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Posts tagged “Strange Loop Games”

Feature: Let our powers combine!

Premature Evaluation: Eco

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s joining a civilisation and facing down a meteor in environmentally-conscious sandbox Eco. But mostly he’s building a terrible house. The worlds of crafting and survival games are big balls of resources waiting to be exploited. Normally. Not so in Eco, where the world is a vulnerable, reactive…

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Life Is A Game: Sim Cell

I didn't much care for Spore as a game or a simulation, but I always thought there was untapped potential in some of its (sadly disconnected) phases. The cell stage, especially, took us to a place where games rarely tread, largely because most of our heroes tend to be visible without the aid of microscopes. Sim Cell, then, interests me because its main celling point…

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Technically Leaking: Vessel’s Fantastic Fluids

From the first video I saw, Vessel occupied a special place in my thoughts. The area it resides in is a large theme park grafted onto my occipital lobe. All of the rides and attractions that have sprouted there are based on interesting use of technology in games. Some are impressive structures of light and fury, while others are more subtle. Vessel's contribution is a…

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Feature: Water beauty

Vessel review

I’ve been charmed by physics puzzler Vessel ever since I first saw its liquids in action, sloshing, spilling and trickling around as gravity intends. I wanted to be set loose in its steampunk world, to jump in puddles and catch raindrops in a bucket. Vessel had different ideas. It would let me play, but it also wanted me to think and it wanted me to…

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Turning On The Water Works: Vessel

Physics puzzler Vessel is looking fantastic, with its impressive fluid simulation effects and strange inventive world. Along with the cleverness of the engine's handling of liquid, the game appears to have plenty of character and the Fluros, which are living liquid machines, remind me of goo balls in a way that makes my pleasure senses tingle. The game is now due on March 1st, landing…

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Vessel: Fanciful Fluids

It's been a long time since we had any coverage of Vessel, Strange Loop Games' intriguing 2D puzzle-adventure. That all changes right now. With the game due for release this winter, the team have released a new trailer to show how far things have come in the last eighteen months. Already a finalist in IGF's technical excellence category for 2010, the game's artwork and complex…

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