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Posts tagged “Oskar Stålberg”

Lovely town-building toy Townscaper is out in early access

I've had a lovely afternoon building quaint island towns in Townscaper, launched into early access yesterday. It's a town-building toy where the outcome is a surprise, really. All you do is place coloured blocks, then Townscaper translates them into apartments, steps, terraces, gardens, towers, and so on based on the shapes they form with other nearby blocks, then fill the whole place with lovely little…

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Procedural building toy Townscaper will let you construct lovely seaside villages

This whimsical little seaside town builder is another project by Oskar Stålberg whose tiny planet and city builder projects RPS have marveled at in the past. Unlike his prior browser-based experiments, Townscaper is being treated to some extra polish and plans for a paid release. It's been on my mental wishlist since before it had a name, but now there's a handy page on the…

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How Bad North makes humans out of little soldiers

“The units should feel like humans,” says Oskar Stålberg, co-creator of Bad North, a strategy game about little soldiers defending their islands against bad Vikings. “They’re quite stylised; they don’t have faces and barely have arms, but they should feel human in their behaviour and what they’re capable of doing. They should feel fragile and it should look like fighting is a courageous effort.”You might…

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Bad North is a gorgeous tactical roguelite

Your island is under attack! That's always cause for concern, I guess, but this island is definitely worth holding on to because it's the prettiest island you're ever going to own. And Bad North is one of the prettiest isometric games I've ever seen. That's almost certainly because of Oskar Stålberg's involvement. We've covered his beautiful planet and building generators before, and I'm delighted to…

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Have A Fiddle With These Lovely Diddy Planets

We've delighted before at the little world generators and scene builders of Oskar Stålberg, building diddy little tenements, cities, and archipelagos. His latest goes even bigger, building pretty little planets in the tool appropriately named Planet. It'll run in your browser, giving you a diddy hex-based planet to morph and build upon, with clicks raising and lowering the world, spreading trees and towns and ice.…

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Procedural Playthings: Dream Houses And Archipelagos

The day I don't ooh and aah over procedurally-generated prettiness, you will know I've been replaced by a Snatcher, and you will know what to do. Today I'm being distracted from work by Oskar Stålberg's Brick Block [official site], a browser-based procedural building generator.Plop down blocks and they'll merge to grow arches, windows, doors, balconies, and terraces decorated with cute details like plants, pots, and…

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