Diary

Fridiary – Organ Tale – Part V

Burroughs, Kerouac, McCarthy, Ballard and Hunter have just pulled in to some nondescript motel somewhere between America’s armpit and its asshole.

They need to get from Washington DC to Safe Haven on the west coast, but all they have is a wood-paneled wagon, carpool dragons and hundreds of miles of road ahead of them.

[The Organ Trail began life as a free, zombie-apocalypse parody of the 1970s eudcational game The Oregon Trail, but the Director’s Cut is an expanded, commercial release that sees Organ Trail leave its parody roots partially behind. I initially thought this would be a done-in-one, but this particular adventure is more sprawling than the simple graphics might lead you to believe.]

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Sir, You Are Being Diarised

There’s only one thing worse than being stuck on a British Isle, and that is being hunted by robots whilst stuck on a British Isle.

The last time I left Britain was on board a ferry, but now I need to power up some magic stones – the country really is suffering under Cameron, isn’t it? Oh well, time to don my monocle and camouflage top hat and see about these stones then, what. Oh yes, and use “chap” excessively.

[Sir, You Are Being Hunted from Big Robot Limited is currently in Alpha state – available to Kickstarter backers and through Steam Early Access. This is in no way a review, just some early impressions based on a (rather impressive) work in progress.]

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New Growth – Gone Home

It’s hard to discuss Gone Home without using spoilers because the very nature of the game requires that you explore and discover all these things yourself. I’ve tried my best, but if you play games for the story and the experience – as opposed to fast-paced action and visceral combat – then Gone Home is surely something you will appreciate.

Go play it first, then come back. The words below the jump can wait for you.

Intellectual Response (Fewer Spoilers).

Emotional Response (More Spoilers).

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