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Posts tagged “Ko-op Mode”

Feature: The guillotine of design

How cutting off heads got GNOG finished

Samuel Boucher hadn’t really made a game before he started to make GNOG. He was an artist and graphic designer, and though he’d art directed an interactive jigsaw puzzle game for kids, that was pretty much the limit of his experience. So, really, you can say the trouble with GNOG started when he decided to post some illustrations of a game idea he had to…

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Feature: Head held high

GNOG review

We've been writing about crazy-bonkers puzzler GNOG in its various forms since 2014. Originally called GNAH!, Graham immediately loved the look of it. Then a year later developers KO_OP Mode declared that they were scrapping everything and starting over, renaming the game GNOG. Since then we've been patiently waiting, seeing the game come out on iOS, then PS4, and finally now it's out on PC.…

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Gnog’s pretty puzzleheads opening up in November

The pretty puzzleheads of Gnog will finally come to PC some time in November. Ko_op's Gnog traps us inside giant monstrous heads, where I suppose our objective is to escape but that seems a lot less fun than messing about. Like Windosill and games by Vectorpark, solving puzzles feels secondary to poking around, fiddling with things to discover delightful consequences. Here, peep this:

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Lara Croft GO: Mirror of Spirits expansion out free today

Lara Croft and her spooky doppelganger return today in The Mirror of Spirits, a free new chapter for Lara Croft GO [official site]. Our John has declared the turn-based Raider "about as close to perfect as games can get" so coo, more of that sounds good.Here, get a peek at the reflective new puzzles in this trailer:

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Lara Croft Go swings to a proper PC release

Lara Croft Go [official site], the tomb-raiding puzzle game spin-off in the same turn-based vein as Hitman Go, finally has a proper PC release. While I was off on my hols scrambling up hills and round waterfalls last week, she arrived on Steam doing much the same. John is a big fan of it on Android so coo, I'll have to check out this Alice…

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GNOG’s Puzzleheads Still Look Delightful

I am quite keen to rummage in the giant puzzleheads of GNOG [official site]. They're teeny little rooms with plenty of things to press, pull, flip, open, rotate, lift, twist, twirl, plug in, and generally fiddle with. Developers Ko-op Mode have cited inspirations including Windosill and Polly Pocket toys and yes, that all sounds splendid. It looks gorgeous too. Check out this new trailer:

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Together Alone In Orchids To Dusk

Wandering around the desolate foreign planet you've recently crash landed upon in free walking simulator Orchids To Dusk [official site] is a somber yet wonderful experience. With only a few minutes to live, you take control of a desperate astronaut who's got nothing but the vast plains that stretch out effortlessly in front of her, a quickly depleting oxygen supply, and the soothing electronic melodies…

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Trippy, Dreamy Exploration: Gardenarium Released

Of the innumerable walk-a-explore-o-awe games I've played, few have entranced me as much as Gardenarium [official site]. Hand-drawn flowers and trees grow, unfurl, sway, swirl, and dance as you explore cloud lands. They're full of strange characters too, teachers, hitch hikers, and other hand-drawn lovelies with weird things to say. The Wild Rumpus gang showed Gardenarium in our Mild Rumpus chill-out zone at the Game…

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GNOG Is A Head-Scratching Puzzle Game

I wrote previously about GNOG [official site] when it was called GNAH! and I was charmed by its art style, its playful attitude to puzzle solving, and the fact it's about poking and rotating gurning faces with rooms inside. The team decided in November however to "throw everything out and start from scratch." The result is that it's still a game about prodding at heads,…

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Feature: Hands On Faces

Interview: Gnah! A Windosill-Inspired Game About Heads

I was in love with Gnah! the second I saw it. Each of this puzzle game's levels is a hollow head drawn and modelled in a crisp, graphic style. When you sit down to play it, your objective isn't explicitly stated, and so you just start to spin it around and poke at it. Twirl this cog to make its eyes open, angle this search…

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That Was Fast: Use Facebook In VR With Oculus Rift Novelty

"SCROLL FACEBOOK...WITH YOUR FACE" it promises. "YOU'LL NEVER FACEBOOK WITHOUT YOUR FACE AGAIN." Lacking mystical powers of prophecy (try as we might to guess the end of tonight's Eastenders), we can't yet see exactly what will be the fallout of Facebook buying Oculus and its Rift virtual reality goggles for $2 billion. However, thanks to GNAH! and Skipping Stones developer KO-OP Mode, we can now experience the majesty and…

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