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1 year ago

Feature: Listen now or be dismissed

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Inside, Foxhole and TV show adaptations

What sound drips forth from the audio tubes? It's just the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Our topic this week is: "which TV show deserves a good videogame adaptation?" Maybe you feel Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Whatever could make a good survival game? Or perhaps The Handmaid's Tale could be a great FPS? Probably not. Graham is convinced that road trip anime Kino's Journey…

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2 years ago

Feature: With no plan and constant iteration

How Inside’s levels were designed

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Inside [official site]. Playdead don’t design games in the same way that other studios do. They’re the result of a process where nothing is written down. There’s no script and no design document. No member of the team owns any aspect of what they make and…

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Feature: A beautiful b-movie

The Deliciously Dark Comedy Of Inside

There's been a lot of talk about INSIDE's [official site] beauty and poignancy, and I don't disagree with any of that, but my own appreciation of it was for another reason. I thought it was bloody funny, in the malevolent manner of Evil Dead 2 or Braindead. Inside is a horror videogame, yes, but it's also an extremely cheeky videogame. N.B. here be FULL SPOILERS.

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Feature: The human touch

Inside Has Gloriously Subtle Animations – Come See!

I've just finished Inside [official site] - I really enjoyed it. It's a kind of macabre vignette with a lot of shared DNA from Playdead's previous game, Limbo. It also reminded me of the few minutes I played of Black The Fall at a previous Rezzed in terms of dystopian setting, palette and some of the control mechanisms so I'll be curious to see where…

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4 years ago

Feature: From The Archive

John And Kieron Argue About Limbo

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, we revisit August 4th 2011 to find John and Kieron bickering about influential platformer Limbo. Having played and reviewed Limbo, John found himself at the end of Kieron's (particularly sweary) disagreement gun, and as is always the case the two of…

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6 years ago

Box News: Portal Legos, Limbo Special Edition

Welcome to RPS' first (and probably only) edition of Box News, an attempt at providing fair and balanced coverage of that most marginalized of objects in this digital age - the box - on the first day to conveniently feature more than one box-based news item in 437 years. On today's show, we'll be bringing you up-to-the-minute analysis of the developing Portal Lego set situation…

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7 years ago

Feature: I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I?

John And Kieron Argue About Limbo

Having played and reviewed Limbo yesterday, John found himself at the end of Kieron's (particularly sweary) disagreement gun, and as is always the case the two of them argued about it. An argument that can only be shared with the world. Whose side are you on? FIGHT! (This contains significant spoilers, folks.)

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WIN: Limbo

COMPETITION CLOSED, PRIZES SENT. John thought Limbo was great, even if the PC-porting was a bit shonky. So perhaps you might be interested in winning a copy? I thought so. We've got twenty Steam codes to give away. Email us here with the answer to this question: "If you were stuck in limbo - the metaphysical/theological state, rather than the platform game - which PC…

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PSA: Limbo PC Is Out Now

Right, well we'll have to get to writing about that very soon, eh? Apologies for the supashort post: just thought you should know, in case you didn't have evening plans (or morning plans. Or whatever o'clock it is near you plans). The wildly-acclaimed XBLA tale of horror, puzzles, platforming and silhouettes is out right now on PC at last, via Steam. It'll cost you £6.99…

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Limbo Confirmed For August 2nd

The Limbo folks have sent word that the spooky silhouetted platformer (and one of the prettiest side-scrollers on the playboxes) will be turning up on Steam on August 2nd. That's about it really, but we'll probably WIT it or something before it hits. Hey look, here comes a video! It's actually one of my favourite trailers ever. Grim.

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8 years ago

9 years ago

IGF Factor 2010: Limbo

Limbo is the definition of a Dark Horse, both obviously in its striking visual style and because the scarcity of details about how you actually play the thing. It's a puzzle platformer, and that's about all we know. However, it's impressed the hell out of the IGF judges who've played it, leading to it being shortlisted for both the Technical and Visual Arts awards. Our…

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