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  • Interview: Gnah! A Windosill-Inspired Game About Heads

    published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 10 readers

    I was in love with Gnah! the second I saw it. Each of this puzzle game’s levels is a hollow head drawn and modelled in a crisp, graphic style. When you sit down to play it, your objective isn’t explicitly stated, and so you just start to spin it around and poke at it. Twirl this cog to make it...

  • The Lighthouse Customer: Viscera Cleanup Detail

    published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 7 readers

    Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, space station sanitation in Viscera Cleanup Detail. I’ve been picking internal organs off the floor, mopping blood off the walls, cramming severed limbs and head...

  • Wot I Think: Cloudbuilt

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - Cloudbuilt, from new kids on the block Coilworks, is more speedrun challenge than regular game. Its jetpack-equipped heroine double jumps and wall-runs her way through a series of dreamscape arenas, dodging laser beams, mine...
  • Impressions: FRACT OSC

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - FRACT OSC is a semi-open world puzzle game themed around electronic music. It looks like Tron with more dodecahedrons and sounds like some imposs...
  • Hands On: War Thunder Ground Forces Closed Beta

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - So, here’s a quick refresher: World of Tanks had tanks and War Thunder had planes, and then World of Warplanes had planes so now War Thunder Ground Forces, currently in closed beta, has both tanks and planes fighting in the ...

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  • Week in Tech: AMD On The Up, NVIDIA Game Streaming

    … It’s a funny old world when losing $20 million is a cause for moderate rejoicing. But then $20 million’s worth of bleeding is a hell of a lot better than $146 million. I speak, of course, of the never ending saga (going-on soap opera) that is AMD’s fortunes. Thing is, we are all of us much better off if AMD remains in the game and at the very…

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  • Hands On: War Thunder Ground Forces Closed Beta

    … So, here’s a quick refresher: World of Tanks had tanks and War Thunder had planes, and then World of Warplanes had planes so now War Thunder Ground Forces, currently in closed beta, has both tanks and planes fighting in the same world. I feel like these free-to-play World War II MMOs are in an arms race, and soon they’ll be adding submarines…

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  • Wot I Think: The Blackwell Epiphany

    … Dave Gilbert’s Blackwell Legacy series finally draws a veil over itself today with its final chapter, The Blackwell Epiphany. But does even New York’s unluckiest and most underpaid medium stand a ghost of a chance of ending things on a high in this spirited finale? Here’s Wot I Think… There’s little harder to write than a good ending…

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  • EVE Online Diary Part One: Spaceships And Supermarkets

    … Rich Stanton has been playing EVE Online. In the first of a three-part diary series, he explains the tools and apps he uses to make sure he never wastes a minute of valuable space time. It is often said, and not without justification, that EVE Online is more of a spreadsheet simulator than a space game. At the very core of this magnificent…

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  • A Game And A Chat: FRACT OSC’s Flanagan

    … FRACT OSC is a musical passion project that’s been strumming light riffs on the backing track of RPS’ Official Exciteosourchestra for years. It’s a first-person explorer set in a pulsating dance floor paradise of smooth synths and devious puzzles. Our kind of thing? You don’t know the half of it. Alec, however, came away feeling slightly let…

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  • Wot I Think: Cloudbuilt

    … Cloudbuilt, from new kids on the block Coilworks, is more speedrun challenge than regular game. Its jetpack-equipped heroine double jumps and wall-runs her way through a series of dreamscape arenas, dodging laser beams, mines, turrets and deadly falls into the abyss. It’s frustrating, difficult and confusing in equal measure, but could easily…

    6 Leser - Ben Barrett - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Cloudbuilt -
  • The New Curiosity Shop: Itch.io Interview

    … I visit some strange places during my daily trawls across the vastness of the internet. The search for obscure and eclectic games demands a willingness to look beyond the convenience store of Steam and the archive of Good Old Games, and in recent months I’ve found myself visiting itch.io on a regular basis. I didn’t intend to visit…

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  • Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50: BREAKDOWN 1

