Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

My Memory Of Us is a Holocaust story with robots and hmmm

You know what I would never have the courage to think about creating? A game set during the Holocaust. Good gravy, you’ve got to have some courage to go there. That’s what Polish developers Juggler Games have just announced their intentions to do, with My Memory of Us [official site]. And, um, it has robots in it. Read the rest of this entry »

Tokyo 42 trailer shows different combat approaches

Occasionally I see some concept art for a game’s urban environment and get excited by its dramatic architecture and vibrant colours. Inevitably I see an actual screenshot for the game shortly thereafter and am immediately disappointed by the failure to translate that concept art into the actual game. I have no idea whether Tokyo 42 [official site] ever had concept art, but if it did I wonder if it was drab and plain and boring. Maybe that would explain why the game’s implementation of a city has ended up so vibrant and creatively designed.

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SWTOR Trailer Is A Splendid Six Minute Star Wars Short

It may have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the average MMO, but this new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic [official site] expansion – Knights of the Eternal Throne – is well worth a watch. It’s essentially a six minute mini-movie, beautiful CGI telling the story of a young girl’s discovery of the Force. And perhaps not in a way that you might expect.

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Latest Aer Trailer Looks Even Prettier Than Before

I had a play of Aer [official site] last year and, while very early in its development, it was already a really rather attractive and endearing thing. Lots of lovely flying, which is inexplicably rare in gaming. A year on, a new trailer has emerged, and gosh, it’s still looking like something rather ace. And hopefully coming out this autumn.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Trailer Shows Off Its Shiny City

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst [official site] for a long time seemed like a game that would likely never really happen, and now all of a sudden it’s a game that’s out in a couple of months! 26th May to be precise, assuming there are no slips. As that time gets closer, the trailers become more frequent, and the latest is a “developer diary” about “city and narrative”, especially detailing what the city will look like at night, and there’s a whole bunch about Faith in there too.

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Mages Of Mystralia Looks Rather Lovely

When the creator of the Forgotten Realms is writing your story, it’s probably fair to say that your third-person action-adventure stands out from the crowd. This is the case for the just revealed Mages Of Mystralia (not entirely sure how Cyan Inc. will feel about the name), which apparently comes from a Montreal team made up of escapees from Ubisoft projects.

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Samorost 3 Has A Release Date, And A Breathtakingly Beautiful New Trailer

The journey of Samorost feels very much like the journey of designers Amanita. The first game in the series was a free quick-to-play web game built in Flash, but Samorost 3 [official site] – coming out on the 24th March – is a lengthy downloadable adventure following their astonishing Machinarium and Botanicula. From small beginnings, they’re now one of the most respected adventure teams around, and expectations are extremely high for the first full-length entry in the Samorost series. Expectations that looks rather likely to be met if the quality of the new trailer, below, is anything to go by.

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Bus Simulator 16 Launch Trailer Arrives Early, Leaves Without Waiting For You

I confess, the Truck Simulator thing has passed me by. I know they must be great, because my colleagues are so delighted by them, but having suffered early on in the onslaught of silver bold, italicised simulator titles, I struggle to believe. Alice already donned her straw hat, straw dungarees and straw hanging out of the side of her maw to tell us about Farming Simulator 17 today, and now we receive news of Bus Simulator 16‘s [official site] new trailer. And I can’t help but wonder, is it all a weird joke?

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Much Delayed Two Guys SpaceVenture Project Offers Five Nights Spoofing Cluck Yegger Minigame To Backers

Sometimes it’s tempting, as both a Kickstarter backer, or just observer, to let rip on projects that are months or even years late. One project that’s extraordinarily late, and one I backed in the early heady rush of Kickstarter retro-excitement, is Two Guys SpaceVenture. From the original creators of the Space Quest series, they surfed the wave created by Tim Schafer, then many of the old Sierra gang, and managed to squeak through a half million dollar project. Aiming to create a spiritual successor to their hit-and-miss adventure series (Activision own the rights, despite almost certainly never planning to do anything with them), they pledged to have the game out in February 2013. Well, yes, that somewhat missed. Rage?

Perhaps. But the good news is that while the most recent release date is an astonishingly distant 30th November 2016 (an epic three and a half years late), they’ve created a mini-game that’s to be part of the final release – Cluck Yegger In Escape From The Planet Of The Poultroid – and are giving it to backers today. And it’s a spoof of Five Nights At Freddy’s.

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Trailer Breakdown: EVERYTHING Is Brilliant About The Coast Guard Trailer

Sometimes you can read a game description and think, “Hmmm, I’m not sure which way this one might go.” And then sometimes you watch the trailer and you’re like, “OH MY GOODNESS I AM IN LOVE”. Sadly, there’s no way Coast Guard [Steam page] could ever be as good as the trailer for Coast Guard, because it is literally the best thing that’s ever happened on planet Earth.

