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Posts tagged “distractionware”

The islander robots of State Machine prep for doomsday

When I came in to work today John was bright red with an incommunicable rage. It can only mean one thing: a new game about programming is coming out. This one is called State Machine [official site] and it’s from Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV and Ruari O’Sullivan, aka randomnine, of Fear Is Vigilance and Beacon. Luckily, I quite like programmey games, so I calmly slipped…

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A Free Spike Joint: VVVVVV – Make And Play Edition

The noisE3 is dying down and we're returning to some semblance of normality. That means I might actually find time to play some games on this here computer rather than watching hundreds of trailers and livestreams about games that I probably won't dabble with even when they are released in December 2015. It also means I can take a moment out of my day to…

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New Grave: Graveyard Graveyard Revolution

It's Monday morning. VVVVVV's Terry Cavanagh has been busy, probably making another forty micro-games of the weekend. Here's one of the latest which mashes together Dance Dance Revolution with - unless I'm mistaken - Tale of Tales' The Graveyard , with inevitable consequences. You can play Graveyard Graveyard Revolution here.

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You Might As Well Jump: VVVVVV On Steam

I wake to Shacknews-Killer-Bee Alice O'Connor saying "Everyone who said they'd buy VVVVVV when it hit Steam, I'm holding you to that." So, yes, VVVVVV is now nestling in the info-hive of Seattle's Valve Corporation and can be released into your desktop micro-brain for three-fifty at the moment. That's a small price to pay for a pint in London. More relevantly, it's also a small…

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VVVVVV for Vendetta: VVVVVV Interview

VVVVVV has been my favourite game of the year so far. Small, perfectly formed and highly punishing, it reminds me of some of my favourite games - and girlfriends, for that matter - of years gone by... without really being like any of them. It's a dream of the past, retro as an idea rather than simple recapitulation. After writing a Wot I Think, I…

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VVVVVV For Victory

I'll be doing a Wot I Think about this later in the week, with any luck, but I wanted to do a quick post to bring this to your attention as it's just been released. VVVVVV is the first full-size "real" game from Terry "distractionware" Cavanagh who you may know from the previously-hailed Judith and Don't Look Back. VVVVVV is an imaginary 80s classic with…

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