An odd quirk of Valve’s Source Engine is that if you forget to put a skybox around a level, the world will repeat itself over the blank spaces – smeared across the space where the void would be. In a brilliant move, mapper and indie dev Jakob has gone and turned that into a chill artscape. Shards of colour paint themselves upon the void, rooms collapse inwards upon themselves. … [Read more...] about Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Catwalks in the desert and a city break from hell
The theme, living a normal life, is partly so we could make a terrible pun that doesn’t quite work on live/life, but partly because in 2020 normal life seems a dream, beyond the reach of our grasp. Not if you have games, though! So we’ll be chatting about the games that let us simulate a life, be that a tiny but more attractive version of your own in The Sims, or one where you are a cruel and capricious god in Black & White. … [Read more...] about Enjoy our famous and adored podcast LIVE next week at EGX Online!
So instead of sailing around the islands of real-life Greece and sometimes running into a monster or god who turns out to be an alien or something, this new Ubi-take on Greek myth is set totally in the myth world, albeit telling a new story. You play as Fenyx, a customiseable hero fighting on behalf of the gods, who have been defeated and banished by Typhon the Titan. You, equipped with fun god powers like wings to glide off high things and special attacks of the big-magic-hammer-smash variety, explore different areas of the island, each of which used to be the domain of a god. … [Read more...] about Immortals Fenyx Rising is like if Assassin’s Creed had a Zelda baby and Ubi got custody
As is our way for EGX, Rock Paper Shotgun are all over this like a rash (although some of us will pop up on the PAX side of the X if you keep ’em peeled). I’ve got a lovely chat about how to write endings with Failbetter Games’ narrative director Chris Gardiner, Katharine has an interview with the Inkle devs about upcoming Arthurian puzzle-story game Pendragon, Nate is doing loads of stuff to do games that have dwarfs in, plus a billboard interview with Sid ‘Sid Meier’s Civilization’ Meier, and we’ve already told you about our excellent live podcast. To cap it all off, VidBuds Matthew and Colm are doing a full day of livestreaming for Indies Uncovered on Thursday the 17th! Howzat! … [Read more...] about Great big gaming digi-vent PAX X EGX kicks off today
RPS's dep ed. Small person powered by tea and and enthusiasm for video game romances. Send me interesting etymological facts and cool horror games. … [Read more...] about Watch the Foundation devs show me how to play their game competently for EGX Digital