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Posts tagged “Off-Peak”

Feature: Through the doors of that rented room

The Joy of The Norwood Suite’s otherworldly hotel

Around an hour into The Norwood Suite, I was nestled so snugly into my comfort zone that it would have taken heavy machinery to shift me. That's despite the fact that this is a game that makes me suspect something sinister is lurking just out of view, that the edges of my vision aren't to be trusted. It's a very discomforting comfort zone.

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The Norwood Suite is out now from Off-Peak creator

Pack your bags for a surreal stay in The Norwood Suite [official site], the new first-person adventure game from the fella who gave us an odd train station in Off-Peak. Cosmo D launched The Norwood Suite last night and it's pretty great. Sent in on a covert mission, we meet guests and staff, run errands, poke about, and explore this beautiful place. Music runs through…

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Feature: Mass produced murder

Decoding: open world games and killing by default

Decoding is a regular column about the games we love, and the tricks and traditions that make them tick. “Oh shit, I pressed the wrong button and killed that guy.” It happens to the best of us. You could play Watch Dogs 2 [official site] for days without firing a gun, or causing a fatal traffic accident, or beating someone to death with a billiard…

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Feature: No free-to-play, just free.

The 50 Best Free Games On PC

The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you've come to the right place.

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The Norwood Suite: Off-Peak Dev’s Curious Hotel

If you haven't yet explored the strange 'curated' train station of Off-Peak yet, hey, go do that - it's free. Off-Peak has popped into my thoughts enough since it came out a year ago that I wish I'd mentioned it more beyond in that fun chat with Pip. Do play it - it's great, and then you'll be keen to see what creator Cosmo D…

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Freeware Garden: Off-Peak

Off-Peak, the first game I know of that has been created by a cellist -- Archie Pelago's Cosmo D-- is much more than an audio-visual experiment with an appropriately excellent soundtrack. It is a wonderfully odd first person adventure game taking place in a cavernous train station with the kind of geometrically wrong architecture one could only find in Kubrick's version of The Shining.

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Train Station Curation: Alice And Pip Explore Off-Peak

Alice and Pip have been playing Off-Peak [download], a free game by Cosmo D. It's quite nice. Alice: Pip, what's the best bit of the train station in Off-Peak? Is it the model blue whale suspended from the ceiling or the celestial fresco it seems to swim in? Pip: You mean the best bit of the decor or the people? Alice: Any of it. All…

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