Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Gleeson’

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 [ 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 the fact I can’t find my thesaurus. My delightful thesaurus.

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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 se, but some kind of synthesized midi vocal chirp sound. It’s musical, is what I’m saying. You sing at the game world, and things happen. It’s an interesting conceit that makes for some charming (though occasionally convoluted) puzzling. Thoughts after the break.

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