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Feature: Forsooth, it's good

Astrologaster review

Dramatic irony: the videogame. That’s basically what you’ve got in Astrologaster. It’s a choose-your-own-tragicomedy set in Elizabethan England, where you play an astrologist and “doctor of physik” called Simon Forman, who gives his patients counsel as well as tinctures. Both his advice and potions are of questionable quality. It’s a story reminiscent of Blackadder, dripping with sarcasm, theatrical and funny. At times it doubles up…

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Divine diagnoses from the stars in Astrologaster

Forsooth, gentlefolk, look to the skies, for they portend the arrival of a video game. It’s Astrologaster, a tale based on the real life of an old-timey doctor, Simon Forman, who blended medicine, astrology, and sort of general advice-giving into a mostly-successful business in Shakespearian London. Oh, and quite a bit of what the game delicately calls “strumpy-humpy.”

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Astrologaster descends from the heavens on May 9th

"Remember to look up at the stars", said the late Stephen Hawking, "to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist". Unfortunately he failed to add "but not like Dr. Simon Forman", an Elizabethan quack proper doctor, honest, who divined medial treatment from the heavens. You play as him in Astrologaster, a "story-driven astrological comedy" based on his actual…

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Astrologaster lets you gaze at the stars to find spoons

Simon Forman sounds like a swell guy. According to historical astrological comedy game Astrologaster [official site], "not only does he have the power to cure the sick, he can find their lost pets and predict their futures!". Unfortunately he has to contend with some mean spirited 'real' doctors, who presumably don't care for pets or precognition. Honestly, what's even the point of them? Astrologaster will…

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Ooh Lovely: Tengami Coming To PC

John spotted Tengami amid the pixellated throng of the Indiecade finalists, and wished for a PC version. His has wish has been granted by the spirits of the internet, with PC and Mac version arriving in due course following the iPad release. But what is it? Developers Nyamyam explain: "In Tengami you explore a beautifully paper architected pop-up world, with an art style inspired by…

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