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Electron Dance Highlights

11Mar/193

Side by Side: BOTOLO

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the last of three bonus episodes.

Joel Goodwin and his son Kai fight over possession of a ball in the abstract sports game BOTOLO (Steam, itch.io). This is a brilliant game with solid feel and a crisp yet slightly organic style - even if I do keep thinking I'm the ball all the time. This is as much about a battle of wits, of feigning action and inaction, of knowing how your opponent plays.

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14Feb/190

Side by Side: BFF or Die

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the second of three bonus episodes.

Joel Goodwin and his son Kai wander through ancient Egyptian tombs facing the odd mummy or two in BFF or Die (Steam, itch.io), a co-op action game for 2-4 players from ASA Studio. will they be able to grab all the orbees and do a high five?

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7Feb/190

Side by Side: DERU

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the first of three bonus episodes.

Okay, so there wasn't enough co-op in the fourth series. Let's fix that. How about an abstract puzzler which needs some deft work on the controller?

Joel Goodwin and the new recruit to the Side by Side team, Kai Goodwin, are pleased to present the luscious DERU: The Art of Cooperation (Steam, Switch, itch.io with Linux and Mac builds) from INK KIT Studios.

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24Dec/180

Twilight’s Last Gaming 2018/3: Dissembler

I don't do Game of the Year, but I can do the games I enjoyed the most this year. This is the third of three.

Dissembler (Ian MacLarty, 2018) and I were inseparable for months.

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23Dec/182

Twilight’s Last Gaming 2018/2: Subnautica

I don't do Game of the Year, but I can do the games I enjoyed the most this year. This is the second of three.

In Miasmata (IonFX, 2012) your primary adversary is the landscape. It is easy to become lost unless you approach the world with care. Nothing else has quite scratched that same itch but Subnautica (Unknown Worlds, 2018) came close. The underwater world of Subnautica is beguiling yet terrifying. Open yet inaccessible.

If the exploration component was packaged in a crate it would bear the legend: "Handle With Care".

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22Dec/184

Twilight’s Last Gaming 2018/1: Cultist Simulator

I don't do Game of the Year, but I can do the games I enjoyed the most this year. This is the first of three.

I had a peculiar relationship with card game Cultist Simulator (Weather Factory, 2018). It was a bit... S&M.

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22Oct/180

Side by Side: Witchball

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is final episode of the fourth series.

Here it is, our top pick of the entire series. A game that is complex, tense. It looks and sounds unearthly. Lap your opponent. Catch the ball. Spike the ball. Win the race.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly are pleased to present the amazing Witchball (Steam, itch.io) from Stephen Lawrence Clark.

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8Oct/180

Side by Side: Chronobot

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the fourth series, episode 10 of 11.

Chronobot is a game prototype that was abandoned years ago, so we don't expect to ever see a full release. Still, the prototype is definitely worth a spin. Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly send in the robots, wind back time, send in the robots, wind back time, send in the robots... and it's never clear who is going to win the battle until the final moments!

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24Sep/189

Side by Side: Birdsketball

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the fourth series, episode 9 of 11.

We reckon this is probably the most entertaining game of the series for spectators - and probably our second favourite game of the entire series, our favourite being rolled out in the final episode. Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly shoot some hoops, score some goals and flap those little wings in Birdsketball from Waynetron.

Very reminiscent of Pong, Birdsketball is crisp and handles wonderfully. Oh my God. So. Much. Fun. You have got to watch this.

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18Sep/180

Side by Side: Nuclear Reaction

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the fourth series, episode 8 of 11.

It's a one-button game! Well, technically it's a one-button-per-player game. Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly try to achieve victory in nuclear war by any means necessary in the ridiculously amusing Nuclear Reaction from Sven Ahlgrimm.

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