Posts Tagged ‘Devolver Digital’

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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Sometimes Always Monsters, Sometimes, Always Always Sometimes Monsters – Sometimes, Monsters

2014’s Always Sometimes Monsters is a curious RPG, about an author crossing the USA to break up a wedding after being kicked out their apartment, with plenty of unpleasant decisions, prejudice, and hardship along the way. Ben’s Wot I Think called it “brilliant but flawed.” Now developers Vagabond Dog are showing off more of their sequel named Sometimes Always Monsters [official site], which surely won’t cause any confusion. Good news: everything turned out great! Bad news: it’s all going wrong!

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Crusader Kings Meets Tinder: Reigns

Swipe left to appease the peasants, swipe right to buy new golden mitres for the clergy. Or perhaps it’s left to repel a viking invasion using force or right to offer them half of your worldly goods in the hopes that they’ll take pity and lay off the pillaging for a while.

Reigns [official site] is a new game from London-based Nerial, to be published this summer by Devolver, and it crams an entire kingdom-management and monarch life simulation into a series of binary choices. Swipe left to win the day, swipe left to lose your head.

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