Posts Tagged ‘jake clover’

Have You Played… Hernhand?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

We’ve gushed an awful lot about Bernband, but have you played its fellow waggly-handed walking simulator Hernhand [official site]? The two are companions of sorts, with Tom van den Boogaart (BB) and Jake Clover (HH) riffing off the same idea of exploring an alien city and both citing other as inspirations. They make interesting pals.

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Wot I Think: Experiment 12

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 hivemind and made one giant, multi-stage/setting/genre melting pot of madness. Each developer had three days to make a contribution, and then the next creator picked up where the previous left off. Experiment 12 is insane. Experiment 12 is inconsistent. Experiment 12 is beautiful.

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Shop ‘Til You’re Shot: Nuign Specter

Nuign Specter is free, short and fantastic. It starts like this: “My actions had attracted a specter.” Oh no! As the dog-man star of this short tale hobbles jerkily through his house, it’s tempting to think Nuign Specter is a horror game. Glitchy graphics, odd sounds and the sharp, angular world all add to the sense that terrible things are about to happen. It’s not really that game though. Despite being only a few screens in length, Nuign doesn’t use its limited space to scream ‘Boo’ repeatedly like a traumatised Yogi Bear. Instead, it builds a tiny, fascinating trap to escape from. Download it immediately. Slight spoilers below.

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