They stated it couldn’t be carried out, they stated it mightn’t be carried out, and I nonetheless mutter that it most likely gained’t be carried out, but it surely appears Ben & Dan will lastly reunite later this yr. The stars of Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! (and alter-egos of Ben Ward and Dan Marshall) will return in a brand new journey, Lair Of The Clockwork God. Ben’s character needs it to be an journey game whereas Dan’s character is adamant that indie platformers are the place the cash is as of late so… they’re each stubbornly going to behave as in the event that they’re taking part in the game they need. I did some laughs on the announcement trailer.
That’s good, that. So we’ll swap between the 2, with Ben insisting upon gathering and mixing objects and Dan being the boisterous leaping lad that he pretends to be. Dan’s not, you understand. Lives within the countryside now, like some kind of retired banker. Except he’s making games like The Swindle and Behold The Kickmen below the title Size Five Games as a substitute of pootling round in a Range Rover, calling into Jeremy Vine, and ready for dying. As far as I do know.
“We all have fond memories of point-and-click games, but honestly who has the time for all that endless meandering anymore?” Dan Marshall stated in in the present day’s announcement.
“Lair Of The Clockwork God has been designed to retain the best of the genre: meaty puzzles, huge inventories, funny jokes, and plenty of verbs! But is structured more like a platform game, so it’s forward-focused, driven, fast paced, with accessible, localised puzzles, all broken up with platforming challenges.”
Oh so like how Double Fine’s The Cave did that years in the past, gotcha Dan.
Lair Of The Clockwork God is due… sooner or later? The game’s Steam Page says August 31st, and the press launch says summer season 2019, the trailer says merely 2019, so it might be any or all the above.
Disclosure: I do know Ben and Dan a bit, again from after I too was a rowdy ne’er-do-well inflicting hassle at games occasions. I as soon as went to shoot pool with Ben and was not almost as cool a trick-shotting hustler as I assumed I’d be from having watched lots of Big Break in my youth. It feels me with terror to grasp I could also be extra Jim Davidson than John Virgo.