Posts Tagged ‘Ruari O’Sullivan’

Overwhelm (out today) is an unsettling little 2D shooter

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Overwhelm is a low-fi platform shooter by solo dev Ruari O’Sullivan, released just last night. Despite fast, twitchy movement and the player’s satisfyingly booming weaponry, it’s an unnerving experience to play thanks to it flipping the script on the very concept of power-ups. That, plus a bundle of visual, audio and mechanical tricks that make it vastly more unsettling to play than any screenshot could convey.

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The islander robots of State Machine prep for doomsday

When I came in to work today John was bright red with an incommunicable rage. It can only mean one thing: a new game about programming is coming out. This one is called State Machine [official site] and it’s from Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV and Ruari O’Sullivan, aka randomnine, of Fear Is Vigilance and Beacon. Luckily, I quite like programmey games, so I calmly slipped the press release out of John’s furious, frozen grip and that is how you are learning about it.
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