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GNOG

GNOG review

Head held high

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Be less horrid

Halloween 2018 Special: Some lovely games!

Video games, you may have noticed, are often a little bit horrid. All sorts of naughtiness, and a distinct lack of people just being kind to one another. What are we like?! But fortunately there are games that make an exception to the potty-mouthed meanies that dominate, and today I celebrate them and their cuteness with a collection of lovely screenshots.

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3 months ago

Feature: The guillotine of design

How cutting off heads got GNOG finished

Samuel Boucher hadn’t really made a game before he started to make GNOG. He was an artist and graphic designer, and though he’d art directed an interactive jigsaw puzzle game for kids, that was pretty much the limit of his experience. So, really, you can say the trouble with GNOG started when he decided to post some illustrations of a game idea he had to…

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4 months ago

Feature: Head held high

GNOG review

We've been writing about crazy-bonkers puzzler GNOG in its various forms since 2014. Originally called GNAH!, Graham immediately loved the look of it. Then a year later developers KO_OP Mode declared that they were scrapping everything and starting over, renaming the game GNOG. Since then we've been patiently waiting, seeing the game come out on iOS, then PS4, and finally now it's out on PC.…

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1 year ago

Gnog’s pretty puzzleheads opening up in November

The pretty puzzleheads of Gnog will finally come to PC some time in November. Ko_op's Gnog traps us inside giant monstrous heads, where I suppose our objective is to escape but that seems a lot less fun than messing about. Like Windosill and games by Vectorpark, solving puzzles feels secondary to poking around, fiddling with things to discover delightful consequences. Here, peep this:

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2 years ago

GNOG’s Puzzleheads Still Look Delightful

I am quite keen to rummage in the giant puzzleheads of GNOG [official site]. They're teeny little rooms with plenty of things to press, pull, flip, open, rotate, lift, twist, twirl, plug in, and generally fiddle with. Developers Ko-op Mode have cited inspirations including Windosill and Polly Pocket toys and yes, that all sounds splendid. It looks gorgeous too. Check out this new trailer:

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4 years ago

GNOG Is A Head-Scratching Puzzle Game

I wrote previously about GNOG [official site] when it was called GNAH! and I was charmed by its art style, its playful attitude to puzzle solving, and the fact it's about poking and rotating gurning faces with rooms inside. The team decided in November however to "throw everything out and start from scratch." The result is that it's still a game about prodding at heads,…

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5 years ago

Feature: Hands On Faces

Interview: Gnah! A Windosill-Inspired Game About Heads

I was in love with Gnah! the second I saw it. Each of this puzzle game's levels is a hollow head drawn and modelled in a crisp, graphic style. When you sit down to play it, your objective isn't explicitly stated, and so you just start to spin it around and poke at it. Twirl this cog to make its eyes open, angle this search…

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Gnah! Is A Puzzle Game About Escaping From Heads

Gnah! is a puzzle game about the inside of heads. If it were set inside my head, currently all you'd find would be a picture of a dog dressed as a unicorn, and fresh memories of the Seven Of Nine episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Alas, it actually takes place inside heads rendered by crisp, graphic illustrations, and is about unlocking progress by alternately poking…

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