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Posts tagged “Anna Anthropy”

Feature: Choices at the end of time

IF Only: Apocalypse Eve

Apocalypse is a popular topic of IF. Brian Moriarty's Trinity explored the threat of nuclear annihilation, back in 1986; Phantom Williams' 500 Apocalypses got several mentions here last year, from me and from Philippa Warr. Max Kreminski's Epitaph takes a more Spore-like approach, as you're allowed to try to nurture procedurally generated civilizations to survive longer than a few turns, and instead (most likely) rack…

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Feature: Love Games

A Pulse-Pounding, Heart-Stopping Dating Sim Round-Up

I do so love the blend of madness, sincerity, and unbridled subversion game jams often inspire. While genres normally build on themselves - ripping conceits and mechanics from compatriots like oily scrap from a spent machine - jams often operate in reverse: curious developers tear down everything that's been established and rebuild, in their own image, from the ground up. I say this because -…

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Bedroom Gymnastics: Anna Anthropy’s Triad

I am fully into sexy night time antics... in the form of Anna Anthropy's excellent bedroom puzzler Triad. Released yesterday, Triad is a free puzzle game about trying to get three people to sleep in the same bed together without getting kicked or getting a pussy in the face (cat. cat. cat I mean). Even when you do get hot sexytimes in ultra realistic games,…

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Feature: Thumbs In Pages

Choose Your Own Anna Anthropy Interview

When you interview Anna Anthropy, you can't just print those words on the page. Something special has to happen. That's what RPS correspondent Cara Ellison has done for us after she spoke to the Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars/Mighty Jill Off developer. There's discussion of why gaming matters, why games should be more personal, and Anthropy's recently published a book, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters.…

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Life Flashing By: Dys4ia

There aren't many autobiographical games, unless I've got the wrong idea entirely and the majority of developers fought in make believe versions of wars and have the ability to recover from multiple bullet wounds by standing behind a fence for ten seconds. This new browser-based piece from Anna Anthropy is a chapter of the author's life though and it's an insight into intimate moments and…

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Feature: Fez, Fish, And Other Animals

The Competition: The Story Behind The IGF’s Critics

“There’s no plans to bring Fez out on any other platforms?” I ask Phil Fish, as he finishes off his sandwich. He chews and I mutter an inward prayer. Oh Gods, let him say PC. “We’re not even thinking about it right now,” he says. “I mean, ultimately, I would like to see it on everything. Why not? But we do have exclusivity with Microsoft,…

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Feature: snot-flicking gusto

Punk’s Not Dead: An Introduction

Deep in the year 1977, an upstart fanzine called Sideburns printed a drawing of three guitar chords. They were A, E and G, if you really want to know. They were scribbled down the page like one of those desperate reminders in Memento. “This is a chord. This is another. This is a third,” the reminder said. “Now form a band.”

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Take A Seat: Scorpion Psychiatrists Of Saturn

What do you get if you squeeze Don’t Take It Personally Babe, It Just Ain’t Your Story and Lesbian Spider Queens From Mars together? A hurried visit to the Scorpion Psychiatrists of Saturn, of course. You may find its intro oddly familiar: I am the in-house psychiatrist of Saturn's best private school. Some students find me creepy. They should! I'm a scorpion! Actually, we're pretty…

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A Scarlet Letter: Redder

As mentioned earlier, I realised when I was off in Seattle Auntie "Mighty Jill Off" Pixelante released her new game, Redder. It's a much larger project, browser-based and a large, exploratory platformer. Initially, I was disappointed, but it's grown on me and if I go back and finish it, I may even end up writing more. For the yanks, it'll probably remind you lot of…

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Whip It: Mighty Jill Off

Andrew Smee asks us why we haven't written anything about Mighty Jill Off. Because I hadn't got around to playing it, Mr Smee. Like, obv. But I sorted that out this afternoon, and by doing so managed to make myself late for popping into Introversion's office to see Multiwinia. You can take that as a recommendation, I suspect. Mighty Jill Off is the S&M themed…

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