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Mutazione

Mutazione review

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A Short Hike wins the IGF Grand Prize

While the Game Developers Conference is not happening this week, postponed by Covid-19 health concerns, its two big awards shows went ahead on livestream. The vile waterfowl of Untitled Goose Game ran off with the Game Of The Year Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, and the chill A Short Hike scooped the Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival Awards. A Short Hike…

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A Short Hike, Anodyne 2 and Mutazione are free for keeps on Epic this week

It's freebie o'clock on the Epic Games Store once again. This week's a proper bonanza, too. Between A Short Hike, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust and Mutazione, there's no shortage of familiar and fantastical indie worlds to poke around in. All three are free to add to your library for good 'til March 19th, when they'll be slapped back to full price to make way…

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Offworld Trading Company and Gonner free on Epic now, A Short Hike next week

Folks still like freebies 'round these parts, right? Hope so, because there's a pretty kickin' lineup of games to snatch on the Epic Games Store over the next week. Offworld Trading Company and Gonner are both free right now. That's one capitalism strategy simulator and one procedurally generated platformer for your library. Both are free until March 12th, at which point Epic roll out three…

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5 months ago

Feature: Toot toot!

My musical highlights from Steam’s soundtrack sale

Steam's soundtrack sale is nearly over, but as the resident soundtrack fanatic here at RPS, I thought it was only right and proper to take some time out and celebrate some of my favourite tracks and compilations. After all, there are plenty of bangers in there right now, and it would be a shame to miss out on these crackin' tunes while they're going cheap.…

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6 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

The 8 most peaceful gardens in games

Put the 9mm down, for crying out loud. Not every game is about shooting your enemies in the shin bones. Honestly. Give me that, here, take this trowel. Now, follow me, through this tranquil landscape of blooming daffodils and perfectly arranged stone paths covered in happy moss. Yes, that’s it, you want a turn around the garden. A bit of soil on your fingers. And…

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Mutazione’s new Garden Mode lets you make more plant music

Mutazione is the name of an island town, or what's left of one, after a rogue meteor crashed into it decades ago. Now all the folks are mutant-y creatures and the protagonist Kai is the only human-looking human around, come to hang out with her old gramps for a bit. Aside from chatting with the locals, Mutazione lets Kai play around cultivating musical plants, which…

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IGF finalists announced, confirm RPS is correct about everything

The Independent Games Festival Awards have announced their finalists, once more reflecting the esteemed opinions of RPS writers. Sad mutant blueberry simulator Mutazione is the favourite for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, and is also in the running for the Art, Audio and Narrative awards. Two thirds of Alices agree that it is well good.Other grand prize contenders include AI and sadness visual novel Eliza,…

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Feature: A good year for games

Our PC Games of the Year 2019

2019 was a great year for PC games - aren't they all? - but you might not yet know what the very best PC games of 2019 were. Let us help you.

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10 months ago

Feature: Grow, baby, grow

Mutazione review

Nate was talking to me the other day about how weird it is that games are considered, like, one single form of art, because he reviewed Wilmot's Warehouse and then went straight into Borderlands 3. And similarly, while he and Matthew were shnorting 30 hours of a big bombastic looter-shooter like that one kid at school who used to huff entire pixie sticks up his…

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1 year ago

Feature: Like evolution, only faster

Sing to a garden and make friends with happy jelly beans in Mutazione

It was explained to me that Mutazione is a difficult game to play on a loud and busy show floor. At conventions and trade shows, someone might notice a free demo station, pick up the controls, noodle around for a few minutes, and then run off because they only have half an hour in which to snarf down an overpriced sandwich. But Mutazione is quiet,…

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Mutazione tells small human stories in a strange mutant world

The more things change, the more they stay the same, and the world of Mutazione has changed a lot since an alien meteor landed in the middle of a tropical holiday resort. Players pick up the story as Kai, a young woman living in the strange but low-key landscape that's grown in the hundred years since. She hangs out with her weird mutant pals, watching…

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