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Deadlight: Why I’m not a Rat Fan.

Deadlight: Why I’m not a Rat Fan.
My official period of state mourning for Deadlight has now passed. I can now slump towards you, eyes to the ground with gamepad plaintively proffered upwards, and mourn a great could-have-been. Oh Tequila Works, you got me in such a tizzy – and then cruelly snatched my dreams away.

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Why I haven’t reviewed Deadlight yet

Why I haven't reviewed Deadlight yet
This was meant to be a review of Deadlight. You know: XBLA game, 2D, platforming, zombies. It’s set in a series of mines, right, and you’re this little guy with rope and bombs who…

No, wait. That’s Spelunky.

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Review round-up: Deadlight, Dyad and Hawks

Review round-up: Deadlight, Dyad and Hawks
Video game retailers may be taking it easy this summer ahead of the gathering October release storm, but downloadable games currently rain from the heavens like a wet week in Cornwall.

We've been busy writing up our thoughts on some of these releases in other quarters of the internet and thought it might be neat to share those thoughts in the parish of Hookshot Inc.

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Summer of Arcade: What to expect

Summer of Arcade: What to expect
This Wednesday marks the start of the fifth annual Summer of Arcade, in which five of the most interesting/ marketable digital download games in Microsoft’s schedule are squished together into a weekly random mega-promotion.

It is, as ever, an eclectic selection of games, and Hookshot Inc’s here to tell you what to look forward to and when.

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Deadlight: Now looking even more amazing-er

Deadlight: Now looking even more amazing-er
There’s a reason that Deadlight is our most covered game on Hookshot Inc. It’s a game that’s a hymn to gaming gone by, the likes of Another World and Flashback aren’t far from its mind, but its also a very modern take on an apocalyptic fast-zombie nightmare. Even if it’s set in 1986. The latest ‘Fear Yourself’ trailer kicks ass and takes names.

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Deadlight diary reveals killer reading and gaming list

Deadlight diary reveals killer reading and gaming list

The forthcoming zombie apocalypse adventure from Spanish studio Tequila Works is a 2D cinematic platformer following a demented loner as he trudges across a wrecked Seattle solving physics puzzles. In the eighties. I have to have a sit down everytime I think about it.

Now, the team has released a little developer diary to talk about the game and it's really worth watching, if only to enjoy all their literary and gaming references.

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Deadlight trailer foreshadows greatness…

Deadlight trailer foreshadows greatness…
Is Deadlight this year’s Limbo? Well, there’s definitely a bit when the hero climbs quite close to a sign that says ‘Hotel’ on it. So that looks like a dead cert to us. Microsoft have just sent forth an impressive trailer for Tequila Work’s post apocalyptic side-scroller – so prepare to taste the XBLA desolation.

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Deadlight – preview

Deadlight – preview

Spanich developer Tequila Works is the latest studio to tackle the post-apocalyptic adventure. But with references from Another World to Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Sly Stallone's First Blood, XBLA exclusive Deadlight is not your average take on a zombie-filled America.

We talk to creative director Raul Rubio about his vision of the end of the world.

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Deadlight: this Summer’s downloadable blockbuster?

Deadlight: this Summer’s downloadable blockbuster?

At this point it’s hard to tell just what’ll be this year’s Shadow Complex or Limbo: an XBLA title that breezes in one summer, and summarily conquers all before it. Microsoft, however, seem to think they’ve found it in Deadlight.

Under construction by a Spanish gang called Tequila Works (guys, tequila NEVER works) it’s a cinematic puzzle platformer in a post-apocalyptic world.

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