Posts Tagged ‘Terri Vellmann’

High Hell kicking many doors in later this year

There’s something in the air: flying doors kicked clean off their hinges. Ground Shatter announced “co-op buddy cop shooter” Rico [official site] in June, showing off kicked doors aplenty, and today Devolver Digital announced High Hell in a shower of splintering doors. I don’t believe they planned it but I certainly can stand it. Isn’t the true dream of a post-scarcity, post-singularity future to live in a home where doors don’t swoosh open hydraulically but rather must be forcefully booted open then rematerialise when our backs are turned? I know that’s the only reason I’m letting Google train robots on my data. But here, look at High Hell: Read the rest of this entry »

Explore an island of garbage in Mundo Lixo

Ashes to ashes, dustbin to dustbin. I reach you today through future garbage, a screen upon a device you will one day discard. You are reading this no doubt surrounded by more future garbage, wearing clothes you will cast away and sitting on a chair you will chuck. And let’s not forget ’tis the season to show friends and family our love through gifts of future garbage. When I die, just feed me into an industrial waste grinder.

But for now, we live! We are alive and we are exploring an island of garbage in the free Mundo Lixo [Itch page]. It’s really quite good. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Heavy Bullets?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Six bullets in the cylinder of a snubnosed revolver is a good limitation to build a roguelikelike around. That’s Heavy Bullets [official site], an FPS kicking you into a procedurally-generated indoor jungle with only six bullets. You can collect and reuse your bullets, but that’s not much use when they’re spent on the other side of the room and a chirping mutadog is charging towards you.

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Six Shots: Heavy Bullets Is A Roguelike-like FPS

Look at this gorgeous video game

The revolver’s an ideal weapon for a roguelike-like: high damage, low capacity, slow to reload, and awfully cool. Three attributes that make it dovetail nicely with the caution, conservation, and permadeath one expects from the genre, plus a little radness as a treat. Heavy Bullets gives you a chunky revolver and six bullets–and only six. They’re special bullets you can collect and reuse, granted, but that’s little comfort when something’s between you and the five you sprayed in panic.

The roguelike-like FPS arrived on Steam Early Access and the Humble Store yesterday, and seems pretty fun from what I’ve played.

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