Posts Tagged ‘hitbox team’

Aspireational: Dustforce Devs Show FPS’s Procgen

I’ve been keenly awaiting Spire [official site], the roguelikelike first-person shooty platformer from Dustforce developers Hitbox Team, for three years and I’ll happily keep waiting. Heck, I was sold when they referenced Quake trickjumping as an example of a slick movement system one can master. Hitbox still haven’t sent word of when we might get to play it but I’m quite happy reading a new progress report and looking at a wee GIF demonstrating how their level generation system shakes and jiggles rooms until they take an interesting, playable shape. Good GIFfing.

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Circle-Strafing Shooting: Devil Daggers

Blammo!

Dustforce is a fine platformer but what I’ve really wanted from developers Team Hitbox is their follow-up Spire, a first-person shoot-o-platformer with skill-based movement inspired by Quake III and all that. Well, now I’m also keeping an eye on Devil Daggers [official], a leaderboardtastic arcade-y FPS made by one Hitboxer and some of his other chums. Here, have a gander at this here trailer:

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Dustforce Devs Sticking Up A Spire

A bit of Spire, yesterday
I like it when developers take a bit of a leap. So Dustforce developer Hitbox Team’s announcement that their next game won’t be a 2D platformer made me tingle. Instead it’ll be a first-person platform game called Spire. Spire is a good name. The real-world has buildings or towers. It’s only a spire if it’s in a fantasy world. And you know if you hear such a name then it means you’re going to be ascending. Spire is Esperanto for “climb the bloody thing”, after all.
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Broom Raiders: Dustforce Update


It’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the fabulous broom-toting, wall-hugging platformer – Dustforce – but the developer, Hitbox team, have just put out a pair of screenshots, and the game’s intro video, to remind us that they still exist. And what a pair of screenshots and intro video they are… Read the rest of this entry »

Millionaire Sweeper: Dustforce

I HAVE RELEASED THE BEAR! ALL OF HORACE'S FOLLOWERS MUST REJOICE!

Lots of people nodded at Dustforce , which the ever-wonderful IndieGames blog brought to public light. It’s a platformer by Hitbox Team which is currently available in demo form, which includes two proper levels, a handful of custom levels and a (twitchy) level editor for you to play around with the custom ones with. Its controls take some getting used to, but this is startlingly beautiful, acrobatic platforming about brush-wielding sweepers whose devotion to leaf-obliteration humbles us all. Footage follows and the demo’s available here.
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