Ben X

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About Ben X

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    Formerly bbX1138
  • Birthday May 24

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    Newcastle, UK


  • Interests
    film, lit, comics
  • Occupation
    desk monkey/occasional game dev
  • Favorite Games
    Day Of The Tentacle, Sam And Max Hit The Road, Quake
  1. A Song Of Ice And Fire

    Does anyone (probably @Thyroid) have any recommendations for something like this? After weeks at work of desperately trying to avoid spoilers, I've given in and caught up on the show (I stopped at season 5 previously). It's a shame, but there's no way I'll go another ten years, or however long it takes GRRM to get WoW and DoS out, without accidentally learning every plot beat and moment anyway. Once it ends, I'm going to do a re-read, including the Hedge Knight stories, and then my first read of the released WoW excerpts and Fire And Blood.
  2. Hey folks, I tidied the original post up a bit and put in some begging for you all to wishlist it on Steam. To make up for the bump, here's a podcast Dan and I recorded and a blog post from Dan about why indie game trailers are shit.
  3. Thanks! I'm really happy with it
  4. Announcing the latest Dan And Ben game: Lair Of The Clockwork God. We just announced at Rezzed and it was very exciting! Pleeeease wishlist it on Steam if you have a sec, it really helps. Announcement trailer: Exclusive Eurogamer reveal article here:
  5. After 4, Mission Impossible should have become a series of crossovers - Harry Potter, Men In Black, Jurassic Park...
  6. Marvel movies

    A simplified version of my IM3 opinion is that all the stuff with Tony out of the suit is great, the stuff with him in it not so much. Re. the twist, I think I would have enjoyed it more if Killian hadn't clearly been set up as a villain already - rather than enjoying the film's bravado of suddenly removing the main villain, I was immediately thinking about where they were clearly going to go from there. Just saw Captain Marvel, and didn't enjoy it much. Some charming elements, but has the same old MCU issues - overstuffed, weighed down by the series arc, and terribly directed fight/action scenes.
  7. Recommend me a cool book!

    Probably still making their way through Dracula.
  8. This is great! Fun theme put together well, clean presentation and tight mini-games!
  9. [RELEASED!] War of the Broses

    I really like the look of this, like you're playing with Duplo or similar, and it may be a very simple gameplay loop but it's very satisfying once you get to throwing houses around and such. Would be great to see some of the more complicated ideas you had implemented here.
  10. [Released] Palpable Dreams

    This is really slick, and a great idea. I had trouble sometimes working out what effect my movements were having, but I guess that's a big part of the game!
  11. [Released] Meet the Kerfluffles

    Love the look of this - it feels like The Incredible Machine or something, and the character art is all really cute. The music works really well too, and when you get to control your swarm ("like a flock of birds evading a predator") it feels really cool. Would be great to see some more mechanics get layered on top of this!
  12. [RELEASED] Eventually Your Breathing Will Stop

    Lovely atmosphere here, especially that opening title sequence. I found it quite difficult, but it was cool looking out for clues and doing some Victorian detective work!
  13. [Released] The Fresno Experiment - again

    This was really cool! Very effective atmosphere and scares (I actually jumped at one point!) and clever use of environmental signposting. Works well as a proof of concept - it's just a shame the player doesn't at least get to run to the satellite tower and lock themselves in the hut, as you had all that in there, but never mind.
  14. [Dev Log] Unmasking the Brain Burglar

    Hooray, another Fetchem case! This looks gorgeous, it's well-written and I love the central mechanic - fun and tactile.