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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

3 days ago

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine adds new stories in free standalone Fireside Chats

Story-collectathon Where The Water Tastes Like Wine now has a free companion game, Fireside Chats, which falls somewhere between expansion and demo. The new release includes sixteen fresh stories, each told by one of the main characters that returning players will recognise, as well as the existing first chapter, so new players can get a feel for what to expect if they go on to…

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4 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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5 months ago

Feature: Recky with the good hair

Steam Summer Sale recommendations: 2018 edition!

The old quote is wrong: neither death nor taxes are, it seems to me, as terrifyingly certain as the Steam Summer Sale. Yes, once more we can add to the heap that is our backlog by buying games for, what, five quid, on average? But there are so many to choose from that it's easy to get flustered, so who better than the staff of…

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6 months ago

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine adds new stories and autowalk

Story-collecting stroll 'em up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine has added more strange, delightful, and terrible tales to hear in a free update. Our dearly-departed Adam praised the original game's Americana stories, written by a wide team of writers, in his Where The Water Tastes Like Wine review and more are certainly welcome. The dead man wasn't so keen on the game around the…

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9 months ago

Feature: Listen now for warmth

Podcast: Is bad weather spectacular or just annoying?

The blizzards of Siberia have gone on holiday to the United Kingdom this week. But the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, doesn’t do snow days. The pod squad have trekked hard through the whiteout (from their bedrooms to their computers) to gather on their respective microphones. To what end? Well, to talk about the weather. Blizzards, thunderclouds, sandstorms and, er, night-time? In videogames, it…

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Feature: A ramblin' game

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine review

In Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, stories are currency. You walk the backroads and fields of the United States during the Great Depression, occasionally freighthopping or hitching a ride from one town to the next. Along the way, you meet many people and witness many events, most of them insignificant in the grand scheme of history and the land, but all contributing to a…

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine flows out February 28

There are two things you should know about Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, the interactive fiction-ish anthology from Dim Bulb and Serenity Forge. One is that yer actual Sting is in it, supplying his dulcet tones to a hungry-looking wolfman who will narrate parts of the Americana odyssey. The second is that half of games journalism has written for it, including RPS escapees Cara…

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10 months ago

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine buzzes in Sting

The English actor Sting, famous for donning a cracking pair of pants as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in David Lynch's Dune as well as for his side-career in music, will lend his voice to a humanoid wolf in Where The Water Tastes Like Wine. That furry fella is one of the storytellers in the country-roaming Americana anthology, which is led by Gone Home co-creator Johnnemann Nordhagen at…

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2 years ago

Feature: Telling the myth of America

The ‘shining lie’ at the heart of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine [official site] is a game about folk tales. It's an anthology of sorts and brings together different writers as they pen characters to inhabit a difficult land. There's this gloriously intense illustrated style which works alongside the soundtrack to give me chills every time I see the trailer or visit the website. I've included that trailer after the jump…

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine writer lineup revealed

I do like a nice bit of Americana so I'm quite keen for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine [official site] to arrive later this year. It's a weird road story from Johnnemann Nordhagen, who previously worked on BioShock 2: Minerva's Den then Gone Home with fellow 2K splitters, and he's recently announced an interesting approach to writing the game. Each of the sixteen characters…

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3 years ago

Ride The Rails: Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

Is Bioshock 2 still the secret best Bioshock game or has the entire world come round to that way of thinking*? Either way, Johnnemann Nordhagen [as designers will, he goes by 'J. No' -ed.], one of the folks who worked on the game and went on to co-found Gone Home developer Fullbright, has released a trailer for his new venture. Where The Water Tastes Like…

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