Interview

Innerview – The Surreality and Fragility of Tangiers

Tangiers hit Kickstarter last week – a stealth game that is sure to gain a lot of interest thanks to its its unique setting, style and set of inspirations. Brought into existence by Andalusian, it’s a wholly original take on the stealth and exploration popularised by the likes of Thief, but with mechanics and a setting inspired by surrealism, Dadaism, Burroughs, Ballard, Lynch, Throbbing Gristle and more besides.

It’s a pitch with a lot of promise, so to find out more, I got in touch with Alex Harvey – one half of Andalusian – to talk all things Tangiers.

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Curbstomper – Tangiers

I have to admit I was quietly hoping Tangiers would appear on Kickstarter after seeing an early preview at some other games site. Well, I’d prefer it to appear on my computer, ready to play, but for many indie developers these days Kickstarter is an important step between taking up ideaspace and taking up hard drive space.

So what is it, and why do I care?

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Diary

Fridiary – FTL – The Frigate That Exploded – Part III

We have made it through the Engi Homeworlds and find ourselves in Slug space. We have come a long way, but are still far from sanctuary. We shall get this data to the Federation Fleet, or my men will die trying.

Sector 4

The nebula-heavy Slug Homeworlds… Treacherous space at the best of times.

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Diary

Fridiary – FTL – The Frigate That Exploded – Part II

The Burroughs is a Zoltan vessel, equipped with the latest in Zoltan Shield (ZS) technology. She is manned by a peculiar collection of aliens who wouldn’t be out of place in the backalleys of Interzone. This is her story.

Sector 2

Our hyperspace exit point leaves us floating within a nebula. I check the charts for the best route to complete our new side-mission and get to the exit before the Rebels arrive…
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Fridiary – FTL – The Frigate That Exploded – Part I

It was a Wednesday, I can tell you that much. Nine months’ worth of luggage was strewn over the floor; I’d barely had a chance to unpack when I was told I was going on another journey – The Federation needed my help getting sensitive data away from the Rebel Fleet. The Rebel scum have been making a mockery of galactic order. We need to maintain control.

The Burroughs is a Zoltan vessel, equipped with the latest in Zoltan Shield (ZS) technology. She is manned by a peculiar collection of aliens who wouldn’t be out of place in the backalleys of Interzone.

These are her stories.

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