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3 months ago

Feature: Winfrastructure

Civic Beauties: the best upcoming city-builders

With the one-two punch of Tropico 6 and then Anno 1800 launching over the last three weeks, plenty have noted that the city-building genre is currently enjoying a spate of urban renewal. Indeed, it’s hard to keep up with current releases: as well as these giant games about colonising tropical islands, recent months have seen a string of small-studio hits - Foundation, Islanders, Factory Town…

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7 months ago

Feature: Oh no there are too many games

The RPS hivemind presents: The most anticipated games of 2019

Wow 2019 is a thing, huh? How are we all doing? Relieved? Bowling a hangover and a nagging sense of trepidation? Maybe you work in retail and, surprise! You were supposed to be at work half an hour ago. Time loses all meaning post-New Year break, doesn't it? You're just sort of adrift in a sea of empty Quality Street wrappers. That's okay. We're all…

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10 months ago

Feature: Could everyone please stop calling Matt a monster

The bestest games of EGX

Matt: After four days of hosting panels, interviewing developers, streaming games on camera and poking at as many as we could on the show floor, Team RPS has returned from the hallowed halls of EGX. Now that we’ve nestled back into our treehouse nooks, it’s time to talk about the best things wot we saw. So, Katharine, Dave and Alice 3.0. Which game won the…

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1 year ago

Feature: A tiny tool for making tiny games

How small game makers found their community with Bitsy

A year ago Bitsy released on itch.io - a humble game making tool described by its creator as a "little editor for little games or worlds". Since its release, more than 600 games have been made using the tool by 300 different authors. On the surface Bitsy is an unassuming engine. It lets you create small pixel-art rooms that players can explore by interacting with…

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