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Premature Evaluation: Fade to Silence

This week’s Premature Evaluation sees Fraser swap a regular Scottish winter for an eternal, supernatural winter that has destroyed humanity in survival sandbox Fade to Silence. Festive! I really should be playing games about sunshine and whimsy with warm colour palettes and chipper NPCs -- here, in the depths of winter, it’s gloomy enough as it is. Fade to Silence has huskies though! Well, they’re…

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Fade To Silence is cold and full of monsters

I'm glad there are no monsters in The Long Dark. It's my favourite survival game and even though I've often found myself wishing there were a ghost in the attic of my latest shelter, or an enormous shape blotting out the stars and moon, I'm not really keen on Lovecraftian tentacles creeping into every corner of my life. An eternal winter and angry wolves provide…

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Trick or trick? New Bubsy game hits on Halloween

"Trick or treat?" we're asked every year on Halloween by children menacing us for sugary payment. This October 31st, Black Forest Games don't offer the choice: we're getting tricked. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back [official site], a revival of the bad '90s platformer series, will launch on Halloween. Hell will come to Earth and we'll all meet our doom. Sure, go on, end the world…

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What could possibly go wrong? New Bubsy announced

Mate, I don't know what's going on in the world. Have you seen? Have you heard? Did you wake up, rub your eyes, and say "Nahhh" then "Wuhhh?" followed by "Ohhh?" It's real, it really is real: Bubsy the bobcat is back, baby! The rubbish platformer series will return this autumn with the all-new Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back [official site], because 2017 is the…

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Gets Competitive Mode

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was a Kickstarter platform game that John liked but didn't love: the former because of the satisfaction of learning each Sister's special skills, the latter because of issues like repetitiveness. If you're of the same mindset and was gunning for an opportunity to do more with the game, developers Black Forest has just the thing for you: a competitive multiplayer mode.

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DieselStörmers Do-over: Ravensdale Returns To Kickstarter

If at first you don't succeed, pause and have a good think. Do you really want to make a video game about knights with dirty diesel-powered armour and jetpacks fighting orcs and goblins? You may very well! In that case, put your head down and work, rethink your crowdfunding campaign, then come back with something people can play first. Bish bash bosh, here's DieselStörmers again.…

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Giana Devs Return To Kickstarter With Ravensdale

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (which I keep wanting to read as Giana: Twisted Sister because my brain is a furnace fueled solely by old-school metal) was quite good - if not, er, quite great. John enjoyed it well enough, which seems to suggest that the folks at Black Forest Games are highly capable at making things scroll sideways. They also made some serious bank on…

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Ravensdale Puts Orcs On An Oil Rig

Black Forest Games, the developers of Giana Sisters:Twisted Dreams, have sent word of their next game, Ravensdale, which provides the world with a four player co-op action side-scroller, all set within a "medieval oil rig city". Co-op is very much the focus, as they explain: "Gameplay-wise, Ravensdale is gunning for a true co-op experience, with weapon choices, environment, enemies and positioning all blending together to…

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This Way And That: Giana Sisters Demo

Hello, you. Hard truth: It's time you played some side-scrolling platforming, isn't it? I know, I know, you keep saying you will make time for it, but you just end up running errands or doing overtime. Well that has to stop. It's time for you and side-scrolling to remember why you love each other. Spend some time gazing into each other. Perhaps then you'll either…

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Moody: Giana Sisters – Twisted Dreams Out October

Project Giana, the 25th anniversary homage to/evolution of The Great Giana Sisters, has a proper, actual name now. If I have a child, I'll insist that the wailing bundle be referred to as Project Baby for the first six months of its life, and only then will I name it after a popular chart musician of the times. Project Giana has become Giana Sisters: Twisted…

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World Changing: Project Giana Demo

Everyone has gaps in their gaming knowledge. Like, for instance, you've never heard of Lungo - the seminal C64 platformer that defined how double jumping would work forever. Me, I'd not heard of The Great Giana Sisters. Contain your horror. In case you're in the same camp as me (woo, camp buddies!) this was a quite astonishingly blatant rip-off of Super Mario Bros released in…

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