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Feature: Some dogs never go to heaven

Have You Played… Sun Dogs?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Pip made me play Sun Dogs for an episode of the podcast (may she Rest In PCG) and I am very grateful. It’s a short jaunt around the solar system as a post-human with nothing to lose but your memories and some piffling…

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Vienna Automobile Society comes down to the line

The secret to auto racing, I recently learned, is not simply having super-ripped legs and being able to stamp the accelerator pedal down the hardest. I'm told it's also about plotting your course, picking the ideal route to evade opponents and corner efficiently. I think they're taking the piss calling it a 'sport' if it's not about beefy thighs but hey, that does sound fun…

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Feature: Listen now or don't, it's fine

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talk Sun Dogs, Black Crown and rubbish merchandise

What's that faint light? It's the glare of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, crashing through the atmosphere of the internet like an unstoppable comet capable of both massive destruction and enlightened conversation. This week, we've all been playing transhumanist adventure game Sun Dogs, which sees us romping through the solar system, necking drinks made out of germs and being killed over and over…

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Feature: Solar system stories

Sun Dogs’ Expansive (Then Contracting) Solar System

I've been tinkering with Sun Dogs [official site] today. It's a transhumanist exploration game by Nic Tringali and Rebecca McCarthy that has you moving around the solar system of the future collecting story snippets and sometimes artifacts or bodily upgrades. It does an excellent job of creating this sense of a bio-tech-dominated spacescape and infusing it with a sense of scale, but the more I…

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