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Platform Win, Mac, Linux Publisher Suspicious Developments Developer Suspicious Developments Release Date 2013-06-03

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Gunpoint review: slick shoes

Richard's two-dimensional missions in Gunpoint are usually simple enough: penetrate a locked-down facility, get something of value, get out. Conway's aided by his Bullfrog pants, which allow him to leap dizzying distances and cling to any surface. You choose the trajectory and power of your jump with your mouse and fling your hero forward, hoping for the best. It feels fantastic, especially as the device's power evolves over time. Thanks to some intricate animations and sound effects, there's a great sense of power (and a little vertigo) every time Conway launches himself into (or over) a building. Using it for quick escape (like sticking to a ceiling as a guard passes underneath) feels equally ... right. Gunpoint is a puzzle game, and a playground Instead of stopping...

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Indie Showcase finalists announced, will feature Icycle: On Thin Ice, Tengami and more

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Gunpoint sales allow creator to become full-time game developer

Gunpoint, the stealth hacking game from Suspicious Developments, is already successful enough for its creator to make games full-time instead of trying to find a job in the industry, he said in a blog post today. According to Gunpoint writer and designer Tom Francis, the game made back its direct development costs — a $30 purchase of Game Maker 8 — within 64 seconds of going up for pre-order May 27. Shortly before the game's full launch June 3, pre-orders had brought in enough revenue for Francis to go full-time as a developer, and today, 15 days later, he said, "I quit my job. In fact, I think I have quit jobs, as a concept." Francis began making Gunpoint three years ago, intending to use it to anchor his portfolio for finding work with a game studio. "But designing it has been...

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IGF-nominated stealth indie game Gunpoint coming June 3, pre-orders now open

IGF-nominated 2D stealth game, Gunpoint, will launch on June 3 for Windows PC and is now available for pre-order via the game's website and Steam. Last month, Gunpoint's lead designer Tom Francis announced that the game will launch on Windows PC through Steam; however, a release date or pricing information was not provided at the time. All three pre-order packages are currently on sale and include a DRM-free download of the game and a Steam key to unlock the title on Valve's distribution service. The entry level pre-order package is $9 (normally $10), and the Special Edition at $15 (usually $20) includes the soundtrack and developer commentary. The Exclusive Edition for $27 (normally $30) includes all of the above, The Making of Gunpoint, The Prototype Pack, which lets gamers play...

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IGF-nominated stealth indie Gunpoint coming to PC through Steam

Gunpoint, a 2D stealth game requiring players to rewire hardware to solve puzzles, will be published for Windows PC through Steam, lead designer Tom Francis announced last night. In Gunpoint, players must direct electrical power through objects and switches in the surrounding environment in order to get through levels. A number of helpful gadgets are also at players' disposal, which will allow them to survive falls and other serious physical damage, make their way to difficult-to-reach areas and even manipulate how weapons work. Check out the video above for a tour of these gadgets, led by Francis. There is currently no set release date for Gunpoint, but interested players can sign up for the title's mailing list to receive more details as they are announced. Gunpoint was nominated...

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North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-06-03
    • Publisher Suspicious Developments
    • Developer Suspicious Developments
    • Score 9.0
  • Mac
    • Publisher Suspicious Developments
    • Developer Suspicious Developments
  • Linux
    • Publisher Suspicious Developments
    • Developer Suspicious Developments
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