Posts Tagged ‘The Beginner’s Guide’

The Beginner’s Guide creators release a JRPG about Keanu Reeves because why not

Sure. Sure.

Hey everyone, look. The creators of The Beginner’s Guide have made a new game. I wonder what emotional masterpiece they’ve made this time? Let’s go take a lo– oh. It’s an RPGMaker game about Keanu Reeves indiscriminately stabbing people. Well, you know, maybe there’s a hidden message. A deep satire on the state of the videogames industry. A worthy soliloquy hidden in the dialogue. Perhaps there’s some understanding of the human condition to be gleaned from…

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Have You Played… The Beginner’s Guide?

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

The Beginners Guide, aka, the sad one. After the Stanley Parable warmed the innards of human animals across the world, the two creators went their separate ways. One of them resurfaced a couple of years later holding a free game with a superbly long name called Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. The other appeared with The Beginner’s Guide. Both were good, but for completely different reasons.

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Humble Indie Bundle 17: Lethal League, Nuclear Throne

Humble Bundles come every fortnight nowadays but the Humble Indie Bundle is still a rare treat, something a bit fancier than the rest – the flagship bundle. Numero diecisiete is now upon us (I know – diecisiete already! but it has been six years of HIBs), a pay-what-you-want bundle of games including Lethal League, The Beginner’s Guide, Super Time Force Ultra, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and Nuclear Throne.

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Wot I Think – Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist is the new game from the new studio from William Pugh, co-developer of The Stanley Parable. It starts British comedian Simon Amstell, and could arguably be said to maybe possibly feature a grappling hook. It’s free, and out now, and here’s whether it’s worth your precious, precious time.
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Wot I Think: The Beginner’s Guide

The Stanley Parable creator, Davey Wreden, is back two years later with a solo project, The Beginner’s Guide [official site]. Released under his new development name, Everything Unlimited, this is an abstruse wander through a mysterious collection of games and game ideas, quite unlike anything else you’ve played. Does it work? Here’s wot I think:

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The Beginner’s Guide To The Beginner’s Guide – The New Game From Stanley Parable Creator

I can’t imagine a more daunting development task than having to follow up on The Stanley Parable. The truly stunning meta-game was a deserved phenomenon, catapulting developers Davey Wreden and William Pugh into the heights of indie fame. A game that pulled at the threads of gaming, seeing how they’d unravel, makes for a very tough act to follow. But that’s what Stanley creator Wreden is aiming to do with his solo project, The Beginner’s Guide [official site].

Described as “a narrative video game”, pretty much no other details are being announced ahead of its release on Thursday (1st Oct). But there are some screenshots to be confused by in the meantime.

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