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Sir You Are Being Hunted

1 week ago

Flashlights are your lifeline in murky robo-avoider The Light Keeps Us Safe

Shining lights on problems might not be as effective a solution to social ills as first thought, but it seems key to surviving a nightmare robopocalypse. Announced back in July, Big Robot (Sir, You Are Being Hunted and The Signal From Tölva) are living up to their name again with The Light Keeps Us Safe, a techno-horror survival adventure set in a world where the…

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2 years ago

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Devs Investigating The Signal From Tölva

This week on RPS: Where Are They Now? we revisit Jim Rossignol. You might remember Rosso co-founded RPS in 1873 but couldn't resist the bright lights of Game Development City. Packing his bindle and hitting the road, he co-founded Big Robot, the studio we last saw with survive-o-shooter Sir, You Are Being Hunted. But where has Rossignol been since then? What happened to Big Robot?…

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Indie Legends 4 Bundle Includes Door Kickers, Skullgirls

I've grown immune to the draw of bundles as the number of them has increased, but the Indie Legends 4 Bundle has a good enough haul that it reminds of the early days of Humble. For €3.15 (around £2.62/$3.51) you get Viscera Cleanup Detail (with DLC), Door Kickers, Skullgirls, Sir, You Are Being Hunted, Reus, Lethal League, Party Hard, and Another World. I haven't played…

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3 years ago

Sirs, You Are Being Hunted: Multiplayer Added

When I pop open and drink bottles I find in bushes, people gasp and scuttle away in horror. Yet it's cause for celebration when we virtually get together with pals to drink cyber bushbeer. Go figure. The point is: steampunk countryside survive 'em up Sir, You Are Being Hunted [official site] has finally added multiplayer. RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro is one of the folks behind…

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4 years ago

Wot I Made: Sir, You Are Being Hunted V1.0

We're not going to be publishing a Wot I Think of the game Sir, You Are Being Hunted because one of the principle people behind it - although secondary in overall accomplishment to the mercurial Tom Betts and the incendiary James Carey - is me. I started a small game design company (just the three of us) back in 2010, and in November 2012 we…

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5 years ago

Feature: Honourable And Unmentioned

The 2nd Annual Horace Awards For Forgotten IGF Entrants

The IGF finalists have been announced, and it's a fantastic list. Very deserving games. But there are others, ones that didn't make the grade, and I want to stand up and salute them in public. As a first round judge on the awards, I played a whole bunch of the 650 entries, and there are some real gems in there that are no longer in…

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Sir, You Are Being Far Too Hunted At This Point

Sir, You Are Being Hunted, unquestionably the game of the year according to every gaming website except for this one (out of sheer modesty), has just released a big update. The Industrial Biome is now part of the game, which not only gives you a whole new style of territory to be terrified within, but also a couple of new terrific NPCs - The Scarecrow…

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Feature: Dodging the eel spear

Hands On: Sir, You Are Being Hunted

You can't survive 15 years in the writing-about-games business without understanding the importance of magnanimity. Just because Jim & Co. have, thus far, failed to implement any of my Sir, You Are Being Hunted improvement suggestions doesn't mean I'm sulkily cold-shouldering their Hammer-House-of-Hannay creeping-around-on-the-moors game. Just because Sir's player-protagonist still isn't a) A downed Luftwaffe pilot endeavouring to retrieve and destroy parts of a top-secret radar…

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Feature: The Monocle Wars

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Alpha Opens 19th August

EXCITING DISCLAIMER: Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a game made by Big Robot, a small studio which I help run. I am also a founder and editor of this website. Had to mention that. Just so you know. Anyway! I was just thinking that I should probably mention the release date of the PC game I am working on, on the PC games website…

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Sir, You Are Hiking In The Mountains

IMPOSSIBLY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I run 3-man game studio Big Robot in my spare time. This post is blatant self-promotion of that happen-thing. We're busy getting Sir, You Are Being Hunted ready for Rezzed, which means that the playable alpha for our Kickstarter backers is not far away. Part of the work that we're doing towards that involves new biomes, and I've made a video to…

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Sir, You Are Being Revealed In A New Video Series

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER THING: As well as working on RPS, I run a three-man game-dev outfit called Big Robot. Our current project is Sir, You Are Being Hunted, which did fairly well on the Kickstarters. Rather than pretend RPS can be objective about this I am making a policy of declaring this interest and letting you decide for yourselves. Without further ado, I've posted the latest…

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6 years ago

Feature: Teabot Inspiration

An Essay About Sir, You Are Being Hunted, Kickstarter

WARNING: Blatant self-promotional post ahead. Love you! As many of you will doubtless be aware, I've spent the last couple of years dual-classing as journalist and game developer. I've worked with two friends – Tom Betts and James Carey – to create the indie studio, Big Robot. We are currently Kickstarting our third game, Sir, You Are Being Hunted. With just a week to go,…

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Sir, You Have Reached Your Kickstarter Goal

It's rather of note that Sir, You Are Being Hunted is being developed by Big Robot, a team led by one Jim Rossignol. Who happens to be an owner and editor of Rock, Paper, Shotgun. BIAS. And so it is that Big Robot are rolling around in Queen-faced money. Bar sociopathic lunatics withdrawing pledges, Sir, You Are Being Hunted will be receiving the £40,000 they…

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Sir, You Are Being Kickstarted

WARNING: Entirely self-promotional announcement ahead. (Love you!) Over the past couple of years I haven't just been blogging, I've also been making games. I've been making those games with two friends, Tom Betts and James Carey, with help from a bunch of other splendid people: artists, programmers, actors, musicians, and designers, all of whom I've been lucky to know. It's been a strange experience, but…

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The Robotic Arms: Sir, You Are Being Hunted’s Teaser

WARNING: A shameless self-promotional post lies ahead! With months of Sir, You Are Being Hunted development behind my Big Robot team, and many months more ahead, we're beginning to get ready to show you it in action. The first glimpse of that is below, in a trailer made up of footage from the alpha build. Sir is a procedurally-generated, first-person action game made in Unity…

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Feature: There's Something In The Wood Shed

Robot News Regarding: Sir, You Are Being Hunted

WARNING: SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION POST AHEAD. LOVE YOU GUYS! So for the past two years I've been multi-classing with game dev studio Big Robot, and we've been doing some stuff, which we've talked about before on RPS. The thing we're most excited about, though, is what we're working on right now, which is called Sir, You Are Being Hunted. It is a procedurally-generated first-person, open world…

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7 years ago

Rossigames Revealed: Sir, You Are Being Hunted

Big Robot, the indie developer headed up by one Jim Rossignol of this here website, has just taken the lid off its fourth project. Fourth! How did that happen so quickly? You've already played Avseq, you'll get to play Channel 4-funded education game Fallen City soon and you may have seen a few screenshots and test videos for the open-world game codenamed Project Lodestone. And…

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