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AgingMinotaur

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Re: suggestions for a "thematic" RL?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2014, 10:08:36 AM »
I don't know if GEARHEAD is still around, but that game is totally different and puts theme way out front.

Yes! I've been playing some Gearhead (1 and 2) again recently. It really is quite worth a look, especially for developers interested in procedural plot generation.

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Re: suggestions for a "thematic" RL?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2014, 01:10:33 PM »
I've never been able to get Gearhead 1 to run, it just throws up an error message. :/ Gearhead 2 runs fine, though I haven't played it much.

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Re: suggestions for a "thematic" RL?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2014, 06:37:42 PM »
Gearhead (and Rogue, incidentally) is one of the few games that seem much easier to get up and going on Linux systems than Windows. I just install it through the precompiled deb-files already bundled with my OS. As for Gearhead 1 vs. 2, I'd say the first game is more finished, and offers more versatile fun. In GH 2, you more or less have to become a mecha pilot (in GH 1, you can just ignore mechas altogether and become a professional rat catcher or something), and the game is still under (passive) development. The UI is smoother in GH 2, though, and it does feature the randomized plot thingies, which for me is a big part of the games' appeal.

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