You can also buy the Gunpoint Exclusive Edition to get access to the alpha, but you probably don't want to do that.
Heat Signature looked promising, albeit barebones, when this lengthy gameplay demonstration released last month, but now Tom Francis (Gunpoint, former PC Gamer scholar) has recruited two composers and an artist to flesh out the space stealth game. Compare the image above with the video here and you'll basically see magic happening.
Tom Francis—maker of Gunpoint and former wordsman for PC Gamer—is currently working on a game of galactic spacedickery entitled Heat Signature. We've already seen a bit of it here, but that was months ago—I want to see 11 minutes and 21 seconds of how the game is looking now. In a remarkable twist of fate, Francis has uploaded a video of equivalent length here, together with the news that he's
In May 2013, Tom Francis opened preorders for his 2D stealth hacking game Gunpoint. By the time Gunpoint actually went on sale, a week later, Francis had already made enough money to quit his job at PC Gamer and focus on game development full-time. But for many people, the biggest surprise came not from the game's amazing performance three days after release, but rather the way it was made—that
Turns out the Steam Summer Sale isn't the only reason your wallet will be empty by the end of the month. Games Done Quick is a charity drive raising money for Doctors Without Borders via the reliably entertaining medium of the speedrun. Its Summer Games Done Quick schedule is running most of this week, and to celebrate the organisation has teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer up to ten games for
Gunpoint is a 2D stealth puzzle game in which you rewire the electronics and security systems of various buildings in order to break in and steal stuff. It came out last summer and we didn't review it, because as it turns out the game's developer, Tom Francis, was a long-time writer for PC Gamer, which led to all sorts of very obvious concerns about bias and conflict of interest. But while we
As someone prone to procrastination, game jams remain an inherently impressive undertaking. Given 48-hours to create something from scratch, I'm far more likely to emerge with nothing but strong feelings on a trending Twitter topic. Five hopefully more dedicated teams are about to squeeze an entire game out of a two-day period as part of Devolver Digital's Super Game Jam. The documentary series
Former PC Gamer editor Tom Francis' Gunpoint was lavished with praise last year, so it's only fair that we eagerly anticipate and dissect every bit of new information about his upcoming projects. A video he uploaded to YouTube today of Heat Signature, "a stealth space game about temperature," looks early, but promising.
Bundles are so 2012. Okay, they're still pretty 2013 too, and the Humble Bundle organisers are planning to run both them and the Weekly Sale offers in future. Now, though, they've expanded their Humble enterprise to include a permanent store front, from which you can buy a selection of indie and indie-ish games. To celebrate the store's launch, they're running a sale that knocks 50-75% off the
Former PC Gamer section editor Tom Francis has taken a break from his new job - playing Spelunky - to provide some new opportunities for existing and potential players of his own game, Gunpoint. Not least of these is a Steam Midweek Madness sale, which makes it half-price as of right now. Also available are DLC upgrades, giving buyers of the Standard edition a chance to get the bonus-laden
You can't play games all the time. Eventually your hands will degrade into coarse lumpy bone sacks, unable to perform rocket-jumps or micro small army men. At some point, you're going to need a rest. Luckily, in the downtime, you can still think about games, and listen to the music from games, and create plasticine dioramas of your favourite moments in games. I mean, I guess you could do
The PAX 10, a select group of outstanding indie games featured each year at PAX Prime in Seattle, has been announced. Among the list are some recent stand-outs like Gunpoint and Rogue Legacy, but also some lesser-known upcomers like Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and chemistry-puzzler Sokobond.
As you may have heard, veteran PC Gamer writer Tom Francis has made a game, called Gunpoint. In fact, you can see Chris and Tom playing through a few levels in the Gunpoint commentary video we put up earlier. The game launched less than ten days ago, and has done really rather well, so Tom has decided to leave PC Gamer and pursue a career as an indie developer full-time! We wish him all the
As mentioned on the most recent episode of the UK podcast, last week Tom and I sat down and played his game, Gunpoint, while chatting about the ideas behind it. It wasn't my intention to fail at Tom's game quite so badly, but it's hard to talk and rewire levels at the same time and also shut up. You can watch the full half hour of trivia, failure, and the odd bit of surprising competence
Chris, Tom Francis and a briefly-resurrected Marsh discuss Batman, Gunpoint-man, The Swapper, E3 and much more - most of which is relevant to PC games! Some of it isn't.
Gunpoint, the 2D stealth-puzzle game about rewiring electronics and falling from great heights, has been released and is now available from Steam and the Humble Store. To mark the occasion, game designer and PC Gamer section editor Tom Francis has released a trailer that explains what the game is about. (Hint: rewiring electronics and falling from great heights). Watch the trailer below, and
Gunpoint developer, PC Gamer section editor and PR mastermind Tom Francis filled the long weekend with the most professionally executed marketing campaign ever seen. On Saturday we got the 2D stealth/hacking puzzler's release date’s release date’s release date, pointing to the next day's release date’s release date, which in turn led to yesterday's announcement of the release date. It was like
At this very moment, I'm sat at the temporarily abandoned desk of Gunpoint creator/on-sabbatical PC Gamer section editor Tom Francis. Let's root around through his no-doubt highly encrypted folders to see if we can find any new info about his game. Hmm, here's one called "TOP SECRET GUNPOINT SECRETS - DO NOT OPEN". I wonder what happens if we open it? Ooh, two files: one a video marked "New
Minecon wasn’t only about Minecraft. Mojang were good enough to invite along the bright lights of the indie dev scene to give a series of inspiring, funny lectures, describing how they got into the business and what they’ve learnt along the way. Taking to the stage in chronological order: Hello Games, purveyors of deceptively chirpy stunt-biking game Joe Danger; C418, Minecraft’s maestro of