Best PC games New PC games 2020 Best SSDs for gaming Best free PC games Best Warzone loadout for Season 5 Best Minecraft shaders for 1.16

The Eternal Cylinder

2 months ago

ACE Team’s The Eternal Cylinder still looks wild

It feels very 2020 to wish for a vast annihilating cylinder to flatten the world, but goodness me I am so up for The Eternal Cylinder. The latest game from ACE Team, the makers of Zeno Clash and Rock Of Ages, is about cute critters trying to escape a monolothic planet-pulverising tube rolling over the landscape. They'll eat other life to gain new abilities aiding…

Tagged with , , .

7 months ago

Feature: 2020 vision

2020’s most exciting new PC games

Over the break we had a chance to do some serious scientific study of this business we call games, and it turns out that games are actually good. 2020 in particular has a healthy mix of big budget bonanzas and smaller indie plates to suit everyone's discerning tastes. And, as you know, the RPS treehouse is the most discerning, so to make it easier for…

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

11 months ago

Feature: Throw your hands up at me

Gamescom’s best of the rest: the coolest indies round up

This would not be RPS if I didn't return from Gamescom and write minimally about the triple A-xtravaganzas and maximumly about smaller, weirder things wot I saw. So here, have at it: my favourite of the independently made games I saw at this year's show. I flatter myself that the selection is broad enough that it covers genres to suit every taste. Strategy games! Card…

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

12 months ago

Feature: My favourite 3D geometric shape, after a cone

The Eternal Cylinder seems powerfully weird, and therefore worth your time

Back in 2015, we posted about a prototype called The Endless Cylinder, from ACE Team, in which a small long-nosed animal wanders around a surreal planet. This prototype has now reemerged as The Eternal Cylinder, and is a proper game and everything. Although it's all more polished, not a whole lot has changed from that original proof of concept (showing that it was probably a…

Tagged with , , , , , .

1 year ago

ACE Team’s The Eternal Cylinder looks so wonderfully strange

On a distant alien planet, a vast cylinder is rolling across the surface and crushing everything in its path. Were this Earth, we'd welcome our redeemer. But in The Eternal Cylinder, we'll play a wee critter fleeing the roller, gobbling up plants and beasties to gain abilities aiding our escape. Also, it's so gloriously strange-looking, just as I'd expect from ACE Team, the Chilean studio…

Tagged with , , .

5 years ago

ACE Team’s Astonishing Prototype: The Endless Cylinder

ACE Team, creators of unusual and extraordinary beat 'em ups Zeno Clash and Abyss Odyssey, have released a video showing a work in progress project. It's the work of Carlos Bordeu, one of the studio co-founders, and it's one of the most interesting things I've seen this year. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg by way of Philip José Farmer, Icepick Lodge and Hieronymus Bosch,…

Tagged with , .