Kathy Rain is a throwback to adventure games in the LucasArts style.
Thanks to the work of publisher-studios like Wadjet Eye, this has become something of a sub-genre itself. Pixelated graphics and an ever-expanding inventory may have been a revelation when games like the Blackwell series and Gemini Rue revived them a few years back, but now they're something more akin to a cottage industry.
Without the novelty of that nostalgia, games like Kathy Rain stand on the merits of their...
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Google made a game, sort of, for virtual reality and that game, sort of, is called Tilt Brush.
Tilt Brush is the sort of game-meets-tool that looks amazing, but doesn't really deliver its potential unless it is in the hands of someone with genuine artistic talent.
Drop me into the experience, which lets you literally paint the air around you with brush stroke and pen swipes, and I'll deliver dazzling 5-foot-tall stickmen and glittering phallic symbols that run the length of my room.
But, drop any of the folks in this video into Tilt Brush and suddenly you're in the future, watching artists create fashion literally out of thin air.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckqNdrdbgk&w=1280&h=720]