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The Signal From Tölva

6 months ago

The Itch.io summer sale includes Thumper and The Signal From Tölva for cheaps

Games. You want them, Itch.io sells them, and to facilitate that process it's put 606 of the things on sale. I like that they've taken the polar opposite approach to Steam's shenanigans for their own summer sale, and surrounded the discounts with absolutely zero guff. I know some people buy into the badges and whatnot, but after years of Valve's bombarding me with cutesy treehouse…

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9 months ago

A quick peek at The Signal From Tölva’s frosty expansion

As influential as the STALKER series has been, Big Robot's The Signal From Tölva is one of the few shooters to properly replicate its blend of emergent open-world wandering and sci-fi spookiness. Tölva was admittedly a little on the short side, but Big Robot are generous sorts, and are just about ready to roll out a major free expansion for the game. Alice took a…

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2 years ago

The Signal From Tölva making free snowy expansion

Today may be the unofficial first day of the British summer but Big Robot are dreaming of winter. They've announced a free expansion for The Signal From Tove Lo [official site] that will bring snow to their sci-fi open-world shooter. The new scenario is due later this year with new secrets and robos. Before all that, a small patch has arrived.

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Talking Robobody: The Signal From Tolva released

The Signal From Tölva [official site], the new sci-fi open-world FPS from the makers of Sir You Are Being Hunted, launched today. Tove Lo explores an alien world where factions of robots skirmish endlessly as they follow their own plans and goals, taking over robots to roam around, join in their scraps, and poke at the secrets of the eponymous strange signal. It's a lot…

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The Signal From Tölva starts broadcasting April 10th

The Signal From Tove Lo [official site], the new open-world sci-fi FPS from Sir, You Are Being Hunted devs Big Robot (and therefore RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro), now has a release date: April 10th. It'll blast us off to an alien planet where warring factions of robots go about their own lives and missions, which sounds promising for emergent antics. It's pretty stylish and all,…

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The Signal From Tolva launches limited test release

If you fancy a crack at The Signal From Tölva [official site], the new open-world FPS from Sir, You Are Being Hunted devs Big Robot (and therefore RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro), and have quick fingers, you can snap up one of the limited keys offered cheap for a pre-release test. Tölva is a sci-fi sandbox FPS about exploring the mysteries of an alien planet through…

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The Signal From Tölva: 9 mins of robo-spying, shooting

John previously described Big Robot's The Signal From Tölva [official site] as "Far Cry meets a 1970s sci-fi book you’ve found in a charity shop." I like that description, but I didn't play the hands-on when I was at EGX earlier this year so I've been waiting for - just to pull an example out of thin air - nine minutes and twenty-two seconds of…

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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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