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Everything I know about the post-industrial decline of Britain I learned from listening to Ghost Town, the 1981 hit song by The Specials about some spooky creeps who hijack a Vauxhall Cresta to hunt down Margaret Thatcher. There’s also the time I fell asleep on the couch watching The Full Monty and woke up to Fight Club, which saddled me with a false memory of…
6 months ago
Oh, it'll be a beaut once it's done. On completion, Landlord's Super promises a mundane fantasy of construction and socialising in your own dismal slice of English decline - seasonal changes, health concerns, rental markets, union interferences and all. But those frivolities can wait. Launching today in Steam Early Access, the Landlord's offering the simpler pleasures right now. Home renovation, and getting absolutely knackered down…
There’s only one class to choose in Landlord’s Super: working class. Set in a Midlands town in the ‘80s (a famously prosperous time in the UK when no contentious things happened), it’s a game about the ordinary feats of strength people do to get by. Trading in scrap for cash, finding odd jobs in the construction business, that sort of thing. The kind of work…
1 year ago
Screenshot Saturday! A day for gazing into the crystal ball that is Twitter to look at what some game developers are up to. Spoilers: it’s making games for us to play in the future. What industrious, forward-thinking folk. This week: a long-forgotten communication device, a cooperative boat trip, and some good old-fashioned slapstick.