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Posts tagged “Cliffski”

Production Line conveyor belts into early access

The upcoming tycoonist car factory game Production Line [official site] has been travelling along the development assembly line since its announcement in September last year, getting bits and pieces welded on by creator Positech. Now it's ready for the next phase. The giant machine-like claws of Steam early access are waiting to tear it asunder and put it back together again from May 18. “This…

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Production Line Is Democracy Dev’s New Car Factory Sim

You can have any genre, says Positech, as long as it’s management. Production Line [official site] will be the studio’s new game of building cars on a long assembly line with the penny-pinching efficiency of Henry Ford. “I never used to care about cars,” said Cliffski, the creator of Democracy and Gratuitous Space Battles, in his announcement. “Then I bought a nice hybrid one (Lexus)…

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Development Shell: Gratuitous Tank Battles

If there's one thing better than tanks fighting it out, it's tanks fighting it out for no reason other than because they are tanks. Let Tanks Be Tanks should be the subtitle of Cliffski's RTS, Gratuitous Tank Battles. Followed by three exclamation, because nothing says gratuitous than '!!!'. Even the sound in this video is gratuitous: Cliffski has recorded 7 minutes of the game playing,…

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Treadnaughts: Gratuitous Tank Battles

Hello 2012! The observant among you may have noticed that I appeared to write something yesterday but I actually wrote that in 2011. Yesterday, I was still in a burrow eating the last needles of the Christmas tree in preparation for emergence. The first thing I saw as my eyes adjusted to the light was a developer diary for Gratuitous Tank Battles, so I brought…

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Entrenched: Gratuitous Tank Battles Diary

The lovely Cliffski has put up a new developer diary detailing the forthcoming Gratuitous Tank Battles, this time talking about what exactly Gratuitous Tank Battles is. Which appears to be a blend of the sensibilities of previous fleet commander sim Gratuitous Space Battles with the pathfinding of a tower defence game. No, quiet in the back there, settle down. It isn't your typical tower defence…

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Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest

Hurrah! Cliffski's announced that the Galactic Conquest expansion for Gratuitous Space Battles is now available for purchase, although the expansion isn't actually out yet and technically the £5 you're dropping is a pre-order that gets you access to the beta, which may have a bug or three. Galactic Conquest is a big ol' update, adding a brand new campaign mode where you battle for planets…

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Space! Battles! Gratuitousness!

In space, no-one can hear you be gratuitous. Space is gratuitous. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly gratuitous it is. Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Gratuitous. Ack, it's no good. I just can't decide which stereotypical sci-fi quote to tiresomely rip-off. Instead, just watch this video of Cliffski 'Gets A Bit Feisty' Harris' new'un. BOOM.

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Laser! Laser! Gratuitous Space Battles In Motion

Positech have been busy capturing the essence of spacewar for their new strategy/management/simulation game, Gratuitous Space Battles, and we get a glimpse of it here: giant, glacial capital ships firing colossal beam lasers through swarms of tiny fighter craft. Yeah, that's the stuff. Cliffski knows what to do. Now go! Witness those titular space battles below. (And I have to say, this one really interests…

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Democracy 2, New Demo And Stuff

Just in case you're casting about for something to play in the dark hours of our Northern Hemisphere winter (damn you, Southern Hemisphere dwellers!) Cliffski has put up a new demo for the rather realistic governmental simulation Democracy 2. It's a genuinely excellent game with lots of icons, and we all love icons. But there's more than icons: there's brains too. And they're not so…

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Deserved Kudos: Positech’s Cliff Harris Interview

Behind the faux-futuristic moniker of Positech stands one man. Cliff "Cliffski" Harris has been quietly working up his own catalogue of indie-games since leaving Lionhead, shortly after they shipping the Movies. Having experienced both indie and mainstream development, produced a string of games - Democracy, Kudos, Rock Legend - that are clearly chasing after a grail seperate from the majority of developers and managing to…

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