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Posts tagged “Chucklefish Games”

Stardew Valley has a battle royale mod, because of course it does

A gentle breeze lapped against the hay bales. Farmer Wyatt leaned against his porch, soaking in another day of rural paradise. Pigs snuffled, chickens chirped. Then one of the 99 other farmers caved his skull in with a hoe. Stardew Valley modder "Ilyaki" has brought battle royale to the nominally peaceful farming-sim. Time to sharpen your pitchforks.

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Feature: Oh no there are too many games

The RPS hivemind presents: The most anticipated games of 2019

Wow 2019 is a thing, huh? How are we all doing? Relieved? Bowling a hangover and a nagging sense of trepidation? Maybe you work in retail and, surprise! You were supposed to be at work half an hour ago. Time loses all meaning post-New Year break, doesn't it? You're just sort of adrift in a sea of empty Quality Street wrappers. That's okay. We're all…

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Stardew Valley developer splits with Chucklefish to self-publish

You can't get much more indie than breaking up with a small publisher to go entirely solo, and that's exactly what Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone is doing with his enormously popular farm 'em up Stardew Valley. As of December 14th, he'll be sole developer and publisher of the game on PC, Xbox, PS4 and Vita. The break with Chucklefish seems amicable and not all-encompassing too, with…

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Stardew Valley coming to iOS this month, able to import PC saves

The mobile version of friendly farm 'em up Stardew Valley will debut on iOS at the end of the month, creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has announced, with Android to follow. "And I'm sure that's nice for Appleers," you snidely butt in, "but I'd like to remind you that on RPS, PC stands for 'personal computer' not 'pocket computer'." Alright, pal. The brass neck on you.…

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Stylish time-bending Metroidvania platformer Timespinner is out now

Good things take time, and the lush sprite art in Lunar Ray's just-released Metroidvania Timespinner clearly took a while to make. Even when it was Kickstarted four years ago, Timespinner looked striking, and the extra time in development has only done it good. Looking a lot like genre grandpappy Castlevania: Symphony of The Night (just check those powerful walk animations), it tells the story of…

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Timespinner looks deliciously Symphony Of The Night-ish and launches this month

Good things come to those who wait, though I'd imagine that's easier if you can control time itself. Kickstarted in June 2014, Timespinner might have missed its November 2015 release date, but that beautifully detailed PSX-era sprite art hasn't aged a day. Developed by Lunar Ray Games, it's a Metroidvania with a time-bending twist and a high fantasy setting that looks closer to Symphony Of The…

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Horror puzzle platformer Inmost makes Game Boy graphics gloriously ghoulish

Anyone grumbling about lower-resolution pixel art being played out needs to hush and look at Inmost. Announced today and to be published by Chucklefish, it's a horror-themed puzzle platformer with a very striking visual style. While its character sprites are small and starkly outlined, similar to what you'd see on the original Game Boy, the mostly-monochrome world they inhabit is anything but. Beautifully detailed architecture,…

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Stardew Valley mod lets you play multiplayer without host (kind of)

Stardew Valley’s mutliplayer launched a couple of weeks ago, letting farm owners roll around in the dirt with up to three pals. But the landowning “host” player must be present if friends are to plant tomatoes, and that head player also has the final say over decisions such as when you all go to bed. Landlords, eh? But what’s this? It’s a handy mod that…

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Stardew Valley has added multiplayer in a free update

Cutesy farm life sim-o-RPG Stardew Valley today added cooperative multiplayer in a free update, letting farmers invite several of their pals to help out around the homestead. Multiplayer entered opt-in public beta testing at the end of April, and now it's finally ready to launch. Today's update, version 1.3, also brings new things for all farmers to enjoy, whether they play with farmfriends or solo.…

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Stardew Valley adding multiplayer on August 1st

You'll be able to play relaxing farm life sim Stardew Valley with up to three friends this August 1st. The long-awaited multiplayer mode has been available as an opt-in open beta since late April, but the developers reckon it's finally ready for prime-time. The multiplayer update includes some new additions to the world, online or off, including new quests, heart events and (most importantly) hats…

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Feature: On the horizon: zero yawns

Video: The most exciting PC games still to come in 2018

Has it really been six months? 2018 is passing in a blur of frozen architects, drug-pushing prophets and accordion duets. Hell, six months ago the RPS Video Department was but a glint in Graham’s eye. You may also recall a gathering of the most exciting games of 2018, a rundown of the year as it looked back in January. With E3 done there’s a clearer…

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Feature: Though it's very much a beta

Stardew Valley’s multiplayer might be the perfect hang out game

When I first began playing Stardew Valley, it was predominantly a solitary affair. Not only because it was squarely a single player game, but because avoiding other people suited my playstyle just fine. I headed to Pelican Town to relax, farm, and mine, not to make friends. All I needed was the quiet of my crops growing and a good canine companion. And yet, when…

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Stardew Valley multiplayer launches in beta

Lovely farm 'em up Stardew Valley's multiplayer is alllmost ready, close enough to finished that today it launched an opt-in open beta. Stardew's multiplayer will let players host up to three other players in their farm, chipping in to work the land, adventure, fish, and probably drink a whole lot. Heck, you can even get married to other players. The beta branch is now live…

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Eastward looks like The Last Of Us’ SNES-era ancestor

A gruff, bearded man leads a young girl on a dangerous pilgrimage across a post-apocalyptic world, stopping off at crumbling (yet still-surviving) human cities along the way. These struggling settlements' population dwindles as monsters enroach further into their territory. No, it's not some PlayStation mega-hit, but Eastward, a 2D action-adventure from Shanghai-based team Pixpil, and set to be published by increasingly prolific developers-turned-kingmakers Chucklefish.

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Stardew Valley multiplayer could ‘be ready in about a month’

The long-awaited cooperative multiplayer mode is still on course to hit Stardew Valley soon, going by what creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has tapped out on the tweetosphere. Following February's word that it was entering testing, Barone last night offered the update: "still making good progress on fixing bugs, if all goes well it should be ready in about a month" on PC. Good, good. The…

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Renomine! Wiz-school RPG Spellbound now Witchbrook

A name carries power in the world of games. It often sets the tone of a piece, determines just how many puns RPS can get out of it before having to play it straight, and (in some less fortunate cases) may invite legal eagles to peck out a developer's eyes. The game formerly known as Spellbound - a magical school-life RPG from Starbound developers and…

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Pathway looks more than a bit like Indiana Jones: Tactics

Oh dear. All it takes is a screenshot of a rag-tag band of roguish heroes fighting Nazis out in some 1930s archaeological dig and I'm humming the sodding theme tune again. Pathway is the followup to XCOM-lite tactics game Halfway. Marsh Davies rather liked it in spite of its flaws back in 2014, so here's hoping that developers Robotality (now being published under Chucklefish's rapidly…

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Feature: Update Night

Has Starbound been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they've been changed for better or worse. I’ve got a robot chicken in the shed that parps out batteries. Do you want to have a look? No, seriously, she’s next to the electrical sheep, and she’s a proper money maker. Every day I teleport down to my little farm, collect…

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Stardew Valley’s multiplayer beta expected for spring

My farm in Stardew Valley is a place of solace. It's a shrine to quiet contemplation, a valuable retreat from the demands of sociability, a hidey-hole built just for me and my thoughts. Why would I want to invite someone in and spoil all that? Actually, none of that's true. I'd love to romp around Stardew Valley with a friend in tow, and I'll soon…

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