Posts Tagged ‘Big Robot’

Hands On: The Signal From Tölva

I’ve had my hands on a brief demo build of a game called The Signal From Tölva [official site], from maverick and bohemian developers, Big Robot – yes, they of Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Oh, and I guess owned and run by Jim Rossignol, one of the directors and owners of this site. (There’s not going to be a conflict of interest issue here, is there? I mean, I can barely stand him.) Below you can read my very early and quite remarkably impartial first impressions.

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Sir, You Are Being Hunted Devs Investigating The Signal From Tölva

This week on RPS: Where Are They Now? we revisit Jim Rossignol. You might remember Rosso co-founded RPS in 1873 but couldn’t resist the bright lights of Game Development City. Packing his bindle and hitting the road, he co-founded Big Robot, the studio we last saw with survive-o-shooter Sir, You Are Being Hunted. But where has Rossignol been since then? What happened to Big Robot? Did the bright lights lure another innocent soul to ruin on the technorocks?

Nah mate, they’ve been quietly working on The Signal From Tölva [official site], a first-person explore-o-shooter about robots on an alien planet.

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Sirs, You Are Being Hunted: Multiplayer Added

When I pop open and drink bottles I find in bushes, people gasp and scuttle away in horror. Yet it’s cause for celebration when we virtually get together with pals to drink cyber bushbeer. Go figure. The point is: steampunk countryside survive ’em up Sir, You Are Being Hunted [official site] has finally added multiplayer.

RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro is one of the folks behind Sir, I should of course mention, but I’ve only met him a few times myself and certainly never when sober so I couldn’t tell you much about him. He’s shorter than me, and I don’t care about the rest.

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Wot I Made: Sir, You Are Being Hunted V1.0

We’re not going to be publishing a Wot I Think of the game Sir, You Are Being Hunted because one of the principle people behind it – although secondary in overall accomplishment to the mercurial Tom Betts and the incendiary James Carey – is me. I started a small game design company (just the three of us) back in 2010, and in November 2012 we Kickstarted our first big project, which was the open-world stealth and survival game, Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Today, after just over eight months of Early Access, that project hits V1.0. This means that we’ve done what we promised we’d do in the Kickstarter, and the game is superb shape. It’s out and you should play it. That’s my objective analysis of the situation, anyway.

Oh, and there’s a Professor Elemental video below to celebrate the release. You should watch that.
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Permutation Racer Is A Free Game By My Boss’s Friend

What Wipeout sees when it dreams.

I like to think of full disclosure as a kind of challenge. Did you know that I never learned how to ride a bike? The trousers I’m wearing right now have a hole right on the bum. I have a cut on my thumb and I don’t know where it came from. Permutation Racer is made by a graphical wizard called Tom Betts who works for Big Robot, the company founded by Jim to make games like Sir, You Are Being Hunted. It’s a free, procedurally generated racing prototype, and there’s a video and a download link below. I haven’t brushed my teeth yet today.
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Sir, You Are Being Far Too Hunted At This Point

Sir, You Are Being Hunted, unquestionably the game of the year according to every gaming website except for this one (out of sheer modesty), has just released a big update. The Industrial Biome is now part of the game, which not only gives you a whole new style of territory to be terrified within, but also a couple of new terrific NPCs – The Scarecrow and the Bog Monster. You can see a video of it below. And before we get there, have a very hefty declaration that Sir is made by a phenomenally handsome team including our own Jim Rossignol, so what you’re witnessing here is grotesque corruption.

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