Jeffrey Alexander

‘Playnote Studio’ Is A Brilliant DSi Flipnote Studio App For Playdate

Update incoming “to address a couple of crashes and minor UX issues”.

Lovers of portable gaming and cool gadgets will no doubt have seen the reviews of Playdate go live last week. Panic’s cute throwback console is a celebration of simpler gaming times and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one early — we found it to be a delightful little yellow system, one that sends us back “to a time when handheld video gaming was a simpler, more innocent pastime, and every new experience felt fresh and exciting”.

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Raven’s Hike Aims To Get You Hooked With Budget Puzzle Platforming

Arrives this week on the eShop.

With the eShop having 30+ new games most weeks, it can be a pricey business if you’re picking up titles regularly. We do get budget games to look at, too, and this week’s eShop update (28th April) will bring Raven’s Hike at $3.99USD (with regional variations, of course).

Its hook is ‘no jumping, no walking’, as you only use a grapple hook to work your way through 60+ levels. As a result each stage will ultimately be a big puzzle as you leap between walls dodging hazards.

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead started life as a Left 4 Dead spin-off

This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of Telltale Games’ celebrated The Walking Dead series, and to mark the occasion, publisher Skybound Games has released a new mini-documentary bringing with it various behind-the-scenes treats, including early prototype footage, and even the revelation that Telltales’ genre-defining adventure was at one point planned to be a Left 4 Dead spin-off.

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead first released on 24th April 2012, and, over the course of Season 1’s five critically acclaimed episodes, would establish not only the template for pretty much every one of the studio’s releases from that point onward – blending real-time events and persistent choices – but a host of other narrative-driven adventures too, most notably the work of Life is Strange developer Dontnod.

However, as revealed by The Walking Dead’s season design and direction lead Jake Rodkin in the newly released mini-documentary, Telltale could have ended up with a very different zombie experience if it’s original plans had come to pass, given the project started life as a pitch to do a narrative side-story within Valve’s Left 4 Dead universe.

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