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Posts tagged “Giant Sparrow”

What became Edith Finch

Family saga-based, super-darkly comic wander 'em up What Remains Of Edith Finch was one of the most memorable games I played last year, and a treasure trove of artistry and short-form storytelling. Obviously, now that it's won a BAFTA and all that, I entirely reject it as despicable mainstream trash, and if you ever hear me saying otherwise it's fake news, yeah? Yesterday just so…

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Feature: Awards from the awarded

The games of the year, according to GDC’s award winners

The awards ceremony at this year’s GDC was fun. At least, that’s what John told me from his seat in the crowd, where he saw the winners mount a stage some would consider too colourful for this planet. The Independent Games Festival Awards and subsequent Game Developer’s Choice Awards saw a range of trophy-grabbers, from indie students to adventure game veterans. Unfortunately for them, I…

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Feature: Secret stories everywhere

The Joy Of Edith Finch’s hidden details

What Remains of Edith Finch is the kind of game that makes the phrase 'visual feast' feel appropriate again, as opposed to just breathless enthusiasm for CGI battle scenes in quoted four-star reviews on superhero movie posters. There is so much wonderful and surprising detail, both ostentatious and subtle, in the rooms that make up its impossible, wonderful house of dreams and death. So much…

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Feature: A simple solution

How What Remains Of Edith Finch guides players with words

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, What Remains of Edith Finch [official site]. The Finch house fits together in a jumble. The original building serves as a foundation for the floors that teeter on top and its rooms connect in strange and confounding ways, through hidden passages and external ladders. The whole…

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Feature: On fish and fairytales

State of the Art: How Edith Finch’s most memorable scene works

EDITH FINCH SPOILERS AHEAD. THIS IS A REALLY OBVIOUS WARNING SO CONSIDER YOURSELVES WARNED! What Remains of Edith Finch [official site] is a home exploration story – an anthology of the lives of Edith's family members – where playable vignettes tell you what happened to each of them. Each vignette is a distinct tale with its own mood, its own rules. Here I sat down…

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Feature: Magical magical realism

What Remains Of Edith Finch review

Whatever the screenshot above might have made you think, What Remains of Edith Finch [official site] doesn't have very much in common with Dear Esther at all. It has a great deal in common with a lot of games I've played, but in the end doesn't feel very much like any of them. It's a walking simulator for about ten minutes, and then it becomes…

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What Remains of Edith Finch comes out April 25

How about some family history, gang? What Remains of Edith Finch [official site] is a creepy-vibed collection of family stories from Giant Sparrow. They are the folks behind colour-it-in allegory The Unfinished Swan, which was sadly a PlayStation-only adventure - but a really good one. Happy days, then, that their new tale of uncanny architecture and animal transmogrification is coming to PC. When? April 25.…

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