Are you game?

Are you game?
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First Published: Fri, May 28 2010. 08 25 PM IST

Updated: Fri, May 28 2010. 08 25 PM IST
Sam and Max Season 3: The Devil’s Playhouse
The Freelance Police are back! After thwarting psychic Hugh Bliss’ attempt to hypnotize the planet and confronting Satan’s corporate makeover of Hell to retrieve a friend’s lost soul, the duo are back for a third “season” of five episodes. If the first episode is any indicator of quality, there’s plenty of surreal humour, bad punning and random acts of violence to look forward to in the coming months.
Set of five games, available for PC, Playstation 3 and iPad for $34.99 (around Rs1,638), Click here
The Whispered World tells a moving, existential story of a 12-year-old clown called Sadwick who will bring about the end of the world, and treads on emotional territory few games dare to approach. There is a painterly feel to the visuals, lovingly handcrafted and underscored by a melancholy beauty that makes the world look unlike any other video game out there. This is a title that needs a leap of faith from the player. If you’re willing to look past a few technical and design flaws, this is a deeply moving, wonderfully constructed gameworld, and a highly recommended game.
Available for PCs for $29.99, click here
P.B. Winterbottom has a bit of a problem. He loves pies, you see, and the elusive Chronoberry Pie has been eluding him for far too long. So it’s upto you now, to help this victorian gentlemen tread through a dark Victorian world straight out of a silent movie, and bend space and time for the cause of pie. Expect whimsy, intense platforming action and lots of baked yummies.
Available for Xbox Live and PC for $4.99, Click here
Sleep is Death is the new game from the mind of art-game auteur Jason Rohrer, famous for his moving memento-mori artifact Passage (playable for free at his website). The game is a two-player storytelling tool, in which one player plays the characters of a story that the other player controls, like a puppetmaster. It’s a fascinating experiment that has already produced hundreds of scenarios and user-generated episodes. The best part? You pay what you think it’s worth, a la Radiohead.
Available for PC for whatever amount you choose (minimum $1.75), click here
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First Published: Fri, May 28 2010. 08 25 PM IST