Hotline Miami News

Gamer Network launches crowdfunded collector's editions of cult games

Gamer Network launches crowdfunded collector's editions of cult games

Hotline Miami! Papers, Please! Hotline Miami 2!

Eurogamer owner Gamer Network has launched crowdfunded collector's editions of cult video games.

Gamer's Editions are premium collector's editions of previously digital releases, produced with their developers and special edition specialist Idea Planet.

Two Gamer's Editions have been announced: one for a Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 double-pack, and another for Lucas Pope's dystopian document game Papers, Please. They will be made to order in one-off production runs fuelled by a crowdfunded pre-order system. Production begins only when there are enough orders to cover manufacturing costs.

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Hotline Miami action figures are selling like gangbusters on Kickstarter

From the company behind the Don't Starve plushies.

Last year toy company ESC-Toy launched a Kickstarter campaign to make plushies based on Don't Starve's adorable monster Chester. That campaign made more than 10 times its $15K goal. Now, ESC-Toy has teamed up with Hotline Miami developer Dennaton Games and publisher Devolver Digital to make a 1/6 scale 12 inch replicas of the first game's animal mask wearing protagonist, Jacket.

Get $50 GameMaker: Studio for free!

And make your own Hotline Miami.

Usually you have to pay $50 for it, but for a while the Standard Edition of GameMaker: Studio - a game making tool would you believe - is currently free.

Steam's Summer Sale is now live

75 per cent off Hotline Miami, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Left 4 Dead 2.

Another year, another ridonkulous Steam Summer Sale. Between now and 22nd July a slew of games will have their prices dramatically slashed on a rotating basis.

How Hotline Miami plays on PS3 and Vita

More mind control madness with arguably better controls.

I have a confession to make: I loathe playing games on a PC. I know there are plenty who swear by it, but I'd take a gamepad or even Wii controller over a mouse and keyboard any day of the week. My index fingers and thumbs were made for gaming. My other six digits? Well, they'll do in a pinch, but generally don't like to be bothered to do more than keep a controller in my hand and help me carry groceries. So it was with a bit of sadness and resignation that I had to play Hotline Miami with a mouse and keyboard upon its initial launch on PC last autumn.

Sony on Vita: "Sometimes you've had slow starts which have suddenly sprung into life"

Plus: "We've got more developer engagement on PS4 than for any previous console."

Has Sony given up on Vita? The big spend on big games appears to be over, save Killzone: Mercenary, and last week Sony predicted just 5 million Vita and PSP sales - combined - for the financial year ahead, which is significantly fewer than it managed during the year just ended. In other words, Sony expects things to get worse.

Amazing crossover trailer imagines if all games were Hotline Miami

Amazing crossover trailer imagines if all games were Hotline Miami

Wreck it Richard or Hotline Miami vs. Your Childhood.

Youtube user PulpitPower has created one of the most clever, cohesive comedic crossovers of our time with Wreck it Richard (Hotline Miami VS. Your Childhood), a "what if?" scenario that imagines Dennaton Games' masked psychopathic protagonist co-existing with several of our most beloved retro (or at least retro-looking) properties.

Amazingly, the look of the made up hodgepodge of franchises looks remarkably consistent. Pac-Man's blue nemesis Inky looks rather suspicious on the other end of that phone, Link's health meter of hearts depletes with every thrashing, a car-chase/game of chicken through Frogger's highway fits comfortably with the fiction, and the massacre of Super Meat Boys set against the backdrop of Super Hexagon is such a psychedelic assault on the senses that it wouldn't have looked out of place in the actual Hotline Miami.

Sure it's no Hotline Miami 2, but some of these crossover ideas actually look pretty fun and one can't help but wonder if the actual sequel will take any inspiration from them. Check out Wreck it Richard below.

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The Hotline Miami sales story, and more

The Hotline Miami sales story, and more

"I don't know what the f***'s going on in there but it's just amazing."

Exceptional top-down f***-'em-up Hotline Miami has sold 130,000 copies since launch seven weeks ago, publisher Devolver Digital told me today.

Project manager Graeme Struthers - "distinguished gentleman" to use his business card title - is "chuffed to bits" for the game's creators Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström and Dennis Wedin. "Those are some talented boys," he said.

But Struthers sighed windily about PC piracy, which ravaged Hotline Miami. "It has been torrented to such a staggering level, and given the file size of it, I mean, you can't really be surprised, right? You could pass this thing around on the world's smallest memory stick," he noted. "So it has been torrented to extraordinary levels."

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Hotline Miami sequel announced

Hotline Miami sequel announced

DLC gets expanded into a standalone game.

Hotline Miami creator Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström has officially revealed a sequel to his award winning colourful killing spree simulator.

The announcement came over Twitter where Söderström said, "Working while listening to the sweet tunes of a preliminary Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack that we've put together during the weekend."

When asked if by "we" he meant himself and Hotline Miami guest composer/indie game developer Jasper Byrne, Söderström clarified that he was simply referring to the studio, Dennaton Games.

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Hotline Miami update allows gamepad support

Hotline Miami has been updated to add gamepad support.

The developer noted that you'll need the newest drivers for an Xbox 360 controller to enable this feature. These can be downloaded here.

Unfortunately, to disable gamepad support you'll need to switch the controller to "off" in the options menu and restart your computer. "Otherwise the game might run with a small but constant slowdown until you do so," said the developer on its Steam page.

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Hotline Miami creator helps pirates play his game

Gamepad support could be coming today.

Hisorically speaking game developers haven't been happy with people pirating the fruits of their labour, but that's starting to change. Last month McPixel creator Mikolaj "Sos" Kaminski supported those who sought to pirate his game and now Hotline Miami developer Jonatan Söderström is following suit.

Hotline Miami release date 23rd October priced £6.99

Indie darling Hotline Miami will be released 23rd October on Get Games for £6.29. (That's with 10 per cent off - the usual price is £6.99.)

Pre-order it at Get Games for the exclusive EXPOsed mission that was playable at the Eurogamer Expo.

Hotline Miami is the neon-coloured top-down f***-'em-up that scooped Rezzed Game of the Show this summer.

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Hotline Miami debuts exclusive level at EG Expo

Hotline Miami debuts exclusive level at EG Expo

EXPOsed mission lets you wreak havoc across Earl's court.

Award-winning top-down f***-'em-up Hotline Miami is debuting an all-new exclusive mission at the Eurogamer Expo in London from 27th-30th September.

"The Eurogamer readers and staff have been big supporters of Hotline Miami since we first revealed it and we thought it would be pretty rad to make a custom level for the Expo," said developer Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström.

"Working outside the main storyline allows us to do whatever we want so I think attendees are in for something awesome."

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EGXEurogamer Expo to host Rezzed PC and Indie Games Zone

Play Hotline Miami, Prison Architect, Natural Selection 2 and many others.

One of the things people said to us when we did Rezzed in Brighton in July was, "This is cool! Why don't you have something like this at the Eurogamer Expo?" And so, as part of our grand plan to make the Expo all things to all people, we're taking that on board and bringing Rezzed to the Expo show floor!