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Posts tagged “Foam Sword”

Feature: Shock the system

POC in Play celebrated its first anniversary with a clutch of cool games

Founded just over a year ago, POC in Play is an independent organisation that aims to increase the visibility and representation of people of colour working in the video game industry. For the first anniversary, POC in Play held a showcase in London, replete with cute custom cupcakes and, of course, a few games.

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Feature: Platonic bomb

5 games that prove friendship is better and more interesting than romance

"Is it friendship? Or is it something more?" goes a common sentiment, particularly on days like today, when we celebrate the anniversary of Captain Cook getting stabbed to death. Well, that's a stupid question, because there is nothing more than friendship.Games are, for once, not much worse than other media at depicting and exploring themes of friendship. In fact, some of the best stories about…

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Knights And Bikes review

You can't sprint in Knights And Bikes without making a noise. Demelza and Nessa, the two player characters in Foam Sword's optionally co-operative adventure, insist on it. Demelza goes all in with dopplering 'vrmmmms' and 'nyeeoows', while Nessa, older but no less playful, exaggerates the swoosh of the wind. The kids swoop about Demelza's island home, between caravan parks and scrapyards and the struggles of…

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A Knights And Bikes cartoon is in the works

Delightful friendship-'em-up Knights And Bikes has been blessed by the television gods, as Tiger Aspect Productions have picked up the rights to develop an animated series based on its unsupervised 80s childhood adventures.Tiger Aspect are a pretty huge production company, and listing their programmes would take a while. Most notably, they've adapted both Aliens Love Underpants and Charlie And Lola, the latter making an excellent…

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Unknown Pleasures: Find your windmill

Somehow, bank holidays always sneak up on me. You'd think after years of working for councils and universities I'd have figured them out by now, but nope. I remain completely flummoxed by the concept of time this week. What year is it? What are mornings? Why is everything in Britain still open exclusively when you can't bloody get to it?Games, of course, do not recognise…

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Knights And Bikes starts its Cornish childhood adventure today

The gorgeous Knights And Bikes launched today, inviting us to join the adorable adventures of two kids (with cooperative multiplayer) in a Cornish caravan park in the 1980s. Ride bikes! Play frisbee! Splash in puddles! Befriend a goose! Hunt for treasure! Battle baddies! Try not to get evicted! I feel like I've been watching this game for positively yonks, yet today's launch was somehow a…

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Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Fluffy photographers, damp driveways, and living layers

Screenshot Saturday! A day to dream of all the games that might one day be. What do you mean Gamescom starts tomorrow and that’s what that event is for? This is our weekly version, smaller and better. (Also, what do you mean Gamescom starts tomorrow? How is time??) This week: a chunky raccoon pal, some oddly familiar city streets, and a forest built up from…

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Knights And Bikes Pedals Onto Kickstarter

A Kickstarter project which is currently charming its way round Twitter is Knights And Bikes. Seriously, it's popped up in my timeline more than half a dozen times in an hour and a half. It looks like an action RPG firmly rooted in 80s kids film traditions and with an art style somewhere between Costume Quest and Don't Starve.

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