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Posts tagged “jasper byrne”

Feature: Not a Wahlberg in sight

Have You Played… Lone Survivor?

A demake is like a remake but with a retro vibe rather than a desire to update and refurbish. Lone Survivor [official site], Jasper Byrne's modern classic, initially seems like it's going to be little more than a Silent Hill demake of sorts. Then it becomes one of the few truly Lynchian games, and then it becomes something else entirely.

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More Alone: Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut Trailer

Adam's many words on Lone Survivor, the excellent horror adventure game from Jasper Byrne, are now completely redundant. A waste of black and white pixels. A pox on the RPS servers. I'll log-in later and delete them, and then possibly delete Adam and take his place. Why? Well, Lone Survivor is about to receive the attention of a Director's Cut, which will bring more story,…

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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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Lonely Souls: Jasper Byrne’s NEW GAME +

When Jasper Byrne posted the first images of his new game, following last year's Lone Survivor, it looked like a rather distinct change in direction had taken place. From the confines of an apartment block and troubled mind, both somewhat dilapidated, to open fields that were more like Hyrule's Lost Hills than Silent Hill. Byrne is an admirer of the dark fantasy of the Souls…

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No Survivors: Jasper Byrne’s New Game Canned

Oh, hm. Well boo. If you'll remember, Lone Survivor maestro Jasper Byrne recently announced that he was leaving behind the cobweb-coated confines of survival-horror to enter a realm one part Dark Souls and one part Zelda. I quite enjoy both of those things, and Lone Survivor pushed all of my most precious of buttons in highly sensual ways. I was, then, quite excited about Byrne's…

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Lone Survivor’s Jasper Byrne Teases Next Project

Emotional indie horror adventure Lone Survivor is one of the incredibly dark highlights of a very well lit year. There are plenty of games made by a single person but it's still a wonder to play something in which the entire design, from music to narrative, feel like they're so much a product of an individual's skills and personality. I've been eager to see what…

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Feature: Shadow Puppetry

Peel Back The Dark: Lone Survivor Interview Part 2

Following on from our discussion of the game's development and inspirations, this concluding part of our interview with Jasper Byrne, Lone Survivor's creator, explores some of the themes and moods invoked by the horror adventure. The fourth wall is sundered, dreams are dissected and just what the heck are those pills all about? Spoilers, obviously.

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Lone Survivor Scares Up Steam Listing, New Ending

I love Lone Survivor. It reduced me to a whimpering pile of sweat and tears - much like all the other things I've ever loved. It was, in my eyes, a wonderfully complete and coherent experience, so any further additions are survival-horror-friendly gravy - which probably has, like, eyeballs in it or something. Creator Jasper Byrne, however, has seen fit to make a whole slew…

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Feature: Silynch Hill

Building Fear: Lone Survivor Interview Part One

In the first part of a sprawling conversation about his spectacular indie horror adventure, Lone Survivor, sole creator Jasper Byrne talks about the development process, audio and visual design, and some of the inspirations that went into creating the sinister and sentimental nightmare. There's nothing that should spoil the game for those who haven't played it. Thematic analysis and further love for David Lynch shall…

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Feature: "Monsters? They look like monsters to you?"

Wot I Think: Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor is a superb one-man horror show that has a lovely cat sub-plot, the best soundtrack I’ve heard so far this year and an entirely unexpected sense of humour. It’s not the kind of scary that will frighten the toupée off you, but it’s the kind that might just make you think, reflect and then shudder a little. It might even make you all…

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Apartment Of Health: Lone Survivor

Does anyone remember Soul Brother, the side-scrolling extravaganza about suicidal animals? It wasn't as horrid as that description makes it sound but Lone Survivor, the next game from Superflat Games, may well be even more horrible than dead kittens. You will play the last human living human in a city filled with shambling skinless slaughter-men, seemingly safe in your derelict apartment but forced to leave…

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