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A small cardboard box can be a destructive weapon in the right hands, especially when those hands are wrapped around an Interdimensional Shift Device. Quantum Conundrum is a first person puzzler from Portal creator, Kim Swift, in which you must use the ISD's reality-borking abilities to flip impossible switches, navigate deadly traps, and ultimately escape from the mad laboratory of your uncle, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. After an hour spent battling through an impossibly massive mansion packed full of searing lasers, traps and conveyor belts, breaking things with these flimsy boxes was still the most satisfying use of the ISD. A thug's approach to dealing with an obstructive pane of glass would involve throwing a nearby trolley at it, but the ISD allows for a much classier brand of vandalism. In Quantum Conundrum, you pick up a nearby piece of debris, chuck it at the pane and flip to the "heavy" dimension, mid-flight.
Released today by indie developer Widdershins, a group of ambitious (and probably exhausted) DigiPen students, Perspective is a free game which joins 2D platforming with 3D first-person movements to puzzle us with shifts of its titular concept.
A little boy is standing next to a street sign looking dejected. The source of his sadness is obvious: the sign shows an archway leading to a lush garden, but the wall next to the boy is blank. I'm playing Gorogoa, an illustration puzzler (sound the new-genre klaxon!) built around seeing connections between different pieces of Jason Roberts’ beautifully drawn game world. When I click on the sign, it expands to fill one of four game tiles. You can now separate the sign from the archway and drag it onto a blank tile. Zooming out from the now-empty sign you’re back with the dejected boy. You drop the archway onto the plain wall and he perks up, scampering through into the garden.
There have been quite a few Swedish games in the last few years, from the arty Blueberry Garden to the... The Ball. With the Swedish Indie Pack, you can get 10 games just £10.99 - a saving of £49.41. And now to get through the full list without making a single cheap pop-culture reference. This is going to be quite a challenge, isn't it?
Ah, Spring appears to be upon us. But far from scurrying around outside, lapping up the sun's rays and trying to delude myself that it's warm enough to just wear a t-shirt, I've spent a portion of the month playing all the latest free games on the PC scene. And this month, a trend seems to have developed for unusually complex browser games. The Unity engine: we do love you. Read on for this month's picks!
NORMAL DIMENSION: Yet to try this reality bending puzzler from one of Portal's creators? Now you can, with this new demo on Steam. Now available in all known dimensions. But not on Origin. FLUFFY DIMENSION: OMG EVERYTHING IS AMAZING! LIKE, YOU PRESS BUTTONS AND STUFF HAPPENS, AND SOMETIMES YOU THROW SAFES AT LASERS, AND THEY SORTA MELT, BUT IT'S OKAY, BECAUSE YOU GET AS MANY OF THEM AS YOU NEED AND SO YAY!
Kim Swift, designer of Portal and Left 4 Dead, was just not cut out for working at the swiftly-growing Valve, she explained to Gamasutra last week. The increasing team sizes and tightening deadlines clashed with her preference for a democratic design process that lets everyone "have a say in what they work on" and for small teams with a "fun, almost family-like atmosphere." The more relaxed atmosphere of her sixteen-person team at Square Enix's Airtight Games is letting Swift and her team find the fun in their upcoming physics platformer Quantum Conundrum.
If you're eagerly awaiting Act II of the magically real Kentucky Route Zero, then you're going to want to download Limits & Demonstrations, a strange, small, free interactive installation described on the website as a "retrospective exhibition of work by pioneering installation artist Lula Chamberlain, [comprising] a diagonal slice through time, space and form." As with sandwiches, it seems diagonal slicing is the done thing when it comes to carving up dimensions.
It's tempting to fear the worst for BioShock Infinite, with more and more Irrational Games staff members jumping ship each time we check in on it, but thankfully there are enough of them left to have concocted this exciting new trailer, which shows off tons of skyhooking, crow-spouting, flaming hands action, set to a soulful, and surprisingly wub-free song. Despite the departures, the game is still on track for its February 26th release, though the trailer neglects to state which dimensions it will be released in. We've contacted regular, evil and mecha Ken Levines for clarification.
