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Mini Metro

1 year ago

The 19th Humble Indie Bundle features existential horror & bullet time

While Humble may offer a lot of bundles now, their Humble Indie Bundles are what first put the site on the map. Their 19th went live last night, offering their usual broad and colourful cross-section of what the indie development scene has to offer. Featuring space adventure, train-based puzzling, VR bomb defusal and one of the most existentially unsettling horror games ever made, this bundle…

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2 years ago

Feature: Give PC a chance

The 20 best non-violent games on PC

My nerves have been sufficiently jangled and my trigger-finger sufficiently itched by the glut of action games which landed in the closing months of last year. I crave an altogether more sedate beginning to 2018, and so my mind turns to games in which violence, reflex or any other kind of unblinking attentiveness takes a back seat. Primarily we're talking violence-free games here, but I…

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Feature: Keep your finger on the pulse without giving up sleep

The 23 best bite-size games for busy lives

I am dad, hear me whinge. Too many games, not enough spare time, for all my non-work hours are spent kissing grazed knees, explaining why you cannot eat the food in that cupboard, constructing awful Lion King dioramas out of toilet roll tubes and being terrified that the next jump from the sofa to the armchair will go fatally wrong. I'm lucky in that my…

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3 years ago

Feature: The Final Picks

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round 3!

We're coming to the end of the Summer Steam Sale so chances are you've picked up the things you'd already got your eye on, but there are always games that sneak under the radar or come from genres you might usually ignore. That's why we've put together our final recommendation list. Here's a whole list of things we love and why we think they're worth…

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4 years ago

IGF 2016 Finalists Announced

The Independent Games Festival turns up few surprises these days, and that's okay. The term 'indie games' is banned by my hypothetical RPS Style Guide as they're now so ubiquitous that they're just, well, video games [two words -hypothetical ed.], y'know? Heck, we ourselves have already implored you to play most of this year's IGF Finalists and Honorable Mentions, which were announced today. The IGF…

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Good Service: Mini Metro Launches Out Of Early Access

"It's my favourite game about stretchy lines in a very long time," Alec said after playing minimalist subway-building puzzle-o-strategy game Mini Metro [official site] when it hit Steam Early Access last year. They're special stretchy lines which pull train lines out, see, connecting stations to stations and hopefully leading to a happy, well-oiled city infrastructure. Yeah, good luck with that. I lived in London, pal,…

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Mini Metro Departs Early Access On November 6th

Mini Metro [official site] is a simple puzzle game about building an efficient subway system, styled up to look like the London Underground map. It is tranquil, and strangely beautiful, and it will make you feel a tiny moment of sympathy for the people in charge the next time you're making three changes on your route across a city. It's leaving the early access station…

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5 years ago

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Have You Played… Mini Metro?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. None-more-minimalist railway management game (or is it?) Mini Metro is relatively new (I last wrote about it in August, even), but it's tended to hum away in the background rather than ever quite find the limelight, so permit me to praise it anew.…

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Impressions: Mini Metro

Sounds like an old British car, is in actual fact about designing underground rail systems. Basically, if you'd rather not play anything to do with transport, walk away now. No, no, hey, come on, I didn't mean that, let's sit down and talk about this. I didn't really want to play anything to do with transport either, but I'm glad I did. Mini Metro is…

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6 years ago

A (Subway) Platform Game: Mini Metro

Why are the trains in Britain always late? Here is one possible reason: efficiently connecting train routes is flipping hard. I only realised this while playing Mini Metro, a Ludum Dare entry turned alpha for a full game which arrived right on time when I needed something to play this weekend. It's a neat strategy game, as visually clean as the finest tube maps, and…

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