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Crying Suns

2 months ago

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Unknown Pleasures: The only game in the office

The office is eerily empty tonight, as RPS has vanquished another foe, and been locked out in turn by my guerrilla forces. I am alone in the building. There is only me, Candide the rainbow llama, and the endless invisible stream of code I must consume to sustain my terrible power. It is time, my friends, for Unknown Pleasures, our regular delivery of the best…

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10 months ago

Crying Suns warps in a faster, meaner demo on Steam

Crying Suns feels a bit like playing FTL in the universe from Lexx - weird, uncomfortable, unquestionably a bit evil and confusingly exciting. Space here is a mean place full of freaks and lunatics, and you're an expendable cloned captain sent to find out just how it got so bad. Developers Alt Shift released a demo to accompany the Kickstarter funding their rogue-ish game of…

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1 year ago

Crying Suns feels like FTL’s grimmer and darker cousin

As great as FTL was, it never felt very personal to me. Crying Suns, from French studio Alt Shift, has a lot in common with Subset Games's space roguelike gem, but wraps them in dense narrative and a positively grim setting. The game is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter [update: and now fully funded], and it has a playable demo giving us a peek at its setting,…

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