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3 years ago

Trine 3 Devs On Short Length & Cliffhanger Complaints: “There Is Nothing Left On The Table”

I often lament that game companies don't tend to admit when they've ballsed something up - paralysed by fear that it'll affect marketshare or boardmember confidence. Today, we get to see what it looks like when a successful but small developer puts their hands up, admits there's a problem and explains why. Does it feel any better? Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power [official site]…

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4 years ago

Conjure Up New Levels With Trine & Trine 2’s Editor

If someone could kindly make a Trine 2 level that's a big huge grappling hook playground with daring leaps and grand fairytale vistas, I'd be much obliged. Developers Frozenbyte have released public beta versions of the level editors for both its magical puzzle-platformers, you see, but I'm oh so horribly busy this week. They let folks create new levels, edit existing ones, and put together…

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Magical: Trine Conjures Up Online Co-op In Engine Switch

I remember Trine as being awfully pretty but no, apparently it wasn't pretty enough for developers Frozenbyte (and, having now returned to the game, it seems my memory's not quite what it was). They're porting Trine over to the Trine 2 engine, giving the puzzle-platformer a fairytale makeover and its sequel's online co-op. While Frozenbyte may disappearing off on their summer hols soon and don't…

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5 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle 9 Is Go(od)

It's not Android games, nor soundtracks, nor books about kettles. The new Humble Bundle is the original, the Humble Indie Bundle 9. And for a ninth time in a row, it's a corker. With names like Mark Of The Ninja, FTL: Faster Than Light, and FEZ, you can see the dollar signs spinning already.

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6 years ago

The Colour Of Money: Trine 2 DLC And Sale

I remember a review of Zhang Yimou's Hero which claimed that almost any frame from the film would be worthy of hanging in a gallery. Hyperbolic perhaps but it was a motion picture not afraid to include all of the the colours, frequently in astonishing arrangements. Similarly rich in palette, Trine 2 brings a beauty all its own to the fields and frozen wastes that…

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The Blood And The Beautiful – Trine 2: Goblin Menace

Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure how goblins - lumpy, stumpy little monstrosities - can exist in Trine 2's world. I mean, I have to imagine it's like a snowman going for a stroll on the sun; we're talking about two entirely opposing forces, and one has to give. So naturally, you'd assume ugly ol' goblins would immediately explode into flame volcanoes when exposed…

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Looking Fine: Trine 2 Expansion

Give it a name already, Frozenbyte, so I don't have to refer to it as 'expansion' or 'DLC'. I'm going for the former because it reminds me of the good old days, as do Frozenbyte themselves. Why am I posting about this gain so soon, having already written about the new areas, new plotline and new abilities? Because there's a short video showing some environments…

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Trine And Trine Again: Trine 2 DLC

Even before Trine 2 launched, Frozenbyte had plans to work on DLC, saying toward the end of last year that the additional content would be about four hours in length. A few details were revealed to some non-PC folk at GDC, including word of a new story that will take place over six stages, which will have puzzles based around light, water, low gravity and…

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7 years ago

GOG, NVIDIA, Frozenbyte, Notch vs SOPA

Expect plenty more of these kinds of updates leading up to next week's web-wide SOPA protests: it's an enormously important issue for the future of the internet and everyone who uses it, so we're giving it our all. Also declaring themselves strongly against the online culture-trashing folly today are Minecraft-makers Mojang, who intend to make a right old song and dance about SOPA next week,…

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Feature: Try Trine again

Trine 2 review

Frozenbyte's magicky puzzler Trine 2 materialised on the internet a couple of days ago, having apparently not received the message that the industry isn't allowed to release any videogames after the last week of November. I for one am glad of this flagrant rule-breaking, and have spent a while in its world of colour and physics. Here's what I made of it. Also: group hug!…

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Don’t Pine For Trine 2

Cos Frozenbyte's proper-lovely tri-person puzzle-platformer finally has a concrete release date, after a few months of to-ing and fro-ing in beta. And it's tomorrow! Oh dear, has this become one of those announcement of an announcement posts? People get cross about those, you know. No, I think it's OK - as it's pretty unusual form to announce the release date of your game two days…

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The Lights Fantastic: Trine 2 Preview

FrozenByte's ethereally-lit follow-up to their Lost Vikings-esque puzzle-platformer has been sitting temptingly on my hard drive for several weeks now, but my Skyrim habit has kept me from until today. I was still feeling a little raw after the freneticism of Serious Sam 3 and an unfortunate chilli-burn incident that temporarily cost me the use of my hands, but Trine 2's main menu alone is…

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Skeletons And Spiders: Trine 2 Screenshots

I was operating under the belief that everything was beautiful in Trine 2's world, whether the rushes growing by a crystal clear pool or the giant mushrooms with a candle's light casting a glow from their interior. And then they went and showed me a bloody spider. It's a right horrible one as well, with segmented legs thicker than a bemuscled torso. Thankfully, the other…

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Colours Of Magic: Trine 2

No matter how many words are rattling around in my head like angry wasps, footage of Trine 2 tends to soothe me to the extent that only synonyms for 'pretty' exist, along with the bare essentials to string those synonyms into sentences. It's a bonny game, which makes something as simple as a box falling apart seem like the culmination of a particularly gentle and…

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Trine 2 Trailer Makes Everything Okay Again

Is it morning for you too? I'm sorry. This incessant plague of mornings that has been affecting the Earth since the Great Schizm is wearing us all down. But this might help. It's the new sort-of-trailer for Trine 2, that's a bit like a week of afternoons off on a tropical island in the moonlight. All those things. It can only help.

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8 years ago

A Little More Trine 2 Footage

Trine, the comforting bedtime story of a game, is back with its side-scrolling, co-operative physics manipulations. They're calling it Trine 2. I know! But that's okay, because it looks just as lovely as the original, and that original was never quite long enough. This second piece in-game footage shows off some of the co-op game that you can play with, y'know, friends. If they're interested.…

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Frog Prince: Trine 2 Trailer

Yay, a lovely way to bring the week to a close, too. Frozenbyte have released a teaser-trailer for their multi-character puzzle platformer sequel, Trine 2, and it is magnificent in its storybook cuteness. Also, it looks as if the team are being even more ambitious and inventive with the formula than ever before. Exciting!

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