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Posts tagged “Minor Key Games”

Eldritch studio release short explore-o-story Eponymous

Look, I support art as much as the next person but these oh-so-meta walking simulators like The Magic Circle and The Beginner's Guide need to understand that there are rules. These rules are clear: every video game must have a double-jump. No exceptions. Thankfully, Minor Key Games understand this. Their newly-released Eponymous: In Which a Work Is Known by Its Reading has a narrated story…

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Feature: One tribute game, with feeling

Slayer Shock review

There was a Buffy The Vampire Slayer game on the first Xbox, for our sins. I can remember playing it, hating it, then hating myself for having been suckered. It was hack and slash and jump and collect, of course: all license and no trousers. Slayer Shock [official site] too is hack and slash and jump and collect, but more than a decade later it's…

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Buffy The Vampire Beta: Slayer Shock

Slayer Shock [official site], the latest game from David Pittman, creator of procedural Lovecraftian stealth game Eldritch and cyber-sneaker Neon Struct, is now available in beta form. It's a game about assembling a monster-killing squad, who operate out of a coffee-house, and it mirrors episodic television shows structurally as well as with its obvious nods to Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Each mission you take part…

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Stealth And Stakes: Ten Minutes Of Slayer Shock

Slayer Shock [official site] is the recently announced first-person Buffy-like vampire-killing game from David Pittman, creator of Eldritch and Neon Struct. The game has now landed on Steam Greenlight, with a ten minute walkthrough video showing a couple of missions as well as the coffee shop hub where mission planning and research takes place. It looks more in-depth than I'd expected, with team mates to…

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First-Person Buffyer: Eldritch Devs Making Slayer Shock

Somehow we've not mentioned before that Eldritch and Neon Struct studio Minor Key Games are making a role-playing first-person shooter about youngfolk hunting vampires in Nebraska. Silly us. Slayer Shock [official site] is due to come out later this year and comes to my attention today through a new dev blog post with the catchy name Everything I Need to Know About Writing Video Games…

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Neon Struct Gets Level Editor And Free Expansion

Neon Struct [official site] is one of the 25 best stealth games on PC, says our Adam, and who am I to disagree with him? Him with his gentle voice and wry smile. And, uh, apparently his sneaking skills good enough to write that previous sentence when I popped into the kitchen for a cuppa. Well, no matter. Point is: Neon Struct was already grand,…

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Feature: Snowden 'em up

NEON STRUCT review

NEON STRUCT is a first-person stealth game from the makers of the excellent Eldritch. You play as a federal agent who falls foul of high-level conspiracy when an apparently routine mission goes wrong. It's out now. It might have lacked much of what made later stages of Ion Storm's game so beloved, but first level Liberty Island was also the freeform Deus Ex promise writ…

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Cyberpunk First-Person Sneaker Neon Struct Released

Minor Key Games went Lovecraftian with their first game, Eldritch (one of Alec's favourite FPSs, don't you know), and their latest goes for another theme I'm always happy to see more of: espionage and conspiracy in that dear old dystopian cyberpunk future. Neon Struct [official site] sees a spy on the run after being framed for treason, delving into intrigue and trying to clear her…

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Neon Struct Release Date Announced

Do you remember us talking to you about Neon Struct [official site]? It's a "political thriller stealth game set in a neon-soaked surveillance state" from David Pittman of Minor Key Games (the studio behind Lovecraftian roguelike, Eldritch) which inspired Alice's short-lived crusade against sewers last year. Well, there's now a release date for you to add to your diary, should any of that tickle your…

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A Glimpse Of Our Cyberfuture In Neon Struct Trailer

Hands up: who wants to be a secret cyberagent on the lam in the garish and cruel future? You'll note that you can't raise your hand, as while you were all distracted by that screenshot, I snuck around breaking your arms. And that, MI6, is why you should defs hire me once you get into the cyberagent game. It's also why I'm quite keen to…

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#nosewers: First-Person Sneaker Neon Struct Shuns Sewers

While John's waging war on oceans (a traumatic crab experience as a child, perhaps?), I've decided that my first Official RPS Crusade will be against far less pleasant bodies of water. Cnut that I am, I set my throne before waves of lurid green sludge and futilely declare: no sewers. I've chosen my first champion. A game bold enough to cut a sewer level because…

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Hone Your Lovecraft: Eldritch Creator Spills Sales Figures

It's sometimes hard to gauge from the outside exactly how successful an indie game has been, so I'm always interested when developers release figures. David Pittman, creator of Lovecraftian first-person roguelike Eldritch, has done just that. In a post-mortem posted on his blog, the former 2K Marin developer outlined the steps he took in leaving his old job, building the game, and was even kind…

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Eldritch Out On Steam, It’s Good

Have I mentioned how much I like first-person roguelikelike, Eldritch? No? Well, here goes: I really like it. The random nature of it means that it's, well, rather random, but it's one of those games that sort of captures the raw essence of videogameness and puts it straight into your head with no excuses or fluff. Exploring, fighting, sneaking, collecting, being freaked out by weird…

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Feature: Taking A Rogueliking

Hands On: Eldritch

As Nathan mentioned this morning, Eldritch is from the hands of David and Kyle Pittman, formerly of BioShock 2 and Borderlands fame. But hey, maybe all they did was make those games crash? We don't know! So I've taken a look at Eldritch to see if their pedigree counts for anything... Oh, it does. It's really rather good. They probably didn't make those games crash.

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Drool: Eldritch Is Thief Meets Lovecraft Meets Roguelike

Eldritch just got announced by former BioShock 2/Borderlands developers David and Kyle Pittman, but it's already rocketed to the top of my list of Exciting Doodads That I Will (Lovingly) Obliterate With My Excitement Lasers. The headline does not lie. The roguelike-like counts games like Thief and Dishonored among its closest inspirations, bringing them together in a clammy, tentacle-slathered Lovecraftian embrace. In short, you can…

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