    … Hello youse. Never let it be said that I don’t listen to feedback. After the first part of my Top 50 list last week, quite a few people asked that I go into a little bit more detail on the games I selected. So, here’s the plan – the week after each part, I’ll do an analysis piece talking about the games that are in the list. That means…

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  • Wot I Think: Trials Fusion

    … I was ready to love Trials Fusion. Trials Evolution Gold Edition turned out to be the perfect game to play when I didn’t have much time or didn’t know what to play. It filled in the holes of a busy day or fixed a boring evening. I didn’t care that it was only on Uplay, and I didn’t suffer any the bugs that bogged it down a little in John’s…

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  • A Clash Of Shafts: Three Flight Sticks Compared

    … I’ve spent far too long thinking about and researching joysticks lately. One thing I haven’t established during all that time is whether ‘joystick’ is the right word for a genre of game controller which also throws out terms like ‘flight stick’ and ‘HOTAS.’ I’ve probably offended someone with just the title of this piece, but then again someone…

    4 Leser - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Interview: Gnah! A Windosill-Inspired Game About Heads

    … I was in love with Gnah! the second I saw it. Each of this puzzle game’s levels is a hollow head drawn and modelled in a crisp, graphic style. When you sit down to play it, your objective isn’t explicitly stated, and so you just start to spin it around and poke at it. Twirl this cog to make its eyes open, angle this search light to make screens…

    10 Leser - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -


  • Impressions: FRACT OSC

    … FRACT OSC is a semi-open world puzzle game themed around electronic music. It looks like Tron with more dodecahedrons and sounds like some impossibly cool Berlin club only 12 people have ever heard of. It’s out tomorrow, but I spent a few days with it last week. … [visit site to read more…

    6 Leser - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Fract OSC -
  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Fluffy Showdown

    … If it wasn’t obvious already, I have a camera. An actual camera. Not a dinky, built-into-my-phone camera but an actual camera. Obviously, plushie-related images are now going to appear in abundance. (Bargain Bucket regulars may recognize the floppy white figure in the foreground; it’s the first plushie we ever featured on this column.) As always, it’s that time of the week again and it looks like the Bargain Bucket has discounted shinies to spare. … [visit site to read more] …

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  • The Flare Path: And The Long Good Friday

    … Traditionally, Christian Flareopaths spend Good Friday deep in prayer, while heathen ones spend it deep in brass, brine, or cumulonimbus. A bad case of housemaid’s knee, and a dead PSU, means I can’t play or pray this year. I’m desperately hoping the ten activities detailed below will prove engaging enough to keep boredom at bay until bedtime…

    4 Leser - Tim Stone - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Wot I Think: Lego The Hobbit

    … Lego The Hobbit could simply be called ‘There’ because there ain’t no ‘Back Again’. Lacking the narrative content that will form the final third of the swollen and gaseous film trilogy, this is a perfectly acceptable entry in Traveller’s Tales’ Lego franchise but the release comes at an odd time. The disappointing Lego Movie Videogame is barely…

    5 Leser - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - LEGO The Hobbit -
  • Impressions: Broforce

    … Broforce is a run-and-gun platformer which joyously spoofs the bellicose masculinity of action cinema. It’s available on Steam Early Access for £12/$15, but its featureset punches above its alpha status: singleplayer, online co-op, deathmatch, time trials, a level editor and more are already in a fairly well-polished state with more tweaks…

    3 Leser - Marsh Davies - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Broforce -
  • Dwarf Fortress: The Detailed Roguelike That’s Easy To Play

    … Dwarf Fortress is famous for producing anecdotes by the minute. The two-man, twelve-year, donation-funded indie project weaves together procedurally generated geography, civilizations and histories to create a rich fantasy world. It simulates its characters – standard fare like dwarves, elves, goblins, etc. – down to the most minute detail…

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  • R2-Detailed: X-Wing Alliance Resurrected

    … Now that I’ve got a massive and over-complicated joystick, the only games I’m interested in playing are games which are best-suited to a massive and over-complicated joystick. Yes, yes, I’ll get to Freespace and its total conversions, but first I had some unfinished business to take care of. TIE Fighter was my last substantial experience…

    1 Leser - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -