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'Lair Of The Clockwork God' from Size Five Games

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Announcing the latest Dan And Ben game: Lair Of The Clockwork God. We just announced at Rezzed and it was very exciting!

 

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Pleeeease wishlist/buy/review it on Steam if you have a sec, it really helps.

 

Announcement trailer:

 

 

Exclusive Eurogamer reveal article here:

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-04-03-swindle-devs-ben-and-dan-adventures-will-continue-in-new-game-lair-of-the-clockwork-god

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Watched the trailer now (I also look at trailers), and it looks great! Good job, you guys, brillo.

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Sadly, I do not have Steam or anything PC related when it comes to games, or else I would wishlist it.

 

I loved the first game a lot, I played it in a hostel in Budapest over a week of beer and takeaway food, and will always fondly remember it.

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Aw, thanks :) Hopefully at some point in the future either you'll get a PC or it will come out on other platforms!

 

Additional news: episode 2 of our awful 'cast is now up, same link as before!

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Wow! Trailer is really cool, also started listening to the podcast.

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Looks great! Will rewatch on bigger screen later. Can’t wait for the release.

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Released!

 

“A brilliant, joyous, clever and generous experience.”
4.5/5 – ThumbSticks

“This is a gag delivery device with a seriously good hit rate”
83% – PC Gamer

“Great mash-up of indie platforming and classic adventuring.”
8/10 – TheSixthAxis

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I’m very early in the game (got Joy), but I like it.

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Thanks!

 

A few more reviews came in: 100% - City AM, 90% - Buried Treasure, 80% - Edge, 80% - Slant, Bestest Bests – RockPaperShotgun

 

And we got to over 100 user reviews, all but one of them positive.

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The FEAR level was brilliant! The last puzzle almost had me reaching for a walkthrough until I remembered that EXAMINING inventory might be useful.

 

You can't have made all these levels in just a few months, right? So when you did the podcast in the bubble bath or something and talked about writing, you already had a functioning prototype? Would love to consume some behind the scenes on this, haven't looked for it yet, maybe after I finish the game.

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Yeah, when we were in the hot-tub we were on a dialogue-writing retreat, a lot of the game was built already. We've been working on this for years!

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Oh damn, the amount of rather clever gameplay jokes in this is pretty amazing. Just my two favourites so far:

 

FEELING OLD spoiler:

 

There was probably a solution to get into the gun store, but instead I found the other way where I had to go outside this game for the solution.

 

Everything before SUFFERING spoiler. Don't look at this to soon, I think it's actually one of the greates moments in any game I've played in a while:

 

The thing that I so far thought was for sure a BUG in the game, ended up being a feature. That was such a great discovery, and the solution came to me really quickly, I think because it happens so much earlier in the game! Great work!

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LOTCG, Justin McElroy's favourite smaller game of 2020 so far, is now available for Mac and Linux, and on GOG too!

 

https://www.gog.com/game/lair_of_the_clockwork_god

(Launch sale 10% off at GOG right now.)

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1060600/Lair_of_the_Clockwork_God

 

Okay, I'll shut up about it again until we get on another store or platform!

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