cobalt is a stylish side-scrolling platformer that follows the plight…

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Feature: A 2D shooter with style.

Cobalt review

Cobalt is about a tiny, blue, quick-witted murderbot who’s travelling through space with its ship’s AI, searching for remnants of human life. It’s a story that tackles themes like consciousness and sentience, but it’s tongue-in-cheek and full of lighthearted touches - like stumbling across a copy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in a library, or meeting an enclave of dubstep-listening, friendly robots who…

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Mojang Publishing Cobalt On February 2nd

Mojang have tried to be more than just 'Those Minecraft Folks', but their other projects have been troubled. Their second game, card 'em up Scrolls, is on life support, and Cobalt [official site] has been in paid alpha for over four years. We'll soon finally see the final form of the multiplayer side-on shooter, which is made by Oxeye Game Studio and only published by…

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Mojang Set Cobalt Release Date Back To Feb 2016

The last time I wrote about Cobalt [official site], it was the other other Mojang title, sitting alongside Minecraft and Scrolls. It remains the only third-party game in the company's portfolio and has come a long way since I played it four years ago. The 2D robo-battler was due to be released in a few days but a remarkably honest new video shows a boulder…

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6 years ago

Viewtiful Robo: Cobalt Shows Slow-Mo, Level Editor

Mojang may or may not be going forward with its plan to become some kind of indie developer/publisher mega-hybrid, but 2D robo-biffer Cobalt's still hopping, bopping, and blasting along in the background. Adam took the Oxeye-developed arena shooter for a spin many of our pitiful human days ago, but it's come quite a long way since then. Or at least, I assume so. Otherwise, it'd…

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7 years ago

Feature: This is how they roll

Roll Playing: Cobalt Alpha Impressions

Mojang said the Cobalt alpha would be released before Christmas and sure enough, tiny robots invaded the internet this weekend. I really wasn't sure what to expect so I installed the blighter and had a quick go, all the better to share some brief impressions. There's no campaign at the moment and no online multiplayer, which isn't due anytime soon if at all, so since…

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Cobalt May Well Be Out This Friday

Mojang's first foray into the world of being a publisher is about to happen. As developers OxEye told us back in August, Cobalt, the running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring-em-up was always aiming for its first public alpha to appear before the end of the year. And that, according to the EDGEBORG, is going…

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Feature: And we've interviewed the developers

Minecraft Devs Mojang To Publish Cobalt

Here's some news. Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, are expanding from being developers, to also being third-party publishers. And the first to appear through the company is action game Cobalt, by indies Oxeye Game Studios. What is it? We've tracked down the team and asked them all about the game, and how the deal came about. And how they might put teabagging in the game.

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Metal Hug: Cobalt Is Adorable, Armed

Here's one that slipped by. Cobalt is a sidescrolling shooter with an agile robot at the helm, dodging enemies and wandering around being altogether very shooty. It looks like Metal Slug meets Machinarium meets every bullet-time game ever. Cobalt can slow down time, climb on walls, boost and hop around athletically from the word go, but weaponry is limited at the start of the game.…

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