In recent years, breaking the fourth wall and the concept of “meta” has become pretty popular. So naturally, it was only a matter of time until a game that was about making a game that was left in development hell and forced you to finish it from the inside out eventually graced our hardened gaming hearts – is there a more convoluted way to say that? So, how exactly does a game like that play out? Well, think of an environment that isn’t completely finished – textures aren’t applied, dead ends, seemingly pointless areas, developer logs noting the issues of certain parts of the game… it’s all in there. And to go along with it, you’ll be faced with the humans that are creating the game, who are viewed as gods. Think Users from Tron. Of course, if there are Users, there must be Programs… Read More »
If you loved the DLC that was available in Mirror’s Edge that tasked you with getting through floating obstacles as fast as possible, chances are Welkin Road is right up your alley. The main difference is that you’ll be equipped with a grappling hook in this. Are you up to the challenge? It launches as an Early Access title April 13, 2016.
Great news for those of you that love Tribute Games – they just announced their newest game! It’s titled Flinthook, and while not a lot is shown, you can make assumptions. With all the potential hook placements, I’d like to think that there will be some pretty difficult platforming later on in the game that requires precise hookshotting skills to progress (if not just secret areas). Beyond that, there are four tubes around the room, which would lead me to believe it may be a Metroidvania type game, which we could always use more of in the industry. Also, in addition to the platforming, the character has access to the pew pews, so that lends itself to the previous idea. With Tribute’s track record, this is a game you should be watching.
Rocksteady’s Batman series may have come to an end, but it was inevitable that the hero would be brought back to life by another developer. While it has only been announced at this point, you can look forward to more info on March 18th at SXSW. Greg Miller of Kinda Funny will be interviewing the team to find out more about the new episodic game.
The season premiere of the new Hitman is a week away, but if you have PS Plus, you can play the game right now! Well, the prologue at least. It takes place twenty years prior to the Showstopper mission in Paris, and actually gives players a look at 47’s introduction to the ICA. This prologue includes two free-form hits to get you up to speed with the game’s mechanics. The beta closes at 8am March 7th, PST. So make sure you play it this weekend if you were wondering how the game would be!