Pleased to meet BOO! Little Nightmares out April 28th

What I dig so much about Little Nightmares [official site] is that the nightmares aren’t little – you are. Vast hands emerge from the shadows on snaking arms. Clammy chefs bloated like drowned corpses reach for you cowering under tables. A sea of shoes. The world of Tarsier Studios’ puzzle-platformer looks dreadful in the most wonderful way. Adam will tell you it’s pleasing to play too, or at least the preview version he played was. The rest of us will finally get to venture into its undersea dollhouse soon-ish, as Little Nightmares now has a release date: April 28th. Read the rest of this entry »

She Remembered Caterpillars exits cocoon today

She Remembered Caterpillars

She Remembered Caterpillars [official site] is a game I’m currently in the process of reviewing so I’ll be able to tell you Wot I Think shortly. In the meantime here’s your heads up that the game (formerly known as Perlinoid) is out today and features beautifully illustrated colour gate puzzles. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… RetroArch?

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

Hey, you know all those old console cartridges you have all the originals of and painstakingly took ROM backups up yourself? Turns out there’s a way to use ’em. Who knew?
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Crafted with love: Jotun devs’ Sundered on Kickstarter

Sundered [official site], the Lovecraft-tinged Metroidvaniä! Iä! from the folks behind Jotun, will launch in July. That’s the news from developers Thunder Lotus who have, in the meantime, launched a Kickstarter to fund making Sundered all shiny and polished in these final few months. If you fancy delving into procedurally-generated dungeons to rumble with many-mawed horrors and don’t want to wait until July, swing by the Sundered Kickstarter to sling some pennies its way. Read the rest of this entry »

Tangiers is still coming, still looks fantastic

The makers of Tangiers have shared a little look at recent additions to their surreal first-person stealth sim with notes of Ballard and Burroughs, and I’m as delighted as ever to see more of it. I’m less delighted to hear of the personal upsets that stalled its development because, y’know, I’m not a monster. Who would take pleasure in someone’s suffering? Tch! But I am very interested in seeing trees morph and untwist into streetlights and, as luck would have it, that’s just one of the lovelies that developers Andalusian are showing off in this short video. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Normal Parameters

Cor blimey, it’s only the weekly Steam Charts! As always, these are based on the accumulated sales on Steam over the previous week, not what’s doing best for itself at this exact moment in time.

A nice number one this week, but a rather old-fashioned top ten otherwise – with one unexpected aberration.

N.B. there is NO VENGABUS this week. Repeat NO VENGA BUS. It’ll return when it is most needed. Read the rest of this entry »

Get cricked on: Don Bradman Cricket 17 released

I will be very excited to see a futuresport game which does for cricket what Rocket League did to… football? Hockey? I want cricket with robots and/or cars, basically. 100 Foot Robot Cricket. Crocket League. That sort of thing. In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for regular vidcricket. Don Bradman Cricket 17 [official site] has arrived on PC, simulating the game with the best theme song in all sportdom. I’ve picked at the game’s demo over a few months and yeah, of course it doesn’t feel anything like actually playing cricket but it feels like a decent enough approximation in that abstracted sports game way. Read the rest of this entry »