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Overland

Overland review

Road worrier

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1 week ago

You could get your car’s name in Overland

You're supposed to stay detached from people in the apocalypse because caring about other humans gets in the way of looking out for number one. Overland, the strategic survival game about road-tripping West during an alien infestation, makes it tough to stop caring about them because each one (dogs included) has a randomly chosen name and backstory. Apparently I'll be getting emotionally attached to my…

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3 months ago

Bags packed, dogs fed, shotguns loaded: strategy road trip Overland sets off

Are road trips even fun? It's certainly a nice thought, tearing down a sunlit road with your mates, chugging brews in the back and tunes on the CD player. But I can't think of any I've been on that aren't outright misery, crammed in the back on a family jaunt across the country, parents arguing over a map while the sausage rolls start stinking up…

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9 months ago

Overland’s long and winding road to release ends this autumn

Beautiful murderbugs vs Americana turn-based strategy vs roguelike Overland is a game I've blown hot and cold on. I dig the theme, I dig the permanence and agonies of a perilous journey in which you make terrible mistakes and terrible sacrifices, and oh boy do I dig the art. But I've grown increasingly unconvinced by its artificial inventory restrictions, said agonies so dependent on the…

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3 years ago

Post-Apocaroadtrip: Overland Opens Up Early Access

Our Alec was quite taken with post-apocalyptic road trip Overland [official site] when he played the first early access version in April. You might have been out of luck if you fancied a go yourself, though. At the time, developers Finji were only selling keys in limited quantities, a new wave every now and then. Well, now everyone's welcome. If you want into early access,…

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6 years ago

Canabalt Developer Forms Game Studio, Makes All Games

Adam Saltsman is probably known to you as the creator of Canabalt, the infinite runner with the fabulous glass-smashing sound. He and fellow developer Rebekah Saltsman are now setting up a studio, Finji, to bring together their many game projects under a single name. That includes Overland, a collaboration with Shay Pierce; Portico, a turn-based sorta-tower-defence-ish game previously called Grave; Capsule, a really neat, extremely…

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