Posts Tagged ‘Niall Moody’

Colour Me Happy: Music Explorer Hummingbird Out Now

Niall Moody is a creative chap who tends towards abstract, eye-catching, and slightly off-the-wall videogames – some of which you might’ve spotted here on RPS over the years. His latest, Hummingbird [Itch page], follows suit and is billed as an “infinite procedural exploration game”. I dived in earlier this morning and although convinced I’d been playing for around 20 minutes or so, I’ve suddenly unwittingly lost the last hour to it. Come have a look.

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Cracked: Roguelike [encrypted] Launching Next Weekend

If you want everything explained to you in a game, [encrypted] [official site] is probably not for you. Roguelikes have traditionally been a genre rife with curiosity and uncertainty, but that’s faded somewhat in modern roguelikes and roguelikelikes. [encrypted] won’t even let you read its text unless you do a little code-cracking, yet is intended to be intuitive for the curious.

It’ll launch on Saturday, May 30th, developer Niall Moody announced today. Come have a look.

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Dreamers Of Dreams: A Diary Of Whispered Truths

A Diary of Whispered Truths is a tool for creating images like the one above, which would be all very well and groovy, but as you paint, it sings. Well, in my case it coughs out rugged reams of chorduroy, unfashionable and about as smooth as sandpaper bog roll. It can make quite a racket. A Diary is controlled with mouse and keyboard, with the former ‘conducting’ the on-screen activity and the latter providing percussive punctuations. I did not conduct the images and sounds below. My compositions are much more erratic, experimental and ahead of their time.

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Live Free Play Hard: Sublime Nightmare Wish-Fulfillment

By Porpentine

Hi! I was on hiatus for health reasons, and Nobody graciously agreed to cover in my absence. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to share these wonderful vidgames, but I’ve made the decision to end the column. Here are some thoughts on my departure.

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