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Posts tagged “Sheldon-Pacotti”

Electronic Old Men: Warren Spector & Pals Play Deus Ex

We shared our memories of Deus Ex on the seminal FPS-RPG's 15th birthday in June, but who are we? Your best Internet pals, sure, but nobodies in the field of Deus Ex compared to director Warren Spector, its writer Sheldon Pacotti, and its lead programmer and assistant director Chris Norden. Nobodies. We're baby birds in our gamenest with open beaks cheeping for them to nourish…

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Blast Prettier Pathogens In Cell HD: Emergence

Remember Cell: emergence [official site]? Back in 2012 it was the first release from Deus Ex writer Sheldon Pacotti's indie team, New Life Interactive. In space year 2015 it's still their first release, our timeline remaining mercifully unsundered, and now a new update has arrived alongside its arrival on Steam. If you missed the game three years ago, now's a fine time to correct that.

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Deus Ex Writer Creates Tool For Teaching Development

Sheldon J. Pacotti, writer of Deus Ex, provided us with a very surprising, and very odd, indie game last year. Cell: emergence bemused me. It asked you to Fantastic Voyage your way through voxelly insides to fight off infection, and I couldn't do it. But now the man is back with something quite different. Described as "a free library of visual programming 'blocks' for first-time…

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Insane In The Membrane? Cell: emergence

You may remember that a few months back we told you about Cell: emergence, the extremely peculiar-looking game from Deus Ex writer Sheldon Pacotti's indie team, New Life Interactive. The fantastic voyage is a pixelly exploration of cellular defense, that looks equal parts fascinating and bemusing. Referencing classic games like Defender and Missile Command, and alluding to RTS themes, the experimental project asks you to…

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Cell: emergence Is Voxelly, Confusing

You know what's good? When the writer of the first two Deus Ex games announces he has an indie project coming out in a couple of months. That is what is good. Sheldon Pacotti is the man behind the peculiarly capitalised Cell: emergence, which is news that Eurogamer brings us as having been announced today. Which is odd, since the video has been around for…

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Word Play

[A version of this feature was originally printed in UK videogames bible Edge. It's about the use of Text in videogames, both in the mainstream and over in the world of Interactive fiction. It features material from Chris Avellone (Planescape Torment), Sheldon Pacotti (Deus Ex), Adam Cadre (Photopia, Shrapnel) and Emily Short (Galatea, Floatpoint). I've expanded it to fit in in some of the quotes…

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