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Posts tagged “Sokpop Collective”

King Pins is Sokpop’s teeny tiny take on Age Of Empires

I do love a good RTS from time to time. It's just that, well, I start to lose focus as soon as I'm juggling a dozen units or more, my perfect opening collapsing into a panic of select-all death balls. Fortunately, that's not a problem I ever see myself having in Sokpop's King Pins, with the Dutch indie rascals stripping the genre down into an…

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Rock Paper Sock is Sokpop’s earnest homage to Runescape

Every so often, Dutch indie boyband Sokpop find themselves making an MMO. This time, however, they're courting this boutique videogame website by nicking two-thirds of our name. Released earlier this week, Rock Paper Sock is a deconstruction of Old School Runescape that ditches sword and sorcery for three simple weapons - a rock, a sheet of paper, and a handy pair of scissors.

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Create and explore bizarre stock image landscapes with Sok-Worlds

Dreams? Never heard of it. Media Molecule's swish toolset might be locked down to PlayStation folks, but those rascals at Dutch indie collective Sokpop have already given us one better. The latest entry in their twice-monthly release catalogue is Sok-Worlds, a set-dressing toy for making and exploring 3D simple collages. Who needs modelling, scripting and animation tools when Google image search is sitting right there,…

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Sokpop just Sok-dropped their entire catalogue on Steam

My first impression of Dutch indie collective Sokpop Collective was an odd'un. Leaving a Berlin club one frozen afternoon in 2017, we were stopped by the presence of some bizarre boys. Squatting and posing and donning coats sewn together with odd pairs of socks, who was I to know that these strange lads were about to embark on a daunting new project: a brand-new game…

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Feature: It's all downhill

Unknown Pleasures: The only games we cover

Argh, yes, hello hello, intro intro, words, excuses. Sorry everyone, I've been rather ill and all the game devs selfishly decided to keep releasing their games anyway. Do they not KNOW what HAPPENS to troublemakers in the Unknownatorium?It is, of course, time for a belated Unknown Pleasures, our regular selection of the best under-exposed games on Steam.

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Pupper Park lets you muck around as a dog for 10 minutes

Landlords might currently forbid me from owning a pooch of my own, but Sokpop's Pupper Park lets me become one instead. There's comfort in that, I think. Put aside the troubling concerns that come with being human. Ditch work, to hell with the groceries. Let's go chase a ball, harass some toads, irritate the hell out of every other pup in a colourful park for…

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Guide a colony of chubby pals through life in Sproots

I have a new dream pet, and it’s a handful of Sproots, the friendly Pikmin-like stars of game collective Sokpop’s latest. I am tempted to say that I would like to be one, putting my hands in the dirt and eating berries, but they do have an unfortunate habit of dying. Which perhaps indicates that I wouldn’t be the best pet parent for them either.…

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Ride sheep and build sheds at Ollie & Bollie’s Outdoor Estate

Gosh, who knew intense outdoor labour could be so cute?Ollie & Bollie's Outdoor Estate popped out of Dutch collective Sokpop last October. You'd be forgiven for missing it, however, unless you're up to date on your Humble Monthly bundles. The pair have since broken free of those shackles, and you can now pick up Ollie & Bollie for a meagre $3 on Itch.io.

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Sneak ‘n’ steal your way through a living village in Pilfer

Do your neighbours work from home? Are they on the night shift? When would be the ideal time to shimmy in through a cracked window and sift through their valuables? Hopefully these are questions you’ve not considered before, but get to it, because that’s what you’ve gotta do in Pilfer, a medieval open world klept ‘em up that tasks you with getting your grubby hands…

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Waggle your hands for more Bernband, wanderers

Following the release of Digital Bird Playground, I was curious what Tom van den Boogaart was up to with his other long-awaited game, a follow-up to Bernband. 2014's first-person explorer remains one of my favourite games, the game I recommend to people more than anything this side of Skeal, and I'm still happy just seeing snippets of his work on a new alien city for…

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The second-best game of 2016, Digital Bird Playground, is finally out

While we all agree that Devil Daggers is the bestest best game of 2016, you might not even have heard of the year's second-bestest game. It's Digital Bird Playground, a local multiplayer sandbox made by Bernband creator Tom van den Boogaart, where birds ride bicycles and play with worms and chase frogs and play basketball with frogs and throw frogs into the pond and generally…

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Sok-Stories is a cute ‘n’ easy game-maker tool

If you ever tinkered with Klik 'n' Play back in the day, or you just fancy doodling a game out in minutes, you might be delighted by the Sokpop Collective's new Sok-Stories. It's a quick 'n' cute game-making tool where we draw sprites in a wee MS Paint-y way, add them to scenes, whack in simple logic, and away you go. It's more a game-doodler…

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Build a base in the woods in Sokpop’s Huts

After several days of working until 5am watching press conferences where mournful music plays as men are stabbed in the neck, I've been delighted to get away to the woods and build a little base. That's the pleasure of Huts, the latest from Sokpop, the Dutch collective whose members are also behind such joys as Bernband, Lisa, and Digital Bird Playground. Off we go into…

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Sokpop Collective are popping out a new game every 2 weeks

'Suspicious Developments' remains my favourite name for a games studio*, but 'Sokpop' might be my favourite name for a video games collective. That's because a) it captures some of the playfulness that they bring to their work, and b) it's fun to say. Sokpop!I can look forward to exclaiming it more often, because Sokpop Collective have announced that they'll be releasing a new game every…

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Sokpop’s Bamboo EP: games from Bernband dev & co.

Sokpop, the Dutch collective whose members were behind such lovelies as Bernband and Lisa (the one with the nice meadow, not Lisa: The Painful RPG), have released a collection of small games. The Bamboo EP [Steam page] contains three games which involve bamboo in some way but are all quite different. They cover the three main genres of video game: swimming in ponds; swordfighting animals;…

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Fantastic Arcade Bundle Serves Up Dog Detectives And Frog Combat

Got some extra cash to burn? Want to support the independent gaming community of Austin, Texas? Pick up the latest Fantastic Arcade Bundle, with five games from the festival hosted by game collective Juegos Rancheros. They include games from the maker of Downwell, the gang behind Bernband, and IGF winner Nathalie Lawhead.

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Sokpop Collective Is A Cute Videogame GIF Factory

Oh no, some of RPS's secret favourite game developers have teamed up to form a videogame collective. Their power to make delightful, colourful, physics-animated games, toys and joys will be too great for any of us to handle.They're called Sokpop and they consist of Aran Koning, Tijmen Tio, Tom van den Boogaart and rubna. They've made a trailer of their work, which you can watch…

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