Posts Tagged ‘Tilted Mill’

Out of the Wilderness: Hinterland Released!

Shall we go out t'Hinterlands? Yeah, why not.

The quietly lusted after by RPS RPG Hinterlands is now available to buy on Steam for twenty (Count ‘em!) dollars.. I’ve just downloaded my copy, and will have a crack in the next couple of days at some point. Until then – er – decide what you make of it yourselves. Any opinions yet?

Oh – while we’re Steam updating, Multiwinia’s also there. And some videos of Hinterland beneath the cut.
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Gordian Yes! Children Of Nile Add-On

It's not istanbul, it's constantinople. Actually, it isn't.

While we await Hinterland with interest, it’s not all Tilted Mill have been up to. We reported about the updated version of Children of the Nile – but they’ve now released a a mini-campaign add on pack based around ruling Alexandria. It’s available to buy from Stardock and you’ll get change from six dollars enough to buy something which costs one dollar. You’ll need the Enhanced Edition to play, but if you own an old copy of Children you can patch it in. And if you don’t, you can buy it from a load of Direct Download places, including Steam (Or just play the demo).

In other news: I walked up to Alexandra Palace last night, which was lovely.

PCG: Hinterland Preview

There's a Hinterland and tips gag I could go for. I just know it.

PCG:US have reprinted the preview of Hinterland I wrote for PCG:UK. I start like this…

As excited as everyone is by Diablo III, you find yourself wondering: what else could an RPG be? Is collecting loot, side-questing, selling to shopkeepers (and repeat) the only way to do it? Hinterland is built off the same fantasy ingredients we’re used to seeing in RPGs, and you can spot the inspiration – Diablo, Rogue-games, Dwarf Fortress, city-builders – but we’ve never seen the ideas mashed up like this. “In making it, we kind of had this ‘why didn’t someone make this before?’ feeling,” says Jeff Fiske, co-designer.

And continue cheerily onwards.

Hinterlands: One To Get Behind?

Giant Shopping Spree.
That was quick. When city-builder-specialists Tilted Mill recently revealed they were pursuing a Direct-selling digital downloads model we presumed it’d be a while before we saw anything other than a remix of Children of the Nile. We were wrong. Hinterland, their first game, is apparently going to be available before the end of Summer. Which will be going some, as looking out the window into rainy England, it appears that Summer is already over. Still – from the details that they’ve teased out, it’s sounding like some kind of compelling cross between a Roguelike and Dwarf Fortress. Which is going to provoke a woo. Woo!
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Tilting At Publishers: Tilted Mill Go It Alone

'Nice jugs' 'It's a vase, you sexist twit' 'I'm not sexist, I love women. Also, breasts' 'Oh, fuck off'

João Melo points us at this somewhat interesting news. Big Download report that they plan to self-publish their future games online. Having got the rights back, their first game will be an improved version of City-Builder Children of the Nile (Who I recall I have a postmortem of lying around somewhere…). The improvements will be included in a new demo, and available as a patch to all previous customers. This is only the start- they promise all new PC titles before the end of the year. With their history in making management games – though Sim Cities: Societies disappointed us – you suspect they’re following in the steps of strategy-specialists Stardock in realising that a significant strategy-audience can be reached direct.

EDIT: Actually, this is also worth noting. Tom Chick talking about how lovely Sim City Societies is with the latest patch.