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7Nov/190

Side by Side: SSMP

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the ninth episode of the fifth series.

This week, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly float around a very indie take on Spacewar! in SSMP - short for Shoot Shoot Mega Pack - by Actual Humans. While it offers a four basic competitive modes which involve a variety of shooting each other or crashing into things, SSMP lets players craft their own modes by selecting mechanics from the large set of ingredients. Simple, easy to pick up, short rounds. The perfect party game.

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31Oct/190

Side by Side: BADBLOOD

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the eighth episode of the fifth series.

This week, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly become their true selves, vicious killers in BADBLOOD, a deadly game of cat-and-also-cat by Winnie Song. A split-screen top-down affair, two players seek each other out in the tall grass but one side is rotated 90° which makes it a serious mental workout. It certainly has the looks - but how does it play in practice?

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24Oct/190

Side by Side: Inversus

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the seventh episode of the fifth series.

This week, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly face off in a black and white world with parkour -- wait, no, this isn’t Chambara. This is the arena shooter Inversus (Hypersect, 2016), touted as “negative space combat”.

A black player can only move around in white-space and a white player can only move around in black-space. Player’s bullets will turn space to their colour, so the lay of the land constantly changes. There’s also a co-op mode which pits the players against endlessly spawning hostiles… but the magical PvP is where it’s at.

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17Oct/190

Side by Side: Double Takes

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the sixth episode of the fifth series.

This week, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly have a little chat about games previously featured on the series they have changed their minds about and why. Up for discussion are:

And there a few mentions of other titles along the way such as At A Distance and We Were Here. If you enjoy the series, please like our videos and subscribe to the Side by Side channel.

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10Oct/190

Side by Side: Battle Bolts

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

This week, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly input instructions and watch the mayhem play out in the turn-based tank-vs-tank game Battle Bolts from Second Shot. Each turn, players send four instructions to their tank in secret then watch the results. On the more simple arenas, it's a little Botolo in terms of reading your opponent's mind. But when you've got conveyor belts, teleporters and rotating plates then it's chaos unleashed and no amount of reading your opponent's mind is going to help.

Battle Bolts is available for PC from Steam.

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3Oct/190

Side by Side: Hellfront Honeymoon

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

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly go all Starship Troopers in this claustrophobic, stripped-down RTS, which can be played competitively or as co-op. Take control of honeypots, build turrets or barracks, destroy the enemy. That's more or less all there is to it - but the Side by Side team found it compulsive. Just one more match, they said, again and again until their bodies became dried-up husks.

Hellfront Honeymoon is available for PC from Steam and Humble. It's also out for Sony Playstation and XBOX ONE.

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26Sep/192

Side by Side: Chambara

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the third episode of the fifth series.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly don feathers, grab a shuriken and blend into the background in the split-screen deathmatch game Chambara. Initally attracted by its unusual, stark look, our team discover that besting your opponent is no mean feat. It also uses more than one button on the controller which, as you all know, means Joel is toast.

Chambara is available for PC from Steam and Itch. It's also out for Sony Playstation.

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19Sep/195

Side by Side: Lazergrrl

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the second episode of the fifth series.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly assemble circuits and plant reactors with one goal in mind: to blow each other to smithereens. We're here to talk about Lazergrrl from Sandwich Generation, a competitive game currently in early access after a successful Kickstarter (which Gregg contributed to). Take a look and try not to waltz through any lasers, it's bad for your health.

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12Sep/1910

Side by Side: Fling to the Finish

Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the first episode of the fifth series.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly are bound to have some fun in the alpha (!!!) build of Fling to the Finish, an upcoming, madcap co-op racer from SplitSide Games. You might detect a slight echo of Heave Ho, but it's definitely it's own thing.

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7Sep/194

Side by Side S5: Teaser Trailer

It's September. You know the drill. Winter The new series of Side by Side is coming.