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The Black Watchmen

3 months ago

NITE Team 4 hacks out of the early access firewall today

Hacking games fall into two main categories - fanciful Hollywood-style UI showcases like Uplink, or grittier, more code-based ones like Exapunks. NITE Team 4 left early access today and looks like it straddles that divide. Developed by Alice & Smith (nothing to do with our crew, but a studio that John is rather fond of) it's a game of military hacking and espionage with serious…

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2 years ago

Feature: The Bleeding Edges

Ahnayro – The Dream World review

After an early access release gave us just a few puzzles from the first two of four “tables”, a full version of Alice & Smith’s Ahnayro: The Dream World is now out, and I really rather like it. Which isn’t going to stop me from complaining about it too.

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3 years ago

Feature: A dream come true

The Bleeding Edges: Ahnayro – The Dream World

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. Oh it feels like home. So many spin-offs deep it must be getting dizzy, Ahnayro: The Dream World [official site] is a spin-off from The Black Watchmen, itself a spin-off from The Secret World. But, importantly, you need have heard of neither - let alone played them - to fully…

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Feature: The Secretive World

The Bleeding Edges: The Black Watchmen

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. There was once a wonderful thing on the internet: The Stone. It was when we were all tiny babies (1997), and Wikipedia was still a twinkle in Jimmy Wales's twinkly eye. You got access to it by buying a physical object, a small stone pendant, and with the code imprinted…

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