Speaking of Tribbles… Clones!

This will be my first post in the “Games” cat­e­go­ry.  My gen­er­al intent here is not just reviews of games, but dis­cus­sion of games.  Rec­om­mend­ed read­ing: http://escapistmagazine.com and http://rockpapershotgun.com … both these sites fea­ture intel­li­gent dis­cus­sion of both games and gam­ing.

Clones is an “Indie” game by Tomko­rp.  By “Indie” I mean inde­pen­dent and/or small devel­op­er and/or game that didn’t cost gajil­lions to make.

Clones is avail­able on Steam (http://steampowered.com) for $2.50 for anoth­er 24 hours.  Steam sup­ports a lot of indie devel­op­ers and is pos­si­bly near­ly sin­gle hand­ed­ly respon­si­ble for the resur­gence of indie games.  Clones has a demo avail­able, so you don’t have to take my word for it, you can try it for your­self. For ref­er­ence, you can get clones here.

I’ve only played the first lev­el and the most obvi­ous com­par­i­son is Lem­mings.  I’ll def­i­nite­ly be say­ing more about this game, but my first impres­sion is wow.  If you loved lem­mings, you’ll be all over clones.  The games are sim­i­lar enough for com­par­i­son, but not real­ly sim­i­lar enough to claim that Clones is a remake of Lem­mings.  Be clear: I have very fond mem­o­ries of Lem­mings.

So far, I can say the update in the con­cept is very mod­ern.  Some of the abil­i­ties are sim­i­lar, but the radi­al menu that pops out of each clone is very mod­ern.  Also… the idea of the clone fac­to­ry (an item in the lev­el that takes just one clone and makes many — thus “Clones”) changes the dynam­ic of the game­play com­plete­ly.

I’m going to give this one a “must play” this ear­ly … even with one lev­el.  Stay tuned for more.

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