Posts Tagged ‘Ditto’

Wot I Think: GoNNER

GoNNER [official site] is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, and both of those things have been neatly sliced and converted into a fabulous action-platformer sandwich. If you like games about jumping and shooting things, you couldn’t really ask for more than a week that contains both GoNNER and Shadow Warrior 2. They’re as different as two games about jumping and shooting could be, but they’re both excellent.

I’ve already written about my love for Wang. Here’s what I love about GoNNER.

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Hands On: Gonner Is A Superb, Stylish Action Game

They had to drag me away from Gonner [official site] in the end. Well, truth be told, they were far too polite to drag me away but they came close to turning out the lights.

‘They’ are two members of Art in Heart, creators of the game, and half of Raw Fury, a new publisher made up of industry veterans. I was playing the game in a rented loft near the heart of GDC in San Francisco and I thought then – and maintain now – that it was the best pure action game I saw at the show.

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Get Happy Or Die Trying In Roguelikelike Gonner

You may remember developer Ditto from the colourful exploration of Planeter (which unfortunately doesn’t seem to be available anymore) and the colourful murderplatforming of Hets. Now he’s back with a new studio, named Art in Heart, and a new load of colourful death. Gonner [official site] is a roguelikelike that wants to make you go “awww” from the cuteness and “ugh” from the difficulty. Often at the same time. Something like “uawwgh”.

*Clears throat, composes herself*

Please follow me past the break to see Ditto’s lovely art in action.

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Swanker Planets: Planeter Deluxe Released

Yeah these are deluxe planets all right - you can tell by the seams.

I used to be like you, you know. I was into planets, just any old planets. If I was on it, sure, it was good enough for me. I enjoyed leaping around miniature planets causing trouble in Planeter [official page], unaware they were even regular planets. No more. I’m a deluxe planet person now, baby. It’s the good stuff from here on. Stick with me doll and you’ll be awash with top rocks.

After releasing Planeter for free, see, creator Ditto has gone back and made a “deluxe edition” with prettier planets and more aliens and a pay-what-you-want minimum of $3 (£2.30-ish including tax).

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Leap From Planet To Planet Causing Mischief In Planeter

You bet I threw that green guy into space!

What a fine week this is for leaping around fields of planetoids and swirling in their gravity! John took a shine to Gravity Ghost, and today I’m charmed by the free Planeter [official site].

Scamper around a garden of little planets, taking in a chill soundtrack and the pleasant colours of the flora and fauna. And maybe get a bit mischievous and start picking the fauna up. And taking them to other planets. And throwing them into space. But being chill, of course. We’re chill. (Do we still say chill? By ‘we’ I mean us young people.)

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Freeware Garden: Hets

Freeware Garden searches the corners of the internet to highlight one free game every day.

I take it hets isn’t a reference to the Argentinean Querandí mountain tribe of the Pampas. It probably isn’t even aware of Bergman’s 1944 short movie either, though there’s definitely something sadistic to it. I mean, teasing a “very evil final boss” really isn’t such a nice thing to do, especially considering I’ll never get to meet the thing. So, yeah, sadism and thus also a unique kind of pleasure.

hets is unashamedly, brutally and in a way wisely hard. Or, at the very least, it does feel so to me.

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