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Posts tagged “Press Play”

Vehicular construct-o-sandbox Trailmakers enters early access next week

Developed by the team formerly known as Press Play (makers of the Max & The Magic Marker games and Kalimba), Trailmakers (itself formerly known as Pioneers) is yet another of those things. In fact, it's two of them, blending the survival sandbox and physics tinker-toolset subgenres. Flashbulb hope to offer a pleasing blend of open-world exploration and creative problem solving using whatever nuts, bolts and…

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Press Play Folks Build New Studio, Vehicles In Pioneers

I think there's a fundamental human reason why Lego is so popular. The fact is, we all just really, really like building stuff. From the looks of things, Pioneers [official site] is a game all about building stuff, and like Lego, there's a kind of childlike charm that is drawing me to it. Pioneers is the first game from Lightbulb Games, a new studio founded…

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Feature: The art of poles

Kalimba Concept Art: Floating Islands And Totem Charts

I liked the art style of Kalimba so much I asked Press Play if they had any concept artwork I could peer at. I'd like to do that more with developers and their games - "Hey, gimme that sketchbook!" They did and here it is for you to examine and enjoy too - there's also a level design gif*. I promise I'll shut up about…

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Feature: Hoebear

Kalimba review

Kalimba is a delightful game. Bright colours, tight controls, platforming, animals with accessories… Developers Press Play basically laid a Pip trap and waited for me to blunder into it. You play as a shaman, attempting to rebuild her protective totem pole after it's destroyed by an evil shaman. The good shaman has also been destroyed and thus must resort to manipulating objects with her spirit.…

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Pole Positioning: Initial Thoughts On Kalimba

Kalimba. It's a lovely word to say and, pleasingly, a lovely game to play so far. I'm working on a Wot I Think but given the game came out yesterday on Steam and the WIT won't be able to be completed before Monday I thought I'd share some initial thoughts here and now. Kalimba [official site] is a puzzle platformer (initially on console) where you…

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Dolphin Head Tentacles: Enter the Mind

At times I just want to list off a series of descriptions for a game, because I don't think there's a better way to sell it. Tentacles: Enter the Mind is about being the horrible black beasty you see above invading the brain of a scientist. A scientist who's obsession with cute has driven him mad. Also, his head is a dolphin. While within, and…

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Line-up: Max & The Magic Marker Demo

Originally a Wiiware game, I notice this drawing/platformer is now on the PC. You can get the demo from here and then consider buying it, for cash money. With me getting seethingly angry with a Jean advert yesterday, I can't help but think that someone should do a drawing-style game with an adbusting motif. Take that one, developers. Make it so. Until then, a trailer…

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