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Posts tagged "XBLIG"

Game of the week! Qrth-Phyl

Game of the week! Qrth-Phyl
Okay, so Game of the Week isn't actually a regular thing, but I thought I needed to fire it up today because Qrth-Phyl is out.

Qrth-Phyl? What's that?

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Super Amazing Wagon Adventure: the interview!

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure: the interview!

Here we are, talking to the creator of Super Amazing Wagon Adventure about humorous deaths, educational software and doing random stuff to surprise gamers. He also references Spelunky, which has become somewhat mandatory on this site of late!

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Super Amazing Wagon Adventure: totally retro, totally now

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure: totally retro, totally now

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure doesn't just LOOK like an eighties game, it captures all the irreverant fun and creativity of the era – and that's what all retro titles should aspire to. In fact, that's what all games should aspire to. And here's why.

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qrth-phyl: ys pls.

qrth-phyl: ys pls.
Hey, come to Rezzed this weekend, okay? And when you do, go and see qrth-phyl by Hermitgames, right? And bring us back a stick of rock and a balloon, and maybe some biscuits, hmm? And get a haircut. Jesus.

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What You Playing… hermitgames?

What You Playing... hermitgames?
Matt James, the man behind hermitgames, has already made what I think is the best XBLIG title of all time with Leave Home (It’s also available on PC.) Soon, he’ll be back with the intriguing 3D Snake-alike – although the correct term is probably Blockade-alike – QRTH-PHYL. While we wait for that, I thought we could find out what he’s been playing on his smartphone. And he’s been playing quite a lot.

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XBLIG: The view from the coalface

XBLIG: The view from the coalface
What with XBLIG briefly coming up for air on the surface tiers of the US 360 dashboard and Size Five's Dan Marshall being affably caustic about the much maligned Microsoft Indie channel in our own parish last week, Hookshot Inc thought it a good moment to chat with a developer using the service.

Is the Xbox Live Indie Game channel truly the wasteland it's painted to be?

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Wizorb: It’s been available on PC, Mac for quite a while

Wizorb: It's been available on PC, Mac for quite a while

Is there a name for news when it's not that, well, new? Whatever it's called, I have some of it for you: Wizorb, by Tribute Games, is now available on PC, Mac and Linux.

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