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Posts tagged “Ice-pick”

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Wot I Think – Cargo!

Russian developers Ice-Pick Lodge are an inspiration of mine. Operating out of a two bedroom Moscow apartment, their small team assembled Pathologic, one of my favourite games of all time, and monstrous afterlife-simulator The Void, which was among the most interesting games of 2008. Both of these games were legendarily bleak. Last week Ice-Pick released Cargo! - The Quest For Gravity, and it’s eye-popping colour…

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A Naked Truth: Cargo Released, Impressions

Thanks to everyone who sent this in, tweeted and MSNed me about this. I'd also like to thank you guys for stopping short of throwing rocks through my window. So, Ice-Pick Lodge, the legendarily high-minded Russian developer behind Pathologic and The Void have just released Cargo, a game I've been looking forward to for almost a year. More so ever since I read Tom Jubert's…

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Non-Vanilla Ice-Pick Lodge: Cargo!

They're back. Ice-Pick Lodge, creators of previous art-pop-powerhouses like Pathologic and The Void return, with a new game that should be with us before the end of the year. With only a press-release and some art, it's hard to get a handle on it - but it's a radical aesthetic inversion from its none-more-gloomy predecessors. It promises to blend a game with a musical-featuring carnival…

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Devoid: The Void Difficulty Patches

Today is a good day to be John Walker. Only joking. No day is a good day to be John Walker. Except the blessed day you die and it's all over, thankyouthankyouthankyou. At least today is a day when things become a fraction less miserable. Remember when he reviewed Ice-Pick's Quinns-favoured oddity The Void at Eurogamer, giving it 7/10. His main issue was that it…

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Wot I Think: The Void

[It seems to have gone through nearly as many name alterations as the Sugababes have line-up changes. It's the sequel to RPS-championed Russian existentialist minor classic Pathologic, the game Walker described as Oblivion with cancer. It's finally translated to English. It's time to send the man who Butchered Pathologic to see Wot He Thinks of The Void...]

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RPS Interviews Ice Pick Lodge

And now, in a feature I like to call Forbidden Discourse: The Oily Fruit of the Broken Heart, we present an interview with Ice-Pick Lodge CEO Nikolay Dybowskiy and all-purpose Ice Pick developer Aleksey "the LxR" Luchin. Ice-Pick are of course the Russian studio responsible for the award-winning Pathologic and The Void, two fascinating PC games. I could give this chat an introduction about how…

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Gillen Wants Me To Quote Buzzcocks But I Won’t

As kindly linked by one of Pathologic's developers in our comments thread, here's the latest trailer for Tension, Ice-Pick's intriguing next game. Er - it may be a bit NSFW, depending on whether you sit near to anyone who objects to soft-focus polygon boobies. The hook is battle via painting, rather than gunplay, using a gesture system apparently similar to Black & White - though…

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