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Posts tagged “Nerd Kingdom”

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The Lighthouse Customer: TUG

Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, a little digging, a little building, and a lot of failing in survival crafting sandbox TUG. I've survived the survival modes of many survival games, and I went into TUG figuring it wouldn't be any different: I'd whip up a house, dig a mine,…

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Yogventures Backup Plan TUG In Trouble

TUG appears to be, at a glance, another Minecraftbut -- it's Minecraft but not entirely squares and with some story bits. It is also, you might remember, the game that Minecrafty YouTubers Yogscast turned to after the crowdfunded Minecraftbut they officially endorsed, Yogventures, crashed after running out of money. Yogventures backers would get a TUG key and Yogscast would team up with the TUG team…

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Making It With Science: A TUG Interview

TUG is an interesting proposition. A game of exploring and building, a multiplayer thing that encompasses lots of what has excited us about games over the past few years – dynamic, procedurally-produced environments, exploration, collaboration. It's also a platform that will be exposed as much as possible to modding, and the Kickstarter explicitly supports creating tools to make that easy. It also claims to be…

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The Voxels Are Academic: TUG

TUG? "The Untitled Game", of course. There are two parts to TUG's Kickstarter summary sentence: "TUG is a multiplayer open-world sandbox-RPG using new technology and social sciences to directly involve players in the game’s design." That first part, with the open world and the sandbox, I say yay! The second part with the social sciences, I say huh? Indeed, developers Nerd Kingdom don't really going…

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