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Posts tagged “Aurelien Regard”

Away: Journey To The Unexpected launches its charm offensive February

Away: Journey To The Unexpected is a preposterously cute game. Launching on February 13th (or earlier from GOG), it's a first-person action RPG by Aurélien Regard (The Next Penelope), and as much about making weird new friends as bopping monsters on the head. I've had the chance to play around with an early build, and it feels like an unusual blend of inspirations. Part PSX-era…

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Have You Played… The Next Penelope?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. My childhood was mostly spent playing games on the Amiga 500, which meant a steady diet of topdown racers like Micro Machines, Skidmarks, Overdrive and probably a dozen others. The Next Penelope [official site] is of that same lineage, but oozing with extra…

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The Next Penelope Harpoons, Teleports Onto Early Access

Two concepts that I never thought would come together: The Odyssey, as in the ancient Greek epic concerning Odysseus' voyage home after the Trojan War, and Micro Machines-style top down racing gameplay. Even now, having written the preceding sentence, all I can do is marvel that a human being not only made that connection but went ahead and based a game on it. Full credit to Aurelien Regard…

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The Next Penelope Hands-On

Videogames are wandering across the Junk Fields, attempting to reach some exciting new destination. Then a videogame journalist appears, loading Videogames up with words and memories. "It's retro. It's old school. It's Micro Machines meets F-Zero crossed with Ulysses 31. It's all right here. Everything you've ever cared about is all right here." It's all junk! Let's not do that. Let's instead create a space…

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