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Posts tagged “Surprise Attack Games”

Order changing for Framed collection changes the order

I found a solution! There's a problem. I wish I could re-arrange my thoughts to get there. A cow smiles at you. Move the solution tile to this spot. There, you did it. Now you've started to play Framed, or at the very least, Framed has started to play you. For those of you who haven't taken the dive before, Framed and Framed 2 are…

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The Stillness of the Wind promises existential dread and goats

Our boy Samuel went and exiled himself to a remote, virtual goat-farm last year. He came back with some nice things to say about free farming experience Where the Goats Are. Now, imposingly named solo developer Memory of God is returning for an encore performance with The Stillness of the Wind, an expanded commercial follow-up which looks quiet, charming and stuffed to bursting with potential for emotional…

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Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength launches final episode

The third and final episode of dystopian surveillance game Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength launched today, completing the follow-up to 2016's Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You. As before, this series puts players in charge of an oppressive state's wide-ranging surveillance software to pry into people's lives, investigate them and their connections, and try to figure out what's going on - and what you want the…

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Orwell – Ignorance Is Strength Chapter 1 review

Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength is being released, for some odd reason, in three chapters over the space of a month. The first is out now, and so I put on my best spying monocle to tell you wot I think. Orwell was a game I thoroughly enjoyed despite its ludicrously silly conceit - a day one appointee at a secret government spying programme being given…

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Parent ’em up Think of the Children released

Children are idiots. Left to their own devices, they'll lick plug sockets, crawl into roads, chug Mr Muscle, charge into the ocean, and generally do themselves harm. Idiots! I know better than to do any of those. Unbelievable. They can't even drive. But the newly-released Think of the Children will task us with protecting those fools from themselves, playing as parents who need to complete…

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Hacknet Labyrinths cracks out today

It's a good day for fans of crashing through firewalls with their password crackers blazing. Hacknet Labyrinths [official site], a big expansion for one of the top ten hacking games, has just been released. It's a new 3-4 hour storyline that takes place near the end of the main story, a sizeable chunk of new stuff for a game that wasn't very long itself. As…

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Orwell review

With the Snooper's Charter having very quietly been accepted into law in the UK at the end of last month with nary a bleat, thoughts of government surveillance have rarely been more topical. Orwell [official site] is a take on what such a system might look like in practice, with you the person given access to everyone's information. Think of it as a Papers Please…

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Orwell Looks Like The Fun Parts From Watch Dogs

When I first laid eyes on Orwell [official site], all I could think of was Mr. Robot's Elliot Alderman, or how cool I felt when I social engineered people in the Mr. Robot mobile game. I had a flashback to the first time I ever played Watch Dogs and was promptly disappointed because all I really enjoyed doing was "hacking" the people around me and…

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Hacknet Gets 3-4 Hour Expansion In December

Spiritual successor to Uplink and 2nd best hacking game ever Hacknet [official site] is getting a 3-4 hour expansion pack at the end of the year. Hacknet Labyrinths injects a new gang of cyberpunks into the game, led by a fella called Kaguya who wants some favours from you. Considering it only takes about 7 or 8 hours to complete the base game, that’s a…

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Be A Surveillance Creep In Spy Management Sim Orwell

Here’s something for all you degenerate Facebook voyeurs out there. Orwell [official site] is a privacy-invading sim in which you play a member of the surveillance state tasked with combing through messages and private files of “suspects”. As an ordinary user of The Nation’s new terrorist-tracking system, you have to choose what information to give to the spooks and what to withhold. Although something tells…

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Hack The Planet! Hacknet Coming In August

I dig games which turn your screen into another computer, hauling you into their fiction. TIS-100, Digital: A Love Story, Her Story, and so on are grand and all but, like anyone with blue hair and a leather jacket who grew up in the nineties, what I really want is to hack the planet. Uplink and its admirers are grand, but I need more. I'm…

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Build A Pillow Fort To Keep Cats Out In Fort Meow

Oh, the simple pleasures of a pillow fort! Raiding your rooms for blankets, sofa cushions, pillows, armchairs, dining chairs, sleeping bags, and other things that your parents will be livid to find you clambering over in your muddy shoes in a corner of the lounge. Now I'm a grown-up, I'm too busy conducting business and leveraging my personal brand to build a fort, but... Fort…

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Behave, Gentlemen: Vertiginous Golf Adds Multiplayer

Here's a fun fact for you: golf head covers were invented by Victorians concerned golf clubs looked too much like a dame's gams, fearing a whole bag of uncovered clubs might give a gentleman funny ideas. Some Jack the Ripper experts believe he evaded justice because bobbies were set on finding a golfer, even ignoring one bloodied man fleeing a murder scene as he wasn't…

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Peeking Mandatory: Splitscreen Shooter Screencheat

I would quite like to see more cheating soon. Not that nasty awful cheating, the one that ruins multiplayer games for everyone but the cheater, but the idea of cheating. Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash is built around cheating with a memory editor, and now Screencheat demands players peek at each other's screens in splitscreen. Screencheat's a competitive multiplayer first-person shooter with splitscreen for up…

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