Posts Tagged ‘a jolly corpse’

Wot I Think: Dropsy

Dropsy [official site] is a game in which kindness and love are hidden beneath smears and clots of greasepaint, and oedemic grotesqueries. It’s perhaps fitting that the game itself contains moments of strange beauty hidden in the cracks of its cumbersome design but I’m not entirely happy in its clammy embrace. Here’s wot I think.

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It’s Hug Time! Dropsy Released

Dropsy may look like a clown from your childhood nightmares, but he only wants to make people happy. From humble beginnings in a choose your own adventure comic run through the Something Awful forums, the fire-starting funster now has a game of his very own. Dropsy [official site] has the tagline “a point and click hugventure” because he’ll be giving out a lot of those as he roams an open world trying to redeem himself after accidentally burning down his circus. Oh it’s a bit dark all right, but also sweet and funny and yeah okay a bit nightmarish and surreal at times too, as its sing-a-long launch trailer shows:

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Clowning Around: Dropsy Dropping By In September

“OMG” cried our John, showing a new trailer for Dropsy [official site] around the RPS treehouse. For those of you not fluent in middle-aged dad, I’ll translate. I believe he was trying to say “This upcoming adventure game looks funny and trippy and a bit gross and I really dig it but I’m a bit afraid of clowns and don’t want to look at Dropsy’s maw any longer and I don’t like writing news posts, so if someone does like writing news and isn’t afraid of baggy trousers would like to…?”

Hi there.

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Impressions: Wyv & Keep

It's like the Goonies, but with real dwarves

Can you hear that? No, listen more closely. Tune out those noisy thoughts of yours. What do you hear?

Exactly. The sound and fury of big-name game releases is on its annual Summer holiday, and the resultant quiet means us shy and retiring PC types can settle down contentedly with a fine crop of indie games for a month or two. Let’s turn our fond attention next to Wyv & Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol, a puzzle-sorta-platformer that looks like Spelunky and plays a little like olden Blizzard gem The Lost Vikings. Only more fiendish.
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