Posts Tagged ‘The Sexy Brutale’

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell’s favourite games of 2017

We asked a handful of our contributors to put together a list of their three favourite games from 2017. Their picks are running across the week while the rest of RPS slumbers.

I’ve been thinking about time a lot recently – how we create and manipulate histories and the present in video games and in general – so you’ll forgive me if my end-of-year choices are a bit Back to the Futurey. Read the rest of this entry »

Time-looping murder puzzler The Sexy Brutale is out

Every day, the guests of casino mansion The Sexy Brutale are elaborately murdered by their hosts. Every day, the guests are reborn and murdered anew. Every day is the same day. Well, until we start meddling. I really groove on the sound of time-looping murder mystery The Sexy Brutale [official site], where each day unfolds in real time with the same murders. The mystery isn’t who’s causing them but how to stop them, figuring out how across days how to thwart the impending murders. Groundhog Day but less intent on pashing with Andie MacDowell. And now it’s out, launched yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Timeloop murder mystery The Sexy Brutale out in April

The Sexy Brutale [official site], the murder mystery set within a time loop of the same deadly day, now has a release date. Mark April 12th on your calendar — over and over, gouging circles with your pen until you tear through to May — as the date we’ll get to venture into the eponymous casino and discover why its staff are murdering a ball’s guests every day. It sounds a bit Majora’s Mask, a touch Groundhog Day, and a smidgen The Last Express as players get to understand a little more of the place and people around them each day. Here, check out this new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Zelda-ish adventure platformer Rime now coming to PC

The boy adventurer of sunny platformer Rime [official site] will be coming to PC this year, says a new trailer. The very blue skies and also-very-blue seas were first revealed at Gamescom in 2013, whereupon we exhaled a sigh of sad exhaustion at the big sign plastered over it saying “PlayStation exclusive”. But following some rights wrangling last year, developer Tequila Works will be bringing it to us as well. We know because they have pooped out a new trailer with the Steam logo on it. It’s down here.
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The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we’re looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature, which contains details on more than a hundred of the exciting games that are coming our way over the next twelve months. 2016 was a good one – in the world of games at least – but, ever the optimists, we’re hoping next year will be even better.

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