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Let’s Get Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain’s Tabletop Re-Imagining Kickstarted

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If you travelled back to 1982 to tell Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone that The Warlock of Firetop Mountain would be re-imagined as a digital tabletop experience in 2015, they'd likely think you completely mad, and rightfully so! Yet that's exactly what's happening to the Fighting Fantasy classic, courtesy of gamebook veterans, Tin Man Games. So... very... groovy.
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Close Your Eyes In Pulse to Let Sound Guide You Through Its Forbidden Paths

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The world around Eva, our protagonist, is falling apart. Troublesome to say the least. On top of that, Eva is without the gift of sight - or rather, she is unable to see, yet she actually can. Confused? Alright, well, she is blind, yet courtesy of a unique ability, her surroundings become somewhat visible through... sound. Peculiar? Quite, but there's little time to speculate, as the world is - yet again - in need of saving.
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Speculating Screenshots (24th October 2015)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Deathstate Lets You Travel Beyond the Mortal Realm in Search of… Bizarre Loot

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I don't know what it is with scientists. I mean, experimentation is fine and all, but in retrospect, professor Elinberg would likely have been better off never opening that void portal. That would also have limited your possibilities for a grand adventure in Deathstate. So perhaps it wasn't that bad? Yeah. Probably was. But let's discuss that once you've returned with something to show for time spent in that dangerous place, eh?
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Unleash the Carnage of Mighty Gun-toting Vikings in Gunnheim

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You'd think the Lord of Death could hold his liquor, but alas, that is not the case. As a result, hell has broken lose - quite literally - in Gunnheim. And... well, that's pretty much it for backstory! Do you really need a deep plot, when the game is all about blasting the crap out of everything, as a bulky, utterly insane, gun-toting viking? Didn't think so! Also, it's dangerous to go alone, so do bring a few friends along!
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IGF China 2015 Finalists at a Glance, Main and Student

While not as big in terms of scale as the main IGF competition, IGF China is still not to be underestimated, clocking in at more than 350 entries this time around. That's 350 independently created games from the Asia-Pacific area specifically. Quite a handful, and even though these 16 have made it to the finals, chances are there'll be at least a few you haven't heard of (yet). Which is just... groovy!
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Speculating Screenshots (17th October 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it's also a time during which they get to show off what they've been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Downwell Blends Black, White and Red as it Delves Deeply Towards… Treasure?

Treasure hunters come in many different shapes, sizes, races etc. - in fact, the lot is as varied as their destination of choice in search of undiscovered treasure. Few have done what the protagonist of Downwell is about to however, which is... well, he's going to jump down a well. No, really. Delving deep and greedily this fella is, going further and further down. A crazy endeavour, although one that just might pay off. Maybe.
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Sir, You Are Being Hunted’s Long Anticipated Multiplayer Update Has Arrived

In late 2012, Big Robot successfully kickstarted Sir, You Are Being Hunted, almost every last stretch goal reached. Then, almost a year later, the game saw the light of day - save for the promised multiplayer component. Being stalked (and often killed) by AI controlled tweed-wearing robots (wait, what?) can be fun, but no AI can match the wit of a human adversary. Fortunately the wait is over, as multiplayer is finally here, enabling friend and foe alike to hunt together, or... each other!
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Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion Gamebooks Warhammer 40,000 With Guts and Glory

Space Marines. For a bunch of bulky, heavily armored fellas, packing the most advanced weaponry available in the distant future, they sure do find themselves against the odds rather frequently. Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion is no exception, although it does feature a scenario among the most grim yet: your entire squad has been annihilated and you're trapped aboard a space hulk infested with all kinds of nasties. Fight through the pain and escape, or... die trying.
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Upcoming Unity 5.4 Marks the End of Web Player Support

I've covered Unity quite a bit over the past two years, and quite frankly, it's been nothing but good news. This time it's more of a mix of good and bad, really. Probably more good than bad, depending on how ya look at it. Anyway, while the end of Web Player is near, browser support for the Unity engine isn't going anywhere. It's just... changing. Evolving, one might say?
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Speculating Screenshots (10th October 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it's also a time during which they get to show off what they've been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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