Posts Tagged ‘Devolver Digital’

Wot I Think: Okhlos

Myths and legends! Ancient Greek philosophers! Proletariat revolution! The natural ingredients, of course, of a spectacularly stupid game.

Good stupid, not bad stupid. Or at least, deliberate stupid, not accidental stupid. Okhlos [official site] is a big, dumb, like really really dumb, mash-up of a shmup, ARPG and briefly notorious GTA coat-tail-rider State of Emergency, wherein you amass a growing horde of ancient Greek sorts then go lay waste to any and everything in pursuit of liberty from titans, gods and their various hired help.

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Devolver Announce Scum, Croteam’s Survive ‘Em Up

Devolver Digital, the publishers of such brash games as Hotline Miami and Broforce, have announced that they’re publishing Scum [official site], a multiplayer open-world survival game headed to Steam Early Access in 2017. That doesn’t seem like Devolver’s style, given that they’ve traditionally blazed their own path and inspired imitators rather than the other way around, but hey! There’s an edgy twist, of course: you play convicts fighting each other for the delight of audiences. It’s being made by Gas Guzzlers developers Gamepires with Serious Sam gang Croteam. As much as I like Croteam, this is… ah, anyway, here’s all we know for now.

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Have You Played… OlliOlli?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Or OlliOlli 2, whatever you want. I prefer the look of the first one, with it’s crunchy pixels and bloodied sprites. Because that’s what happens in this skateboarding game, you mess up your trick, fall from 10 feet, crack your bones, roll, bleed and eventually come to a stop. It’s delightful.

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Just Can’t Wait To Be King? Reigns Is Out Today

Reigns [official site] is a game of decision-making and courtly governance that was described by Adam as Crusader Kings meets Tinder. You get presented with card after card of choices and have to swipe left or right (or in our case, click) in order to say yes or no to your courtiers’ requests. It’s also out today. I’ve just played 20 minutes of it. One of my kings was abandoned to rule over a kingdom of pigeons, another was slaughtered and thrown to the dogs by the merchant class, and another went mad, kicked a dog and started hearing the Devil. It’s good to be the king.

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Long Live The… Oh Dear. Reigns Slides Onto PC 11 Aug

Reigns [official site] – described by Adam as Crusader Kings meets Tinder – will be swiping its way onto PC from 11 August.

I remember it being one of his favourite games at Rezzed when we went earlier in the year so let’s have a look at what he said at the time and why he liked it so much. But first, some gameplay footage:

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Okhlos Releases Angry Mob On August 18

Okhlos

I’m going to admit something to you. It’s that I initially skipped over the press emails for Okhlos [official site] because from the name I thought it might be a new low fat yoghurt*.

BUT! It’s a videogame! About an Ancient Greek mob trying to overthrow the awful gods of yore! And which now has a release date of 18 August! And is definitely not a yoghurt!

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Broforce Broifies Bruce Lee, Tank Girl, Dirty Harry

How many bros can there be? Will they keep coming? Where do they even come from? As a wee tot I knew no bros, then suddenly I had one living in my home and it was all downhill from there. How does Broforce [official site] convert real people into bros, and could they do it to you and I? Broforce developers Free Lives show no signs of stopping. The run ‘n’ gunner has a new update adding bro versions of Bruce Lee, Tank Girl, Dirty Harry, and Snake Plissken (again). If they can conquer our mightiest heroes, what hope do we have? We’ll surely all be bros soon.

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