Posts Tagged ‘Home Improvisation’

Home Improvisation: Full Release Delivered, Some Assembly Required

Home Improvisation

Remember how angry I got while building a chair in Ikea-esque furniture build-em-up Home Improvisation [official site] while it was in Early Access? Well, the game is launching its Full Normal Regular Access version (technical term) and has been reworked in ways that will ALLEGEDLY make me far less angry and obsessed with building and rebuilding the same hell chair for a week.

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Home Improvisation: I Hate You So Much

It all starts out so nice and neat

It used to be that the thing I couldn’t deal with was this picture of a dog. Hysterical laughter would ensue and work would cease. The dog picture became a Pip-specific Rick-roll.

Nowadays the thing I cannot deal with is Höme Improvisåtion [official site].

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Crafting Mechanics Are Unfit For Purpose

Bethesda have a spectacular talent for making moth-eaten ideas feel like revolutionary concepts: Fallout 4 [official site] will let you play a property baron who constructs not just houses but connected settlements from bits of duct tape and broken globe. I was beside myself with excitement at this news – giddy, even – but not because of any particular flair on display in the five-minute crafting reveal at E3. As my New Vegas mod list and cack-handed fumbling with the Creation Kit will attest, I’m a sucker for anything that lets me inhabit the Wasteland. The idea of reshaping it by my own hand (benevolent, naturally) is intoxicating, even if the mechanics are crap.

And crafting mechanics are almost always crap.

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Jazz Furniture: Home Improvisation Out On Early Access

Easy enough!

I liked freeform cooperative Ikea furniture-building game Höme Improvisåtion [official site] in its game jam prototype form enough that I showed it at an event I helped organise. Obviously I’m delighted that its makers have continued development, expanding upon the idea of failing to assemble flat pack goods and creating jazz furniture.

The expanded commercial version is now out on Steam Early Access, bringing a whole tool box to customise your creations more, and planning things like online multiplayer.

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Co-op Ikea Furniture Assembly: Höme Improvisåtion

It's a... chairtablelamp? All the rage in Sweden nowadays.

As someone who has committed to assembling an awful lot of Ikea furniture in the near future, I am delighted by Höme Improvisåtion [official site]. It’s a free game about putting together flat-pack furniture, and even has local co-op so you can tackle the task with chums, but is delightfully free-form. While I’ll be stuck puzzling over slots, tabs, and washers, Höme Improvisåtion has easy snap-together parts and doesn’t really care what your furniture looks like as long as you use every part. It’s quite satisfying, with solid clicks and controller rumbles as your Frankenfurniture takes form.

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