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Posts tagged “Michael Manning”

Feature: N++ with a spaceship

Brute review

Brute [official site] is N with a ship in place of a ninja. That change aside, there's the same challenge of grappling with the particulars of the game's physics, the same love of alternating bright colours, and a similar menagerie of deadly pursuing enemies ready to destroy you with a single touch. Luckily, there's also the same sense of satisfaction to be found in trying,…

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Brute Is N++ In A Spaceship

We've posted about the work of Michael Manning before, because his main project is a satisfying sounding platformer called Orbit. But games take a long time to make, so Manning has started a smaller, simpler side project. It's called Brute and you control a tiny ship with limited fuel who explodes on contact with the sides of the levels. It's just as satisfying to look…

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Orbit: A Minimalist Platformer Inspired by Knytt, Drone Music

Part way through this trailer for Orbit, a side-scrolling platformer about exploring a space ship, I noticed the particularly fine pitter-patter sound effect of the main character's feet. The whole game sounds lovely; low drones and cavernous rooms and squeaky machinery and laser fields. "I wonder if it's made by a sound designer," I thought. It is. I'm proud enough of myself for deduction that…

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