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The Sexy Brutale

4 months ago

Feature: Come listen, it's safe, honest

Podcast: The best booby traps

 First person to make a "booby" remark goes straight into the shark pit. We're only interested in dangerous mechanisms that kill or maim over-confident explorers and other unsuspecting types. Yes, the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, is talking about the deadliest, most disturbing, or otherwise silly death traps in videogames. Be they in temples, tombs or tunnels, traps can be anywhere, so long…

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5 months ago

Feature: We can utilise a zeitgeist as well as anyone else

Some video games that are like Bandersnatch, but better

If you’ve choosed-and-adventured through Bandersnatch, the recent Black Mirror thing on Netflix, and aren’t already a fan of experimental interactive fiction: I envy you. It means you’re able to play actually good examples of interactive fiction for the first time. Sure, Bandersnatch has funny lines, surprises and scene stealing performances from Will Poulter doing a “pretty much exactly how I, the writer, talk in real…

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10 months ago

Feature: Shoot the real me!

We asked a lot of people: what would you do to a clone of yourself?

Over the past several weeks I have sent a lot of interesting people who work in the games industry an email containing the following scenario: "You enter a room. The door locks behind you. From a door opposite another you enters. This other you is a perfectly identical clone, created in the exact instant you entered the room, but as every second ticks by they…

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1 year ago

Feature: Including Sanik

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell’s favourite games of 2017

We asked a handful of our contributors to put together a list of their three favourite games from 2017. Their picks are running across the week while the rest of RPS slumbers. I've been thinking about time a lot recently - how we create and manipulate histories and the present in video games and in general - so you'll forgive me if my end-of-year choices…

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2 years ago

Time-looping murder puzzler The Sexy Brutale is out

Every day, the guests of casino mansion The Sexy Brutale are elaborately murdered by their hosts. Every day, the guests are reborn and murdered anew. Every day is the same day. Well, until we start meddling. I really groove on the sound of time-looping murder mystery The Sexy Brutale [official site], where each day unfolds in real time with the same murders. The mystery isn't…

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Timeloop murder mystery The Sexy Brutale out in April

The Sexy Brutale [official site], the murder mystery set within a time loop of the same deadly day, now has a release date. Mark April 12th on your calendar -- over and over, gouging circles with your pen until you tear through to May -- as the date we'll get to venture into the eponymous casino and discover why its staff are murdering a ball's…

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Zelda-ish adventure platformer Rime now coming to PC

The boy adventurer of sunny platformer Rime [official site] will be coming to PC this year, says a new trailer. The very blue skies and also-very-blue seas were first revealed at Gamescom in 2013, whereupon we exhaled a sigh of sad exhaustion at the big sign plastered over it saying “PlayStation exclusive”. But following some rights wrangling last year, developer Tequila Works will be bringing…

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Feature: It's gonna be a good year

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we're looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature,…

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