Posts Tagged ‘Two Tribes’

Toki Tori Dev Goes Out With A Bang In Rive

Toki Tori creators Two Tribes released their very final last game this week, the explosive shooter Rive [official site]. They’re going out in a blaze of glory, as Rive revels in bright and beautiful wholesale destruction.

Rive puts you in the shoes of scrappy space scavenger Roughshot, who’s trapped on a starship. The main goal is to engage in a glorious series of acrobatic fire fights as you blow up everything in your path, or hack robots and turn the starship’s defenses against it. It’s very fluid and flashy, and if you’ve got a competitive streak you’ll be pleased to know there’s a speedrun mode and leaderboards.

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Rive Long And Prosper; Die Soon And Admire Explosions

We’ve not previously covered Rive [official site], the forthcoming 2D shooty platformer from Two Tribes. Who they? They be the Netherlands-based studio behind the rather charming Toki Tori puzzle platform games.

Rive’s a quite different proposition from helping chubby yellow birdlets collect eggs: intense and reactive rather than sedate and contemplative, it’s a 360-degree shooter in which you help an adorable little robot blast lots of less adorable robots into even less adorable smithereens.

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Toki Tori Developer Lays Off Staff, Starts Company Again

A point is all you can score.

This is a slightly odd thing. Two Tribes, creators of Toki Tori and publisher/port creator for puzzle game EDGE, are “rebooting”. In this case, “rebooting” means that all the old staff were let go last year and the development company has been closed down. In its place, a new company has been started, which will operate under the same publisher owned by the same people.
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Edgy: Langdell’s Nemesis Edge Edges To PC

What a lot of edges!

If there’s been one downside to John’s splendid coverage of the seemingly never-ending Tim Langdell saga, it’s that it’s only very tenuously related to PC games (the indie uprising and his ultimately doomed attempt to take on EA’s Mirror’s Edge were our prior justifications). Now, total relevancy has been achieved. Mobigame, the indie dev whose iPhone game Edge was what originally brought Langdell’s trademark trolling regarding the common English word ‘edge’ to public light, are now making the move onto PC. Specifically, with Edge itself.

The well-received puzzle game is due to arrive on Steam (plus the Mac App Store) on August 11 – safely under its original, snappy, one-word name, rather than the various variations Langdell had attempted to force on it.
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Green Grow The RUSH Is O-ut Soon*

More bright, cheery games, please.

Kieron had big love for this year’s Toki Tori, a fiendish puzzle game by indie developers Two Tribes. They’ve got a new game that’s due out in two days, and just received a debut trailer: RUSH. It’s a puzzle game, but completely different from their previous game. This time it’s a 3D cube-rolling affair, which at first glance made me think of the iOS game Edge (the one that suffered from Tim Langdell’s impotent attacks.) But it quickly becomes apparent that it’s not the same at all. It’s about guiding multiple blocks to their targets, creating paths for the perpetually moving cubes. And from the trailer below, it looks pretty lovely.

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Tori Not-Written-In-Amos: Toki Tori Demo

Oddly, Toki Tori reminds me of Walker. I mean that affectionately. No, really.

First thing: keep reading. Second thing: We’ve written about Toki Tori before, in passing, but with a demo released, it’s now time for you to pay proper attention. Third thing: keep reading. Fourth Thing: despite its hyper-cute styling, this is a devilishly smart little puzzle game which recalls me of the intricate post-Lemmings stuff which appeared on the Amiga. You simply have a limited number of tools and have to collect all the eggs on the level. The level doesn’t want you to. Who will win? It’s just lovely pure game design. Fifth thing: It’s also dirt cheap. The game’s five dollars (aka Three-quid-fifty) from all your favourite digital download places (Steam! Impulse! Gamers Gate! And – er – Mac Game Store!). Sixth Thing: Demo’s on the steam page (or the Mac Game Store page) and you can watch some actual little footage below.
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