Posts Tagged ‘EGX Rezzed 2017’

Exo One is a brilliant, desolate 3D Tiny Wings

Exo One

One of my favourite finds at Rezzed was Exo One [official site] – a momentum-based planetary exploration game. You roll and fly across desolate spacescapes flipping form between a ball and a frisbee. The enjoyment comes from using the terrain and the controls in just the right way to go full speed. The best way I can think to describe it is like a 3D version of the mobile game, Tiny Wings. Read the rest of this entry »

Total War: Warhammer 2 announced

With their business in The Old World concluded, The Creative Assembly have announced Total War: Warhammer II [official site] during EGX Rezzed. The strategy sequel is off to visit the Lizardmen, High Elves, Dark Elves, and another faction being kept secret for now. Interestingly, it’ll introduce the risk of enemies beating you not just into the ground but to the final goal too. Get a look at the coming rumble and one delighted froglord (that’s Mazdamundi ↑ up there) in this here announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Texts from Rezzed, Day 2

Day 2 of EGX Rezzed 2017 is underway in That London, where Tobacco Dock [nb: I’ve discovered it does have a boat but still neither boat trips nor fags -ed.] is filled with games, talks, and lights for three days. We’re Rezzed’s official “media partner” so we’ve dispatched Pip, Adam, Graham, and a poorly Alec to poke around, host some talks, interview some developers, and look proud of our ‘Cave of Wonders’ showcase. To slack off, in other words.

Tonight they’re going to the pub ‘on official RPS business’ and you’re invited. I’m not, but you are. So to ensure they continue generating content while swanning about, I’m making them send me updates throughout their day. Read the rest of this entry »

Texts from Rezzed

EGX Rezzed 2017 is now underway in That London, filling Tobacco Dock [nb: offers neither boat trips nor fags -ed.] with games, talks, and lights for three days. We’re Rezzed’s official “media partner” so we’ve dispatched Pip, Adam, and Graham (and, soon, Alec) to poke around, host some talks, interview some developers, look proud of our ‘Cave of Wonders’ showcase, cast a live pod, and go to the pub on official RPS business. To slack off, in other words. To ensure they continue generating content while on this holiday, I’m making them send me updates throughout their day. Read the rest of this entry »

DayZ creator announces space station sim Stationeers

DayZ creator Dean Hall has announced Stationeers, a game about constructing and operating a space station on your tod or with chums. No, don’t confuse this with Ion, his effectively-cancelled space sim. Stationeers promises complex simulation of station workings, and it’s encouraging that Hall cites the phenomenal (and phenomenally complex) Space Station 13 as an influence. It’s due to hit early access “soon” but is playable at EGX Rezzed so I assume some of the RPS rabble we sent to That London will swing by for a bash at some point. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything in the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed

Everything

This is a post with a very clever title! The last game featured in our RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed this week is Everything, David OReilly’s gorgeous interactive nature simulation where you can skip up or down in scale to make discoveries and roam an entire universe. BUT! It’s also a good point to remind you of everything that will be joining Everything in the cave, so read on for, well, Everything and everything: Read the rest of this entry »

Come see developer sessions this week at EGX Rezzed

EGX Rezzed 2017 is just a couple of days away. The doors open at the Tobacco Dock in London this Thursday and from then until their closure on Saturday there’ll be interesting developer sessions happening inside. If you’re attending, you’ll be able to watch Ken Levine talk about his new development studio, creative director Raphael Colantonio talk about Prey, and a bunch more – including famed RPS writers talking on stage with some of our favourite developers. If you’re not attending, it’s not too late to change that by grabbing tickets.

Hop below for the developer sessions schedule.

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Battalion 1944 is bringing the fight to EGX Rezzed

Battalion 1944 [official site] managed to get onto my good side within seconds of poring over the website for details. It does that by dispensing with buffs and unlocks, in an attempt to deliver a purely skill-based multiplayer shooter. It looks cracking too, with tight maps based on actual WWII locations. The proof, as ever, will be in the pudding though, and you’ll be able to taste that pudding at Rezzed next week. Square Enix Collective will be bringing the game and its developers, Bulkhead Interactive, to the show where you’ll be able to join in 4v4 matches.

I’ll be playing beforehand and will let you know how that works out next Thursday, both on the site and in person should you see me at Rezzed.

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Paradox are bringing devs and games to Rezzed

in my experience, paradox always arrive by blimp

As long-time readers will know, I don’t believe there’s any possibility of a party unless someone brings a strategy game to the dancefloor. This year, EGX Rezzed is going to be party central. For the first time, Paradox will have a presence at the show, in the form of three playable games (including the just-announced Steel Division: Normandy 44’s multiplayer) and two developer sessions. They’re both on the Friday, with Cities: Skylines up first at 12PM and Stellaris following at 2PM. In the former, you’ll hear Colossal Order’s CEO on continuous development post-release, and working with a large community, and in the latter Stellaris’ game director will talk about the first year post-release, and the major expansion, Utopia.

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Win a ticket to EGX Rezzed 2017, March 30th-April 1st

Our last ticket giveaway for this year’s EGX Rezzed came to an end on Wednesday, with ten lucky people having their names drawn from the old beat-up tumble dryer in our garden. Tickets to the London-based games conference, taking place again this year at the Tobacco Dock from March 30th til April 1st, are on their way to them now. Didn’t see that giveaway? Didn’t win in that giveaway? Here’s another chance to come play pre-release games and meet game developers for free.

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Square Enix Collective bringing seven games to Rezzed

The Square Enix Collective, Squeenix’s crowdfunding support and indie publishing arm, is bringing seven playable games to Rezzed. Three will be playable for the first time and all are set for release this year. There’s Inside-like communist dystopia, Black the Fall [official site], head-capturing multiplayer arcade game Oh My Godheads [official site], the new Fear Effect game [Steam page], and more. Four more to be precise. Details and trailers for all are below, and if you want to know more about Rezzed, including our involvement, check out the website where tickets are still available. Hope to see you there!

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