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31 Days: Day 16 - A Late Night Stroll


Today’s entry will be a bit different, only because there isn’t much available for this title in terms of videos or music. The game was created by a group called puppet combo and they release games via patreon (an interesting model).

NightRipper: Trailer

This game feels like it would be right at home on the PS1. Saying that now I notice how few games choose that style when going for a “retro feel”. In a way I can understand why most wouldn’t. Unless you know what you’re doing it could come out looking awful. Thankfully that isn’t the case for NightRipper. It’s effectively a slasher horror game where you must navigate back to your home through the city while being pursued by the NightRipper. The graphics are not the most stellar, but the aesthetic and the way it is presented work really well (again having that ps1 feel to them).

The game itself is enjoyable though very simple and straight forward. There is a fair amount of thrill in hiding from the killer and searching for a way back home. All in all a very atmospheric experience that I highly recommend. It feels like I’m playing a slasher film and I have some agency over the main characters current situation. I can't say I get that feel from similar horror games. I suppose it has to do with the simple nature of the game combined with what little they do have for story content, giving me a chance to fill in the gaps. I suppose less really is more (somtimes). 

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).