The best in indie gaming trailers

These days I was watching movie trailers for released and upcoming films, when a realization dawned on me – well, I’d actually been building up to this realization with each watched trailer in the past few years: they’re all the same. I’m not saying that the indie movie about a dying girl will have the Inception horn, of course, but if it’s an action movie then yes, you can expect Hans Zimmer to crop up, no exceptions, alongside the sweeping camera takes of a city, a mysterious line read by an important character, fading to black, the building up of silence only to be shattered by a loud noise – it’s all there, and much more too. How fortunate for me that I’m curating a list of my favorite indie gaming trailers, then, much less ordinary and dull than whatever’s the trend in movies.  Continue reading “The best in indie gaming trailers”

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Our weekend in games

I think it’s safe to say that none of us will be doing anything as interesting as playing elephant polo, but it’s the trying that counts. Right? Right. Here’s what our dear contributors are playing this lovely weekend. Continue reading “Our weekend in games”

Have you heard of A House of Many Doors?

There are times when I see myself as a sort of pamphleteer, looking at something I enjoy or find interesting and thinking to myself ‘Huh, more people should know of this’. Such is the case with books, TV shows and, evidently, games. I talked of A House of Many Doors back when it was being kickstarted, and since then – with both the kickstarter funds and Failbetter’s Fundbetter initative – it has come a long way. Have you heard of it? Continue reading “Have you heard of A House of Many Doors?”

Is a train with no tracks still a train? A House of Many Doors triple-funded on KS

A House of Many Doors [Kickstarter Page] has just successfully concluded its campaign, garnering more than triple its asking price – do you know what that means? We’ll find out the answer to the century-old question “What sound do legged trains make?”[1]. It’s an exploration, narrative-driven game inspired by Failbetter’s own entries into the genre, Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Continue reading “Is a train with no tracks still a train? A House of Many Doors triple-funded on KS”

Parasite dimension being kickstarted

Fortunately we’re talking about a parasite dimension inside a game, and the only thing it’ll probably leech from you is your time. A House of Many Doors is a 2D exploration game inspired by the likes of Sunless Sea, FTL, Planescape: Torment and Lovecraft – regardless of how the game turns out, at least the developer is tapping into the correct sources of inspiration. Continue reading “Parasite dimension being kickstarted”