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Posts tagged “The Tiniest Shark”

Feature: Expendable

Redshirt review

Redshirt's Spacebook sounds like the perfect idea: it's a life sim which uses a social network as a metaphor through which to convey each character's personal data and stats. The jokes write themselves. Add a Star Trek-like space station as the setting and you can almost see each element of the game's design spooling out in front of you. It's a shame that the concept…

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Feature: As You Like It

Hands On: Redshirt

Redshirt is the upcoming sci-fi, social network satire, in which the only way to avoid a bitter end is to earn promotion, either through talent or tact. Following an enlightening conversation with designer Mitu Khandaker, I was keen to try the game. And now I have. I've spent a few days attempting to survive in the world of friend requests, status 'likes' and careful time…

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Feature: Indie Megachat Ultrotranscript, Pt 2

Avellone, Vlambeer, Introversion On Kickstarter, Greenlight

The megachat continues! At the behest of many, I'm carving it into the Internet's unforgetting¬†crystalline¬†walls - one hefty chunk at a time - because mere ears could not withstand its relentless auditory onslaught. Last time, I gathered Obsidian's Chris Avellone, Dreamfall's Ragnar Tornquist, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, Introversion's Chris Delay, and Redshirt's Mitu¬†Khandaker to discuss what exactly makes each of them "indie" despite their exceedingly different…

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Feature: Indie Megachat Ultrotranscript, Pt 1

Avellone, Vlambeer, Introversion Talk Meaning Of ‘Indie’

Let's try this again. Earlier this week, I posted the audio from a spur-the-moment indie megachat I put together during Rezzed, but its audio quality ended up a casualty of the fact that everyone at Rezzed never stops screaming. Never. The agony of existence. It is terrifying. So as a (probably much better) alternative, I'll be posting a transcription over the next few days. If…

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Feature: What Is Indie?

Avellone, Vlambeer, Tornquist, More In INDIE MEGACHAT

Update: embedding fixed, and download links provided! Rezzed was a time of magic and wonder. Indie developers of all shapes and sizes mingled with fans and each other alike, and it was nearly enough to make us all forget that we were trapped in Birmingham. Honestly though, it was a pretty strange scene. I mean, on one hand, there were devs like Vlambeer and Introversion…

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Feature: Set Phasers To Pun

Subspace Communication: Redshirt Interview

Redshirt is a game about being the person who is doomed from the very moment they put their uniform on. Taking place on a space station with a crew who spend a great deal of their lives on the social network, Spacebook, it asks the player to navigate a possible quagmire of relationships and workload while trying to earn the promotions that might keep them…

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Like The Site From Orbit: Positech Publishing Redshirt

Cliff "Positech" Harris has sent word that he will soon be the indie-dev-who-turned-publisher, because he is publishing Redshirt, the debut title from indie dev The Tiniest Shark. In the tradition of Positech's Kudos games, Redshirt is a life sim set aboard a space station, and it takes a satirical look at the impact social networking might have on familiar sci-fi tropes: "Navigate the professional and…

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