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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is out today

Trine, the tritagonistic puzzley platformer, had a bit of a rough time in its last outing, as a bold foray into the z dimension was costly enough to cut the game shorter than fans expected. Happily that's not the end of the series, as Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince comes out this very day, returning the bouncy adventure trio to their 2.5D roots.

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is coming October 8th

The next chapter in Frozenbyte's series Trine is set to release October 8th, publisher Modus Games has announced through the medium of quickly moving images which, once combined, form a gameplay trailer of gorgeous 2.5 dimensional puzzle-platforming pastel chaos. Check out Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince in action after the jump.

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Watch Starbase’s developers break their game in an educational way

Frozenbyte's next game, Starbase, is a fairly typical space game that's new ground for the developer, but perhaps old ground if you've played Space Engineers. You'll build a ship, tweaking everything from the hull and the wiring, and then scoot around the star system worrying about it. It's a fragile, breakable vessel that could turn into a torn-open can of beans at the slightest sneeze…

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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Frozenbyte unveil Starbase, the next stupidly ambitious sci-fi MMO

We're in space, and you can do whatever you like. Build ships. Fly ships. Shoot ships. Mine stuff for ships. Trade ships with yer pals. Leave your ship for an enemy's, shoot some robots, then fix up their ship so you can pinch it. Then rewire the ship. Maybe full on booby trap the ship, using in-game programming. Yep, Starbase is one of those. It's…

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Trine 4 swinging back into 2.5D

The magical puzzle-platforming adventures of a thief, a knight, and a wizard will continue this autumn in Trine 4, developers Frozenbyte announced today. Following a terse announcement for the game last year, now they've opened up with screenshots and a trailer and details and all that marketing jazz. Once again, our trio will be leaping around levels, solving physics-driven puzzles and smashing baddies in different…

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Have You Played… Shadowgrounds?

For a developer who can't seem to get enough of wizards and weird physics puzzles, you might be surprised that Frozenbyte's first game wasn't anything of the sort. Indeed, the Finnish studio best known for puzzler series Trine and more recent fantasy co-op shenanigans Nine Parchments cut their teeth on a sci-fi, top-down shooter called Shadowgrounds. They even made a sequel! Shadowgrounds: Survivor, they called…

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EU Culture Agency to co-fund thirty games including Trine 4 and Spacebase Startopia

Trine 4, Earthlock 2 and the tantalizingly titled Spacebase Startopia are among a list of thirty games being co-funded by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). While I'm not familiar with too many of the studios, and the titles for most of these games mean very little, it's good to see Frozenbyte planning on continuing their visually delicious Trine series. Among the…

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Verdict: Co-op wizard-em-up Nine Parchments

Nine Parchments is a new co-op spellcaster from the makers of Trine. Four cranky wizards can accidentally shoot each other with beams of ice, orbs of fire and crackles of electricity while battling monsters. Our professional warlocks - John, Alec, Katharine and Brendan - have had a go. Brendan: Right, which of us have played Magicka?

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Trine devs release co-op spell blaster Nine Parchments

It's a good week for aspiring mages. Yesterday I told you about the upcoming Wizard of Legend, and today I'm drawing your pupils to the new sorcery-sim from the Trine devs, Nine Parchments, which actually came out yesterday. You play as a student who must leave wizard school to chase after some stolen spells, and it looks almost as pretty as Trine did - which…

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Trine devs announce roguelikelike Has-Been Heroes

Trine developers Frozenbyte have announced Has-Been Heroes [official site, a roguelikelike action-RPG about fantasy fogies cutting through hordes of monsters as they escort the kingdom's princesses to school. I am very sorry to say that, as far as I can see, Frozenbyte have turned their back on the truth and the light and the way that is grappling hooks. I will forgive them, mind, as…

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It’s A Kind Of Magic(ka): Trine Devs’ Nine Parchments

As someone who causes a lot of problems then somehow expects thanks for clearing them up, I sympathise with wizards. You'd dick about with fireballs and skellingtons if you could, wouldn't you? You'd have to decency to iceblast your now-flaming curtains, wouldn't you? Arrowhead's Magicka is my go-to game for dickhead wizard antics but I am interested in what Trine gang Frozenbyte are up to…

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Trine Devs Release Stealth Game Shadwen

My favourite part of the Trine games is zipping around as the Thief with her grappling hook, so I was excited to see a hook-swinging stealth game from creators Frozenbyte. That's Shadwen [official site], which launched today. Shadwen's a medieval-y third-person stealth game about an assassin who befriends a young girl, larking about with sneaking and swinging and knocking-crates-onto-soldiers-ing, with Superhot's 'time moves only when…

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Trine To Be Stealthy: Shadwen Demo Released

Trine creators Frozenbyte have released a demo for their next game, a stealth 'em up named Shadwen [official site]. They've got some of the physics-driven open-ended aspects of Trine, by which I mean you can knock boxes about, with lashings of stealth and crafting on top. Oh, and it's a proper video game - it has a grappling hook. As well as offering a taste…

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Have You Played… Trine?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. If Trine [official site] were simply about a thief fighting through a magical adventure with her bow and grappling hook, I'd really dig it. I'd also be well up for a game about a tipsy wizard who saves the day by conjuring big…

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Trine 3 Devs On Short Length & Cliffhanger Complaints: “There Is Nothing Left On The Table”

I often lament that game companies don't tend to admit when they've ballsed something up - paralysed by fear that it'll affect marketshare or boardmember confidence. Today, we get to see what it looks like when a successful but small developer puts their hands up, admits there's a problem and explains why. Does it feel any better? Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power [official site]…

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Trine 3 Charges, Swings, Levitates Out Of Early Access

Early Access does mute the excitement of a new release for me. After the delights of Trine and its sequel, I should be bouncing off the wall with glee at the release of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power [official site]. Instead, after four months on Steam Early Access, my response is a muttered "Oh hey! I guess I should buy that now." Maybe I…

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Premature Evaluation: Trine 3

Each week Marsh Davies swings gamely into the haunted temple of Early Access and brings back any stories he can find and/or tumbles indecorously onto a bed of wooden stakes. This week: third time’s the charm (maybe) for the triply protagonist’d physics-platforming sequel, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power. Frozenbyte have really tripled-down on the rule of three: three games, three protagonists and, now, three…

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Trine 3 Swings Onto Steam Early Access Next Week

Debuting Trine 3 [official site] through Steam Early Access is a curious decision from developers Frozenbyte. I warmly remember the first two as beautiful, polished treats that I played with a face like a small child seeing whatever it is that makes small children incoherent with glee (the faces of authority figures appearing and disappearing behind hands? sweeties? warm milk with a nip of whisky?).…

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