Posts Tagged ‘ARTE’

Vandals is like Hitman Go with artier crime

If you fancy turn-based stealth puzzling in the style of Hitman Go with a more-artistic crime, have a gander at Vandals. Released today, it does Hitman Go-style sneaking but with the goal of spraying graffiti on city walls rather than garroting goombahs. You can even paint your own art in MS Paint-y spraying. It has a free demo too, so you can safely try a life of minor crime. Read the rest of this entry »

Vandals looks like Hitman Go with grafitti

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Take the turn-based stealth puzzling of Hitman Go, replace the murder with a crime that’s slightly more socially acceptable, and you might have a game a bit like Vandals. Out in April, it’s a turn-based sneak-o-puzzler about dodging The Man to spray graffitti on city walls. Watch for police patrols, dodge guard dogs, duck cameras, hurl bottles to create distractions, and leave your mark upon the world. The proof will be in the puzzling but, after the watching the announcement trailer, I am tentatively up for this sneaky spraying. Read the rest of this entry »

A Bit Dickish: Californium Now Tripping Across Realities

A wasted writer who doesn’t write goes tripping across dimensions in a first-person explorer inspired by the life and works of Philip K. Dick? Yes, absolutely, go on, thank you. That’s Californium [official site], which came out this morning. I’ve played half an hour so far and goodness me, I have been delighted to explore this slice of ’60s California and peel away the corners of reality to peek into worlds beyond.

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Type:Rider Lets You Explore Beautiful, Er, Typography

Type:Rider is one of those game concepts that doesn’t exactly scream thrill-a-millisecond, but that’s because it’s too busy artfully scrawling, scratching, writing, and typing it out to care. It’s a fairly basic platformer, but the twist is that all levels are themed after various evolutions of the written word. I suppose you could call it edutainment (there are even quick, optional passages about the origins of each script that appears, if you care to read them), but it’s also a very beautiful, well-constructed experience. You take satisfying, just-floaty-enough leaps between letters, dancing on air between centuries of human knowledge. There’s a free demo if you’d like to try it out, or you can find more details below.

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