Posts Tagged ‘The Behemoth’

Premature Evaluation: Pit People

Every Monday we send Brendan on a cartoonish quest to kill or capture an early access game and force it to battle in the fighting pits. This week, the comic antics of Pit People [official site].

Oh thank god, it’s funny. Having missed Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater, previous games from The Behemoth, I didn’t know what kind of comedy to expect. When I heard the South Parky voice of this game’s antagonistic narrator (the same voice actor from their previous game), I feared the worst – second-hand dick jokes, gateway satire, walking talking poops. I was relieved to feel my first lol, the result of a character’s quick, unexpected death and the narrator’s flamboyant disregard. It’s also a decent strategy game, which isn’t a genre I’d usually associate with giant purple bears bleeding onto the surface of the earth. But there you go.
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The Behemoth’s Pit People fall into early access Jan 13th

The Behemoth, the gang best known for cheery beat ’em up Castle Crashers, have announced that their new game Pit People [official site] will hit Steam Early Access on January 13th, 2017. Pit People is an adventure across a weird apocalyptic wasteland, recruiting troops, finding loot, and fighting in hexy turn-based tactical battles. And yes, as The Behemoth are angels for always supporting, it will have co-op. Why early access? They want to be sure Pit People is balanced and polished when it properly launches, and hope players can help with that. Read the rest of this entry »

Castle Crashers Update Smashes In Fancier Graphics

I associate Castle Crashers [official site] with an exciting time in video games. Downloadable games were really taking off, indie games were getting a whole lot more attention (and we all thought “indie” meant anything), and our very own RPS was re-founded. In all that, teeny team The Behemoth first released Castle Crashers, a pretty, silly, and fun hand-drawn beat ’em up (though it wouldn’t come to PC for years).

I’m always happy to write about to write about Castle Crashers, then, and especially when it’s good news like: a big free update has brought improved graphics, a new mode, and more.

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Castle Crashers Remastered Is An Update On PC

A fancied up version of pretty beat ’em up Castle Crashers [official site] is in the works, we’ve known for a while, but less clear was quite how it was coming to PC. Aye, Castle Crashers Remastered will obviously be a new standalone game on that new Xbag, but how will we lot on our Professional Cogitators receive the higher framerates and nicer textures and all that? Calm yourself, chum: it’ll all simply be an update, the game’s developers The Behemoth have announced. They explain:

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Co-op Christening: The Behemoth’s Game 4 Is Pit People

Baby names are terrible. Parents cram all their hopes for their child into a name that’ll define it for years, and the poor child will come to spend years running from that dream. “Call me Ace,” little Tinkerbell Fifi Rose Helmet Smyth tells children who instantly decide they don’t want to be friends with her. No, don’t name children at all. Use a codename until they’re old enough and their life clear enough. That’s what developers The Behemoth do.

The turn-based tactical kill-o-adventure formerly known as Game 4 is now Pit People [official site].

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Castle Crashers Remastered Announced

Castle Crashers [official site] is being remastered, despite only being released… oh, eight years ago? Yeah, fair enough then. I guess The Behemoth realised that they’ve not managed to outdo themselves in the years since, so may as well try and sell us the same game again. And we’ll buy it, because Castle Crashers remains the best side scrolling co-op brawler since the days of the Mega Drive. Though, PC people will need to wait a little longer than our Xbox One counterparts.

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Hex And The Witty: Behemoth Game 4 Is Tactical, Co-op

The Behemoth have a strong track record. Actually, ‘strong’ may not be the right word – the track is littered with banana skins and slick pools of blood, and dappled with spluttering sprinkles of deer poo. Castle Crashers, simple thing that it is, was one of my favourite XBLA games. Prop a couple of friends on a couch with controllers in their hands and the cartoon lunacy of the world is a joyous thing to beat seven thousand shades of shite out of. Battleblock Theater is a lovely thing as well, with the best narrator since Bastion. That narrator returns in ‘Game 4’, which has now been revealed. It’s a turn-based tactical game, made up of delicious hexes. The singleplayer mode is showing at PAX and the short video below follows each playthrough.

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