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Posts tagged “Ice Water Games”

Pattern is a pleasing endless walking simulator

This morning I've had a pleasant potter in Pattern, over hills, through forests, and along beaches, passing giant stone heads, oversized apples, derelict towers, and antennae. It journeys endlessly across procedurally-generated lands, dotted with occasional oddities, with dreamy generative music to wrap us in the world. Pattern has a public beta out now, which is what I've been playing, with a full release due to…

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Tenderfoot is a window into another world

Take a deep breath -- in through the nose, and hold two three, then out through the mouth -- and open a window into another world with Tenderfoot [official site]. It's a small virtual scene staring out a window in a futuristic (and possibly post-apocalyptic?) city. Green creeps up glass-fronted buildings, wind turbines rotate slowly on rooftops, a creature snoozes on a leaf, flocks of…

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Build a virtual fire with Eidolon dev’s Yule Log

On Christmas Eve in 1966, a New York television station broadcast several hours of a festive fireplace so people in fireless flats could tune into The Yule Log and feel Christmassy too. A modern tradition was born. You might have seen fireplace videos in Christmas shops on VHS and DVD, Netflix has three of 'em (I favour the birchwood fire), one ad has Nick Offerman…

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Feature: A real-time plant simulator.

Wot I Think (And Wot I Murdered): Viridi

Viridi is a kind of free-to-play desktop potted plant companion. What you get is a pot full of succulents which apparently grow in real time. I have no idea if this is true because I am not good at plants IRL. The developer Ice Water Games (who also made Eidolon) describes it as a "safe haven", "a place you can return to for a moment…

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Watch Your Garden Grow: Viridi

People are puzzled enough by the whole swimming-in-icy-ponds lark that I don't often mention my second greatest pleasure in life is watching plants grow. Every spare surface in my tiny box room is bristling with green, from ivy and ferns to alien succulents. Despite living in a minigreenhouse, I am still super stoked for the next game from Eidolon developers Ice Water Games. Viridi [official…

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Feature: Surviving & Journaling

Eidolon Diary: Diarising Eidolon

Eidolon is a beautiful survival game inside which John starved to death on video back in August. We asked Jack de Quidt, writer for The Tall Trees, to live a little longer and write a little more about his experiences with the game. When you first open up your journal in Eidolon you’re met with wonderful, terrifying blankness. You have no objective. You have no…

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Feature: It ate my face

Video: Slowly Starving To Death In Eidolon

The extremely pretty Eidolon is out now - an explore-them-up set in a future Washington that has been reclaimed by Nature. Unquestionably looking like Shelter meets Proteus, it plays differently to both, this game primarily a survival simulator. However, with no information at all, including that bit, I started playing and recorded my efforts. You can watch them below.

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Survivor: Proteus Edition – Eidolon Gets First Trailer

As expected after a few non-moving screenshots and some of those positively primitive runes otherwise known as "words," developer Ice Water Games has elected to release a trailer of upcoming survivalthing Eidolon. And oh what a trailer it is. It really does look like a gloomier, more traditionally "game"-like Proteus, riddled with gnarled scraps of our culture's smoldering past for good measure. Like a butterfly…

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Eidolon Is A Survival Game About Mystery, Beauty, And Life

I am very good at surviving. So far, I've made it 24 years, and I've only forgotten how to eat, panicked, fashioned a spear out of a busted broom and a butter knife, and attempted to slay my refrigerator, like, six or seven times. But I can't take all of the credit for that sterling record. Games taught me countless survival tips and tricks, like…

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