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Posts tagged “Alice & Smith”

Feature: The Bleeding Edges

Ahnayro – The Dream World review

After an early access release gave us just a few puzzles from the first two of four “tables”, a full version of Alice & Smith’s Ahnayro: The Dream World is now out, and I really rather like it. Which isn’t going to stop me from complaining about it too.

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Giveaway: 5000 copies of Ahnayro: The Dream World

Ahnayro: The Dream World [official site] is a research-based puzzle game set in a dream-logic world. It was one of the game's featured in John's Bleeding Edges series earlier this year, which highlighted games which blurred the edges (geddit?) between game and real world by requiring you to research real people and places and facts in among the fictional elements. And now we're giving 5000…

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Black Watchmen Devs Crowdfunding Hack ‘Em Up NITE Team 4

John is a fan of the ARG-y puzzle games of Alice & Smith [not our Alice, Adam, or Graham, honest guv -ed.], looking at games like The Black Watchmen as part of his Bleeding Edges series, but their latest demands the attentions of a specialist. '5up d00dz', as we 'l33t' planet-hackers say on the ol' datanet. NITE Team 4 [official site] is a hacking RPG…

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Feature: A dream come true

The Bleeding Edges: Ahnayro – The Dream World

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. Oh it feels like home. So many spin-offs deep it must be getting dizzy, Ahnayro: The Dream World [official site] is a spin-off from The Black Watchmen, itself a spin-off from The Secret World. But, importantly, you need have heard of neither - let alone played them - to fully…

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Feature: The Secretive World

The Bleeding Edges: The Black Watchmen

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. There was once a wonderful thing on the internet: The Stone. It was when we were all tiny babies (1997), and Wikipedia was still a twinkle in Jimmy Wales's twinkly eye. You got access to it by buying a physical object, a small stone pendant, and with the code imprinted…

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NITE Team 4 Is A Hacking Sim With A Demo

Panic ensued in Castle Shotgun when a press release arrived quite unlike like the others. "I work for Alice & Smith, developers of The Black Watchmen Alternate Reality Game." Alice! Our Alice? And Smith! But which Smith? An ARG? Suddenly, distrust filled the room. The tension was palpable. You could taste it in the tea. Alice & Smith went on to present NITE Team 4…

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