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Posts tagged “Dry Cactus”

Feature: A bridge not far enough

Poly Bridge 2 review

I'm so interested in how expectation affects our experience of games. Whether it's from over-ambitious promotional materials, peculiarly unhelpful reviews, or completely misreading the game's description before buying it, what we're hoping for before we start really colours how we receive the game. I was convinced that Poly Bridge 2 was a goofy physics puzzler, something somewhere between Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and Crayon Physics…

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Poly Bridge: Just Starting Out With Stresses And Strains

So I've been having fun playing Poly Bridge [official site] this morning. I feel like it's the sort of game you can sink into and tinker with while binge watching something on another screen or maybe listening to a podcast. But I've started to see the parts where I've not quite got the hang of how the physics works and where the game is better…

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Poly Bridge Lets Twitch Viewers Pitch In With Creations

Bridge-building puzzler Poly Bridge [official site] has managed to cross the chasm of early access and is now in full release territory. There's a bunch of new bits and bobs as part of the 1.0 build but the one which caught my eye was the collaborative play options for Twitch streamers and viewers.The idea is that streamers can accept viewer suggestions for a bridge design…

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Feature: Tales of Suspense

Premature Evaluation: Poly Bridge

Every week, Rob Zacny crosses the chasm of Early Access to find a treat on the other side. Sometimes the path across is perilous, sometimes it is as sturdy as a horizontal oak.As something rolls across a painstakingly-constructed series of spans and supports in Dry Cactus' Poly Bridge [official site], you can see the structural elements changing color as load is added or subtracted and…

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