I have never seen Twin Peaks. That’s alright, though, because a lot of people I know really like it. I’ve been around them going on about cherry pie and the red room for long enough that when I am told “And of course there’s some inspiration from Twin Peaks, too!” I know to read it as “This is going to be weird; will probably feature coffee.” Sure enough, the little bit of Trüberbrook I played demonstrated weirdness (coffee as yet unconfirmed but I suspect probable). Trüberbrook piqued my interest a while ago, not because of the touted Twin Peaksiness, but because it has physical sets. I can’t not love handmade miniatures (so I was also very pleased by, for example, Lumino City, and am keeping a close eye on Harold Halibut as well). It’s also a point and click mystery adventure, which is a handy intersection of interests for me. They say the devil is in the details, and Trüberbrook does have a lot of details to like. … [Read more...] about Trüberbrook looks like a dream and handles like a nightmare
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Policenauts came out 24 years ago on the NEC PC-9821, and we’re celebrating the cult classic by playing it on our Twitch channel. The game comes from critically acclaimed director Hideo Kojima, but it was unfortunately not released in English. However, a fan group has translated it (one of the best fan translations ever) so we can experience it together. As an added bonus, we’ll be playing Policenauts on original hardware. The Saturn version has the best translation so we’ve got one hooked up to a Framemeister RGB-Mini upscaler so you can see the game in the highest fidelity possible. Come see us play Policenauts on our Twitch channel from 4 PM to 6 PM ET. If you follow us, you’ll also get a chance to win a free game of your choice! If you missed the stream, you can check out the replay below. … [Read more...] about Come Watch Us Play Policenauts and Win a Free Game!
The No Man’s Sky NEXT patch is out and the game is hitting Xbox One for the first time. We’re celebrating Hello Games’ dedication to bringing the game closer to their original vision by playing it on our Twitch stream. Come see what’s changed since launch and how the game fares on an Xbox One X. GR Senior Editor Jason Faulkner will be streaming from 4:10 PM until 6 PM ET, and we’d love for you to join us. Besides Jason’s good looks and personable nature, there’s another reason to check out the stream. We’re hosting a giveaway where you could win a FREE Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PS4. You can watch the stream live, or catch the rerun below! … [Read more...] about Watch Us Play No Man’s Sky and Win a Switch, PS4, or Xbox One!
Naomi Clark on systems thinking and social responsibility Today I’m super-excited to have Naomi Clark on episode 45 of the Clockwork Game Design Podcast. Last year, Naomi ran a super-successful Kickstarter for her two-player social card game Consentacle, which in addition to having beautiful, memorable artwork, is also trying to use systems to explore human communication and connection in new ways. Naomi is also the co-author of A Game Design Vocabulary (written with Anna Anthropy), which is easily one of the best design books of its kind, and she teaches game design at the NYU Game Center. She also has a thoroughly awesome Twitter account. Some of her activity on there feels too good for Twitter; it feels like it needs to be catalogued into We had a pretty wide-ranging conversation that touched on meta-rationality, social responsibility in game design, providing off-ramps for players, addiction, and more. You should also go check out Naomi’s GDC talk here (it’s the … [Read more...] about Naomi Clark on systems thinking and social responsibility
GameRevolution is bringing back Heart of the Revolution, our community-focused series in which our readers share with us their gaming memories and are rewarded with a game of their choosing from the GR goodie bag. With Heart of the Revolution now making its comeback, with new posts set to be featured every Wednesday starting May 10th, we want YOU to share your stories with us and bag yourself some excellent video games. Share Your Story. Do you want to recount that year of your life you lost to your World of Warcraft addiction? When you'd fight with your sibling over who got to be player one and who would be player two? Or having your mind blown by Asteroids on the Atari 2600? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it! Get Published. Our favorite entries in Heart of the Revolution will be published on the GameRevolution homepage, alongside your author byline for the whole world to see. Submissions should be 400+ words. Win Games. Our team will be … [Read more...] about Tell Us Your Gaming Memories and Win Video Games!