Other cancelled projects include RPG, which was likened to The Elder Scrolls; a Minecraft-esque voxel game called A.R.T.I., SimTrek, which was in development by Kerbal Space Program developers (in 2017 Valve quietly hired some of the people who worked on Kerbal Space Program); a Half-Life VR game set on the time-travelling Aperture Science boat Borealis from Half-Life 2; and a mystery Left 4 Dead game purposely codenamed Hot Dog so eagle-eyed fans on the internet wouldn't know it was a Left 4 Dead game. … [Read more...] about Valve cancelled a lot of games over the last 10 years, including Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3
Evan Lahti: Tribes' desolate tundra may have sold me on the openness of its environments. In 1998, after playing Quake 2 and Doom and other shooters set mostly inside bases and ceilinged facilities for years, Tribes' box conveyed a multiplayer FPS where you could really feel the wind in your face as you jetpacked over hilltops or hopped into flying vehicles that could seat multiple players. I'd never seen anything like it. In practice, Tribes' intricate bases were a pretty big part of the experience too, but two decades later its box art stands out as one that's honest and representative of its open-air dueling. … [Read more...] about Have you ever bought a game just because of its cover art?
While there’s a loose mapping to the actual Eugene location. I go to Dragon Meadow – a hub of sorts, where “rooms” can be visited by clicking on paintings nailed to a small approximation of Stonehenge. Behind that is a backpack drop, watched over by a dancing cut-out while a “Gumby for President” sticker lurks in the corner. I press the space bar to summer a giant cry-laughter emoji, which lurks in my field of vision for an uncomfortably long time. … [Read more...] about I woke up too early to enjoy the Oregon County Fair In The Clouds
But Quest feels like it goes a step further, as though in shaking off the weight of rules and complications, it's able to exist more naturally there, in the mind. Its abilities aren't based on calculations but what ifs, like they originate in the same unhindered place a child pulls ideas from. You know, it's a pity I can't see a way for abilities like these to work in video games, these worlds of numbers and calculation, because if they could, I wonder how liberating they would be. … [Read more...] about Excited and enchanted by new RPG Quest
We definitely know DD have Shadow Warrior 3 coming on stream, and I’d expect to hear more about upcoming games like Serious Sam 4, Carrion, and Disc Room. In terms of unannounced games… I really don’t know. That’s quite nice. A lot of publishers’ E3 (and notE3) streams are games you broadly knew were coming but Devolver often have new games I don’t know from developers I already like. They’ve got a good eye and a strong voice as a small publisher, I’m saying. I like ’em. … [Read more...] about Watch Devolver Digital’s notE3 stream here today