Posts Tagged ‘trailers’

The Technomancer Trailer – Better Or Worse Than The Idea Of A Calculon Game?

There’s a new trailer out for The Technomancer [official site]. So far I had avoided Technomancer news and was kind of holding out for it to be a portmanteau of “technology” AND “ROMANCER”. Maybe there would be a robot who was using its robot powers to find love. I think I was imagining Futurama’s Calculon starring in a videogame of All My Circuits. I have now watched the trailer and am mourning the loss of Calculon: The Game because The Technomancer (as everyone else at RPS already knew) is about a dude who can control electricity. OBSERVE:

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Bright Lights, Big Cities: Skylines – After Dark

Somehow I ended up thinking Cities: Skylines – After Dark [official site] would be a scuzzy, sleazy, neon affair. I was expecting a rain-soaked trailer with buzzing lights advertising GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS or CHAPS CHAPS CHAPS or something and soundtracked by Electric 6. Maybe Devil Nights off Senor Smoke.

It isn’t. There are streetlights and windowlit office blocks and the soundtrack is perky and plinky plonky as it showcases the expansion’s new nightspots:

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Gather Round For This Gorgeous Amphora Trailer

Moondrop have released a trailer for their puzzle game Amphora and it’s stunning. I was going to say it was the most beautiful thing I’d seen all day except that during the course of writing this article I watched Alfonso Ribeiro finally doing the Carlton Dance on Dancing With The Stars.

So! Amphora is a puzzle game which is coming out in November. The art style is inspired by shadow theatre, but the way it’s been coloured also puts me in mind of stained glass windows. Also quilling, which is a way of arranging thin scrolls of coloured paper to make pictures.

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Planet Express: Space Run Delivers Mobile Tower Defense

The main character is called Buck Mann.

When I saw the trailer for Space Run last week, I immediately opened up an IM window and sent it to a few friends. Then, satisfied with having shared the strategic space ship construction game, I felt the sense of closure I normally get from posting things here and wiped it from my memory. That’s why it’s only now while cleaning my inbox that I re-discover and bring its trailer to you.

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Crawl Is A Multiplayer Dungeon Brawler With A Brill Trailer

Hot pink! The best of all pinks.

This is how you send your game out into the public sphere. From the Crawl Steam Greenlight page, I can tell you that it’s a “competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters.” From its detailed three-minute trailer, embedded below, I can tell you that it has beautifully animated pixel art, fast hack-and-slash combat, and lots of hot pink fonts. Crawl is about to get your attention.

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The Only Winning Move: Wargame: Red Dragon Trailer

It's got war, it's a game... but what should we call it?

I showed the last Wargame: Red Dragon trailer to a friend who is knowledgeable about games. As it drew to a close they turned to me and asked, “What kind of game is this?” It’s a large-scale real-time strategy game with a dynamic campaign map, multiplayer, hundreds of modernish military units, and taut tactical combat, but I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not that you can’t immediately tell from the trailers that it’s not, for example, a first-person shooter. I do know it means it looks visually impressive. I do know it means you should watch the latest trailer, twice.

Once to appreciate how it looks, and a second time to double check how the voice-over pronounces the world “stealth”.
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