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Posts tagged “Jack King-Spooner”

Jack King-Spooner wishes us a weird and frostbitten Christmas

Technically this was released last Christmas but it feels every bit as fresh and relevant now as it did then. Media-collage-abusing developer Jack King-Spooner (creator of Dujanah) wishes to share with us the tale of three shepherds on a long winter's night, awoken to share stories gifted to them by the heavens above. And it all begins with the most grungy, urban retelling of The…

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Clay-punk fever dream Dujanah rises from the sands

I've only played fifteen minutes of Dujanah [Steam page] thus far, and I am still trying to process what I just experienced. Jack-King Spooner (creator of Beeswing and the cheerfully hellish Will You Ever Return series) has always made very strange and experimental, if heartfelt games, but Dujanah is on a whole new level. An open, exploratory world of clay and FMV, sadness and unsettling…

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Wander a wee village in Beeswing’s free browser version

Jack King-Spooner's wonderful handcrafted Beeswing [official site] now has a free browser-based version, in addition to the plain old paid downloadable one. Beeswing explores the small Scottish village where Jack grew up, chatting with people, seeing the sights, wandering the countryside, and tugging at your heartstrings. Swing on by Itch or Game Jolt to play in your browser for free.

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Freeware Garden: Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum

Sluggish Morss: Ad Infinitum, Jack King Spooner's latest interactive short story is, as one would expect it to be, a fantastic short collage of sounds, ideas, graphics, clay models, glitches, worlds, little jokes and images all wrapped up in a demented and clever little thing. It's a vignette I really wouldn't know how to properly describe without spoiling and so something you really have to…

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Caledonian Antisyzygy: Beeswing Is Now Available

I haven't been back to Scotland, my motherland, for a long time. Beeswing is a game about small-town Scotland released a few days ago. It is written in snippets of philosophy and folklore. It is told through hand-drawn maps and gentle guitar strokes. It is Final Fantasy on a small scale, in the spirit of Yumei Nikki, hand-illustrated and studded with the kind of Scottish…

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Feature: Don't Call It Pretentious

On Beeswing, Joy In Death, And The ‘Grandma Money Shot’

Beeswing is a peculiar game. It's a Zelda and Earthbound-inspired RPG without combat, a personal game that's absolutely not about its creator, and a rumination on the nature of death that's not swollen with tearful woe. Also, it's made out of paint and clay and stuff. The successfully funded (though still on Kickstarter for about five more seconds) project from Sluggish Morss, Blues For Mittavinda, and Will You…

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Beeswing Is A Handcrafted, Earthbound-Inspired Mini-Epic

Although maybe un-epic would be a better descriptor. Beeswing is the latest labor of love and ceaselessly wonderful oddity from gaming's most thoughtful madman, Jack King-Spooner. Previously, his mighty brain egg hatched to unleash the likes of Sluggish Morss, Blues For Mittavinda, Will You Ever Return, and a portion of Experiment 12 upon an unsuspecting populace. I honestly do not believe there's anyone else out…

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Feature: The (Indie) Stars Align

Experiment 12 review

Terry Cavanagh. Jasper Byrne. Ian Snyder. Jack King-Spooner. Richard Perrin. Zaratustra. Michael Brough. Robert Yang. Alan Hazelden. Benn Powell. Jake Clover. TheBlackMask. You have probably played games by all of these people. VVVVVV might ring a bell. Maybe Lone Survivor or Kairo. Or, if you're really, really cool, Blues For Mittavinda. Etc, etc, etc. You get the idea. But now they've all congealed into a…

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Blues For Mittavinda Is A Gloriously Odd Odyssey

Blues For Mittavinda is the latest globule of congealed insanity from the brilliance factory between Jack King-Spooner's ears. Unsurprisingly, given his prior work on Sluggish Morss: A Delicate Time in History (which Porpentine rightly aimed an adoration missile at hereabouts), it's quite weird. This time around, however, it's a more restrained, methodical madness - the kind that takes a moment to sit down, breathe, and revel in the…

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