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Poly Bridge

4 months 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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8 months ago

Portal returns! … as a Bridge Constructor spin-off!?

Here’s an odd fusion. Portal is being mixed with the Bridge Constructor series to create a spin-off game about making fragile bridges that transport forklifts from one side of the Aperture Science facility to the other. In Bridge Constructor Portal we'll see GLaDOS, the robot marm of the passive aggressive puzzler, return to torment the player with what I presume will be a characteristically snide…

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2 years ago

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Poly Bridge: Just Starting Out With Stresses And Strains

So I've been having fun playing Poly Bridge [official site] this morning. I feel like it's the sort of game you can sink into and tinker with while binge watching something on another screen or maybe listening to a podcast. But I've started to see the parts where I've not quite got the hang of how the physics works and where the game is better…

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Poly Bridge Lets Twitch Viewers Pitch In With Creations

Bridge-building puzzler Poly Bridge [official site] has managed to cross the chasm of early access and is now in full release territory. There's a bunch of new bits and bobs as part of the 1.0 build but the one which caught my eye was the collaborative play options for Twitch streamers and viewers. The idea is that streamers can accept viewer suggestions for a bridge…

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Premature Evaluation: Poly Bridge

Every week, Rob Zacny crosses the chasm of Early Access to find a treat on the other side. Sometimes the path across is perilous, sometimes it is as sturdy as a horizontal oak. As something rolls across a painstakingly-constructed series of spans and supports in Dry Cactus' Poly Bridge [official site], you can see the structural elements changing color as load is added or subtracted…

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3 years ago