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Feature: Movies

Priceless Play – 16th November 2018

Some games, not all games (but some) have a degree of representational movement in them. A couple of years ago I went to see a panel discussion of designers at the Southbank Centre (a dream lineup: Naomi Alderman, Cara Ellison, Emily Short, and Meg Jayanth; moderated by Simon Parkin) and one of the designers mentioned the way players automatically notice the effects of their own…

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Succulents: A Tiny Game About Underground Gardens

You know how we feel about succulents here at RPS. If you don't the TL;DR version is "fond" and so OBVIOUSLY we played Succulents [Itch.io link], a free game about tending to plants in an abandoned underground conservatory. It's a tiny thing but delightful. I've been using "delightful" a lot recently but that's more because there has been a lot which has delighted me than…

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Fez: The Musical – Melodisle

No, that's not a screenshot from Fez, Polytron's "not a PC game" that's probably coming to PC soon. And while Melodisle's general approach to its genre - set players lose in a semi-open area and put them through a gauntlet of slow-burn, eureka moment puzzles - is similar, its main mechanic marches to the beat of its own drum. Or, well, not a drum per…

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