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Electron Dance Highlights

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.

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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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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