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The Stillness Of The Wind blows in next week

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019

Vane may have turned out to be a crushing disappointment, but there’s another indie game just around the corner so full of promise, it just might pop. Originally announced as a...

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Exclusive Q&A with the Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness localisation team

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Psycho Pass is a jolly awesome two-season anime (plus one film) and, in Japan, it’s also a multiple-ending visual novel with a unique story and three new characters. We’ll soon...

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Articles

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players...

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Reviews

Izneo: Switch comic reader review

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

The Switch is, of course, primarily about the games. And what a darn impressive library it’s got now! But in the space year 2019, there seems to be some kind of unwritten law...

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Izneo: Switch comic reader review

Izneo: Switch comic reader review

Mar 11, 2019

The Switch is, of course, primarily about the games. And what a darn impressive library it’s got now! But in the space year 2019, there seems to be some kind of unwritten law that consoles absolutely must offer other types of entertainment as well. With no disc drive, supporting CDs, DVDs, and blu rays is out. Incredibly there’s still no Netflix...

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players don’t want single-player games anymore, this isn’t a new idea that publishers have been trying to force into ‘self fulfilling prophecy’ status. It’s not...

The Stillness Of The Wind: review

The Stillness Of The Wind: review

Feb 7, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, iOS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Fellow Traveller Games Developer: Memory of God Players: 1 Site: http://fellowtraveller.games/games/the-stillness-of-the-wind/ Game code provided by the publisher A game that casts you as an elderly goat farmer is going to be very, very silly, or very, very serious. The Stillness Of...

The Stillness Of The Wind blows in next week

The Stillness Of The Wind blows in next week

Jan 30, 2019

Vane may have turned out to be a crushing disappointment, but there’s another indie game just around the corner so full of promise, it just might pop. Originally announced as a PC-only game, The Stillness Of The Wind will also be available for iOS and that hero of indies, the Switch, when it launches next Thursday, 7th February. Published by Fellow Traveller...

HoPiKo: review

HoPiKo: review

Jan 29, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Laser Dog Players: 1 Site: http://www.hopiko-game.com/ Game code provided by the publisher HoPiKo sounds like it could be a breed of Pokemon, but in actual fact it is a speedrunner puzzle game from developer Laser Dog, where you control...

Vane: review

Vane: review

Jan 18, 2019

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Friend & Foe Developer: Friend & Foe Players: 1 Site: http://www.friendandfoegames.com/ Game code provided by PR It’s fair to say that at this stage of the game industry’s life, the prospect of an indie title with high art aspirations is an enticing one. After all, these games include classics...

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden – review

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden – review

Dec 19, 2018

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Xbone Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Funcom Developer: The Bearded Ladies Consulting Players: 1 Site: https://www.mutantyearzero.com/#1 Game code provided by PR Although the first characters you meet (and, indeed, control) are a talking duck named Dux and a talking boar named Bormin, this isn’t a kids’ game....

Crimson Keep: review

Crimson Keep: review

Dec 11, 2018

Format: Switch (reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Ian Atherton and Ben Rog-Wilhelm Players: 1 Site: http://www.escapecrimsonkeep.com/ Crimson Keep is a first person rogue-like on both Switch and PC. It’s unwieldy, unpolished, and terrible to play. It’s not so bad it’s good, it’s just thoroughly unfun. It’s a...