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Wot I Think: Fe

Fe is, I’m so pleased to report, utterly wonderful. I’ve no idea how to say it, whether it’s “Fee”, “Fey”, or maybe even “Iron”? It matters not. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful game I’ve ever seen. And playing it, swooping, running and leaping about in its world, has been a complete delight. And continues to be, even after I’ve ostensibly finished it. Here’s wot I think. Read the rest of this entry »

SteamWorlders merge with Fe folks to create Thunderful

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What happens when iron meets steam? In the real world, clothes get smooth. In the games industry, however, they react and create another entity altogether. Image & Form, the studio behind the SteamWorld games, have amalgamated with the creators of upcoming forest adventure Fe (it actually has nothing to do with the elemental notation for Iron, soz) to create Thunderful. It’s a new company altogether, co-owned by the two head honchos of its constituent studios. The two studios won’t disappear. This new, bigger one will just own them both. Read the rest of this entry »

Sing it to the heavens: Fe releases on February 16th

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How did I not know about Fe? It’s a gorgeous action-adventure type thing that’s suddenly become one of the games I’m most looking forward to this year. Fortunately, I don’t have long to wait: EA have announced a release date of February 16th.

There’s some new footage below in this snippet from the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation thingamy, so I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with the voice-over guy wittering about Joy-Con motion controls. It’s worth it though, because he’s talking about using them to sing in tune with the adorable critters you’ll meet.

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Fe takes you into a gorgeous forest from early 2018

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1. Fe [official site] looks beautiful
2. Is it possible to listen to Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men without feeling like you’ve been shunted so hard into 2014 that you could probably claim whiplash compensation from EA after being involved in a collision that wasn’t your fault?
3. It really reminds me of a game I can’t place!
4. While I deal with (3) let’s watch the trailer and contemplate (1) and (2) Read the rest of this entry »

EA Originals Program Starts With Lovely-Looking Fe

Last E3, Electronic Arts introduced us to a charmingly nervous Swedish chap who introduced us to Yarny and Unravel. This year, they announced a program apparently to help make that an annual tradition. During their E3 doodad, EA announced EA Originals, an initiative to fund and publish smaller games from smaller studios. They’ve done this a bit before, of course, only now it has a name and one nice-sounding term: “we want the profits from these games to go into the hands of the studios making them,” say EA. Anyway, the first EA Original will be the pretty Fe [official site].

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Zombie Vikings Looks Like Brawly, Grotty, Stabby Fun

I think I could be a little bit in love with Zombie Vikings, which chucks bearded Nordic glory out of the window in favor of something wonderfully, messily … different. Described as a “four-player co-op stab-you-in-a-gut-a-thon,” it’s the story of how Loki steals Odin’s last remaining eye and how the All-Father, embarrassed and determined to be not-blind again, summons four of the “most fearsome Zombie Vikings” to retrieve his missing organ.

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A Doubly Fine Adventure: Stick It To The Man

It's like Vegas, only with more pretty lights and fewer people claiming to be able to read your mind.

I haven’t gotten to play any of sidescrolling not-quite-point-and-click-adventure Stick It To The Man, but its general reception on consoles was something to the effect of, “I can’t believe this wasn’t made by Tim Schafer.” To my mind, there are few more ringing endorsements of hybrid adventures/puzzle platformers, especially ones that bear a decently significant conceptual resemblance to brilliant brain-tickler Psychonauts, among others. Stick It To The Man will fire its psychic star lasers at Steam next week, and you can see a video of it in action below.

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