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Feature: Wicky Wicky Wild Wild Hex

John Wick Hex review

You don’t play as John Wick in John Wick Hex. Not really. Instead, you play as Keanu Reeves’ choreographer, in close negotiation with the great man’s agent. Want Wick to dash behind cover while throatslamming a goon, then toss them to the floor, grab their gun and shoot a second goon’s ear off before yeeting the empty pistol at a third? That is absolutely within…

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You can play John Wick Hex in October, and here’s a trailer to prove it

If after the E3 reveal of John Wick Hex you were updating your gaming calendar and were angered at the lack of a release date, I have calming news for you. The turn-based prequel to Keanu's trilogy of violence will be out on October 8th, which I now realise is disturbingly close. You might say it's only about two wicks away. Anyway, here's Lovejoy and…

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Feature: Throw your hands up at me

Gamescom’s best of the rest: the coolest indies round up

This would not be RPS if I didn't return from Gamescom and write minimally about the triple A-xtravaganzas and maximumly about smaller, weirder things wot I saw. So here, have at it: my favourite of the independently made games I saw at this year's show. I flatter myself that the selection is broad enough that it covers genres to suit every taste. Strategy games! Card…

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John Wick Hex turns gun-fu chaos into a tactical puzzle

Of all the developers to head up a John Wick game, Mike Bithell of Thomas Was Alone, Subsurface Circular and Volume is not one I could have predicted. John Wick Hex also looks like a bit of an oddball, genre-wise. It's a pseudo-turn-based tactics game, with players planning Keanu Reeves's every move in order to dodge, parry and shoot his way through each gunfight with maximum…

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Quarantine Circular is the surprise sequel to Subsurface Circular, and it’s out right now

Mike Bithell (originally of Thomas Is Alone fame) clearly likes his surprise launches. His previous game, the short-but-sweet sci-fi mystery adventure Subsurface Circular launched onto Steam with zero fanfare or warning, but racked up no shortage of praise and awards. Today, its successor - Quarantine Circular - quietly released onto Steam, and it looks similarly great. It's not quite a sequel, though, more a spiritual successor…

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Thomas Was Alone creator launches Subsurface Circular

After telling stories about shapes then even a teenager, the fella behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume has taken another step up the consciousness scale for his next story with a game about robots. Bithell's studio today both announced and launched Subsurface Circular [official site], a short text adventure starring a robot detective investigating missing robots. It's a text-based story-o-puzzler where you gather new words…

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