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Posts tagged “Nigoro”

Feature: Whip it good

La-Mulana 2 review

This might just be the strangest game I've played in years. A peculiar mix that, while frustrating in plenty of areas, managed to charm me with its sheer absurdity. Like any good archaeologist though, let's start at the surface and work our way down (I think that's how it works anyway; everything I know about archaeology I learned from Dr Grant* in Jurassic Park).

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La-Mulana 2 unravels mankind’s lost history this summer

It is with equal measures excitement and dread (my brain is not ready) that I tell you all that La-Mulana 2 is almost here. Nearly four and a half years after its successful Kickstarter, the sequel to Japanese indie studio Nigoro's cult hit puzzle-platformer/metroidvania has been quietly brewing in the background. Today, it officially entered the final stretch of development, along with the release of…

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Feature: Dig it

Have You Played… La Mulana?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. While Lara Croft is shooting a bear in the face, Nathan Drake is hanging out the back of a plane, and Indiana Jones is squabbling with his dad, the heroes of La Mulana are doing the real work: taking notes, reading patterns, drawing…

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La-Mulana 2 Hits Kickstarter Goal, Buys Developer Curry

To certain audiences, La-Mulana is the Japanese indie platformer that crossed Indiana Jones with Metroid. To me, and I suspect a lot of other people, it's one of the games most responsible for inspiring Spelunky. That puts it in Wasteland territory, in my head; it inspired a thing I love, and so a lot of that love transfers. La-Mulana 2 was announced in September, popped…

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La-Mulana 2 Digs For Kickstarter Gold

A sequel to Indy-does-Metroid retroesque platformer La-Mulana was announced last September, so hopefully no-one's going 'La-Mulana 2? Whaaaaaaaaaaat?' in happy disebelief at this point. Today's news focuses on the fact that devs NIGORO have taken the game to Kickstarter, looking for $200,000 for what they describe as "a direct sequel" to the 2012 PC port of the 2011 WiiWare English remake of the 2005 Japanese-only…

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Indie-ana Jones: Nigoro Whipping Up La Mulana 2

The original La Mulana is quite well-revered around these parts, and with good reason. It's basically Indiana Jones as a Metroidvania, only instead of Harrison Ford's rugged charm and nigh-infinite bag of last-second tricks, you're working with your own fickle reflexes and¬†exceedingly¬†mortal tendencies. Basically, you should be prepared to be stuck/stymied a lot, which is part of the reason Adam likes to compare it to…

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It Belongs On A PC: La Mulana Remake

La Mulana is many things: a homage to the MSX system, the Indiana Jones Metroidvania game I always wanted, fiendishly difficult, beautifully designed. Now that the enhanced Wiiware version finally has its PC release, available at Playism for $14.99, I've settled on a new description that should excite most of the people who have somehow failed to be excited already. La Mulana is Dark Souls…

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Kung-fu Master Meets Sex Offenders Register

When Walker found this, he lobbed it straight at me: "Your Sort of Thing", apparently. This is him implying I'm a disturbed onaninst who fruitfully ejaculates at the images of underage frogs in lingerie. Which is ludicrous - all the frogs are of legal age. Anyway, With its instruction video appearing just before the 1st, this existed in a "April Fools... or just Japanese Software…

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