Say what you will about Portal 2 - unless it's some nonsense about it being five minutes long - but it sure could have used a few more elder gods knocking about the place. As developers of the similarly Cthulhu-themed Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Frogwares (now 3 AM Games) have some experience in this area, and they're putting it to use in a first-person puzzle game that bears more than a passing resemblance to the likes of Portal and Q.U.B.E. In Magrunner: Dark Pulse you're solving puzzles with the aid of a special glove what channels magnetism - however, in addition to beating brainteasers you'll be using it to battle ancient cosmic horrors as well. Now that's what I call multi-purpose. Catch the non-Euclidean trailer after the break.
I'm a glutton for interactive horror. From the original Diablo to the landmark Amnesia: The Dark Descent, some of my favorite games of all time have been those that have well and truly terrified me. Not just cheap jump scares, either—I'm talking about the games that made me want to hide in a corner and refuse to progress any further. Thus do I often find myself trolling the shadowed depths of the Internet in search of unsettling gaming experiences. Recently, I came across Dream of the Blood Moon, an Unreal-based indie horror quickie made by one guy, inspired by the likes of Slender (currently the king of my "Snooze" list.)
In a platform game, the screen is usually divided between solid land and empty space. The empty space is the fun bit – you can jump around in it, fight enemies, solve puzzles. Usually nothing very interesting happens inside the solid ground bit beneath your feet. In Ibb and Obb, the solid ground becomes the empty space for another platformer, one that takes place upside-down. Portals in the ‘ground’ let you jump into that inverted world, and walk on the underside of the same floor you were walking on top of just a second ago. There are no blocks of solid ground anywhere, just a thin barrier between these two worlds.
Hidden object games test important life skills, like the ability to pick out that elusive bottle of ketchup in a well stocked fridge. They're a testament to the human ability to spectacularly fail to see things that are clearly right there in front of us, even when our girlfriends are literally pointing at them and saying "it's RIGHT THERE." Even on a 2D plane, seeing objects when other objects are nearby can be tough. Bad news. The challenge of finding things in piles of other things is about to get harder. Elementary my Dear Majesty is adding the Z(omg)-axis to the equation, claiming to become "the first 3D hidden object adventure game for PC."
Ever wanted to play a game called PISS? That's just one of the five games you get in the first volume of Summerbatch - a collection of quirky, indie adventures, made available under the pay-what-you-want system. All proceeds are split between the developers, with £50 going to the SpecialEffect charity for every £500 raised. But what games do you get for your money? An odd selection indeed...
This week is all about creation, destruction, poking around in nightmares and taking on terrifying monsters of the sea. Build a world of blocks (then smash it up) in the beautiful Bokida, hunt the great sea-land-whale in the tense From Hell's Heart, and make use of your dead, blocky body in the clever Transcube. That and more gratis goodness awaits in The Best Free Games of the Week. Enjoy!
This week's edition of Friday is brought to you by the letter D, which here stands for Dimensions, and lots of them. Read on for 3D ghosts, a sad tale of self-destruction, polymorphic dungeon-crawling, counter-terrorism, and a game that takes place in two simultaneous worlds. Click 'Read and comment' to be taken to the shadow reality that lurks beneath this one, which is the only place such games are allowed to exist.
It's Friday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of webgames, this time's batch consisting of an interdimensional platformer, a game about depression, a game about depressing the Spacebar and watching as the seasons change around you, a 2.5D take on classic Metal Gear Solid, and of course a very messy alien gore game. Combined, these amount to just one of your five-a-day, so you may also want to drink some OJ or something. Enjoy!
I'm a rogue, but I'm not sneaking and I'm certainly not playing with silly daggers. I'm staring straight into the eyes of a group of Storm Legion fanatics heading my direction and all I can do is smile. One push of a button sets my new torrent into action, throwing out a flamethrower-like cone of scalding destruction. Rift's Storm Legion expansion is a gigantic addition to arguably the most frequently updated MMO of its time and, like the foolish pile of dead before me, things are looking well-done.
Have you completed Skyrim yet? Ha! Still, if you fancy a bit of a break, there are a couple of older Elder Scrolls games to revisit for absolutely no coins at all. If that doesn't float your boat, then how about high-speed racing, collapsing environments, and small blob-creatures that enjoy dismembering themselves? You can have them all in this week's best free PC games...