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Radio The Universe gets new video, now on track for late 2016 release

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Radio the Universe

I forget about Radio the Universe every time it goes dark, but then another video emerges to make me excited again. Back in December 2012 (opens in new tab), the top-down, gloomy, gorgeous RPG hit Kickstarter (opens in new tab), and since then there have only been sporadic updates (opens in new tab) to reassure people that it's still alive. It is still alive, and here is another sporadic update showing off a boss battle:

It's interesting seeing the game in a post-Hyper Light Drifter world. I'm enjoying Drifter—which was announced the year after Radio the Universe, by the way—but I was hoping for something a little more...revelatory, and the similarly mysterious, and glitchy-aesthetic-having, RtU will hopefully fit the bill.

There have been a few Kickstarter updates (opens in new tab) since I last checked, if you'd like to browse through, and the game is now on track for a "late 2016" release. Here's the original Kickstarter trailer, if you've forgotten what it was all about:

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.