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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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17Sep/183

Black Hole Heart

I went into the mobile title Holedown (grapefrukt, 2018) blind, having only heard a constant stream of praise and excitement for it from game dev Twitter. I’m not usually one for the herd so I kept my distance from it until last week, needing something new to fondle during my commute.

Holedown turned out to be the latest spin on Breakout (Atari, 1976) or what is more commonly referred to as a “brick-breaker” these days as I guess Breakout is totes old and some variations like Peggle (PopCap, 2007) maintain only a tenuous link to Breakout. The last Breakout game I really loved was Shatter (Sidhe Interactive, 2009) although I should admit I got a little buzz, more recently, out of Peggle.

Holedown, though, had me by the throat and wouldn’t let go.

Well, for three days, at least.

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10Sep/182

Side by Side: Hacktag

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the fourth series, episode 7 of 11.

In the local multiplayer space, co-op does not get as much love as competitive games and we struggled to get co-op on this season's roster. We hoped to include a few other co-op titles like Catastronauts and Deru, but they didn't have builds available ready for filming so enjoy the only co-op episode of the season:  the co-op stealth/hacking game Hacktag from Piece of Cake Studios.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly hack their way through offices and try, desperately, not to get caught while they do it. A tense game which can transform into panic at any moment.

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3Sep/180

Side by Side: Totemori

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the fourth series, episode 6 of 11.

We're back in the fast action territory this week with Totemori from Mate Cziner! Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly build towers only to get them knocked down - or stolen. Chaos reigns, rocks fall from the sky and points are scored. Take a look!

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