Posts Tagged ‘Little Nightmares’

Black Friday 2017: The best deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

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The sale event to end all sale events is here. That’s right, folks, Black Friday 2017 is here, and this year’s sales frenzy is set to be bigger than ever as we head into the Christmas shopping period. In all honesty, they should just rename it Black November, as there have been deals going on throughout the month in preparation for the big day.

To save you trawling through the web in search of a good bargain, we’ve created this handy guide containing everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017. If you’re on the hunt for a new graphics card, a bigger and better monitor, want to splash out on a fast SSD or upgrade your gaming headset and get a more reliable mouse and keyboard, this is the place to be. We’ll be updating this hub page on a regular basis as new deals get announced, too, so make sure to keep it in your bookmarks if you fancy grabbing yourself a bit of a bargain before Christmas. We’ve also got tips on the best places to browse, and how to find out if those hot discounts are really as good as they seem.

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Little Nightmares first expansion chapter surfaces today

The first DLC story chapter has arrived in wonderful horrorshow Little Nightmares [official site]. The three-part ‘Secrets of the Maw’ expansion introduces another child trapped in this awful place, and the first chapter drops him into The Depths to solve watery puzzles and dodge the grasping arms of something awful named The Granny. It’s out now. Have a wee peek in this trailer:

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Little Nightmares: Secrets of the Maw DLC announced

A new three-party story is coming to the wonderful/horrifying Little Nightmares [official site] as DLC, publishers Bandai Namco announced today. ‘Secrets of the Maw’ will star a new child trapped in that dreadful place, visiting new areas and facing new awful enemies. On the bright side, he will get to see more of those lovely little Nomes. The first episode is due in July, then the story should wrap up in January. Read the rest of this entry »

The Top Best Bestest Games Of 2017 So Far

Update: The year is finished, which means you can now read our final list of the best games of 2017.

2017 has already been an extraordinary year for PC games, from both big-name AAA successes to no-name surprise indie smashes. Keeping up with so much that’s worth playing is a tough job, but we’ve got your back. Here is a collection of the games that have rocked the RPS Treehouse so far this year.

We’ve all picked our favourites, and present them here in alphabetical order so as not to start any fights. You’re bound to have a game you’d have wanted to see on the list, so please do add it to the comments below. Read the rest of this entry »

How Little Nightmares’ horrible characters were animated

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Little Nightmares [official site].

The figures you encounter in Little Nightmares are grotesque. Disproportioned and baggy in places they shouldn’t be, the way they look is one thing, but it’s the way they move that really clinches the deal. Their staggering, shuffling and lumbering captures the flavour of the Czech stop-motion cartoons I spent a great deal of my childhood feeling unnerved by. They’re great.

It wasn’t easy to reach that special state of uncanniness, especially for a small team working on its first original game, but developer Tarsier Studios started in just the right place:

THE MECHANIC: Avoiding Pixar

Spoilers lie ahead, obv! No story secrets as such, though, just showing several scenes from throughout the game.

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Little Nightmares has crept onto PC to creep you out

“I’ve loved almost every minute of it,” our Adam said about Little Nightmares [official site] last week. Only you had no way to play it then, as it wasn’t out, so all you could do was stare at it through the shop window, face pressed up against the glass. Oh, how you longed to puzzle-o-sneak-a-platform past Tarsier Studios’ horrors! Good news: Little Nightmares is now out, launched last night. Here’s a launch trailer to prove it: Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares [official site] is the story of a little girl in a horrible place. It’s a horror game but it’s mostly bloodless and doesn’t rely on jumpscares or sudden shocks. I’ve loved almost every minute of it.

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Texts from Rezzed, Day 2

Day 2 of EGX Rezzed 2017 is underway in That London, where Tobacco Dock [nb: I’ve discovered it does have a boat but still neither boat trips nor fags -ed.] is filled with games, talks, and lights for three days. We’re Rezzed’s official “media partner” so we’ve dispatched Pip, Adam, Graham, and a poorly Alec to poke around, host some talks, interview some developers, and look proud of our ‘Cave of Wonders’ showcase. To slack off, in other words.

Tonight they’re going to the pub ‘on official RPS business’ and you’re invited. I’m not, but you are. So to ensure they continue generating content while swanning about, I’m making them send me updates throughout their day. Read the rest of this entry »

Dodging the long-armed horrors of Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares [official site] stars a fairy tale terror tot, cloaked in a yellow hood and traipsing through a world that is a couple of sizes too big for her. She’s being held captive in a horrible floating dollhouse full of long-armed, stubby-legged man-things and sad, grasping cooks. We know all this because we’ve been told before. But there’s a new trailer out which shows some of what you’ll actually be doing among this grim vessel’s household. Mostly it’s about throwing your toys about.
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Pleased to meet BOO! Little Nightmares out April 28th

What I dig so much about Little Nightmares [official site] is that the nightmares aren’t little – you are. Vast hands emerge from the shadows on snaking arms. Clammy chefs bloated like drowned corpses reach for you cowering under tables. A sea of shoes. The world of Tarsier Studios’ puzzle-platformer looks dreadful in the most wonderful way. Adam will tell you it’s pleasing to play too, or at least the preview version he played was. The rest of us will finally get to venture into its undersea dollhouse soon-ish, as Little Nightmares now has a release date: April 28th. Read the rest of this entry »

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we’re looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature, which contains details on more than a hundred of the exciting games that are coming our way over the next twelve months. 2016 was a good one – in the world of games at least – but, ever the optimists, we’re hoping next year will be even better.

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Little Nightmares Finds True Fear In Unusual Places

It’s always an odd experience, playing a horror game in a crowded convention centre. At EGX, I sat down with Little Nightmares [official site] and that it managed to work its way under my skin despite the surroundings is as glowing as any praise I can direct toward this gorgeous, uncanny creation.

The graphics and setting, somewhere between the Grimmest of fairy tales, Dark Water and City of Lost Children, have received a lot of attention, but looks aren’t everything. It’s the sound design that made me shudder.

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Little Nightmares Dreams Up Grim But Whimsical Trailer

There’s a new trailer for Little Nightmares [official site] – a kind of sneaky fantasy horror puzzler with an art style that nods to stop motion hand-animated films. We wrote about it before when it was called Hunger but it looks like there’s been a renaming in the run up to the devs taking a playable build to Gamescom.

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