Posts Tagged ‘Jack de Quidt’

William Pugh’s Studio Taking Flight With Heist Game

A little while back William Pugh (who partnered with Davey Wreden on The Stanley Parable), Dominik Johann, Jack de Quidt and Sean O’Dowd formed a studio called Crows Crows Crows and began teasing their first game [official site countdown thinger] via an ARG. For those of you (and by “you” I secretly mean “us”) who have been intrigued by the Crows Crows Crows emails but lacked the time and patience to get anywhere with the ARG , a lovely email has arrived to spell out a bunch more information about the project.

Apparently we are to expect a “sort of heist game” involving the voice of Simon Amstell at around 5pm tomorrow (Friday 4 December). Here’s the relevant bits of the email:

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The Magpie Collection: Odd Bundle Replacing Stolen Stuff

Berlin’s A Maze festival is pretty great, so I hear. Unfortunately, as will happen when hordes travel to a big event, a fair few people had stuff nicked this year. Laptops, phones, passports, and so on totalling 17,000€ were yoinked by dastardly scoundrels, so a group of indie folks are trying to raise money to buy replacements for the unfortunate.

People like The Stanley Parable‘s William Pugh and McPixel‘s Sos Sosowski are working on The Magpie Collection, a bundle of ten specially-made games along with art, music, and other stuff. You’ll find it on Indiegogo.

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Looking Twice At Art: Veracity & Purpose

Veracity & Purpose is a free Twine game and an exploration of the works of fictional artist Robert Ells, told entirely through the lens of someone else describing his art as they experience it. Made by Castles in the Sky writer Jack de Quidt, it initially appears to be little more than a guide book to a retrospective. You read about a piece of art, you take in what you can, you move on. But returning for a second look can prove quite rewarding.

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