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Posts tagged “Alice videos”

Tinkle Tinkle Little Star: Musical Space In Sunrose

Somewhere in Sunrose [official site] is a star named after you. That's the sort of grand claim I understand space games make nowadays. Not that Sunrose creator Tak does claim that - it's just me gobbing off - but might be justified if he chose to. Its musical suns are generated based on 7-letter codes you type into it, see. The first star I spawned…

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Watch The Night Drift By In Night Tune

I had meant to tell you about Night Tune [official site] when it came out two weeks ago, but its dreaminess interfered. Every time I load it up, my eyes get heavy, my focus fades, and soon I'm held trancelike as the night drifts by. It's a free little treat where we're driven endlessly, aimlessly through the night, the passenger of a phantom driver. Road…

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First-Person Platformer: Free Wait ‘Em Up Endless Express

Writing about Train Simulator's pretty Japanese countryside DLC yesterday reminded me: I forgot to post Endless Express last year. It's a free game about a convoluted train journey through a magical world to get home, consulting timetables and planning changes to catch the right trains. Routes run to a schedule in real time so you will end up waiting a bit, which is grand as…

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[Aliens Quote]: Roguelike FPS Space Beast Terror Fright

"Pack a spare pair of spacepants for Space Beast Terror Fright!" writes whatever force of the '90s has seized my fingers. "To the max!" SBTF, as I shall call it to save time I've now wasted explaining this acronym, is a roguelikelike FPS about a space marine venturing into alien-infested spacecraft to download data before setting them to self-destruct. It's a tense, claustrophobic game about…

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Time To Admire Art In Secret Habitat

I like Secret Habitat. I like it an awful lot. I've been playing this latest from Strangethink Software for a fortnight and I keep returning to see more but it's taken me this long to post because I want to do right by it. Oh, this'll have to do! Secret Habitat is wonderful and special, okay? It's a free walking simulator on a procedural island…

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The Valleys Are Alive With The Sound Of Music: The Bends

The Bends is short, free, pleasant, and even playable in your browser if you want. There, that covers the list of excuses you might have to not play it. It's a walkable song, I suppose - a pretty little valley filled with megaliths that build a chilled-out song piece by piece. After a busy week, it might help you unwind or get pumped for the…

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Feature: Enjoying views in video games

Alice’s Evening… Stare? Blade Runner Blues

"What is walking and do walking simulators simulate it?" sounds like the sort of toss I'd open a post with. "And if a walking simulator isn't simulating walking, can a game simulate a walking simulator without walking at all?" Good. Great job, Alice. Alternatively, I could say that if you click on through, you can watch a peaceful and pleasant video with nine minutes of…

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First-Person Stress Disorder: Frail Shells

Still playing my way through the many 7 Day FPS creations, I found Frail Shells a strange one at first. The game opens with your standard FPS supersoldier airdropped onto a bustling battlefield, shooting his way through hordes of enemies to rescue a comrade. It ends badly. Then we're returned to civilian life, back in our home with our partner/comrade, and in a regular job.…

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Admiring Procedural Islands And Flora In Meadows

You know that scene in a sci-fi film where a scientist is so fascinated by a tiny creature or moving plant that they don't notice the other dozen rising around them? And then they turn around and are surprised and delighted/horrified to see all the rest? Meadows can feel a lot like that. Created by Tom Betts in this year's Procedural Generation Jam, it's about…

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Sunday Science: Exploring Guts In Extract 237

Always tricky, the last few hours of the weekend. Do we try to cram just a little more action, adventure, and excitement? Do we iron Monday's clothes? Do we settle down with a book and hot cocoa? Do we settle down with a book and a bottle of wine? You know me, dear, I always like to be reminded of how large and wonderful the…

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Musical Wandering: Porapora

Come on, that's enough. You've had enough. It's noon. Get up. Get out of the house. I'm going for a swim, and if you're still there when I get back, I'll be sorely disappointed. We follow a strict Victorian physical code here, you know: a brisk walk, a dunk in some nice cold water, then a seven-course lunch once we're all back. Don't pout. Oh,…

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Recreating Crimescenes Virtually In Photobomb

You only have one shot in Photobomb, but you might not have had enough time to identify which suspect is guilty before firing it. Justice is swift and crowd-pleasing in the dystopian future. Photobomb's a free game created by Milkbag Games for both 7 Day FPS and the Procedural Generation Jam. As a Media Peace Officer, we roam around virtually reconstructing a bombing scene using…

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Dubstep And Gifs Abound In FPS Montage Parody Game

After six hours of playing games made in this year's Seven Day First-Person Shooter Challenge, I realised my plan to compress everything I liked into one single article or video was slightly silly. Folks made 145 games last week, for goodness' sake! I'll look at a few, one game at a time, then. Some made shooting a gun and killing someone feel awful. Some played…

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Superhop Superhop Superhop Superhop: Froggy

It seems grossly unprofessional to open a post with a huge chunk of a game's marketing fluff but: FROGGY is the legendary froggame that forever changed frogtelling in the frogindustry with its groundbreaking narrative. Many critics have heralded it as the Citizen Kane of frogs. FROGGY's most notable achievement was the accurate representation of frogs, for which it won many frogminations in froggytainment, and PC…

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Roll The Bones: Let Your Mind Fall To Rest

I don't believe tarot has occult powers, but I do think anything that throws a load of symbols at you to interpret can help get your thoughts in order. Let Your Mind Fall to Rest does this quite literally. The latest from increpare, of English Country Tune and Slave of God fame, it has you roll two dice covered in esoteric symbols and leaves the…

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Lovely Mild Puzzling: Lisa

Wandering around Lisa is so pleasant that it almost seems a shame to solve the adventure game's puzzles. On this grey London day, I had a lovely time wandering around its meadow, listening to the birds and the breeze, and tapping my toes to its music. And chasing the sheep. Sorry, sheep. It's short, it's free, and it's delightful, which are three qualities I greatly…

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Eerie Late-Night Public Access TV – 2:22AM

"Play alone," 2:22AM instructs. "Play at night." Approach in that dreamy state of mind and it flickers into life, drawing you into an eerie late-night public access television show. 2:22AM's a free game made of little vignettes from mundanities like frying an egg to, well, things more surreal and sinister, mixed with bleary video clips and wrapped up in analogue crackle and tracking errors. It's…

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