Activate the Three Artefacts and then Leave

, , , on November 17, 2010

Activate the Three Artefacts and then Leave | increpare games
How long can you play this before going insane? The game is essentially a 3D labyrinth.
I managed to find all three artefacts but I couldn’t get out after some time, and stopped. The game is a bit wonky in that sometimes it is hard to extract the zip, sometimes it is hard to get running, and sometimes the graphical settings need to be changed to get it to work properly. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.


, , , on October 22, 2010

Definitely view this in HD. I don’t think the gameplay will be too fun, but the style is fantastic. The developer said he started by looking at “abstract art from the first half of the 20th century”; Kandinsky, Mondriaan, Rietveld, van Dongen (not mentioned, but sort of similar, Miró). A 3D version would be perfect.
The game is supposed to come out before the end of the year and its website has an “old beta” available for download.
[Proun via Indie Games]

Alice: Madness Returns — Teaser 2

, , on September 15, 2010

I played the first one a bit ago. It came out in 2000 and the graphics and story were all fine. The gameplay was pretty repetitive, though. I like their dark take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and am looking forward to playing the sequel/continuation.
YouTube – Alice: Madness Returns — Teaser 2.

The Sacrifice

the sacrifice
The comic is part of Valve’s experiment to release different forms of media based on their games and see how people like them. The Sacrifice will connect the story at the end of Left 4 Dead to “The Passing”, DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 in which the characters of each game meet up with one another. This is Part 1 of the comic, with a new part being released every week until October 5th, when a playable version of “The Sacrifice” will be released as DLC for both the Left 4 Dead games.
The comic is a quick read and relies a lot upon the clear-cut characterization of each ingame character. Nothing too in depth or complex, but I still look forward to taking fifteen minutes a week to read each new issue. My opinion is that like any cross media canon, even if it is created by the same developers, something of the original medium is lost when the story and characters are expanded. In this case I welcome the high quality of the content, but the original loose plot of Left 4 Dead is sort of a story in itself. It was meant to be a parody, and just adding on more typical zombie apocalypse content is not necessarily that interesting to me.
Edit: Darn Valve and proving me very wrong! I just read part 2 and the story is really picking up and had me both sad and happy at various points. While reading I was thinking, man, it would be cool to play that. Then I remembered that will soon be possible. Looking forward to part 3.
The Sacrifice.

How It’s Done: MangyCarface

, , on September 8, 2010
via How It’s Done: MangyCarface.

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