Posts Tagged ‘Broken Rules’

Podcast: The RPS Electronic Wireless Show returns! Listen to us talk Far Cry 5, Prey and Old Man’s Journey

Hark! It’s the sound of our sweet voices taking up an hour of your precious time. The RPS podcast of old, the Electronic Wireless Show, has returned in a fresh new body. We’ve got news, interviews and silly features, as well as some of the traditional idle chat.

This week, Pip, Adam and I are chatting about Far Cry 5‘s “Last Supper” image, the recent layoffs at Hitman developer IO Interactive, and enjoying a jaunt through melancholy puzzler Old Man’s Journey. There’s also some Quickfire Questions with the developers of survival puzzler Rain World,¬†news from Paradox Con and lots more.
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Wot I Think: Old Man’s Journey

Old Man's Journey

Old Man’s Journey [official site] is a beautiful and thoughtful mild landscape puzzler which is at its best when it focuses on tiny details or on strange delights. The interaction can meander into dullness but there are moments of melancholy beauty to be found and which are arresting enough that it makes the whole thing worthwhile. Here’s Wot I Think: Read the rest of this entry »

Old Man’s Journey sets out on May 18th

Even though I work with Alec and John and hear their tales daily, I still want to play Old Man’s Journey [official site]. Unlike the mundane travels of those creaking codgers, who are no longer my employers and so can no longer fire me, this old man’s journey is a wonderful journey of reflection through a beautiful landscape. It’s a gentle story-o-puzzler with a picturebook style, where we’ll need to pull on bits of the world to reshape it and solve puzzles so he can continue on his journey. Today a pleasant little trailer announces its release date: May 18th. Read the rest of this entry »

Hill-raiser: Old Man’s Journey demonstrates how to deform gorgeous terrain

Old Man's Journey

Old Man’s Journey [official site] is one of those games which caught my eye entirely because of the artwork. It reminded me of some boardgame artists I really like, as well as some charming French children’s book illustrations I half-remember from my childhood. BUT! There’s now an official gameplay trailer showing how you raise and lower hills to let the elderly man explore new parts of the landscape: Read the rest of this entry »

Wizened Wanderer: Old Man’s Journey

How I long for a tourist simulator (Pokemon Go doesn’t quite count) and with Old Man’s Journey [official site], Vienna-based Broken Rules may be making just that. Announced late yesterday, it’s a game about wandering “sun-drenched, rolling hills” and it looks absolutely gorgeous, as you can see in the trailer below.

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Impressions: Secrets Of Raetikon

Ignore the terrible name – Secrets Of Raetikon is absolutely lovely. From And Yet It Moves developers Broken Rules, this serene action explorer gives you wings and lets you fly. Because you play a bird, see. Sorry metaphors. Just out on Steam’s Early Access, I’ve been having a splendid time. Here are my impressions so far.

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Looking Fly: Secrets Of Raetikon Is Gorgeous

True nature fact: all birds are in a state of constant war over triangles.

I am deathly afraid of heights, yet I desperately long to fly high above the clouds, unrestrained by any sort of machinery or the laws of physics. This is the complex duality of my nature. If I was actually granted the power of flight, I’d be the worst superhero ever – too busy screaming until I vomited a lung on confused bystanders to save anybody. But I digress.¬†Secrets of Raetikon might just allow me to fulfill my fantasy without the disgusting particulars of reality getting in the way. It’s about gentle, feather-like swooping and soaring, and it hails from And Yet It Moves developer Broken Rules. In it, nature and ancient machinery and peaceful exploration collide. It looks delightful.

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