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Premature Evaluation: Landlord’s Super

Everything I know about the post-industrial decline of Britain I learned from listening to Ghost Town, the 1981 hit song by The Specials about some spooky creeps who hijack a Vauxhall Cresta to hunt down Margaret Thatcher. There’s also the time I fell asleep on the couch watching The Full Monty and woke up to Fight Club, which saddled me with a false memory of…

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Cheers! Landlord’s Super has entered early access

Oh, it'll be a beaut once it's done. On completion, Landlord's Super promises a mundane fantasy of construction and socialising in your own dismal slice of English decline - seasonal changes, health concerns, rental markets, union interferences and all. But those frivolities can wait. Launching today in Steam Early Access, the Landlord's offering the simpler pleasures right now. Home renovation, and getting absolutely knackered down…

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Landlord’s Super is a sim about work, poverty, and booze, and it’s coming to early access this month

There’s only one class to choose in Landlord’s Super: working class. Set in a Midlands town in the ‘80s (a famously prosperous time in the UK when no contentious things happened), it’s a game about the ordinary feats of strength people do to get by. Trading in scrap for cash, finding odd jobs in the construction business, that sort of thing. The kind of work…

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Jalopy is free on Humble, but you may have to race for it

A barely-functional car, a weird uncle in a bad jacket, a quest of self-discovery and seemingly endless machine-exhausting roads between you and your destination. Jalopy is free today, and a messy, unpredictable road-trip worth taking, although you might want to get a move on. Humble are giving away MinskWork's eastern european driving adventure free for the next two days, with the offer vanishing on Saturday,…

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Road sausages and endless night: Jalopy’s deeply unsettling undercurrent

It is not terror which compels me to write this, though it’s true my world has become little more than a nightmare. Rather it’s that I need to record these facts (or what I believe to be the truth) to prove that some semblance of sanity remains. It may be I have previously attempted to catalogue my experiences, but, if so, the memory eludes me.…

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Wobbly road trip adventure Jalopy leaves Early Access

It's been a long, bumpy road, but Jalopy has finally completed its pilgrimage through the plains of Early Access, and has officially launched. It's one of those games so distinct and original, it's no surprise that it's held our attention for years; a low-budget (and low-fi) road trip adventure from Germany, across eastern Europe on a course for Turkey. All the way, driving a crumbling…

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Jalopy completes its early access journey next week

The Eastern European road trip Jalopy has almost completed its journey through early access, after nearly two years, and will properly launch next Wednesday, March 28th. You know, Jalopy, the game set in the 90s about driving your uncle from Germany to Turkey in a scrappy Trabant 601. Lots of things to pick up and fiddle with. That one. I enjoyed packing my car and…

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Jalopy’s Turkey update adds backstory via licence plates!

I'l admit I entirely forgot that Jalopy [official site] getting a Turkey update meant the country and not, e.g. the bird. I was conjuring up all kinds of adventures I could take a turkey on while we played the roadtrip 'n' car maintenance adventure. Just me and my feathery friend, the wind in our wings, the radio set to some bangin' choons, the turkey in…

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Parp parp! Roadtrip ’em up Jalopy rolls into Bulgaria

As Jalopy [official site] continues to trundle on through early access, the roguelikelike roadtrip 'em up has added Bulgaria in an opt-in beta. It's not perfect but if you fancy pootling over the holidays, it should see you right. Along with adding the twisty and hilly new land, the update adds different road conditions and different tyres to go with them, plus new hazards like…

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Jalopy: Back Seat Driving And The Remains Of Uncle

Alice isn't here to remind me what "news" is so I'm going to tell you about something which I find infinitely entertaining about Jalopy [official site]. It's nothing to do with the game itself and everything to do with the ongoing development Q&A Greg from MinskWorks is running in relation to the game.It's the back seat. The back seat has been the focus of so…

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Jalopy: Trapped In The Sausage Shop

Something that happens every now and again is I try to play Jalopy [official site]. It's the driving game where you're tasked with keeping a dilapidated old car roadworthy as you go on trips across the former Eastern bloc. I really like Jalopy, but I don't think the game and I are a natural fit because terrible - or at least non-great - things seem…

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Toot Toot! Jalopy Rolls Into Hungary With New Update

Fancy a little weekend getaway? Get off Teletext and turn to Jalopy [official site], the roadtrip simulator formerly known as Hac. The latest update on Jalopy's journey through Early Access has added a whole new country, Hungary. The full journey across Europe is still a good few countries short but you can also now keep yourself busy by repainting your dinky little car and raiding…

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Road Trip ‘Em Up Jalopy Screeches Into Early Access

Road trip game Jalopy [official site] has launched onto Steam Early Access, ready to pootle around a portion of Europe. We've been cooing and making kissy faces at it since since it was called Hac, winking and waggling our eyebrows as developer Minskworks showed off minute first-person interactions like packing supplies, cleaning the car, shopping, and refuelling. So naturally I entirely missed that Jalopy's Early…

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Procedural Road Trip Sim Jalopy Drives On Greenlight

I can't remember the last time I was so excited about a game that damn near no one else has heard of. RPS has been doing its best to rev your engines. Over the course of Jalopy's [official site] (née Hac) development so far, we've written four posts about the procedurally generated road trip, Alice and I racing one another to share the latest GIFs…

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Road Trip Driving Game Hac Now Called Jalopy

We've written about Hac [official site] a number of times before, celebrating the detail and development of a driving game about taking a road trip across a procedural eastern europe. Now two things have changed: Hac has changed its name to Jalopy in advance of a planned 2016 release, and we have better support for embedding GIFs now.

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Packing, Refuelling, And Shopping In Another Hac Gifbomb

Whenever I see Hac [dev blog], I want to fiddle. The solo developer of MinskWorks is filling his first-person road trip game with so many delightful little interactions, so many little objects you can pick up, fill up, use, buy, or pack away in case you might need them later.Last time I dropped a Hac gifbomb on you, we cooed over things like packing your…

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