Posts Tagged ‘Little Orbit’

Why are people still playing APB Reloaded?

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Why are people still playing APB Reloaded? I left that question unspoken when I wrote about Little Orbit picking up the cops and robbers MMO a couple of weeks ago, but you can bet I was thinking it. I bet that most everyone who read that post was too, and I bet you’re thinking it right now.

Then I remembered I was a games journalist, and that I should just go in and ask.

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Little Orbit are now in charge of APB Reloaded, and they’ve got big plans

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I was going to open this post by saying ‘Remember APB?’, but Graham already did that in 2013. Um. Do you remember remembering APB? It’s the cops and robbers MMO that launched in a shonky state back in 2010, causing Realtime Worlds to sink just weeks after launch. Then the game got picked up by GamersFirst, who turned it free-to-play, slapped ‘Reloaded’ onto the name, and made it…a little less shonky?

This week, the story continues. Little Orbit have bought GamersFirst, and their CEO is promising to look after the somehow-still-existent APB community with big content updates and a shift to a newer engine. Will it be enough to make those cops worth robbing and the robbers worth copping?

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RPG based on Mistborn novels cancelled

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Mistborn: Birthright [official site] has been cancelled because of funding problems for developer Little Orbit. A real shame, that. It was to be an RPG based on Brandon Sanderson’s excellent Mistborn fantasy series of books. I finished the original trilogy in 2012 just as the game was announced, and couldn’t wait to see how the setting and magic system (which sees characters, among other things, fly around cities by pulling and pushing themselves to and from metal elements in buildings) would translate into a game.

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Algebraic! Adventure Time Becomes A 3D Adventure Game

What’s the point of flowery, open-ended introductions designed to gently push you in the direction of news when you have a press release that reads one of the best shows to grace Cartoon Network’s silvery screen is inspiring a new point-and-click adventure game?

Finally, something that marries my two loves: cartoon dogs and comedy. Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations takes Finn and Jake and sees them – or more appropriately, You – investigate mysterious disappearances in the Land of Ooo. Read the rest of this entry »

X-Comparisons Inevitable: Falling Skies

Are there any fans of Falling Skies out there? I have vague memories of a trailer for the first season but it left about as much of an impression as a gnat on a trampoline. As the end times approach for the sci-fi show about the end times that follow an alien invasion, some enterprising developers have released an XCOM total conversion that takes place following “the destruction of an Espheni tower at the end of season 3”. Quite how DreamWorks will feel about this use of their intellectual property is…

Oh. It’s not an XCOM mod. It’s an officially licensed game based on a series about an alien invasion that looks a bit like XCOM. And by ‘a bit’, I mean ‘almost exactly’.

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Time To Try Again: New Adventure Time Game Announced

A boy and his dog.

Once upon a time, one could simply whisper the words “Adventure Time video game” and need to curl up into a ball to have any hope of surviving the crushing crowd of fans crying “Mathematical!” and “Algebraic!” in attempts to will such a fantastic gameological creature into existence. Then Adventure Time: Finn and Jake’s Epic Quest and Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! came out and were, you know, so-so. Is the excitement still there? Do you still believe? Do you have hope? Let’s see. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom has been announced.

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