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Posts tagged “Jay Tholen”

Hypnospace Outlaw’s Kickstarter Longs For Hot Dad

Good news: it seems we will get to surf the GeoCitylicious future-Internet of Hypnospace Outlaw [official site]. Dropsy developer Jay Tholen's Kickstarter for his new game has passed its goal, see. Hopeful news: the icing on the cybercake would be hitting a stretch goal to recruit the musical talents of Hot Dad. I've got it bad for Hot Dad. For three chuffing weeks, several of…

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Dropsy Dev Jacks Into Hypnospace For Kickstarter

"Uplinklikes" is the term our Adam suggests for games presented as another computer's desktop. "Uppies." Whatever you call them, Hypnospace Outlaw [official site] has one of the nicest I've seen. It's an AOL-y peek into a pastel-tinged, GeoCities-ish cyberspace with silly animated GIFs and plingy-plongy midi music. Lovely! Jay Tholen, creator of the clownventure Dropsy, wants to take us to the Hyponospace to cruise the…

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Hypnospace Outlaw: Police “Future-Geocities” In Dreams

Sadclown adventure game Dropsy may not have lived up to its excellent character design, but it had enough ideas in its strangely shaped head that I was curious what its developer was going to do next. The answer is Hypnospace Outlaw [official site], a "Future-Geocities/Angelfire Detective Cop Car Chase Game?" (the question mark seems important) that now has a devlog.

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Have You Played… Hypnospace Enforcer?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Hypnospace Enforcer [official site] is a game I always meant to post about when it came out, but never did for reasons I don't know. I somehow even managed to talk about it on a podcast, and I try to avoid podcasts and…

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Feature: Clown in the dumps

Dropsy review

Dropsy [official site] is a game in which kindness and love are hidden beneath smears and clots of greasepaint, and oedemic grotesqueries. It's perhaps fitting that the game itself contains moments of strange beauty hidden in the cracks of its cumbersome design but I'm not entirely happy in its clammy embrace. Here's wot I think.

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It’s Hug Time! Dropsy Released

Dropsy may look like a clown from your childhood nightmares, but he only wants to make people happy. From humble beginnings in a choose your own adventure comic run through the Something Awful forums, the fire-starting funster now has a game of his very own. Dropsy [official site] has the tagline "a point and click hugventure" because he'll be giving out a lot of those…

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Clowning Around: Dropsy Dropping By In September

"OMG" cried our John, showing a new trailer for Dropsy [official site] around the RPS treehouse. For those of you not fluent in middle-aged dad, I'll translate. I believe he was trying to say "This upcoming adventure game looks funny and trippy and a bit gross and I really dig it but I'm a bit afraid of clowns and don't want to look at Dropsy's…

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Coulrophobia Begone: Devolver To Publish Dropsy

This is an odd little tale. Dropsy is a creepy but carefree clown living in a grotesque world. He has adventures of the pointy, clicky variety, although without the swarms of words that usually accompany such journeys. The people and things of Dropsy's world communicate "through visual icons", most of which are probably also creepy and/or grotesque. The clown is trying to clear his name…

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Dropsy Is An Adorable, Grotesque Open-World Adventure

Dropsy is a clown. A very, um, not nice looking clown. I think I love him. He has a puppy and he draws his own, poorly painted face on everything - including said loyal canine companion. TV and my nightmares tell me that ours is a world full of sad clowns just trying to get by/devour my heart with crooked, yellow teeth, but Dropsy is…

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