Posts Tagged ‘EGX London 2014’

Dark And Handsome: Calvino Noir

I’m a well dcumented sucker for a pretty art style, but Calvino Noir is just gorgeous. Drawing on the black and white genre expertly, it’s filled with beams filtering through grates and flashlights illuminating long corridors. It oozes class right up to the late 20s setting and spy-thriller plotline. It’s from the team behind the remarkably colourful Morphopolis, presumably in some sort of second album rebellion. A stealth game at heart, lead Dan Walters doesn’t want to rule out a gung-ho option, but has made it clear this will make the game far more difficult.

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A Light In Chorus: A Case In Points

Definitely not a patronus.

Spending just half a day at EGX meant a whistle-stop tour of Things Which Are Eyecatching And Pip You Have Destiny At Home GET OUT OF THAT QUEUE IMMEDIATELY. That’s how A Light In Chorus pinged back onto my radar, in the Leftfield Collection section curated by David Hayward.

A Light in Chorus is a point cloud exploration affair at present. Alas, enthusing about point clouds tends to net you a lot of blank looks from friends in the pub so the more accessible explanation is “the objects and landscape are made from clouds of little light particles – it’s like walking through a sculpture park made from fireflies”.

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See Games With Your Face At EGX London In September

They probably won't drape the place in Wolfenstein banners again this year. That'd be a bit weird. Once was questionable enough.

We tell you these video games are real, but what do you know? “Yeah, Alien: Isolation is so scary,” we tell you, while tittering behind our hands because we know there’s a rocket launcher by the lava pit in level three. “Oculus Rift yeah? It’s magic,” we say. It’s not. It’s a miniature head-mounted lunchbox made for people with bad memories who forget their sandwiches the second they’re out of sight. What do you know? You don’t know any better.

Your own eyes may learn some truths and uncover some lies in September at London’s Eurogamer Expo (or EGX London 2014, as it’s gone ‘cool’). The first part of its lineup is now announced, including the likes of Alien: Isolation, Evolve, Battlefield Hardline, and that handy Oculus Rift.

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