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Feature: The Bleeding Edges

Ahnayro – The Dream World review

After an early access release gave us just a few puzzles from the first two of four “tables”, a full version of Alice & Smith’s Ahnayro: The Dream World is now out, and I really rather like it. Which isn’t going to stop me from complaining about it too.

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Feature: A dream come true

The Bleeding Edges: Ahnayro – The Dream World

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. Oh it feels like home. So many spin-offs deep it must be getting dizzy, Ahnayro: The Dream World [official site] is a spin-off from The Black Watchmen, itself a spin-off from The Secret World. But, importantly, you need have heard of neither - let alone played them - to fully…

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Feature: One of best online games you never played

The Bleeding Edges: The Stone Retrospective

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. In 1997, when the world wide web was barely spun, a game came along that was unlike anything else before it, and with few bold enough to follow it since. It was called The Stone [tribute site], and - incredibly for the time - played exclusively through a web browser.…

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Feature: The Secretive World

The Bleeding Edges: The Black Watchmen

The Bleeding Edges are a series of articles on games that blur reality and fiction. There was once a wonderful thing on the internet: The Stone. It was when we were all tiny babies (1997), and Wikipedia was still a twinkle in Jimmy Wales's twinkly eye. You got access to it by buying a physical object, a small stone pendant, and with the code imprinted…

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Feature: Space rovin'

The Bleeding Edges: Extrasolar

The Bleeding Edges is a series of articles on alternative reality gaming - games that blur the line between reality and fiction, smudge the edges of the frame and let the game bleed over into your real life. When I reviewed The Temporal Invasion last week, I lamented that it fell short of the reality-augmenting pleasure* that I'd found in 2003's In Memoriam, and wished…

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