Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Feb 12, 2015

RPG is a great videogame acronym. It stands for Role Playing Game, Rocket Propelled Grenade, and – as of fairly recently – Red Phantom Games. This particular RPG is a one-man team consisting of Richard Ogden and his big fat bag of determination. He’s been making games for almost twenty years, but Minutes marks his solo debut. It launched to us...

Stoic on The Banner Saga, Kickstarter, & mobile gaming

Stoic on The Banner Saga, Kickstarter, & mobile gaming

Dec 3, 2014

The name is extremely confusing, and probably makes you think it’s associated with Candy Crush (or so King would have you believe), but the non-idiotic amongst you will know that it is not. The Banner Saga is, in Stoic’s own words, “an epic role-playing game inspired by Viking legend”. It released to a huge wave of good press on PC, and...

The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

Jun 20, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a company called Enix. This company produced anime, manga, and videogames – most famously, the Dragon Quest titles. Once upon another time there was a company called Square, who gave the world far too many legendary, much-loved RPGs to list here. Once upon yet another time these two collided, and Square Enix crawled out of the...

Watch out for Black Ice this winter

Watch out for Black Ice this winter

Nov 22, 2013

Cold out, innit? That’s winter for you. Well, that, and the festive debt Christmas cheerfully plummets us into. You need to keep an eye out for black ice, too; the near-invisible coating of deadly frozen water that makes driving to Sainsburys an extreme sport. Basically, the message is: don’t go outside! It’s scary out there! Stay inside and...

In Tune with Ken Snyder (coda)

In Tune with Ken Snyder (coda)

Jul 13, 2013

Ken Snyder (or coda, as he’s commonly known) is a guy who makes lots and lots of music. Chiptune and electronic beats are held sway by his numerous projects, which include videogame soundtracks like AlterEgo: Dreamwalker, along with original albums such as tracer and Tree of Knowledge. The demoscene and its visual/musical magics are discussed, followed by...

In Tune with Terence Lee (Lifeformed)

In Tune with Terence Lee (Lifeformed)

Jul 4, 2013

Terence Lee (AKA Lifeformed) is the man behind Dustforce’s soundtrack, weaving together soothing electronic sounds to create a vivid soundscape for 2D janitors enjoy as they save the world from grime. Both programmer and composer, Terence is still working with Hitbox on Spire, a fluid first-person shooter about mystery, exploration, and presumably...