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2D souls-like Death’s Gambit launches into undeath today

The Souls series is unquestionably one of the most influential gaming works this decade. Who'd have thought that a reboot of the King's Field series would see dozens of imitators, and for so many of them to be good? Death's Gambit is the latest in an increasing number of 2D Souls-inspired platform hack n' slashers, joining the likes of Salt & Sanctuary and the excellent…

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Bizarre billiards adventure Pool Panic gets snookered today

Rekim's endearingly daft action-billiards adventure Pool Panic has rolled out into stores, and immediately into the corner pocket. Billed as "the world's least realistic pool simulator", this bizarre little game has been on my radar for a while. It stretches the rules of pool to breaking point, and from what I've seen on Adult Swim's launch-day stream, it squeezes some interesting ideas out of the…

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Oddball, corner pocket: Adult Swim announce Pool Panic

The latest from little indie outfit Rekim and to be published by anarchic cartoon channel-turned-games-publisher Adult Swim, Pool Panic is a game about living a life in the day of a jittering, gurning, animated cue-ball. Your mission: Explore a world of mystery, adventure and holes in the ground that you need to knock your fellow spherical kin into. Within, an announcement trailer that really wants…

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ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove delayed into 2018

As the year crawls to its end through the leaves and snow -- uphill, both ways -- games that were slated vaguely to launch in 2017 are now looking at the two final pages on their calendar and thinking: 1) heck yes I'm stoked to turn over for December's Christmas cat picture; 2) oh god, did I say THIS 2017? One such game is ToeJam…

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Feature: Windows 95%

Kingsway review

Goodness me, Kingsway [official site] is clever. It's clever in so, so many ways. It's clever in its absolutely spectacular presentation, but it's far too clever to let that just be a gimmick - its peculiar appearance as a mid-90s Windows desktop could so easily have been a cute idea that hid an ordinary roguelite RPG, but instead it so very brilliantly influences how you…

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It’s a desktop, it’s an RPG, it’s Kingsway

The throwback thrills of mashing monsters and arranging a cluttered Windows 95 desktop combine in Kingsway [official site], which launched yesterday. Andrew Morrish's roguelikelike action-RPG is presented as an operating system where all aspects of dungeoneering are spread across the desktop and so many windows. Popups, shortcuts, folders, and progress bars all show little bits of the game, so you'll likely want to dust off…

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Ricky and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality blazing to 20/4

April 20th is a day to get a little wacky, a bit goofy, to mellow out and trip to another world - because it's when Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality [official site] will come out. Finally I understand why the Internet is always saying "20/4 blaze it to the max, duuudes." I've no idea how Internetnauts have known about this for so long, as the…

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Rain World patch improves controls, tweaks punishments

Deceptively cute platformer Rain World [official site] has launched an update to make surviving the post-apocalypse marginally less punishing and, crucially, a bit less frustrating. The map is now improved, some resources are more common in places, and several control problems have been ironed out. Our boy Brendan wanted to like Rain World, oh he did, but he found control issues, poor explanations of crucial…

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Feature: From garbage worms to 'scissor-mouths'...

The deadly creatures of Rain World – a bestiary in GIFs

The Darwinian platforming of Rain World [official site] left me with mixed emotions. Surviving day-to-day in its brutal ecosystem can be an unfair slog, not to mention cursed with janky controls. Yet it's also a stunning depiction of a harsh new world, with a host of spine-chilling, adorable, and wondrous wildlife. Here’s an incomplete collection of some of the animals and plantlife I’ve encountered, often…

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Feature: The 5175th series of Planet Earth

Rain World review

A trickle of wholesome GIFs has been tantalising us with post-apocalyptic platformer Rain World [official site] and its adorable protagonist the slugcat for some time now. It’s out tomorrow and I have been hopping and swimming and munching my way through its dripping, humid world of predator and prey over the past week to tell you wot I think. First: I am certain it’s going…

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Rain World, a stealth-platformer about slugcats, out soon

Here in the RPS treehouse of moaning about how tired and cold we are, we regularly thrill to GIFs of mid-development games, delighting to the art and animations of some unknown pleasure. It's always bittersweet when the subject of one of those GIFs becomes reality, when all the possibilities offered by that handful of frames coalesce into something known and definite. Case in point, Rain…

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Desync is out with combo kills and neon glare aplenty

Circle-strafing, leaderboard-climbing, backpedalling, shooting-enemies-into-traps, combo-killing FPS Desync [official site] is now out, offering those throwback cool murders and more in a garish neon package. Here, pop on your shades for this trailer (no, really, you might want to - it's all a bit much, especially with the scanlines):

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Desync’s stunt-kill shooting kicks off this month

Take the stunt combo kills of Bulletstorm and the neon- wait, you didn't actually take that did you, reader dear? Reach into Bulletstorm's guts and- how did you do that? That wasn't an order, just a rhetorical... what's that on your hands? Is Bulletstorm okay? Can you cram that back into its guts? That's really not on. I'll try to be more literal. Adult Swim…

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Rain World’s slippery Slugcat is coming to PC this year

It is better to GIF than to receive. Nobody follows this wise and ancient proverb more faithfully than the developers of survival platformer Rain World [official site]. The game’s ‘slugcat’ has been enticing the RPS office for years by jumping from one platform to another, squeezing between pipes and rescuing little slugkittens in a variety of handsome animations. We’ve got some more to show you…

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Frog Fractions 2 hatches from Glittermitten Grove

The elusive Frog Fractions 2 snuck out while over the RPS Crimble holiday, hidden inside a colourful game about building a faerie village and locked away behind a sprawling ARG. Frog Fractions 2 could never be as surprising as the first game, given that y'know we now have heard of Frog Fractions, but it seems to have made a fair go of replacing surprise with…

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Gaga: Small Radios Big Televisions Released

I'm always interested when a free small weird doodad I enjoyed years ago gets a full commercial release, and I'm especially curious to see what Small Radios Big Televisions [official site] has become. I enjoyed the mild puzzling of 2014's free version, poking around an oil rig and gathering tapes to enter the warbling distorted scenes stored on them, but I've no clue what it…

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Small Radios Big Televisions Looks Pretty Bizarre

The trailer for Small Radios Big Televisions [official site] uses a voice filter that reminds me slightly of the Max Headroom hack that happened during a broadcast of Doctor Who. It also kind of annoys me that there's no comma between "radios" and "big" in the title, but that's another story. In any case, I think this might be a game for me. The wait…

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ToeJam & Earl Gets a Funky New Sequel In 2017

ToeJam & Earl are back for another crack at some old school roguelikelike shenanigans and funky grooves. Aided by a Kickstarter in 2015 and now publishers Adult Swim Games, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove [official site] is due on PC sometime in 2017. Back in the Groove will see the Sega Mega Drive cult classic's stars crash land back on Earth, where they'll…

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Watch Half An Hour Of Double Fine’s Headlander

Oh, hallo there! You've caught me tidying up the last of the E3 stuff on my desk. Sweeping away Tunnock's Teacake wrappers, mostly. But this? Ah yes, this is a half-hour of gameplay footage from Double Fine's Headlander [official site]. Yes, I'd also almost forgotten they were making it. Headlander is a side-scrolling action-adventure about the decapitated head of the last living human romping through…

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