Posts Tagged ‘Antihero’

4X Argy-Bargy: Run A Thieves Guild In Antihero

Sorry for the weird cropping!

Space war, fantasy war, and history war – those are your three standard settings for a 4X game. You can fight aliens, fight elves, or fight Kaiser Wilhelm II. Pssh.

Treat your exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating eyes to another peek at Antihero [official site], an upcoming 4X strategy game about running a thieves guild in Dickensian Notlondon (I’d forgotten it exists, so maybe you did too). Before I pulled the thistle crown of RPS Senior Scottish Correspondent from Cara’s QUITTER fingers, I served as RPS East End Guvnah, and I can confirm it’s awfully accurate to a life of dodging, weaving, ducking, and diving.

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Strategically Steal From The Rich, Give To Me: Antihero

Tom Francis: the video game.

Today, thanks to games, I learned that “Dickensian” was a legitimate word I could use to describe things. Sadly, rather than phallus-like qualities, it’s a reference to the extreme poverty and total bastards that make up Charles Dickens’ works. I will need to get my new juvenile insults elsewhere. Antihero was what brought the phrase to my attention, a 4X-y game with a thieves guild flavour. You take control of one of several feuding factions in not-London, stealing goods and blackmailing the wealthy to fund your operations, hiring the poor to carry them out. It’s been in development for about a year and recently popped up on Greenlight.

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