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  • Wot I Think: Cloudbuilt

    published at 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, mines, turrets and deadly falls into the abyss. It’s frustrating, difficul...

  • Impressions: FRACT OSC

    published at 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...

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

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - 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 synt...
  • A Clash Of Shafts: Three Flight Sticks Compared

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 4 readers - 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...

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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…

    5 Leser - Nathan Grayson - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • 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 -


  • Survarium Entering Open Beta… For One Day

    … Do you want post-apocalyptic Russian survival shooting to fill the irradiated void left behind by STALKER 2′s cancellation? Well, the handsomely molded ashes of GSC Game World, aka Vostok Games, have something in store for you, even if it doesn’t exactly play like STALKER just yet. Survarium is currently in closed beta, but it’s going fully…

    4 Leser - Nathan Grayson - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Survarium -
  • 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 -
  • RPS Asks: What Did You Play During EGGFEST ’14?

    … Ancient, rusty engines spin into life. Bleary eyes gaze at inboxes and RSS feeds. The gooey mingled remnants of chocolate and beer are wiped from encrusted chins. EGGFEST ’14 has concluded,and the News Cannon must be carefully reloaded before it can unleash a new volley into the skies. While we prepare it, perhaps you’d like to tell us what…

    4 Leser - Alec Meer - 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 -
  • It’s Weird We Haven’t Posted About Hex Before

    … Usually upon discovering a juicy slice of news, first stop is the monolithic RPS archives where I spend a lifetime reading manuscripts on the games in question. It’s a herculean task which is rewarded only by a dip into the fountain of youthtube, where I am renewed and can spend equal time scratching out a post on ancient rolls of parchment…

    3 Leser - Ben Barrett - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Hooray-os: Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Succeeds

    … We live in a world where X-Com creator Julian Gollop can put a project onto Kickstarter and have its confetti parade success or outright failure come right down to the wire. I’m not sure how to feel about that. In the end, though, Chaos Reborn’s crowdfunding drive succeeded and then some, which I suppose means the world and I are cool. For now…



  • Second Screen Shotgun: Salvaged

    … Despite how we, you or some ridiculous “they” may rant and rave about the legions of samey military shooters or other popular genre, games are the realm of the new and PC gaming most of all. Salvaged is right out there towards the edge of the new. It takes the tactical action of XCOM and places it on a touch device, controlled in real-time…

    Ben Barrett - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Swimming Upstream: Twitch Sells, Funds Indie Games

    … Twitch has its fair share of problems, but there’s no denying the utter ubiquity of the massive videogame streaming service. Heck, I use it for two separate shows here on RPS, and I’m sure plenty of you stream out your cursing-and-bad-joke-ridden exploits as well. It’s interesting, then, to see what Twitch has decided to do with the powder keg…

    Nathan Grayson - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • More Like Wargame: Rad Dragon

    … I’ll admit that I don’t often know what the hell is going on. This is a blanket statement that applies to many areas of my life – games, meals, showers – I’ve had confusion during all of them. But it’s not often that a trailer will leave me with quite the same pleasant non-understanding as finding a surprise Terry’s Chocolate Orange in my bed…

    1 Leser - Ben Barrett - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wargame -
  • Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is Going To Be Amazing

    … Quick, the RPS hivemind has retired to a snoozing chamber in London to absorb more knowledge into the glorious whole, so let’s have a party. It’ll be full of blood and guts and dead animals and religious subtexts! Not your sort of party? You probably haven’t played enough Binding of Isaac, the gory 2D roguelike from way back in the mists of time…

    Ben Barrett - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Rebirth -
  • 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 -