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Posts tagged “Clifftop Games”

Quick! Kathy Rain is free on Steam for a few more hours

Quick! Hurry! You have until 6pm today (10am Pacific) to grab Kathy Rain for free for keepsies. To celebrate the third birthday of the mystery-solving adventure game, publishers Raw Fury yesterday launched a wee giveaway. We were on holiday then but NOW we're back and NOW you should grab it NOW because Kathy Rain is pretty deece and it's free NOW and I am done…

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Feature: Into The Blue Again

Whispers Of A Machine review

You know what? Sometimes I'm just in the mood for a straightforward point-and-click adventure game. And while I'll admit I thought the opening of Whispers Of A Machine suggested this was going to be a big twist on the format, and was pretty thrilled by where it suggested it might be going, I'm actually all good with how clear-cut it eventually felt to play. Because…

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Kathy Rain fella’s Whispers Of A Machine heard in April

A cybernetically-enhanced futurecop is on the trail of several strange murders in Whispers Of A Machine, an adventure game collaboration between Kathy Rain creator Joel Hästö and The Samaritan Paradox maker Petter Ljungqvis. It'll launch on April 17th, publishers Raw Fury announced today, which is doubly welcome news because I'd entirely forgotten about it since it was announced two years ago despite enjoying Kathy Rain.…

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Kathy Rain developer announces Whispers of a Machine

Kathy Rain developer Joel Staaf Hästö has announced his next game, Whispers of a Machine [official site]. It's a collaboration with The Samaritan Paradox developer Petter Ljungqvist. A traditional hand-painted point-and-click adventure, this time a murder mystery set in a world years after AI was destroyed to prevent the singularity.

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Feature: Brightening up later

Have You Played… Kathy Rain?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. For a moment there, it looked like we might be seeing a resurgence in the traditional point and click adventure. All the big names from the 90s heyday leapt into action, but unfortunately (in hindsight) they all did it via Kickstarter. So we…

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Feature: Drizzle or downpour?

Kathy Rain review

Kathy Rain [official site] is the first adventure from Clifftop Games (Joel Staaf Hästö), the story of a journalism student investigating the strange circumstances of the last few years of her grandfather's life. I previewed it last month and was really impressed. Will that continue for the full game? Here's wot I think:

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Adventure Game Kathy Rain Released With Demo

Kathy Rain [official site], a point-and-click adventure game about a journalism student in 1995 investigating her grandfather's mysterious death, launched today. John was pleased by the slice he played last month, and now it has a public demo so everyone can give it a go first. Here, look, the launch trailer explains more about the scrapes Kathy will get into after rolling back into her…

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Kathy Rain Falls In Two Weeks, Showers Us With Hope

Kathy Rain [official site], one of the smartest-looking AGS adventures that doesn't have the words "Wadjet Eye" on the digital box, is due out in but a couple of weeks - 5th May. And having played a bunch of scenes in a preview build, I've decided to twist dials and flick switches until my brain is set to: Very Interested. You might want to too.

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Small Town Blues: Kathy Rain

I played Kathy Rain at Gamescom and now that the first trailer is here, I'm eager to share my thoughts. If I hadn't known it wasn't a Wadjet Eye game, I would have thought it was a Wadjet Eye game. That's the greatest compliment I can give to a point and click adventure in this day and age, and Kathy Rain's grounded small town setting…

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