Posts Tagged ‘Devolver Digital’

OmniBus Driving/Crashing Onto PC Next Week

OmniBus [official site] is a bit like the movie Speed if it lived in the Mercenary III world and hung around with Crazy Taxi. That’s a weird combination, isn’t it? Want something weirder? The game’s Bus Driver Edition comes with a soundtrack and an “actual MCI bus that may or may not have been used to motion capture lifelike bus movement,” so say publisher Devolver Digital. There’s one available for $7,500, apparently, for which they request “serious inquiries only.”

So there you go. If you’d be happier with OmniBus’ digital incarnation, though, it’s out next week.

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Have You Played… Shadow Warrior?

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

But which Shadow Warrior do I mean? Despite my love of the magnificent Build Engine, not the 1997 original which never worked its way into my heart in the way that Blood did. Gotta have some Blood in your heart. But, no, I’m talking about the distant year of 2013, when Hard Reset developers Flying Wild Hog released a game that surprised me by being one of my favourites of the year.

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Devolver Digital Steam Sale Is Pretty Great

I realise sales are now everywhere, all the time, always, every day, 24/7, 100% saletime, live life in the sale lane, welcome to Salecity, hit the salezone, everything must go, ground floor: perfumery, stationary, and leather goods, wigs and haberdashery, kitchenware and food – going up – but some individual sales are still worth pointing out. For example, ace publishers Devolver Digital currently have a biggun on Steam.

Yes, they recently had a Humble Bundle and are always in the big Steam sales but… they’ve got Downwell for 99p, man. Both Hotlines Miami together are less than £4. Shadow Warrior is £3. The Talos Principle is £8. Titan Souls is £3. I’m sure many have been cheaper at times, but these are all good prices.

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Ruiner: Watch 15 Minutes Of Cyberpunk Slash-O-Shoots

Of course I was excited by the announcement of Ruiner [official site] last week. A top-down shooter with cool murders and cool dodging in a grim cyberpunk future? Mate, I’ve got blue hair and was wearing a leather jacket while I wrote that post (it was cold, okay). But can Ruiner accomplish what I cannot: have both style and substance? Have a gander at fifteen minutes of straight gameplay footage and see what you make of it:

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First Person Squabbler: 12 Minutes Of Shadow Warrior 2

The Shadow Warrior reboot was one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had since I started writing about games. It’s a superb action game that does first-person melee combat well, has gorgeous environments, and managed not to feel like a throwback to the skeevier parts of the Build Engine days while capturing so much that I loved about the era. I can’t wait for the sequel [official site], and these twelve minutes of blood, bickering and burning demons make it all the more attractive.

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Cyberpunk Shooter Ruiner Looks Pretty Dang Swish

Ruiner [official site] looks like the perfect game for the monstrous self-parody I affect for professional purposes. A top-down shooter with someone in a leather jacket roaming around a cyberpunk city where an incidental NPC with neon hair shaved at the sides says “every revolution has its haircut, man”? That’s me, man. This game is for me. Reikon Games have been muttering about Ruiner for a while, but today announced they’ve signed up with publishers Devolver Digital to release it in 2016. This is all celebrated with a pret-ty swish trailer full of mood, murders, and sliding:

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Humble Devolver Bundle: Not A Hero, Titan Souls & Talos

The games that fly under publisher Devolver Digital‘s banner are often funny, sometimes silly, and always quirky. Frantic shooter Not A Hero revels in its messy, hedonistic chaos; Dropsy tells the tale of sad, social misfitting clown; and The Talos Principle is a wonderful game about philosophy and mind-boggling puzzles, to name but a few. The Humble Devolver Bundle has them all and more and is live right now.

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