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Spawn Point: how to get into real-time strategy

Hello. This is Spawn Point, a new not-quite-regular feature in which we take a genre, series or other facet of gaming culture, and try to convince you to give it a shot. It might be those hero shooters you’ve always wanted to get into, or that terrifying space game played by thousands of jerks. We’ll briefly explain the thing, followed by some ways for you…

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Feature: Animal harm

Tooth and Tail looks cute but has got some nasty teeth

It’s always the cute ones that burn you alive with a flamethrower. I’ve been playing through the campaign of woodland animal strategy game Tooth and Tail [official site] for a few hours now and I keep getting killed by drunk squirrels and goggle-wearing boars. I’m enjoying the simplified controls and ratty pixel art but I've also noticed that, despite the developer’s claims of creating an…

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Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show on pets in games

It's an animal extravaganza on our podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. This week we're talking about pets in games, y'see. Good boys, bad boys, mediocre boys - we love them all. Alice joins us to praise a terrible raccoon Pokémon who's rubbish at fighting but great at surfing. And while Pip adores the ghostly holo-cat of Tacoma, I prefer the cute xenomorph of Alien Isolation,…

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Cute animals go to war in streamlined RTS Tooth And Tail

Out now is Tooth and Tail [official site], a game about adorable little anthromorphic animals who- oh. Oh no. They're fighting. Stop fighting! Why are you fighting? Is that a skunk launching mustard gas? Oh no. It seems Pocketwatch Games, the makers of heist game Monaco, have a terrible lesson to teach us about Mother Nature in their new real-time strategy game. Tooth and Tail…

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Grab ace heist game Monaco for free today

Team, we have six hours to pull this job. Gav, you're running interference. Bev, you hack the cameras. Kev, you blow the door. Maeve, you're on the safe. If we do this right, we'll all saunter out of here in slow-motion carrying black holdalls filled with free copies of wonderful heist game Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine [official site] as our theme song blares and,…

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Feature: Animal Harm

Redwall Meets Revolution: Tooth And Tail

Tooth and Tail [official site] is to Command and Conquer what Monaco was to an actual bank heist. If you took an RTS and threw it into a pot then burned off all the fat, you'd be left with something that looked a little like the latest from Andy Schatz and his team at Pocketwatch Games. But would you lose some of the flavour as…

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Monaco Devs Reveal Arcade RTS Tooth And Tail

Last year Monaco creator Pocketwatch Games announced an in-development RTS game by the name of Armada. Then they changed the name to "Lead To Fire", before realising that nobody would know how the hell to pronounce the first word. So now it's called Tooth and Tail - and there's a first set of screenshots and details below.

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Fin: Monaco Adds Fourth And Final Campaign

With Pocketwatch Games starting work on its "RTS you could play in a party setting" Armada, it's time to stop coddling Monaco and set it free into the big wide world to stand on its own two feet. Run, Monaco! Be free! It's hard to let go, though, so Pocketwatch has packed one final patch for its darling little heist 'em up: cheese & Marmite…

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Monaco Developer Announces “First Great Gamepad RTS”

Monaco developer Pocketwatch have announced a new game, which they are currently calling "Armada". This is, they stress, currently a working title, and the game is in the very earliest phases of development, having no real art to its name. But there is a strong concept, and they're keen to talk about that. I caught up with pocketwatch man, Andy Schatz, to talk about the…

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Still A Steal: Monaco Gets Huge Free Halloween Update

Delightful co-op heister Monaco is getting in the holiday spirit... of Christmas, for Halloween. The Jim-approved wonder has stolen from the, I guess, someone to give bounteous gifts to the poor/you, resulting in an update that will knock your socks off (or your entire Halloween costume, if you're going as gigantic sock). For one, there are zombies, because there are always zombies, but also the…

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It’s A Steal: Monaco Gets Free Level Editor

What do you think of Monaco? Jim thought it was entirely delightful, and he was tickled neon pink (and neon every other color) by its roguish charms. This bit of his opinion rainbow, especially, is pertinent: "I particularly like The Hacker because he shows off what teeming systems the levels present. While anyone can hack a computer terminal, The Hacker can use plug sockets to…

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Feature: What's Yours Is Sublime

Wot I Think: Monaco

Monaco won the IGF in 2010 with a compelling prototype and a handsome smile. In 2013 it's being released as a sprawling, brilliantly-composed heist game that is poised, like a ludological cat-burglar, to steal our imaginations. The years of polish show in layers of features and detail, while the core idea that won the IGF - of single or multiplayer replayable heists - continues to…

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Hail To The Thief: Monaco Coming Later This Month

Being a good thief requires patience. Co-op heist darling Monaco, for instance, has been on the radar for ages (we first posted about it back before thievery was even invented, in the primordial mists of 2010), so it's methodically slipped in and out of hiding to avoid detection and subsequent ejection. Or, you know, it's a hyper-ambitious independent videogame, and hammering its many moving parts…

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It’s A Steal: Andy Schatz Talks Monaco, Other Stuff

Andy Schatz' inspired multiplayer co-op heist game,Monaco, is a lot of fun. I'll describe that fun to you in more detail in another article. For now, though, with the game just a couple of months from release, have a read of my chat with the creator of the IGF-winning game. We talk Indie Fund, Kickstarter, Volcanoes, and the joy of beta testing. Read on!

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Monaco Will Soon Be Yours (If You Want)

Monaco is one of the best co-op games I can remember, and it's also one of the best heist games I can think of. It also won the IGF, which means that you have plenty of reason to be interested in pre-order of Monaco. Yes, tempting isn't it? Very tempting... Perhaps you'd also like to see the game being played in brilliant fashion in a…

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Steal Incredible Prizes: Win Monaco Closed Beta Keys!

UPDATE: Andy has chose the winners. Check your email later tonight to see if you won. Winners list is here. IGF winning heist game Monaco - which I can report is fairly brilliant - is having a closed beta. Yes, very closed, only a select few people are invited. And some of those people are you. Well, if you can be clever, anyway. Developer Andy…

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Monkeys, Viruses, Chaos: Monaco

Hello! I'm supposed to be away today (don't envy me - I was doing my tax return, weeping, screaming, not having any fun), but I just wanted to stop in and share this level walkthrough of Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine with you. Even now, some sixteen years on from its original announcement, Andy Schatz and Pocketwatch Games' long in the making, IGF winning co-op…

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A Steal: Indie Fund Invest In Monaco

The happiest person I've met at GDC so far has been last year's IGF winner, Andy Schatz, the creator of 4-player heist game, Monaco. Why so happy? Well, the Indie Fund - an investment group set up by the World Of Goo creators 2D Boy and others - is funding his game, allowing him to hire a level designer and to focus on getting the…

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