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Posts tagged “Bennett Foddy”

Feature: Ape me out tonight

How the frenetic jazz of Ape Out elevates its violence

From the languid tempo that starts each level, to the frenetic bebop energy driving a series of devastating assaults, the soundscape of the indie beat ‘em up Ape Out is all about contrasts. As the eponymous gorilla, Ape Out lets players exact revenge against a battalion of doughy humans who are too feeble to stand directly against your wrath. It’s thunderous centrifuge of jazz and…

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Feature: Current trends say apes are in, actually

Ape Out review

Once I went to the zoo in San Diego, and a load of people were banging on the glass at an orangutan and its baby instead of just being appropriately (quietly) awed. One man in particular was hollering at what was a very sad looking ape, and honestly if there was justice in the world the orangutan would have smashed free and liquified that man’s…

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Ape Out slips (e.g. on a banana peel) to end of the month

We'll need to wait another three weeks for the mansmash cymbalcrash action of Ape Out, as publishers Devolver Digital today announced the launch is delayed from next Thursday until February 28th. What I've seen and played of Ape Out was a thumping great time so I'm happy to wait, especially given that the delay is supposedly to give the devs time to get it going…

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Feature: Movies

Priceless Play – 16th November 2018

Some games, not all games (but some) have a degree of representational movement in them. A couple of years ago I went to see a panel discussion of designers at the Southbank Centre (a dream lineup: Naomi Alderman, Cara Ellison, Emily Short, and Meg Jayanth; moderated by Simon Parkin) and one of the designers mentioned the way players automatically notice the effects of their own…

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Getting Over It creator releases wobbly Pong, FLOP

Bennett Foddy, the fiendish fella behind QWOP and Getting Over It, has shared his own variant of iconic game Pong. It's named FLOP, and you can probably guess what makes it different. Foddy actually made FLOP years ago, as a secret game hidden in the ace local multiplayer collection Sportsfriends, but now he's released a standalone version so it's simpler to play (with events in…

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Feature: Awards from the awarded

The games of the year, according to GDC’s award winners

The awards ceremony at this year’s GDC was fun. At least, that’s what John told me from his seat in the crowd, where he saw the winners mount a stage some would consider too colourful for this planet. The Independent Games Festival Awards and subsequent Game Developer’s Choice Awards saw a range of trophy-grabbers, from indie students to adventure game veterans. Unfortunately for them, I…

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Feature: A quick chat

The world’s fastest Getting Over It speedrunner on handling frustration

I'm still fascinated by Getting Over It, though I've reach the point where I can only handle playing it for about 15 minutes a week. Amazingly, that'd be enough time for speedrunner Christian 'Distortion2' Licht to make his way all the way up the mountain 7 and a half times: last week he became the first person to beat the game in under 2 minutes.…

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The best of the internet’s attempts at Getting Over It

Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy has been stewing for a while - as have the people who've been playing it - so I figured the internet would have cooked up some treats for our viewing pleasure. I figured correctly: below you'll find the best clips, gifs and raps I could find. If you've ever wondered what Getting Over It might look like if someone…

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Feature: A challenger has arrived

Getting Over It requires a resolve Matt doesn’t have

You may have witnessed us trying difficult mountain climbing game Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy. Last week Matt attempted to scale part of the mountain, clambering over rocks, girders, concrete pipes and wooden barrels using nothing but the game's jerky sledgehammer and terrifying upper body strength. He did well. But Matt lacks a deeper comprehension of summits and the ascent thereof - a philosophical…

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Getting Over It is out now, watch me flail and fail in it

Let me tell you a clubhouse secret. We have a mantra at RPS for deciding what to write about, and it’s as simple as it is helpful: 'a good time should be shared online'. Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy released on Steam yesterday, and whatever kind of time it is, the only way I can properly share it is if you’re with me. In…

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I turned the entire universe into paperclips

Reader dear, I am sorry to tell you that our Brendan is not committed to manufacturing paperclips. Can you believe that he stopped playing neat-o new browser-based clicker Paperclips [official site] before even hypnotising humanity to submit to his machine consciousness? Luckily for you, I have the commitment and dedication to reach the end and turn the entire universe into paperclips. I can tell you…

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QWOP creator unveils cauldron man in Getting Over It

We've taken our QWOPs and our GIRPs, like all growing youngsters should, but can we really say we are healthy, well-balanced individuals until we have tried to climb a mountain using only a sledgehammer while stuck in a cauldron? That sounds like a rhetorical question, but it is not. Getting Over It [official site] is the next game from Bennett Foddy. And while it does…

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Local Multiplayer Party Time! Sportsfriends Released

What are you playing this weekend? No, shut up. I don't want to hear it. Call up some friends, get them over, tell them to bring snacks and drink, and play Sportsfriends until Fanta drips down your giggling chins. The bundle of J.S Joust and other ace local multiplayer games finally arrived on PC last night, after yonks of only being found at games events…

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Whee! Sports! Joust & Chums Go Crowd-Funded

One of the great tragedies of the last couple of years, other than that Meat Loaf is Republican and America cancelled space, is the continued inability for the common people to lay darting, sweaty hands on OSX/PlayStation Move-based live-action multiplayer game Johann Sebastian Joust. It's toured festivals, events and gatherings of people who wear retro spectacles and don't shave much (i.e. more confident versions of…

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