Wot I Think: Duskers

After nine months in the womb of early access, Duskers has finally been born. Out it comes, snarling and writhing like the science fiction nightmare it is, covered in slime and engine oil. Congratulations, game developers! It’s beautiful. No, really, it is. And here’s Brendan to tell you why.

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Syberia 3 Coming This Year, Gets New Trailer

Making videogames, I’m told, is a pretty complicated process that generally involves loads of work, little sleep and interminable volumes of coffee. As such, it’s of little surprise that games get delayed and release dates slip from time to time. Take Syberia 3 [official site] – the first entry to Microïds’ adventure series since 2004 – for example; it was announced in 2009, given a 2014/2015 release window, featured in the RPS Games Wot Could Be Conceivably Good list at the start of last year, and yet here we are in the middle of 2016 and it’s nowhere to be…

Oh, Microïds have announced it’ll release on December 1, you say? And it’s got a new gameplay trailer into the bargain? Smashing.

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Explore A Glitched World In Deios II: Deida’s Demo

Oooh yes.

Bosh on your headphones, scooch closer to your screen, and don’t mind the bland puzzles: the free demo for Deios II: Deidia [Itch page] is a wonderful thing to put into your ears and eyes. Deidia is a broken game, masquerading as the salvaged and cobbled-together scraps of a game corrupted and thought lost on ’90s BBSs. It skips illogically between scenes, glitches out, and clashes with its emulator, and that’s all very fun. But goodness me, it’s not half a looker! I’m a sucker for mountains and caverns with waterfalls, trickling streams, and crashing waves. Have a look/listen:

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Have You Played… Microsoft Flight Simulator 98?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The best thing about Microsoft Flight Simulator wasn’t that it let you fly planes. It was that it let you fly remote controlled planes.

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Yooka-Laylee Backer Prototype Out July, New Screens

It was around this time last year that a group of ex-Rare fellows asked the world for £175,000 in crowdfunding cash to create nostalgia-driven Yooka-Laylee [official site] – a “spiritual successor” to the classic N64 3D platform ’em up Banjo-Kazooie. Evidently some folk thought this was reasonable, for its Kickstarter campaign concluded with over two million smackeroos. Fast forward 12 months and, if you chipped in at the £20 tier or higher, you can soon look forward to getting to grips with a prototype that’s due out in July.

Developers Playtonic Games have also released a batch of new screens and story tidbits, which you can cast your eyes over after the drop.

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Stick Your Head Inside Total Warhammer Launch Trailer

The launch trailer for War of the Hammers: Hammer War – Total Warhammer [official site] has arrived ahead of its release tomorrow. By the power of dark chaos magicks, it’s a 360° “interactive” sort of a doodad, which means you can spin the view around to admire different bits of the war: the hammers etc. It’ll tell you far less about the game than reading Rob Zacny’s review [smooth plug -#content ed.] but hey, haven’t you always wanted to stick your head inside a Total Hammer War? Here, have a go:

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Wiring Wonder: Terraria Patch 1.3.1 Out Now

Although I’ve sunk over 100 hours into Terraria [official site] over the years, it’s a game I seem to spend long stretches of time away from because there’s just too many games and not enough hours in the day. Every time I return, though, I’m always pleasantly surprised by how instantly familiar everything is yet how fresh its updates make its sprawling sandbox feel. And then I’m hooked again.

After celebrating its fifth birthday last week, Terraria’s latest patch 1.3.1 is out now bringing with it a host of new features and big improvements to its wiring system.

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