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Posts tagged "mac"

Cor! It’s Legends of Yore

Cor! It's Legends of Yore
Legends of Yore is a lovely roguelike that you should really be playing on your PC, Mac or smartphone.

We're a bit late to it, actually, so you probably are playing it already.

Damn.

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Have you bought Sought?

Have you bought Sought?
Hello. It's a lovely sunny day, so why not close all the curtains, shut all the windows, and spend your time indoors playing a nice spooky videogame? Why not play Sought, in fact, a wonderful piece of mazey nastiness from Twofold Secret?

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Raising the steaks – it’s Table For One!

Raising the steaks - it's Table For One!
You live in your mouth. Martin Amis said that, and anyone who enjoys regular mouth ulcers will know just how right he was. If you don't have ulcers but you still want an insight into what he's on about, how about playing Table For One?

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Upgrade Soul – the graphic novel with a game engine

Upgrade Soul – the graphic novel with a game engine


As the Kindle phenomenon gathers pace (it’s still gathering pace, right?), and the idea of interactive novels hits the mainstream courtesy of Sony’s freshly announced Wonderbook, the idea of engaging with fiction through the screen is becoming ever more acceptable. I’ve seen some lovely iOS examples of interactive fiction – the Headspin Storybook, Flip, Alice: Madness Returns – but they’re often extremely short and more interested in touchscreen tricks than story content.

Upgrade Soul is different. Written by illustrator Ezra Claytan Daniels and developed by media artist Erik Loyer, it follows an elderly couple who volunteer...

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Tonematrix: It’s the best soundtoy ever!

Tonematrix: It's the best soundtoy ever!
Okay, I'll admit up front that this post is basically for my own benefit. Every so often, I get an itch to play around with Tonematrix, but I always forget what it's called, and then I end up spending a few hours googling stuff like "soundtoy grid" and "music thing with boxes." Now it's up here, I won't have to!

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Swords & Soldiers adds sausages, fests

Swords & Soldiers adds sausages, fests
Man, when do Ronimo get to sleep these days? Do they take it in shifts? Have they weened themselves off the habit entirely? Do they administer little electrical shocks to themselves every thirty seconds like Moscow Metro drivers? Hopefully not. Anyway, alongside work on Awesomenauts, they've also released DLC for Swords & Soldiers. Rad.

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Hot Shot: Hockey?

Hot Shot: Hockey?
Hockey? delivers the sport of Wayne Gretsky - and kings, probably - in all its slippery, face-planting awkwardness. The game, which I'm compelled to admit I read about in this month's issue of PC Gamer, has swiftly reached the point where it's pretty much my favourite sports title of all time, in fact. Not that it was a long list, mind.

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Hot Shot: Fail-Deadly

Hot Shot: Fail-Deadly
I've been playing Fail-Deadly on and off for months, but since its the work of Josh Sutphin, and he's the lead designer of Starhawk, today seemed like a good day to talk about it again.

Read on for mushroom clouds

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Minecraft Leg

Minecraft Leg
Yeah, we're all playing Minecraft at the moment. But which one of us is hardcore enough to actually injure themselves while playing Minecraft, eh?

It's Chris.

Read on to discover why he's like a grossly over-evolved duck.

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Lume and the joy of handcrafting

Lume and the joy of handcrafting

Four years ago, Media Molecule made an enormous impression on PlayStation gamers by showing them that state-of-the-art visuals didn't have to mean high dynamic range lighting and complex shader effects – it could mean something much more personal and artistic.

The latest studio to explore this concept is State of Play, most recently through its gorgeous puzzler, Lume. Here's how the team actually built the set their game is based in.

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Help Kickstart Chuck’s Challenge 3D

Help Kickstart Chuck's Challenge 3D
Remember Chip's Challenge? Niffler does, because it's already made an iOS sequel sort of thing called Chuck's Challenge. Now it's remaking Chuck's Challenge in 3D, and needs your help - via Kickstarter - to get it finished.

More after the jump.

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Bumpy Road on Mac – it just works!

Bumpy Road on Mac - it just works!
Morning! Nice simple bit of news to start a new week off just right: Bumpy Road has made the leap from iOS to Mac, and it's now available at the App Store. You know, the grown-up App Store for those Apple computers that come with keyboards and everything.

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