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Posts tagged “The Behemoth”

NewGrounds all-stars reassemble for Nightmare Cops

Flash may be dead, but the NewGrounds house style lives on. Nightmare Cops is a newly announced cartoon platform brawler from a team of the flash portal's best and brightest led by site founder Tom Fulp, now working with a new crew after producing the likes of Castle Crashers under The Behemoth's banner. This one looks just as silly, putting players in the militaristic boots…

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Feature: A brilliant cartoon attached to a so-so strategy-RPG

Pit People review

Equal parts absolutely delightful and absolutely infuriating, turn-based strategy-RPG/surreal cartoon Pit People probably couldn't have a chosen a worse time to lumber out of early access. The reason for that is Into The Breach. I came to Pit People straight off the back of my Into The Breach review, which means I'd just experienced a revelation in how brisk and elegant the age-old formula of…

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Bizarro strategy-RPG Pit People launches next week

The Behemoth have charted a very strange course through the games industry. A small studio established by Flash-hub Newgrounds' founders, they followed up their Metal Slug-esque Alien Hominid with Castle Crashers, a bright and breezy brawler. Next up was co-op platformer Battleblock Theater, a logical enough progression. I'm still not sure why they opted to make the direct sequel a hex-grid, turn-based strategy RPG, but…

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Feature: Equip turkey leg. Hit necromancer with turkey leg.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Behemoth Tease New Game, Has World-Destroying Bear

Developers The Behemoth are responsible for Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers and most recently BattleBlock Theater. Our Marsh Davies liked the latter when he leapt about its puzzley-platformy levels back in May. He was especially fond of its narrator, so "heroically entertaining it might singlehandedly save a much lesser game than this, interjecting with exclamations that are by turns snarky, sinister and silly." That same voice…

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Feature: Block Party

BattleBlock Theater review

Sprung from its imprisonment on Xbox, vaudevillian penitentiary platformer BattleBlock Theater has finally come to Steam. Its release is most definitely to be celebrated: BattleBlock matches shrewd puzzle construction with the furious pace and precise try-and-die challenge of Super Meat Boy, and yet fits all this in a difficulty curve so gentle you barely feel out of breath when you plant your flag at the…

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Be There, Be Square: BattleBlock Theater

BattleBlock TheatER is The Behemoth's well-received follow-up to the side-scrolling beat 'em up Castle Crashers, which contained gaming's most recognisable defecating deer. I don't know if BattleBlock continues the proud tradition of cacking Cervidae but the trailer announcing the Steam version does have one sadly unexpurgated scene of extreme expurgation. Whether you're keen to see a cartoon trouser-mess or not, you should watch the trailer…

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Castle Crashers Crashes Into Steam

A month ago, The Behemoth announced that – after a mere four years – its co-op bashathon for the ages, Castle Crashers, would finally be getting a PC port. Naturally, I hurled an Xbox (not mine, mind you; that'd be wasteful!) out a window in glee, only to cease my celebratory smashing when I noticed a listed release date of “unknown.” Now, though, I can…

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Castle Crashers Dev Hoping To Bring Next Game To PC

Last week, I got excited and gush-puked all over this very website because The Behemoth's Castle Crashers is finally crashing (in a good way, I mean) our most castle-like of platforms. And hey, it only took... four years to get here. For now, meanwhile, the paradoxically tiny developer's next project, a co-op/competitive platformer called BattleBlock Theater whose main character is named Hatty Hattington (sold!), is…

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Smashing: Castle Crashers Finally Coming To PC

It has been a very good day for castles and PC gaming - although one could argue that it's pretty difficult to have a bad day when you're a giant stone triumph of human ingenuity (unless you're being besieged or demolished and replaced with a McDonald's). First, we received word that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is in the process of whipping up a PC…

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