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Eidolon

2 years ago

Build a virtual fire with Eidolon dev’s Yule Log

On Christmas Eve in 1966, a New York television station broadcast several hours of a festive fireplace so people in fireless flats could tune into The Yule Log and feel Christmassy too. A modern tradition was born. You might have seen fireplace videos in Christmas shops on VHS and DVD, Netflix has three of 'em (I favour the birchwood fire), one ad has Nick Offerman…

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4 years ago

Watch Your Garden Grow: Viridi

People are puzzled enough by the whole swimming-in-icy-ponds lark that I don't often mention my second greatest pleasure in life is watching plants grow. Every spare surface in my tiny box room is bristling with green, from ivy and ferns to alien succulents. Despite living in a minigreenhouse, I am still super stoked for the next game from Eidolon developers Ice Water Games. Viridi [official…

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Ghosts, Jelly, And Wilderness: Devs With Ferguson Bundle

I can hear the Bargain Bucket just over the horizon, rolling this way filled with howling plushies, but I wanted to point out one sale specifically. It ends tonight, you see, contains a fine spread of interesting games not usually seen in bundles, and helps a good cause. The Devs With Ferguson Bundle includes games like remarkable exploration platformer FJORDS, survive 'em up Eidolon, bouncy…

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Feature: Surviving & Journaling

Eidolon Diary: Diarising Eidolon

Eidolon is a beautiful survival game inside which John starved to death on video back in August. We asked Jack de Quidt, writer for The Tall Trees, to live a little longer and write a little more about his experiences with the game. When you first open up your journal in Eidolon you’re met with wonderful, terrifying blankness. You have no objective. You have no…

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Feature: Into The Wild

Survival Games Are Important

In early 2012, a mod for Arma II called DayZ was released. Two-and-a-half years later, its odd mixture of multiplayer, horror, and a need for players to keep themselves fed and watered, has given rise to the survival genre. Let's celebrate that genre.

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Feature: It ate my face

Video: Slowly Starving To Death In Eidolon

The extremely pretty Eidolon is out now - an explore-them-up set in a future Washington that has been reclaimed by Nature. Unquestionably looking like Shelter meets Proteus, it plays differently to both, this game primarily a survival simulator. However, with no information at all, including that bit, I started playing and recorded my efforts. You can watch them below.

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5 years ago

Survivor: Proteus Edition – Eidolon Gets First Trailer

As expected after a few non-moving screenshots and some of those positively primitive runes otherwise known as "words," developer Ice Water Games has elected to release a trailer of upcoming survivalthing Eidolon. And oh what a trailer it is. It really does look like a gloomier, more traditionally "game"-like Proteus, riddled with gnarled scraps of our culture's smoldering past for good measure. Like a butterfly…

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Eidolon Is A Survival Game About Mystery, Beauty, And Life

I am very good at surviving. So far, I've made it 24 years, and I've only forgotten how to eat, panicked, fashioned a spear out of a busted broom and a butter knife, and attempted to slay my refrigerator, like, six or seven times. But I can't take all of the credit for that sterling record. Games taught me countless survival tips and tricks, like…

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