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Best PC games of 2017

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The calendar’s doors have been opened and the games inside have been eaten. But fear not, latecomer – we’ve reconstructed the list in this single post for easy re-consumption. Click on to discover the best games of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joy of The Norwood Suite’s otherworldly hotel

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Around an hour into The Norwood Suite, I was nestled so snugly into my comfort zone that it would have taken heavy machinery to shift me. That’s despite the fact that this is a game that makes me suspect something sinister is lurking just out of view, that the edges of my vision aren’t to be trusted. It’s a very discomforting comfort zone.

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Groove on over to The Norwood Suite in its new demo

The surreal hotel in The Norwood Suite has been one of my favourite video game places to explore this year. When I last wrote about it, I tried to avoid saying too much because surprises like a man boogying in a Godzilla city in a hotel room are best discovered for oneself. Evidently I have abandoned subtlety. Like creator Cosmo D’s Off Peak before, The Norwood Suite is great and woe betide anyone who tries to talk to me about game worlds in a pub without playing it. It now has a demo so get cracking. Read the rest of this entry »

The Norwood Suite is out now from Off-Peak creator

Pack your bags for a surreal stay in The Norwood Suite [official site], the new first-person adventure game from the fella who gave us an odd train station in Off-Peak. Cosmo D launched The Norwood Suite last night and it’s pretty great. Sent in on a covert mission, we meet guests and staff, run errands, poke about, and explore this beautiful place. Music runs through the whole game — and the hotel itself — exploring the legacy of a famous musician and those caught in his wake. And as Cosmo is a musician himself, it has a kicking soundtrack. Read the rest of this entry »

Clickuorice Allsorts: The Norwood Suite’s soundtrack

After taking us to a strange train station in the wonderful Off-Peak, Cosmo D will invite us to visit a surreal hotel next week in The Norwood Suite [official site]. He has again composed the soundtrack himself, and again it sounds grand. Here’s the main theme:

Lovely stuff. Cosmo has the full soundtrack on Bandcamp, where you can stream free or buy it for $5. I’m keen to hear how tunes fit into The Norwood Suite when it launches on Monday, October 2nd.

The Norwood Suite accepts guests from 2 Oct

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I thought the style looked familiar! The Norwood Suite [official site] is the new game from Off-Peak creator Cosmo D. Off-Peak, you might remember, is the surreal train station experience Alice and I played which I’d tend to describe as an experiential collage more than a game, if you’re into that categorisation. You should definitely play it if you’re looking for a curious project for the weekend – it’s free.

The Norwood Suite seems to have a similar style and is set in the same universe but is about a secluded, mysterious hotel filled with secrets. It now has an official launch date too so Alice and I can pencil in some time to play it simultaneously over the phone! October 2, if you are thinking of doing the same with your pals…

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Off-Peak Creator Releasing The Norwood Suite In Spring

I enjoyed exploring Off-Peak‘s train station, a curious place ‘curated’ with curios like a Tumblr or Pinterest by its sinister station master, so I’m quite keen to see more of what developer Cosmo D’s next game. The Norwood Suite [official site] will take us to a weird hotel, ostensibly to deliver a package but really to have a bloody good rummage and poke into the lives of its staff and guests. Good news: a new trailer gives us a peek inside the hotel’s walls. Bad news: it also says the game’s not due until spring 2017.

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The Norwood Suite: Off-Peak Dev’s Curious Hotel

If you haven’t yet explored the strange ‘curated’ train station of Off-Peak yet, hey, go do that – it’s free. Off-Peak has popped into my thoughts enough since it came out a year ago that I wish I’d mentioned it more beyond in that fun chat with Pip. Do play it – it’s great, and then you’ll be keen to see what creator Cosmo D is up to next.

All of which leads me to my real point: Cosmo has shown a little more of his upcoming follow-up, The Norwood Suite.

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