SpyParty, the two-player competitive spy versus sniper game set at an exclusive cocktail party, comes out on Steam as an Early Access title on 12th April priced £19.49.In SpyParty, one player is the sniper, the other the spy who tries to avoid detection by mingling with a crowd of fancy partygoers. The skill comes from sniffing out unusual behaviour, or making your behaviour as "usual" as possible while completing mission objectives. Games last a few minutes each, with matches usually involving 10 or 20 games.Chris Hecker, who led the development of much of the tech behind Maxis' Spore, has worked on SpyParty for eight years. Almost 24,000 copies have so far been sold on the official SpyParty website, where there is a small but bustling community of players. Things are about to change for SpyParty, though, as it launches on the biggest video game platform on earth.As such, Hecker has spruced up the game's visuals, with 21 new art characters with custom animations and 10 new art … [Read more...] about SpyParty has come a long way in eight years
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A new year means a new selection of movies and TV shows arriving on Netflix. We're now well into January, and this month, a number of films, shows, and specials will debut on the streaming service, including several Netflix Originals.The most notable arrival is the Batman series of films. Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are all now available to stream, having been added as of January 1. Additionally, Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins have also debuted. They were joined by all four movies in the Lethal Weapon series, National Treasure, and The Godfather trilogy.When it comes to TV, January has brought new seasons of originals One Day at a Time, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Grace and Frankie, and The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Among other arrivals are all five seasons of Showtime's Episodes, the second season of Colony, and a new batch of Eastsiders episodes.Sadly, along with the arrivals come the months departures. Leaving Netflix in January are … [Read more...] about What Is New On Netflix In January 2018: All The Latest Movies, Original Series, And TV Shows Detailed
Joakim 'Konjak' Sandberg is not very health-conscious. For the past seven years, he's been developing Iconoclasts full-time completely on his own. It's been a heady mix of design, delays and, occasionally, depression, but Sandberg's masterwork will finally release on Tuesday, January 23. When I sit down to talk with him, he says he'll try to remember to take weekends off next time, and maybe he could stand to plan things out a little more. But looking back, he's proud of how far he's come on his own. We first played Iconoclasts in 2013, two years before it hit Steam Greenlight bearing an optimistic 2016 release date. But Sandberg started working on it in earnest in 2010, and the original idea for it came three years earlier. With art inspired by Monster World 4—an old Mega Drive platformer which was re-released in 2007—and gameplay inspired by Metroid Fusion, it was the biggest idea Sandberg had ever taken on. Compared to his previous projects and experiments, Iconoclasts … [Read more...] about The 10-year making of Iconoclasts
One of the most fascinating problems facing big-budget game makers is how to address real-world issues without seeming to exploit them. Indie developers have no trouble setting themselves against the woes of the world, and having something valuable to say. But this level of political engagement has largely eluded the big games companies. Earlier this week, I visited Ubisoft. I was there to play a demo of Far Cry 5, and to interview one of its creators about this subject. You can watch me play here. Long story short, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Far Cry game. Lots of spaces to explore, enemies to kill, different ways to kill them, side missions, non-player characters and a central story. It’s set in beautiful Montana. It’s big, complicated and fun. I had a good time. During my visit, I also wanted to talk to Ubisoft about the game’s story — the way it borrows from a current political climate in order to present both a story and an … [Read more...] about Far Cry 5’s story looks like a morally dubious mess
The game industry of 2022 is big, messy and hard to find. Those who define it might be children. They could be solo developers on just enough funding to scrimp by for the next project. They could be retirees, artists or marginalized children in a war-torn country. They may create works of genius that go undiscovered until long after their death. Following up on Polygon’s recent fifth anniversary, we decided to ask a range of experts in the game industry the same question: What will things look like five years from now? While some cited practical predictions, like the rise of virtual reality, most centered around the structures that enable games to be made in the first place. And while many people see things improving, several also sounded warning bells about what the industry may be like and who may be in charge of it. The future isn’t necessarily what you think While many developers imagine a future where the game industry is overrun with new and exciting technology, many … [Read more...] about What will the game industry look like in five years?