Last week I talked a bit about the excellent Crayon Physics Deluxe, and if that interested you in the slightest then you should probably take a look at the demo, which Kloonigames have posted up over the weekend. A splendid illustrative slice of the game, it gives a much better idea of where the concept is now, rather than the tech demo released ages back. Have a play, you might like it.
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The winner of last year’s $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival was Crayon Physics Deluxe. Finally, on January 7th 2009, we are able to buy the finished game. Has that extra year and financial aid helped the hand-drawn physics puzzler maximise its potential? Or did Petri Purho end up eating all the crayons and sitting in the corner? Having played that finished version, here’s Wot I Think.
The cuddly joyful happy place that is Crayon Physics Deluxe now has its beta demo available for anyone who’s pre-ordered. Which you really should have. You can do so here. This early behind-closed-doors demo from Kloonigames’ Petri Purho contains the first 18 levels of the game, along with access to a limited version of the level creation tools, letting you set your own challenges. It’s the first chance for people to get their hands on the Deluxe version of things, and see quite how many leaps and bounds forward this is since the original Crayon Physics.
When naming a game it’s worth taking note of some modern innovations in naming technique, like Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS. I’d have called it “YOU ROBOT BASTARDS,” because I think that rolls off the tongue a little better. Anyway, that’s the name of the latest mini-game from Kloonigames, and it’s a beautifully scribbled Robotronalike. Direct download here, it’s about 7mb. It’s furiously paced, and reminds me of the many hours I spend playing another more classically-titled videogame and one of the greatest multiplayer creations of all time.
Pertri Purho, the creator of the IGF-winning Crayon Physics, has knocked out another minigame. This time it’s a puzzle-platformer called Jimmy’s Lost His Toilet Paper. You can get it here. I found it a little frustrating to control, and banged Jimmy’s ever-grinning bonce on the platforms a little too often. Nevertheless it makes up for the frustrations in charm and excellent music.