Posts Tagged ‘Beavl’

Strolling Is A Free Detective Game About Exact Thinking

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue is often considered the first modern detective short story ever written, and stars a part-time sleuth named C. Auguste Dupin. Mr Dupin solves crimes by way of ‘ratiocination’, a process of exact thinking, and this happens to be the main inspiration for Beavl’s Strolling [GameJolt page] – a lovely wee point and click adventure game that was created for AdventureJam 2016 and is available to download now. It’s also free, so I exactly think you should give it a whirl.

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Impressions: Faif

I adored Puzzle Quest. But I’ve yet to truly adore anything else that’s followed in its wake (including Puzzle Quest 2), with the exception of 10,000,000. There is something spellbinding about 10m’s distillation of the concept, simplifying the combination of match-3 with RPG, down to this fast-paced compulsive madness. (Having finished it twice, I’d like to remind creator Luca Redwood to RELEASE THE NEW CONTENT SOON.)

And then out of Ludum Dare comes Faif. Yes, Faif. It’s the idea minimalised even further. It’s in development now, but playable as that process goes along. New elements are being regularly added, or tweaked, and it’s free to follow along.

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The Walking Dead, And The Walking Alive: The Narrow Path

Were you aware that there had been a The Walking Dead All Out Game Jam? 120 teams were, competing in the official event over two weeks, back in September/October. Ten finalists have recently been picked, with the winner chosen by TWD creator Robert Kirkman on the 5th December. Those finalists have gained some decent loot, not least a full Unity Pro license, and a free Greenlight application. So yes, you can expect to see another ten zombie games vying for your attention on there. Blame memetics.

Amongst those finalists were Beavl, with The Narrow Path, that takes an approach that immediately grabs my attention. Yes, you’re killing zombies. But you’re also killing the humans too. And you’re in a minivan.

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