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Space Cadets: RymdResa’s Poetry Space Sim Hits Steam

RymdResa. RymdResa! RymdResa? Say it three times fast, it rolls off the tongue with a jagged clatter of consonants. Oh well, at least it’s looking nice. RymdResa [official site] is now available on Steam – it’s priced at £8.99 but there’s a 10% launch discount on offer at the moment.

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Satellite Reign’s Trailer Re-Signals August 28th Release

I haven’t played Satellite Reign’s [official site] yet. It’s been in Early Access since December last year but I’m excited enough for a spiritual successor to Syndicate that I decided to wait till its rain-slick streets and neon signs were at their moody best. That’s now due to happen in ten days when the game launches on August 28th, and there’s a new launch trailer below.

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The Town Of Light Trailer Introduces Renee

What an odd beast The Town of Light [official site] is. Per Alec’s preview from Develop last month, it’s Gone Home by way of Silent Hill rather than a traditional horror game. No monsters, no supernatural sub-plot and very little direct threat. A new trailer reveals that you play as Renee, an ex-inmate of Volterra, an infamous and real Italian asylum. She’s returned to the decaying ruin of the institution in the modern day to find the doll pictured above. The doll is not going to turn out to be the physical embodiment of an evil spirit – it’s just a doll she wants back – but the trip could be spooky thanks to realistic atmosphere and aesthetic, produced through thousands of hours of research.

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We Can Be Heroes: Gemini

Heroes was an increasingly terrible television programme from 2006, about a group of people who started developing superpowers. Mercifully finally put out of its misery in 2010, its creator Tim Kring went on to develop giant pile of crap Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland in his return to irrelevance, and we all moved on. Then, for reasons not explicable by modern science, earlier this year original network NBC announced the return of the series, with a 13 part run called Heroes: Reborn. A planet asked, “Why?!” An executive somewhere at NBC asked, “Can we milk this with videogame tie-ins?”

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Salad Fingers: Where’s May Gone? (Where’s Firth Gone?)

Salad Fingers is a phrase that either makes you shudder, or leaves a blank look on your face. There’s no room for knowledge + complacency. It was bloody creepy. First appearing as a Flash cartoon in 2004, it ran for ten sleep-disturbing episodes over the following ten years. And now, troublingly and perhaps intriguingly, there’s to be a game. Although, of some concern, creator David Firth isn’t involved. The first glimpse is below.

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Oh Thank Goodness, No Man’s Sky On PC At Launch

After all sorts of kerfuffle with the announcement of a PS4 exclusive, it looked for a horrid while like Hello Games’ extraordinary-looking No Man’s Sky [official site] might not be making it to PC – straight away, at least. Well hurrah, clearly enough bonkers-time has passed for Sony’s Microsoft-baiting ner-nerring for the simultaneous release on PC to be declared. Also, some brand new in-game play.

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New King’s Quest Footage Still Shows A Platformer, But It Seems It Could Be A More Traditional Adventure

The return of King’s Quest does seem strange. Activision’s decision to revive the Sierra name, and then use it as a sort of faux-independent label, was accompanied by the news that the PB Winterbottom devs The Odd Gentlemen would resurrect the King’s Quest license [official site]. But look, see, here’s the thing: The King’s Quest games, with the exception of VI, were pretty bloody awful. Everyone seems to have forgotten that. Anyway, we’ve some more in-game footage of the new entry that doesn’t look anything like an adventure game. But have seen some other footage that shows a very different looking more traditional game.

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DOOM Has A New Trailer, Screenshots, Footage, Gibbage, Double-Jump, Snapmap, Brownness

Bethesda’s E3splosion not only saw Fallout 4 getting a 2015 release date, Dishonored 2 announced, and something something Elder Scrolls Online something, but a pile of new goodies for DOOM. There’s a new trailer below, along with a puddle of new screenshots, and – OMG – double-jumping. Oh, and SO much gore.

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The Preposterous Awesomeness Of Everything Is The Strangest Thing I’ve Seen In A Good Long While

When a game’s website leads with the words, “Oh god I hope I finish it before I die and/or go mad,” that’s a hint. The Preposterous Awesomeness Of Everything [official site] is a point-and-click adventure that returns to the early-90s LucasArts’ verb interface, but comparisons to anything else end there. Describing itself as a game about “progress, politics and propulsive nozzles” what it doesn’t immediately mention is the abundant nudity.

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Cross Foes & Catapults: Reign Of Kings Launched

Mmmm, videogames

With Steam down this morning, I’m not able to take a closer look at the freshly released Reign Of Kings [official site], but I can share the rather entertaining trailer with you. It involves catapults knocking down castle walls, angry men waving swords, and heads being chopped off. A fairly typical Thursday at RPS HQ.

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