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Posts tagged “No More Robots”

SimBrexit game Not Tonight releases next month

Political games are picking up traction, with Papers Please and Beholder being among my favorite indies from the last couple years. A new game published by Mike Rose's No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw) combines those influences with some bit-art and the current political hellscape into a Brexit simulator. I'm exceptionally excited for the impending release of Not Tonight because I love when video games…

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Dare to dream of a 1999 internet in Hypnospace Outlaw

It's sometimes hard to believe that the internet of the late 90's wasn't some sort of bizarre techno-dream. Floating GIFs, embedded MIDIs and mouse cursors that transformed from site to site. Hypnospace Outlaw (from Dropsy developer Jay Tholen) is a game about exploring a fictional internet the likes of which we just about remember, keeping the peace when trolls and malware rear their ugly heads, or…

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Mountain biker Descenders is out in early access

Hello. If you fancy breaking your neck and tumbling downhill through a dense patch of conifers, you’re in luck. Descenders, the mountain biking game with roguelite undertones, is out in early access today. I wasn’t wholly convinced of its muddy cycling when I tried a preview copy but I did enjoy all the painful giffage that resulted in my doomed attempts to get past the…

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Feature: Falling with style

8 reasons to play Descenders (and some reasons to not)

I’ve been mucking about in mountain biking game Descenders. It’s a muddy, roguelite take on bicycles wot go fast, with the twin sticks of your gamepad responsible for steering and stunting on dirty downhill trails (keyboard controls aren’t in our copy but they will be when the game comes to early access on February 9th, we’re told). Here’s eight silly reasons to play it, based…

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Descenders rides into early access on February 9th

Downhill mountain biking sounds like a lark. What could be more pleasant than gliding down scenic valleys and weaving between the pines... at about 80kmh? Ah, yeah, I'd forgotten that bit. Downhill mountain biking sounds awful. Google tells me that's the top speed for real world bikers, but the ones in Descenders seem to eclipse that - as we'll get to experience firsthand when the…

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Descenders is a game about extremely brave bicycles

Like most people, I don't like falling down the stairs, so the prospect of falling down a hill or a mountain seems absolutely terrible. Incredibly, some people find falling very entertaining and they strap skis or boards to themselves expressly for the purpose of throwing themselves down slopes. Descenders [official site] is the new game from the creators of butt-sliding action racing game Action Henk,…

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