|Platform Win, XBLA, PSN, Wii U, Mac, Linux, iOS||Publisher Sega||Developer Double Fine Productions||Release Date 01/23/2013|
By Justin McElroy on Jan 22, 2013 01.22.13
There are seven possible spelunkers into the titular cave — which itself is actually a sentient observer that seems to equally delight in and despise its dwellers' misdeeds. The characters range from the inspired (a pair of murderous pre-teen twins that could have been lifted from Edward Gorey) to the lazy (a barefooted hillbilly, because what's more hysterical than poor people?). You select a team of three to head into the cave, and each must obtain that which they desire most in a level specifically tailored to their special skill (the knight can become invulnerable, the scientist can operate computers, etc.). Though The Cave may look like a platformer, locomotion is really just a means to an end, your timing and reflexes won't really be tested. The real challenge is all...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 02, 2013 12.02.13
Puzzle-platform adventure game The Cave is now available for Ouya, developer Double Fine announced today via Twitter. The Cave stars a ragtag team of adventurers as they explore the game's sentient, titular cave. Players build a team of three from several different options, including a hillbilly, a time traveler and a scientist, and switch between characters to solve puzzles. The Cave is already available across a number of platforms, including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC via Steam. In February, Double Fine announced The Cave and Broken Age would both be available on Ouya. For more on the game, check out our review.
By John Funk on Oct 03, 2013 10.03.13
A new trailer celebrates the launch of The Cave on iOS devices today. The trailer introduces some of the game's cast of characters, as well as the puzzles and obstacles they'll face on the way to following their dreams. The Cave is currently available for iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone for $4.99. In our review of the console version, we found the game had lush production value and charm that battled with questionable mechanics and a repetitive structure.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 30, 2013 09.30.13
The Cave, Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's puzzle-platforming adventure game, will launch for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Oct. 3 via the App Store, the developer announced today. Those who pick up the iOS version can play with the game's new touch controls. The Cave follows the journey of seven mismatched adventurers as they explore an anthropomorphic cave. Players head out with a team of three; each character has a distinct personality and backstory. The game will be available for $4.99. The Cave was announced for iOS this summer. It's already available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. For more on the game, check out our review.
By Colin Campbell on Aug 01, 2013 08.01.13
Indie Speed Run — in which competing developers create a game within a 48-hour period — has announced this year's panel of judges, including Peter Molyneux, Notch, Kim Swift and Suda51. Registration for the online September event is open today. The contest carries a $25 fee per team, but the charge doesn't apply until the 48-hour game clock begins, and two random elements for use in the games are sent out to competitors. The panel of 14 judges are as follows... Peter Molyneux (Fable, Godus, Curiosity, Black & White) Markus 'Notch' Persson (Minecraft) Suda51 (No More Heroes, Killer7) Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, The Cave) Brian Fargo (Fallout, Wasteland) Kim Swift (Portal, Quantum Conundrum) Dan Pinchbeck (Dear Ester, Amnesia) Matthew Davis and Justin Ma (FTL) T...
By Dave Tach on Jun 17, 2013 06.17.13
The Cave, Double Fine's modern adventure game staring a large cast of mismatched characters and an anthropomorphic cave, is headed to iOS this summer, a representative from the developer confirmed to Polygon. According to a hands-on report from TouchGen, the mobile version remaps the control scheme to focus on taps instead of a virtual stick for movement and adds swipes for jumps. The Cave is already available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. For more on the game, be sure to read Polygon's review for The Cave.
By Dave Tach on Jun 07, 2013 06.07.13
Sega will bring games starring Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog and soldiers old and new to E3 2013, according to a post on the Sega Blog. Games on the show floor will include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows PC), Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes 2 (Windows), Sonic Lost World (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS) and The Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome 2 (Windows). Double Fine Productions' The Cave, which was released last year, will also be on-hand. E3 2013 will run June 11-13, and Polygon will be there to bring you all the news. In the meantime, you can read up on our pre-E3 reporting and follow Sega's E3 presence on Instagram and FourSquare.
By Colin Campbell on Jun 06, 2013 06.06.13
Amazon today launched a storefront dedicated to indie games, along with a raft of promotional deals. The Indie Games Store is a new category nested in the Digital Video Games Store. It features the likes of Don't Starve, FTL and The Bridge. In an Amazon blog post, technical evangelist Peter Heinrich explained that the initiative is designed to "specifically help indie game developers with promoting their PC, Mac, and browser-based games while helping gamers discover a large and growing selection of innovative indie games." He added, "Powerhouse game studios don't hold a monopoly on inventiveness or creativity, and some of the best games of all time were created on a shoestring by two or three people with a shared vision. It's hard to get noticed, though. If you're an indie game...
By Dave Tach on May 29, 2013 05.29.13
Capybara Games (Critter Crunch, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Super Time Force), Double Fine Productions (Dropchord, The Cave, Psychonauts) and Media Molecule (the LittleBigPlanet series, Tearaway) will participate in the "alternative E3 press conference" Horizon next month, co-sponsor Venus Patrol reports. In the event's initial announcement, organizers teased "very possibly some super secret new surprises that will be entirely unexpected," and today's announcement revealed that developers will have "a selection of their unreleased and unannounced games" at the event on Thursday, June 13. The post also revealed plans to livestream Horizon, which is co-sponsored by MOCAtv, the YouTube channel of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Horizon will mark another joint...
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 25, 2013 03.25.13
All passes to the Australian Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Australia) to be held this year in Melbourne have sold out, according to its official Facebook page. "We have no plans to release any further tickets for sale," a PAX spokesperson stated on the event's Facebook page. "The venue and buildings we have are sized to fit this number, we don't want you all squished or having to line up all day." The update noted that tickets will be sent out in June and those who applied to be Enforcers, volunteer expo staff, can expect to get responses "soon, especially now PAX East is over for 2013." More tickets were made available in January after PAX Australia secured an additional hall at the Melbourne Showgrounds.Three day passes sold out last October, leaving individual day passes and "Bring Your...
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
GameFly's Spring Break PC Sale offers discounts of up to 75 percent off on downloadable PC games this week, according to the company's official Twitter account. GameFly will discount a new batch of games every day until March 24 at 2:59 a.m. Today's discounts include: Far Cry 3 for $34.99 (regularly $49.99) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) The Cave for $7.49 (regularly $14.99) Sleeping Dogs for $9.99 (regularly $39.99) Torchlight 2 for $6.79 (regularly $19.99) XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $15.99 (regularly $49.99) You can check out the deals every day by clicking the Spring Break PC Sale banner at GameFly's PC Download hub.