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Kane & Wooster

Britain has recently been blessed with a new Budget which, excitingly, proposes similar financial incentives for computer game development as the UK film industry currently enjoys.  How’s that for a stern goosing Messers K. Vaz and A. Titchmarsh? etc.  In order to qualify:  “video games would need to pass a cultural test, scoring against criteria of European heritage and game locations.” So, will we see a sudden glut of culturally British offerings from developers desperate to secure the new funding?  If so, what can we possibly expect from these creations?  To offer a suggestion, I’ve rubbed the tea from my…

Indie Review: Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage, by Tyler Glail and Michael Swain, has got quite a cheek. Tyler’s faith in art games was sparked by Braid, and yet it’s the one game you can scent the most from this “art game parody”, a playful attack aimed presumably at less successful titles. Interestingly, perhaps unavoidably, it has its own point to make about the games industry. Humour is crucial to parody, and Pilgrimage offers plenty. The burning eyes of the title, the anger, the butterflies – Swain did a great job with the style, and Tyler’s “artist message” – a wall of impenetrably obtuse text that…