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Posts tagged “Klei Entertainment”

Don’t Starve: Hamlet snuffling into December

You summer holiday to a tropical city populated by aristocratic ambulant ham, I'm sorry to say, must become a winter vacation. Don't Starve developers Klei Entertainment this week announced that they have delayed the launch of its Hamlet expansion from June to December 2018, saying "we're not quite where we want Hamlet to be yet." Which is fair enough: better late than rubbo. In the…

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First-person platformer Hot Lava launches – bring a pal

It's a risky gambit to launch an offbeat little game in the middle of the E3 hype-storm, but Klei Entertainment just love danger if Hot Lava is any indication. It's a first-person platformer starring a cast of highly meltable plastic action figures, navigating a human-scale world where every child's playtime nightmare has come to pass: the floor is lava. Today, it launches (as an open…

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Mark Of The Ninja: Remastered sneaking onto PC too

Swell side-scrolling stealth game Mark Of The Ninja is being snazzed up for the release of a 'Remastered' edition. The game is largely hidden in the shadows for now, but developers Klei Entertainment say it "will feature fully redone 4K visuals for both gameplay and cutscenes along with enhanced audio and new particle effects". Having announced Mark Of The Ninja: Remastered for Nintendo Switch last…

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Don’t Starve Together now fighting through The Forge

If you've got the hang of not starving with your pals in multiplayer survival sandbox Don't Starve Together, it's time for a new challenge: not getting kicked to bits in a gladiatorial arena together. Don't Starve Together has launched the first of its new time-limited events, a trip into a fiery world to fight the Battlemaster's army. Still, maybe you'll get to drink your own…

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Griftlands is a ‘pirate sandbox’, says Klei

We haven’t seen much of sci-fi RPG Griftlands [official site], apart from a short trailer featuring a drunk frog-man getting turned in by his space pal for a sweet bag o’ cash. But developers Klei have a good track record with their cartoony games. So I annoyed them with some questions and got a few more details. As expected, it’s a game of money-grubbing and…

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Oxygen Not Included adds oil – what could go wrong?

The relaxed mining of Steamworld Dig 2 is still satisfying my desire to burrow deep underground but today I am reminded of another (more disastrous) subterranean delight. Sci-fi management sim Oxygen Not Included [official site] has recently been given an earthy update, bringing both oil and petroleum to the cavernous underbelly of your homely asteroid. These fossil fuels are bound to be a safe source…

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Gettin’ piggy wit it! Don’t Starve: Hamlet announced

Klei Entertainment have announced Don't Starve: Hamlet, a new expansion for their fiendish survival game. Don't get any silly ideas about Danish princes or William Shakespeare (though an immortal bard would be a fiendish foe), as the expansion will focus on the simple and sensible idea of a town of aristocratic pigmen. A hamlet. It's a pun. Wordplay, you know? Jokes. The singleplayer expansion will…

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Griftlands is Klei’s new cartoonish sci-fi swashbuckler

Judging by the survivalist Don’t Starve and subterranean piss manager Oxygen Not Included, Klei are very good at drawing cartoony things and then secretly planting loads of quite-good cogs and switches behind it all. It looks like they’re trying for another good ‘un. Griftlands [official site] has been announced at E3. It’s a sci-fi RPG “where everything is negotiable: money, loyalty—even morality”, says the developer.…

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Early Access launch for Oxygen Not Included, the space colony management sim

Oxygen Not Included [official site] is a space colony management sim from Klei, the guys behind the excellent Invisible Inc. It's been in alpha since February but now it's launched on early access, and I'm intrigued. It's got the aesthetic of Don't Starve, another Klei game, and involves building up a settlements beneath the surface of a distant planet and battling through the inevitable crises, whether that's clouds…

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Oxygen Not Included drifts onto Early Access May 18th

Klei are the developers of Invisible, Inc., which is the best turn-based game since Chess. It stands to reason, then, that I'm always going to be interested in their releases, and Oxygen Not Included [official site] has had my interest since I first heard about it. An alpha has been sold for a while but the space colony management sim is moving to the next…

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Don’t Starve Together: A New Reign brings shadow queen, new bosses, further death

I was about to boot up Don't Starve Together [official site] to poke at the update A New Reign which went live yesterday. Then I remembered that I am bad at Don't Starve AND any and all of its iterations from vanilla onward. I die to bees a LOT when left to my own devices so Don't Starve Together is likely to be dying to…

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Premature Evaluation: Oxygen Not Included

Every week we warp Brendan into the gaseous caverns of early access to see if he can find precious games worth playing in the gloom. This time, the subterranean space colonisation of Oxygen Not Included [official site] Everything is covered in piss. When I branded my new space colony ‘Yellow Water Station’ I did so because I was prompted to come up with a suitable…

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Watch An Hour Of Don’t Starve Devs Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included [Steam page] is smooshing together two of my favourite things: colony management simulation, and games by Klei Entertainment, the makers of Invisible, Inc. It appears to be a scifi Dungeon Keeper, or a cutesy Dwarf Fortress, or an underground RimWorld, at least as far as I can tell from the hour-long game stream embedded below.

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The Floor Is Deadly: Hot Lava

Everyone here has played the game where you jump from one piece of furniture to another because the floor has inexplicably become deadly, right? In the version I played growing up, couch cushions could be thrown across the room to make stepping stones, and there would usually be an argument as to whether standing on a pair of slippers that had been left lying on…

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The Secret Behind Invisible, Inc. Is Giving You Loads Of Information

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Invisible, Inc. [official site]. Invisible, Inc.’s defining features aren’t its most obvious, and yet they’re all about making things obvious. This turn-based tactics game about hacking and sneaking through procedurally generated levels thrives on them, because they make you feel like a mastermind, even though your…

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Oxygen Not Included: Colony Sim From Don’t Starve Devs

Klei's hit rate is nuts, especially when you consider that they hop genres with each game: from Mark of the Ninja's sidescrolling stealthy murderthon, to Don't Starve's topdown survivalthon, to Invisible, Inc.'s turn-based infiltratathon. Next up is the Oxygen Not Included, a space colony management sim(-thon) that was announced last night at E3.

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Don’t Starve Together Survives Early Access, Out Now

After a journey spanning close to a year and a half, Klei's buddy-boasting survival 'em up Don't Starve Together [official site] has dragged itself from the icy grips of Early Access, and has now crawled into the barren plains of full release. As Klei's longest-dwelling Early Access-er, the co-op standalone ships with the Reign of Giants expansion in tow, as well as a handful of…

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Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked Paddles Out Of Early Access

*checks date* It's all just bloody lies, isn't it? :( Let's write about something that happened at the end of yesterday instead. Yesterday is safe. Don't Starve's [official site] single-player expansion Don't Starve: Shipwrecked came out of early access. I feel like coming out of early access is a symbolic thing, mostly. Like, it's the games equivalent of a debutante ball. You get a launch…

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Tiger Shark Biting Into Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked Soon

The aquatic latest expansion for Don't Starve [official site] launched into Early Access in December and has picked up a few patches along the way, but what's the grand plan for Shipwrecked? What's coming next? Another biome, new characters, balance tweaks, and extra bosses including the Tiger Shark, according to creators Klei. They've shared more of their plans for Shipwrecked and its path to a…

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