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Feature: Company Of Heroes with giant mechs

Iron Harvest review

Iron Harvest is an alternate history RTS in which the great empires of the early 20th century invented giant stompy robots with machine guns for heads and spinning blades for arms. Inspired by the work of Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who paints smokey pastoral scenes loomed over by grey machines lumbering across hazy horizons, the game depicts a world in which the mechanization of warfare…

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Dieselpunk mech RTS Iron Harvest now has campaign co-op

Alt-history mech romp Iron Harvest launched on September 1st and is already shoveling its first update out. You can now stomp through the campaign in co-op with a friend or go head-to-head in a new multiplayer map. The developers are planning further updates throughout September with more maps, a ranked mode, and other additions. Oh, an there's a nifty new trailer where all the characters…

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Stompy steam-powered strategy Iron Harvest is out now

Shovel the coals, light the fires, and let's get this walking affront to nature moving, lads. Dieselpunk army-smasher Iron Harvest is out today - a whimsical alt-history RTS romp that revisits the various imperial death throes of pre-World War 1 Europe and imagines how they'd play out with a few dozen giant robots. The cockpit isn't ours, but today's launch means we can finally take…

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Iron Harvest’s dieselpunk mechs enter open beta next week

Forget your Gundams or your Battletechs - I like my mechs rusted, broken and held together by bolts and prayer. Fantastic news, then, that we're about to get our hands on Iron Harvest's dieselpunk war machines. The alt-history RTS enters open beta next week, giving us free rein of its turn-of-the-century mechs ahead of its launch proper on September 1st.

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The best Steam Festival demos: RTS and city builders

Since the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition has so many demos in it, we've all run off to harvest our own little crop to recommend, picking different genres as our guiding principle. As ever, though, the concept of "genre" has tripped me up like a rake in the dark, and left me flailing to define what connects the six games below. I guess, if there's…

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Have You Played… Black Mirror?

No, not that Black Mirror, the stupidly successful TV show created by former UK games journalist Charlie Brooker. The gothic horror adventure game Black Mirror. Well, gothic horror is perhaps a bit strong for this slightly ropey point-and-click style puzzler. Sure, it's set in a spooky mansion in the middle of the Scottish highlands, but its dead-eyed cast of stiff geriatrics are more comical than…

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Iron Harvest stomps into pre-order multiplayer alpha

Stompybot alt-history RTS Iron Harvest is available to play now, if you don't mind getting in on a slightly wobbly ground floor. A major Kickstarter success earlier this year for developers King Art, it looks a lot like Company Of Heroes but with ungainly dieselpunk robots instead of tanks and set in the '1920+' universe of artist Jakub Różalski. While a full story campaign is planned,…

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1920’s mech RTS Iron Harvest is a Kickstarter success

I'm not sure if I subscribe to the idea of 'Kickstarter Fatigue' being a thing, but it's hard to deny the increasing difficulty faced by games finding their footing via crowdfunding lately. Iron Harvest, an ambitious RTS using the 1920+ setting (as seen in board game Scythe, based on the art of Jakub Różalski) has been a grand exception. It hit its initial Kickstarter funding goal within…

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Iron Harvest puts an alt-history spin on Company of Heroes

If you're the kind of history buff who also likes big stompy warbots, you've probably seen the art of Jakub Różalski around. His most famous work depicts an alternate 1920s where a technological boom after the first world war led to the early development of gas-guzzling mechs, often depicted standing incongruously amidst otherwise-idyllic farmer's fields.The 1920+ setting (as it's officially known) has already been used in the board game Scythe,…

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ReBOOt! Horror adventure Black Mirror returns this year

The Black Mirror, the horror adventure series kicked off in 2003 by Future Games then followed by two sequels from another studio, is returning this year with a reboot. The new Black Mirror [official site] is set in a new place with a new story so it's basically a new game with an old game, but it has drafted some familiar help. Black Mirror is…

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The Book Of Unwritten Tales Gets A Second Tale

Today we players of games are spoiled for choice when it comes to adventure games. Wadjet Eye release a steady stream of interesting pointers and clickers, Double Fine are halfway through a new game and recently re-released a classic, Telltale have reinvented parts of the genre and are off doing their own thing, Sierra has been sort-of resurrected and a new King's Quest is coming, and that's barely scratching…

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Hard To Read: Book of Unwritten Tales 2

Way back in the mists of 2011, when the world was newly formed and virgin to such ideas as "crowd funding" "early access" and "XBOX One", our very own John Walker gave his honest thoughts on The Book of Unwritten Tales. Despite translation flaws, his younger self enjoyed it, summing up with "An adventure this long is such a rare treat. One this enjoyable at…

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Pugilistic Planets: Battle Worlds – Kronos Out Now

Battle Worlds: Kronos isn't about planets wot punch one another, which is a mighty shame, but, as it's a turn-based strategy game that seems to have been plucked from my teenage years, I can forgive it. Some people can't resist sad ol' puppy dog eyes, but me? My heart melts whenever I see a hex. Kronos is out today and there's a launch trailer to…

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Worlds Wot War: Battle Worlds – Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos has had a quick turnaround, from healthy Kickstarter campaign to finished product. The Kickstarter launched in March, a feature-packed beta for backers was delivered in Autumn and the game will launch on November 4th. The name recalls Blue Byte's Battle Isle series, but as I learned when I spoke to the developers, their game draws inspiration from all manner of turn-based strategy:...while…

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The Raven – Part Three review

In an interesting, if perhaps ultimately less than ideal experiment, King ART games released their point and click adventure, The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief, in three chapters over three months. Seemingly modeling, well, nothing else, this chapter format has certainly obscured the game. With the final part out tomorrow, does this pick up the pieces after a very soggy middle? Here's wot I…

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The Raven – Part Two review

The Raven was such a nice surprise. A gentle, genteel adventure, with an unlikely lead character, and the engaging atmosphere of a Sunday afternoon murder mystery. An antithesis to so much of gaming, it was a charming tale of an almost-retired Swiss policeman, and his stumbling into a confusion of thefts and murders aboard the Orient Express and a luxury cruise ship. And then, cliffhanger…

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Interview: KING Art On The Raven

KING Art's The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief comes out today. It's a really lovely adventure, well worth getting hold of. We grabbed hold of the German developers to learn more about why they wanted to make such a gentle game, their inspirations, and why they picked an elderly man to be the star of their game.

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The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief review

The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief is the first of a three chapter adventure game (the other two coming out next month and the month after) from King Art. Previously responsible for the decent Book Of Unwritten Tales, The Raven is a completely different style of game from the team - a murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. And crikey, it's…

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Poe-Faced: The Raven

You can't make a point and click adventure game for less than $3 million, you know. Hell, you can't even make it for $3 million, apparently. So presumably King Art Games, they of The Book Of Unwritten Tales, have some serious venture capital behind them for their noirish crime adventure The Raven. The first of its three episodes are out on Steam on July 23rd,…

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