John’s shameless kissy-face act towards Gateways has finally ceased, because he is a married man, and because the United Britons of Parliament rejected his plea to allow civil unions between people and games. His winkie tattoo did not convince them of the merit of his argument. He’s also on holiday and without internet, so I can post this without risk of his passions being inflamed and Gateways finally contacting The Equalizer. The latest update to the delightful platform puzzle game enables players to play user-created levels. And the fact that the game doesn’t have an editor is of little concern: it does now.
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Just a quick note to say that one of my favourite games of this year, Gateways, is now out on Steam and Desura. You can see the trailer here, and find out why I keep banging on about it here. It’s £3.19 on Steam, but only £2.39 on Desura. By my maths, that makes the Desura version… (divided by 2)… (carry the 7)… (reverse the integral)… cheaper!
The absolutely fantastic Gateways is due to arrive on Steam and Desura (and something called XBLIG) on the 13th. Which is splendid news, as far more people need to play one of the best puzzle games in absolutely ages. And if you need more convincing, there’s a brand new trailer for it below.
Rezzed had many highlights, and it’s faintly possible that insane people believe watching me try to construct a little man out of chewing gum and my own spittle was one of them. This was just one of the many strange and possibly dangerous tasks in the live trial by that was the 5th International Indie Mudwrestling Championships, an on-stage panel show hosted with golden-voiced aplomb by Mr John Walker. Adam Smith and I headed up a team respectively, with ample support from indie devs Andrew J Smith of Spilt Milk and Dave Johnston of Smudged Cat. Surprisingly, at no juncture were we booed off stage. We had a live pun thread, Adam and I almost exploded, we listened to the Donkey Kong rap and John kept forgetting that RPS only covers PC games.
Watch our mouths move and words come out of them, sometimes followed by the reassuring sound of laughter, below.
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If I’ve played just enough of the ingenious Gateways to know one thing; if I play much more my brain will end being the shape of a pretzel. It’s the game that John raved about while describing time travel conundrums so defiantly opposed to the natural flow of reality that even reading about them made me feel less like a professor of puzzles and more like a hobo of the brainsphere. A cerebum, if you will. As of today, the game is available to buy at the official website for $9.99 (there’s also a demo). I’m going to step back in because it’s the first puzzle game since SpaceChem that I’ve felt justifies the mind-knots that I’ll spend the morning after unpicking.
RPS Feature We Are Batmen
David Johnston, the man behind Smudged Cat Games, caught our attention with the absolutely fantastic forthcoming Gateways. However, his previous game, Adventures Of Shuggy, is reaching the PC today via Steam. More mind-bending 2D puzzling, but this time without a magic gun. I took a look to find out Wot I Think.
RPS Feature A-door-able
I can’t remember the last time I played a game challenging enough that it had me stop, sit back in my chair, and just think for a bit. That’s the rare pleasure the beta version of Gateways offers, as the fantastic puzzles start piling up. How can I, using my various tools such as changing size, portaling, and going back in time, reflect that laser onto that laser receiver, without my brain exploding? We can all find out answers to such questions now, as the beta version of the game is for sale for $10 from Smudged Cat Games. My thoughts on it are below.