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Oxygen Not Included – Early Access Impressions

Oxygen Not Included – Early Access Impressions

Klei Entertainment have made some fine games over the years, everything from the Shank series of side-scrolling brawlers, to stealthy turn-based strategy Invisible Inc. Their latest game, Oxygen Not Included which has recently launched on Steam Early Access is somewhat more akin to the brilliant Don’t Starve in that you are trying to keep alive in an alien environment, focusing on the essentials at first to survive, before turning to the nicetities that you have always wanted.

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Hellion: Preview

Hellion: Preview

Every so often you get access to something in the early stages of development  that has the potential to be big, really big. Hellion is just that; it has potential. Whether it lives up to that potential is one thing, but so far, it’s promising.

Hellion is, well let’s just say it- a Star Citizen style survival game with Rust-like mechanics. That’s lazy of me yes, but now you know exactly what I’m talking about so I can focus on the details.

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Half-Life A Place In The West – Chapter #2 Released

Half-Life A Place In The West – Chapter #2 Released

Last September, a comic known as A Place in the West appeared on Steam. An unofficial bridge between the events of Black Mesa and City 17, the story started to explore what would have happened to the those living through the Combine takeover. Now, after Valve granted the team use of the official Half-Life IP, Chapter #2 is now available on Steam as a £1.59 slice of DLC. A very good price for a 50-page comic I must say. Hit the break for more details of what writers Mike Pelletier and Ross Joseph Gardner have been up to.

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Production Line Enters Alpha

Production Line Enters Alpha

Cliff Harris of Positech Games (think Democracy and Gratuitous Space Battles) fame has been busy working on his new game for quite a while in the background while working on the publishing behind Political Animals and Big Pharma. The new game is Production Lineand Cliff has just confirmed that pre-orders are open with Alpha access the treat at the end of the tunnel.

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Five for Five – Hevn Q&A

Five for Five – Hevn Q&A

Our Five for Five series continues today with our Q&A with the two man development team behind Hevn. My hands on preview went live earlier in week, and I thought it was one of the most fascinating blends of sci-fi and survival gameplay I had seen. I was left eager for more, but for now we have the Five for Five Q&A with Larry Johnson and Mat Matthews from developers Miga where they reveal more about their unique take on agile development and the inspiration they’ve received from games like System Shock and films like Moon. Enjoy!

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Drive!Drive!Drive! Out! Now!

Drive!Drive!Drive! Out! Now!

I wrote the following about Drive!Drive!Drive! in my report from day two of EGX, “If this falls through the cracks of public consciousness, I’ll be disappointed.” I take a look around today, and I find that the game has been released on Steam and the PlayStation Store. This pleases me, as this unique racer showed great potential when I checked it out in Birmingham.

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