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Posts tagged “Pendulo Studios”

Feature: I hope the furries are happy

Blacksad: Under the Skin review

For reasons unclear to me, detective work seems to be a popular choice for enterprising animals keen to enter the gig economy. Indeed, creatures of all kinds have been sleuthing it up recently - just this year we had the pleasure of meeting a Goat Detective, a Frog Detective and a Raccoon Detective, and we heard about the arrival of the Chicken Police. And now…

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Blacksad: Under The Skin sleuths out a September launch

Two gritty noir detective stories starring anthropomorphic animals in as many days? Stranger things have happened. Blacksad: Under The Skin, the adventure game adaptation of the famous Spanish comic series, is set to launch on September 26th. While developers Pendulo Studios (Runaway, The Next Big Thing) haven't the greatest track record with their point-and-click adventures, they've sure managed to capture the look of the comic.…

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Feature: The cat's miaow

From panel to screen: cartoon cats and visual subjectivity in Blacksad

In June 2017 Pendulo Studios, creator of the Runaway series, announced its next project: a video game adaptation of Blacksad, a noir comic starring a feline detective. In the world of games, the news was received with a shrug. But in the comics scene, people were screaming incoherently.

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Alfred Hitchcock’s face licensed for a Vertigo game

Around the turn of the decade, that hot-takin' video games discourse became consumed by a terrible question: "What is the Citizen Kane of video games?" Perhaps because any sensible intellectual ignored the raging debate in favour of e.g. twatting ghosts with a guitar in Deadly Premonition or doing crimes while dressed as a toilet in Saint Row: The Third, this question was never settled. Some…

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Timely: Yesterday Came Out Today

Yesterday, from Pendulo the creators of the Runaway series and The Next Big Thing, is now out. It's £19.99 direct from the publisher and there's a trailer below. Of the few companies plugging away at the point and click genre, Pendulo are the one I'm least acquainted with. I've seen videos aplenty and even played the first hour or so of the first Runaway but…

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The Next Big Thing Has A Demo

I have no idea whether The Next Big Thing will be the next big thing for adventure games, because I haven't had time to play the demo of the game. You might have time, eh? You might even have the inclination. If that's the case you'll be pleased to hear that Pendulo Studios' new game features lots of Hollywood-based hilarity, and the demo kicks that…

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The Next Big Thing: The Next Big Thing?

Focus Interactive's forthcoming adventure The Next Big Thing, which is apparently "wacky" and set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, has a black and white parody trailer out, which you can see below. It features heroines, robots, more robots, a boxing gentleman, and Quintin having a bath (as you can see pictured above). Whether it's actually the next big thing? Well, I would suggest: "No."…

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