In which swing is swung. Marsh joins the two Toms to celebrate Game Journalist Christmas, aka the IGF. Roguelike Risk Of Rain and spy-spoof Jazzpunk are our top stocking-stuffers. Meanwhile, Graham builds up, not out, in Sim City’s £25 DLC band-aid.
Plus! Tom F returns to Quadrilateral Cowboy with |337 hacking skillz, his mind honed by Michael Brough’s perplexing offerings: 868 Hack and Corrypt. Also: why no number of buckets will save you in Theme Hospital.
- Roguelike platformer Risk of Rain.
- Tom F’s Risk of Rain video. A good primer.
- Everything that’s excellent about Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag in a gif.
- Hilarious robo-spy-spoof Jazzpunk.
- Jazzpunk’s antecedents, 30 Flights of Loving and Airplane!
- Firstperson hacking game, Quadrilateral Cowboy.
- Michael Brough’s catalogue of perplexing but brilliant games. Among which: Vertex Dispenser, Corrypt, 868 Hack and Glitch Tank.
- SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow DLC. I’ll (not) buy it for a high price!
- Magnasanti: a work of genius/insanity in SimCity 3000. Top comment: “This video makes me feel unwell.”
- Unreal Tournament’s DM-Escher.
- AngelMapper’s UT2k4 map Phase Shift.
- An analysis of Black Flag’s veracity by History Respawned.
- Glitch, a defunct 2D MMO, has released all its assets for free.