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Posts tagged “Devolver Digital”

Meowtroidvania Gato Roboto pounces into stores next week

A cat in a little mech makes a lot of sense to me, from what I understand about cats and their love of all things cramped and enclosed. Our intrepid hero Kiki, then, is probably having the time of their life in Gato Roboto, getting to switch between all kinds of armoured suits. Though they might just wish they could take up residence in the…

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Feature: Worth a look

Observation review

I can't think of another game that has so quickly made me care so much. I'm staring at Emma Fisher, adrift in zero gravity after (another) unknown calamity has buckled our space station and briefly disabled my camera feed. I'm looking at what might be a floating corpse, aghast at the idea that I'm responsible for it. She isn't moving. She isn't telling me what…

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Epic Games Store starts its first big sale with a Stories Untold giveaway

It's a busy day over on the Epic Games Store. On top of the expected fortnightly giveaway - this time the excellent horror-adventure Stories Untold - they've launched their first big sale. You can snag Stories Untold here for free, and I highly recommend it even if point & click (or even parser-based) adventures aren't usually your thing. Developers No Code's upcoming followup, the space-disaster…

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Swords Of Ditto overhauls oh so much in Mormo’s Curse update

Charming roguelikelike The Swords Of Ditto today launched a big ol' free update, Mormo's Curse, adding and reworking heaps of stuff. You'll find new areas, new enemies, new items, performance improvements, bug fixes, and big changes to the overall structure of the game. Our former John (RPS in peace) liked a lot of the game's elements in our Swords Of Ditto review but wasn't sure…

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Nowhere is safe from Minit’s shark

Haunting the waterways of Minit's Groundhog Day-cursed island is an immortal shark with a penchant for snacking on one-bit bird creatures. Oceans, caves, streams - anywhere you take a swim, players can expect Minit Shark (doo doo doo doo doo). Except that wasn't exactly what the developers intended. Turns out, they didn't know until the last minute that a bug broke Minit Shark free of…

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Enter The Gungeon rolls out its final update today

Dodge Roll Games are finally putting their twitchy roguelike shooter Enter The Gungeon to bed, with one large final update, A Farewell To Arms, out now. It looks to be a significant free expansion, adding another set of guns and gadgets, two new playable characters (one purely random, one seemingly story-focused), a new level with its own boss and a new way to play: Rainbow…

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Heave Ho will ask you to trust your friends as far as you can throw them

Who among us has not at some point wanted to gently take our friends’ hands and then hurl them bodily across a perilous gap? That’s the aim of the game in Heave Ho, an upcoming cooperative grapple-and-fling physics ‘em up from French studio Le Cartel. Here, I’m slinging a trailer at you across the dangerous pit that is the internet.

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Enter The Gungeon bids A Farewell To Arms on April 5th

It's been three years of guns shooting bullets at bullets shooting guns which shoot bullets, and Dodge Roll Games are finally ready to put their bullet hell roguelike Enter The Gungeon to bed. On April 5th, the game's third anniversary, they're rolling out one final free expansion-ish update to the game, called A Farewell To Arms. It's adding two new playable characters, a new secret…

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Observation no longer observable on Steam [confirmed]

Update: Yup, publishers Devolver Digital today confirmed that Observation will now be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. The good news is that Observation - the intense-looking sci-fi thriller from Stories Untold developers No Code - has a release date. Announced during Sony's PS4-centric "State Of Play" stream, it'll be out on May 21st. The concerning news is that the game's Steam…

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Humble Monthly offers Fighting, Sneaking and Viking for cheap

Another impressive month of deals in the Humble Monthly - I'm impressed at how consistently good Humble's subscribe-o-bundle has been this past year, and the next set headlines with a trio of gems. Northgard, Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden and Absolver cover a wide spread of genres, but all three games are united by one common thread; they all got free expansions recently. You…

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Feature: Current trends say apes are in, actually

Ape Out review

Once I went to the zoo in San Diego, and a load of people were banging on the glass at an orangutan and its baby instead of just being appropriately (quietly) awed. One man in particular was hollering at what was a very sad looking ape, and honestly if there was justice in the world the orangutan would have smashed free and liquified that man’s…

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Feature: Armless fun

Pikuniku review

Do you remember those jelly-like toy octopuses you had when you were a kid, which you throw at a window or wall? They'd half-stick/half-walk their way down the surface, their legs glooping on and off as they rolled in a semi-controlled fall. That's what the character in the ridiculously delightful Pikuniku most immediately reminds me of. It's just the way he walks. It's the most…

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Feature: Time's on our side

Katana Zero makes time for more interesting twitch combat

Katana Zero is much more than it first appears. And it first appears to be plenty. A side-scrolling reflexy beat 'em up, painted in very pretty pixels, with a character who cannot take a hit. It's a surprisingly interesting weakness to give your ninja-esque mass murderer, who is fast-paced, all dashes and slides, rolls and manic combat. And yet on top of that there's the…

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Katana Zero cuts to the chase in March

There are few thrills as videogamey as weaving through a barrage of very deadly bullets in slow motion. Katana Zero looks to have that in spades, plus the never-not-cool ability to deflect bullets with your sword, back to their unwitting owners. Askiisoft's samurai platform slasher has been on my radar for a while now, thanks to looking like a blend of Hotline Miami and Samurai…

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Pikuniku’s world of adorable dystopian anarchy arrives January 24th

Platform puzzler Pikuniku looks adorable, like a Mr. Men book squashed down into even more sharp, geometric simplicity. Beneath the surface apparently lies discontent, some mean-spirited characters and "a deep state conspiracy", although even that seems cute and cuddly given that aesthetic. There's also ghosts and a robot dance party at some point. Developers Sectordub are a small collaborative group including folks who worked on…

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Feature: We can utilise a zeitgeist as well as anyone else

Some video games that are like Bandersnatch, but better

If you’ve choosed-and-adventured through Bandersnatch, the recent Black Mirror thing on Netflix, and aren’t already a fan of experimental interactive fiction: I envy you. It means you’re able to play actually good examples of interactive fiction for the first time. Sure, Bandersnatch has funny lines, surprises and scene stealing performances from Will Poulter doing a “pretty much exactly how I, the writer, talk in real…

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Malindy Hetfeld’s 5 best games of 2018

My 2018 in games had me dealing with failure in multiple ways. Designed to move further and further away from the fantasy of the all-powerful player ever looking for an appropriate challenge, these games teach to forgive and accept – forgiving someone a past hurt, accepting the lack of a perfect solution to a problem. From the satisfyingly familiar to a type of game I…

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Feature: Best listicle of the year

Giada Zavarise’s 5 best games of 2018

2018 is the year I played Symphony Of The Night for the first time. Can I just rave about Symphony Of The Night for the whole article? No? Fine. Here are some other games that aren’t too shabby, either.

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Devolver Digital’s bundle on Twitch Prime might be deal of the week

While I've my issues with Amazon's global mega-monopoly, I can't deny that the monthly sack of games that Twitch gives out to Amazon Prime subscribers is an oft-impressive bunch. This month more impressive than most - it's a bundle of Devolver Digital's best, including Broforce, both Hotline Miami games, Strafe (much improved by updates), Crossing Souls, The Swords of Ditto and recently lauded ninja platformer…

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