Tim and Nick of Earthwork Games join us in studio for a chat about their upcoming game Forts. Forts is a real-time physics-based strategy game of construction and destruction, in which players fight over the last of earth’s natural resources. Lee reviews The Swindle, a steampunk heist roguelike.
The two equally powerful forces of LEGO and dinosaurs collide to form LEGO Jurassic World. Jody and Razor provide their impressions of the game, which includes all four Jurassic Park films. Regency Solitaire offers a twist on the classic card game, with a historic London setting and a romantic storyline.
Aired 15 July 2015
One of the most refreshingly different games of the year, “Her Story” has you trawling through the police interview archives, following clues to discover the secrets of a long dormant police investigation.
Fallout Shelter is a free to play mobile game where you must micromanage a fallout shelter after a nuclear holocaust. Hear about how the sadistic Candi Payne handles life/death decisions while ruthlessly managing her fallout shelter.
In studio: Lee, Jody Macgregor, Candi Payne, Razor and Alanah Pearce.
The dark knight returns for one last romp around Gotham City in Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4/XB1/PC). Alanah Pearce returns from self-imposed exile to help Lee and Razor review the concluding chapter of Rocksteady’s “Arkham” series. Jody reviews BiT Evolution , a retro 2D platformer that pays homage to the evolution of video games.
In studio: Jody Macgregor, Lee May & Razor.
The team discuss the game reveals and announcements from E3 2015, held in Los Angeles California 16-18 June 2015 – including news about Fallout 4, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last Guardian and more. Jody and Lee review You Must Build A Boat (PC/mobile)
Aired 17 June 2015.
You know those visualisation things you get with music software like Windows Media Player? The ones that accompany whatever song is playing with geometric patterns, rising and falling and changing colour in time with the music, sort of like what 1990s movies thought cyberspace looked like? Audiosurf takes that idea and makes a video game out of it. Feed it an mp3 (or, new in this sequel, a stream from SoundCloud) and its algorithm analyses the music’s tempo and beat and changes in intensity and then maps them to a rising and falling rollercoaster/racecourse hybrid, which you fly across in a spaceship.
Still with me? Good, because there’s more. While the speed you travel is entirely at the mercy of the BPM you can flit left and right across three lanes on that track to hit certain blocks while dodging others, collecting them in a grid beneath you and earning points. Audiosurf is two games in one – both a score-attack game of reflexes and careful choices about which blocks to grab, and a transformative experience that can turn your favourite music into a physical space and then pull you across it.
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