Posts Tagged ‘Night School Studio’

Afterparty trailer shows Oxfenfree studio’s hellish bender

I’ve certainly felt like hell after a bender, but the makers of Oxenfree are going a step beyond that saying in their next game. Afterparty will send newly-deceased twentysomethings Milo and Lola on a pub crawl across Hell itself, drinking, dancing, chatting, chugging, and singing with the goal of beating Satan himself in a drinking contest to win their souls and return to life. After announcing Afterparty in December, Night School Studio have now blasted the first trailer. While I’m sober myself these days, hell yes I am up for this damned crawl along the Styx. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joy of Oxenfree’s natural dialogue system

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Few games nail the ebb and flow of conversations like Oxenfree, the supernatural drama about a group of teenagers on a deserted island. The cast speak over one another, cut their friends off mid-sentence and leave realistic gaps of silence that stretch on awkwardly until somebody says “so…”, and moves on. Read the rest of this entry »

Oxenfree, unarguably the best game of 2016, is free on GOG right now!

Oxenfree is my favourite game of 2016. Unfortunately I didn’t play it until the very end of 2016, so didn’t know to bellow about it when the time was ripe. The time, people, is ripe once more. Oxenfree, the best game of last year, is free right now on GOG! Oxenfree, you might say, if you were a twerp. Read the rest of this entry »

Oxenfree devs announce Afterparty, a Hellish pub crawl

The makers of creepy/lovely adventure game Oxenfree have announced their next game, Afterparty. It will send us on a pub crawl across hell with the ultimate goal of out-drinking Satan to save our souls. I’m in. That’s all I need to know. But wait, there’s more: every dialogue choice will offer the option to drink, and different drinks give different moods/social powers. If I’m focused on the laddish side of the game, it’s probably because I spent the night in a Brighton hotel room overlooking a kebab shop on the high street. The rest sounds good too, but we’ll need to wait until 2019 to play. Read the rest of this entry »

Spooky Adventure Oxenfree Gets New Game Plus Mode

If you’re someone who loved the atmospheric point and click adventure Oxenfree [official site], then I have some good news. Last week Oxenfree received a free update that added a new game plus mode full of new story bits and locations to explore. The new content isn’t substantial, but if you’ve been staring at Oxenfree in your Steam library, wondering if you should give it a second playthrough, now’s the time.

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Wot I Think: Oxenfree

I came to play Oxenfree [official site] just after finishing a podcast series called The Message. The Message is essentially an eight-part radio play. Its central mystery involves a strange broadcast, possibly from outer space which seems to carry with it a curse. If you haven’t listened to it I’d recommend it.

The reason I’m bringing it up ahead of telling you anything about the game is that I feel like Oxenfree is actually closer to that kind of unnerving or slightly creepy radio play which is packed with subtle interpersonal stories than it is to other games I’ve played. I also think that part of why I enjoyed it so much was that I was treating it in that same way, letting the characters chatter and the story unfold where I might otherwise have become impatient.

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Ex-Telltale Thriller OXENFREE Announced

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A group of ex-Telltale and Disney developers have come together to form Night School Studio. Their first title, OXENFREE [official site], is an adventure game about a group of teenagers who accidentally get into some spooky goings on while spending the night on a deserted island. The main character is Alex, who has brought her new stepbrother Jonas along for the ride. Announced at GDC 2015, check out the trailer and some more details below.

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