Posts Tagged ‘Choice Provisions’

Runner3 hops, skips, jumps and launches to the beat

Runner3

Commander Video baffles me. He’s a black rectangle with a smaller white rectangle for eyes, and (sometimes) stubby little arms and legs, and yet he’s appeared in dozens of games, both indie and otherwise. Not bad for a non-character from a strange little low-fi Wii rhythm game. Continuing his streak of inexplicable success, Runner3 (latest in the Bit.Trip Runner series) launched today, and it looks perhaps a little… wackier than I expected.

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Drive!Drive!Drive! races out soon, thrice, upside-down

I’ve been so distracted by its GIFs of cybercars zooming through corkscrews and smashing through opponents that I missed the fact that Drive!Drive!Drive! [official site] is almost out. It is. December 13th is when Different Cloth’s weird racing game arrives, and to be honest I’m still not entirely sure how its whole deal of ‘racing across multiple tracks at the same time’ works. That’s fine. Did I mention the cybercars racing through dinosaur mouths and the track editor and the soundtrack by Zombi? I was somewhat distracted by those too. Read the rest of this entry »

Tharsis Blasting Off To Mars Tomorrow

Hands up: who wants to embark upon a manned mission Mars to investigate alien signals? One minor complication: the ship’s been crippled by an asteroid storm. And that’s just the first disaster of many. Cannibalism may not be strictly necessary, but do bear in mind it’s an option. If that sounds like your ‘bag’, have a gander at Tharsis [official site]. The turn-based space survival strategy from Choice Provisions, the BIT.TRIP devs formerly known as Gaijin Games, is counting down to a launch tomorrow. Observe:

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Gaijin No More: BIT.TRIPPERS Announce Two Space Games

A little concept of Tharsis's Flight Control

Ooh, it’s all go at BIT.TRIP creators Gaijin Games. They’re not Gaijin Games any more, for one thing. Well, they are a bit, sometimes, in certain circumstances. But under the new name Choice Provisions they’re getting far away from Japan, blasting off into space by announcing two cosmic new games. Laserlife is “a metaphysical journey of euphoric sights and euphonic sounds” about a spaceman’s memories, which does sound pretty BIT.TRIPPY. Tharsis is certainly different, “a turn-based, perma-death, realistic space strategy game” on the first manned mission to Mars.

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