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Posts tagged “Headup Games”

The Textorcist is a bullet hell type ’em up

Sure you've touchtyped through zombie hordes in Typing Of The Dead, but are your fingers nimble enough to tap out exorcisms while dodging demonic bullet hell blasts? You'll get to find out in The Textorcist, an upcoming game which will have us both typing and dodging, dispelling demons with our fast fingers and hot feet. Mavis Beacon, eat your heart out.

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Feature: Model behaviour

Trüberbrook looks like a dream and handles like a nightmare

I have never seen Twin Peaks. That’s alright, though, because a lot of people I know really like it. I’ve been around them going on about cherry pie and the red room for long enough that when I am told “And of course there’s some inspiration from Twin Peaks, too!” I know to read it as “This is going to be weird; will probably feature…

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Feature: Bridging the gap

Bridge Constructor Portal isn’t a rollercoaster of laughs, but it’s still good

It's not the Portal follow-up we were expecting, but it's the one we got. Bridge Constructor Portal is a crossover between Valve’s comedy science puzzler and the strut-straddling engineering of the Bridge Constructor series. You’re still making bridges that wobble from A to B, and sending small vehicles across your creations. However, you also have the distraction of portals, turrets, proulsion gel and catapults, as…

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Now you’re engineering with portals: Bridge Constructor Portal released

Two fiendish physics puzzlers come together today in Bridge Constructor Portal, challenging players to build bridges that shuttle vehicles through deadly labs with the help of Portal's teleportation portals and gels. And, of course, Ellen McLain returns to voice the dastardly AI GLaDOS and taunt us. I have enjoyed the recent resurgence of bridge-construction games, carefully balancing beams and lacing cables then watching it all…

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Portal returns! … as a Bridge Constructor spin-off!?

Here’s an odd fusion. Portal is being mixed with the Bridge Constructor series to create a spin-off game about making fragile bridges that transport forklifts from one side of the Aperture Science facility to the other. In Bridge Constructor Portal we'll see GLaDOS, the robot marm of the passive aggressive puzzler, return to torment the player with what I presume will be a characteristically snide…

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Blackjack meets Street Fighter 2 in Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition

It's exciting to realise that we are living through blackjack's greatest resurgence since the golden days of Vegas and Monaco. 21 is back, baby, with some 2017 twists. Last month, that Resident Evil 7 DLC filtered blackjack through our desire to be dismembered by cannibals. Now, a fondness for remembering things from the '90s (do you remember the '90s?) sees blackjack meet Street Fighter 2…

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Subsiege tournament weekend offers aquatic RTS

Subsiege [official site] just caught my eye. It looks to be a kind of underwater real-time strategy/MOBA project with esports aspirations (it's having a tournament this coming weekend which seems to equate to "open servers but with some prizes if you play well). Given "underwater" and "MOBA" is kind of My Whole Deal I'm looking at diving in to see what's what, but until then…

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John-Approved Adventuring: Inner World Sequel In 2017

"It's obvious that a great deal of love has gone into The Inner World," our John said in reviewing the adventure game, "because a great deal of it comes back out again as you play." He really liked it, see. Good news, Johnno! As there's no better time or place to announce an adventure game than Gamescom, publishers Headup Games today announced a sequel. It's…

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Run Like Hell! Seum: Speedrunners From Hell Released

Having spent a chunk of my youth in Quake II mastering strafe-jumping and practising tricks and routes on maps until I could do them backwards, I'm up for a time trial first-person platformer. That's the idea of Seum: Speedrunners from Hell [official site], which launched today. It's a string of short zippy levels with platforms to leap between, buzzsaws to dodge, walls to blast, and…

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Drollest Dungeon: Pixel Heroes – Byte And Magic

Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic does a spot of wordplay right there in its title, as if imitating the kind of journalistic rag that lets a pun in the headline do ninety percent of the work so that it can duck out of the office early and head to The Butcher's Elbow for a tankard of remedial stout. It's an RPG, with magical weapons, wizards,…

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Demo Forces Us To Accept Meridian: New World Is Real

John and Nathan both exclaimed the seeming impossibility of Meridian: New World, the one-man built fully-featured single-player RTS, last year. I've got some unfortunate news for them (which the easiest way to deliver seemed like a post on their website) as not only is it available on Steam, but there's now a demo. It accompanies the release of the Phase 3 update introducing two new…

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Still Should Be Impossible – Meridian: New World In Action

As Nathan pointed out a couple of days ago, it's ridiculous that one man is capable of making Meridian: New World. A fully fledged sci-fi RTS, claiming meaningful choices, relatable companions, and traditional complex strategy. But if you were doubtful of the stationary pictures, below is the first trailer showing the game running. It's for real.

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Get Bridge Constructor Free (For A Positive Click)

Headup Games are trying an interesting tactic to get more Steam Greenlight up votes for their game, Bridge Constructor: they're giving it away for free. Expressing their frustration at not getting into the Greenlight top 100, the company have suggested that people might like to vote them up in exchange for getting the game entirely for no pennies (and DRM free). It's a bold and…

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Coffin Up: Trapped Dead

A tactical zombie game might usually slide past my twitchy reptilian attention, but this one is called TRAPPED DEAD, which I am not sure makes any sense, and it also boasts that locations that include "the church, cementary and crematory." Hmm! I probably shouldn't make fun of the language wobbles, because I can only just about ask my way to the train station in German.…

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Danger Wideautoload: Geargrinder Demo

This demo accelerated out of - er - wherever demos accelerate from in - er - the recent past ("Yesterday"). It's a truck-based racing-with-guns chaos thing and is out in a couple of days time. Is it any good? Well, that's why they released this 600Mb-or-so demo. Go have a nose. To get a taste, you'll find the trailer Jim linked to (and was mean…

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Twin Sector Demonstration Module

This morning I've been playing the demo of first-person physics puzzler, Twin Sector. Here's a mirror list - it's about 800mb - and all the installers would appear to have multiple language options. I'd usually link to the GamersHell mirrors, but the file seems to be corrupted in this instance. Also, turn the subtitles off before you start playing, they're totally out of sync with…

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And Then There Were Physics: Twin Sector

With Portal being so successful I had rather expected there to be a load of first-person puzzlers to come along in its wake. We've had few glimpses of its influence here and there, but I do wonder whether Twin Sector is the next game that could truly be seen as a first-person puzzler in the style of Valve's comedy space-bender. Set inside a cryogenic containment…

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Pimp My Ride: GearGrinder

Truth be told, GearGrinder from Headup Games looks a bit rubbish. That said, we'd be remiss not to report on a game which features transforming jet-propelled trucks armed with flamethrowers, missiles, and anti-aircraft cannons. Yes, it's one of those driving-with-guns games, only this time more ludicrous that previous variations on that idea. It's probably not going to be any good, and we're probably not going…

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