Gravity Bone sequel Thirty Flights of Loving released

You should play Blendo Games' Thirty Flights of Loving, which has none of the usual cruft and nonsense of video game stories but tells a delightful story in an awfully exciting way. Blendo launched the sequel to its splendid Gravity Bone for PC last night, so hop to it.

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Most video game stories think we're idiots. Every beat must be explained in tedious detail without a shred of ambiguity; every spaceship engine and magical sword given an elaborate history; every character emoting loudly and spewing drivel. You're partially to blame, right, but it's okay.

What I'm trying to say is, you should play Blendo Games' Thirty Flights of Loving, which has none of that cruft and nonsense but tells a delightful story in an awfully exciting way. Blendo launched the sequel to its splendid Gravity Bone for PC last night, so hop to it.

The "first-person short story" tells of an unfolding criminal caper while flashing back to reveal a little of your history with your gang members. In 15 minutes, without a single line of dialogue. It's made of snappy vignettes which reveal a little, hint at a lot more, and keep powering onwards. Because you're not stupid and are capable of inference, see. Like Gravity Bone, it has some cheeky and clever fun with FPS conventions too.

Thirty Flights of Loving was first released in July as a Kickstarter reward for the podcast Idle Thumbs, but now it's on sale for everyone--minus the exclusive Jeff Goldblum mode. You can nab it direct from Blendo for $5 or on Steam for $4.49, thanks to a launch week discount.

"But that's 33¢ per minute!" you might splutter if you're terrible, in which case you are terrible.

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    August 21, 2012 11:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Gravity Bone sequel Thirty Flights of Loving released.

    You should play Blendo Games' Thirty Flights of Loving, which has none of the usual cruft and nonsense of video game stories but tells a delightful story in an awfully exciting way. Blendo launched the sequel to its splendid Gravity Bone for PC last night, so hop to it.

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      August 21, 2012 12:21 PM

      It's good.

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      August 21, 2012 12:31 PM

      I'd recommend not playing it when you're drunk. It won't make sense. However, playing through it again sober made it possible to follow the story and enjoy it. I'm sad it ended so quickly, though.

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      August 21, 2012 7:49 PM

      What is this shit.

      I got all excited, bought it, downloaded it and there is ZERO fucking gameplay.

      What am I not getting.

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        August 24, 2012 10:55 AM

        It's more of a short story a game. It's not designed to be the next Call of Duty... it's something you are supposed to take your time with and just soak up the atmosphere. I guess it's not for everybody but I thought both this and Gravity Bone were some of the coolest things I've ever seen done with the Quake 2 engine.

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          August 31, 2012 5:45 PM

          The only reason gravity bone was fun, was because it was free...and still is...They even couple gravity bone with this junk so people didnt think they were getting gypt. I for one, am appauled to think that anyone could consider this piece of artistic storytelling a game...where's the "game"?

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      August 31, 2012 5:42 PM

      Blendo does think we're idiots, they shit out a 10 cent piece of crap and sell it for 5 bucks...Don't buy this game people. If I wanted to go to the movies, I would have, and Blendo sure as hell did not let anyone know that this wasn't even a game, more like an interactive movie...minus the interactive part. So if you're thinking about buying this game then check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPBb_p7XCGk&feature=plcp !