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The Complete Gameboys From Hell

Solium Infernum diaries

For just shy of a couple of months six arch-demons waged a war in hell. For just shy of a couple of weeks, four arch-demons wrote up their perspectives on the struggle. The resulting mass of writing works both as a multi-perspective narrative of a single, increasingly dramatic game, a review highlighting the game's merits and as an extended tutorial of exactly how six newbies came to understand one of 2009's most intriguing, subtle and just plain best games. If you've any interest in learning more about Solium Infernum, this is where to start. If you haven't any interest in Solium Infernum, this will hopefully start it.

The main pieces of the narrative are from RPS regulars Kieron and Quinns, and you'll find them dueling with one another in the RPS-hosted pieces. Scrofula and Poisoned Sponge started their pieces on their own blogs. Any or all of them can be read in isolation, but you'll get the most accurate view of the politicking and scheming if you devour them all.

[Kieron and Quinns 1-10] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 11-20] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 21-30] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 31-40] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 41-50] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 51-60] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns 61-66] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)
[Kieron and Quinns Finale] (Scrofula) (Poisoned Sponge)

Solium Infernum can be bought from Cryptic Comet's site. There's also an available demo. As previously reported, at the time of writing, Vic has an offer on for RPS readers. The discount code is BNEO000B9 which will save five dollars off the RRP and is valid until the 29th of January. If you take the plunge, there's a busy forum at Cryptic Comet for arranging games or an RPS Steam Group - Rock Paper Satan - if you fancy playing RPS' community. Oh - and an associated thread on our forum.

And we'll have our interview with Vic Davis up tomorrow.

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