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Posts tagged “grappling hooks”

Risk Of Rain 2 rolls out loudouts, plus a new survivor with a grappling hook

Rain, rain, go away, come again once you've got a new assortment of tools I can murder monsters with. Oh, hello Risk Of Rain 2. What've you got there? The Skills 2.0 update, introducing a loadout system that lets you configure each character's skills at the start of each run, a new survivor with a grappling hook, plus new monsters, bosses and items? None of…

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Rainbow Six Siege gets a chuffing grappling hook gun in Operation Ember Rise

After almost four years of being a game-shaped digital object, Rainbow Six Siege will soon qualify for 'actual certified video game' status when its next update adds a new character with a grappling hook. This gadget, a featured mandated by the video game certification board, will let Amaru whoosh up buildings and through windows. Proper video game stuff. She'll be joined in Operation Ember Rise…

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First-person grappler The Free Ones swinging out in July

I remain fascinated by games which want to tell us emotional, introspective stories while also whipping us through levels at breakneck speed - games like Valley and A Story About My Uncle. Soon to join that list is The Free Ones, a first-person platformer about refugees and former slaves escaping the island they're trapped on, which involves a whole lot of swinging around canyons and…

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Play Unravel 2’s opening levels in its new trial

Cutesy puzzle-platformer Unravel 2 now has a timed trial, giving ten hours to play the start for free. The sequel launched right in the middle of E3 earlier this month, the same day as it was announced and exclusively on Origin, so even I'd half-forgotten about it myself. I've only poked at the start of the trial so far but ah, I do have soft…

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Sonic Forces will let you create your own character

Your own Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic characters will soon be able to actually go on adventures with Sonic. Sega have announced that the upcoming Sonic Forces [official site] will support custom characters, letting you design your own wicked rad animal pal. If you want to run and jump as a pink dog with a sailor hat and a padlock necklace, you absolutely can. I can't…

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Roguelikelike platformer Flinthook swings out

Grappling hooks are right up there with strafe-jumping, skateboarding, and swimming on The Official List Of Cool Ways To Move so yes, absolutely let's peek at Flinthook [official site]. The platformer stars a space pirate who swings through procedurally-generated spaceships, blasting enemies, bopping bosses, and plundering booty. Those space pirates really know how to live! "But Alice," you wonder, "why do you taunt me so…

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Spider-Man Swingman Releases Energy Hook

"From the inventor of the acclaimed web-swinging movement in 'Spider-Man 2'" is how Happion Labs advertise Energy Hook [official site], which seem a pretty clear statement of intent. Energy Hook wants to be a game of swinging around big open levels, running along walls, and generally getting up to nifty acrobatics. That's the pitch. You can see for yourself how it's turned out as, following…

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Titanfall 2 Shows Off Singleplayer, Grappling Hooks

Titanfall 2 [official site] will stomp out on October 28th, Respawn Entertainment have announced during EA's E3 2016 press event. Along with the usual man vs. man vs. mech multiplayer FPS action, the sequel will introduce a singleplayer campaign. More importantly than that, Respawn shared a look at its grappling hook! The combination of parkour, pump-action shotgun, stompy murderbot, giant revolver, and grappling hook means…

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Attack On Titan Game Swinging Onto PC

Attack on Titan is a manga and anime about plucky teenagers armed with grappling hooks and huge Stanley knives fighting giants with dopey grins and far too many teeth. It's pretty fun! And often horrifying. It's also a fine idea to make into a video game, so Dynasty Warriors developers Omega Force did just that. Following its debut on PlayStation 4 in Japan in February,…

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Ark: Survival Evolved’s New Grappling Hooks, Anti-Cheat

Update your lists, gang: another video game has added a grappling hook and so become a Real Video Game. Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] is the latest to realise what's actually, really, properly, genuinely important to video games. You can even grapple onto dinosaurs. Even flying ones. Dear lower-case-v video lower-case-g games, I hope you're enjoying your baby numbers and noises and data and pictures…

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Sayonara UmiharaKawase’s Boingy Grappling Line

Grappling hooks are the single greatest tool a video game can have, right? What could be more fun than swinging around a level with gay abandon, turning excluding architecture into a playground? The answer is: an elastic grappling line which also boings you around. Sayonara UmiharaKawase [official site] sees a young sushi chef platforming around with her trusty fishy rod, latching the hook onto levels…

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Unravel: A Yarny Puzzle-Platformer Published By EA

Sandwiched between booming music, screeching wheels, and blasting guns in EA's E3 show was a quiet and cutesy platformer named Unravel [official site], which they'll be publishing. It stars a little doll of red yarn (named Yarny) who's adventuring through the Swedish countryside, solving physics-based puzzles by unspooling himself to swing across gaps, fly kites, hook onto fish, and so on. It's a bit like…

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Just ‘Cause: Grand Theft Auto V Grappling Hook Mod

As cool ways to get around go, grappling hooks are up there with skateboards and motorbikes. Unlike boards and bikes, however, the super-rad accidents grappling hooks cause won't have you lose significant patches of your skin. Not your own, anyway. You can now grapple around San Andreas to your hearts' content in Just Cause 2 style, swinging to buildings and tying vehicles together, thanks to…

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Organism Grinder: Nowhere Is Evolving

Nowhere, as Jim noted, is conceptually staggering. It's a life sim with a cast of procedurally generated abstract organisms, which grown to 800 metres in diameter. They can contain other creatures within their cavities and hollows. Indeed, they can contain entire societies. The latest alpha release contains the first iteration of the creature generation software, allowing players to explore three entities, which represent the same…

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I’m Hooked: Grapple Knight

GRAPPLING HOOKS! It's pretty simple, every developer out there. If your game doesn't include a grappling hook, then you are making a bad game. This isn't complicated, and it's about time everyone started taking some notice. Like Red Knight Games have with their forthcoming Grapple Knight. (Cheers, Indiegames.) Forthcoming, that is, if people will chuck them another $4k AUD or so. There's a demo to…

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