Posts Tagged ‘Noita’

Video: The shark RPG and other hidden gems of E3 2018

Dur-dun, dur-dun, dur-dun-dur-dun-dun-dun, and so on.

Now that the festival of bellowing that is E3 2018 has come to an end, we begin the arduous process of making sense of it all. This means sifting through mountains of press releases and trailers to find all the curious games that lurked outside the spotlight glare of the larger publishers. And we find such treats as Maneater (Jaws RPG where you play as Jaws), Rapture Rejects (battle royale where you fight for the last spot in heaven) and Neo Cab (Uber-sim meets Blade Runner). So many delightful things, in fact, that new video person Noa couldn’t resist gathering them┬átogether.

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Platform roguelike Noita’s pixel sorcery still impresses

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I’ve always loved the concept of completely physics-driven worlds in games, but so few have gotten it right. While others have tried and failed, I’ve got high hopes for upcoming platformy roguelike Noita, especially after its appearance at E3’s PC Gaming Show. Within, an exciting little trailer showing off enormously detailed environmental destruction, pixel-on-pixel violence, some impressive lighting effects and all silky smooth to boot, despite every single pixel being its own physically defined object.

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Noita lets you break the world in beautiful ways

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Noita is how Spelunky looks in my dreams. It’s a game in which the world is simulated down to each individual pixel, so that liquids drip, flow, splash and stain. You’re tasked with travelling ever downward through a series of caverns, collecting new magical weapons and slaying beasties.

That wasn’t always the case though. As I learned when I sat down with the developers at GDC, Noita was once more Dwarf Fortress than Spelunky, but changes had to be made when the wildlife kept drowning in pools of their own urine. Now, Noita is a real-time roguelite, and a beautiful cocktail of fire and fluids.

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Noita is a roguelite that physically simulates everything

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Just the other day, I was complaining that there aren’t enough games with awesome fluid physics. Imagine, I shouted to a pub full of strangers, imagine if somebody took all the lovely fluid physics from Pixeljunk Shooter and stuffed them into a procedurally generated roguelike.

Well, Olli Harjola the creator of clever clone-wrangler The Swapper must have been in that pub because today he sent along news of Noita [official site], a procedurally generated roguelike in which “every pixel is physically simulated”. It looks absolutely fantastic, as you’ll see below.

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