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It's up! New video of the Grappling Hook Game, featuring a visually exciting NEW CHARACTER: http://www.pentadact.com/2014-01-17-the-grappling-hook-game-dev-log-6-the-accomplice/
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Really enjoying these videos! Looking forward to seeing what other character abilities you add.

If "these won’t be the only two characters," and "you won’t have to take them all to every job," does that mean you can do a mission in this Grappling Hook Game without the grappling hook guy? :(

I'm sure you have no shortage of ideas of your own, but here's some more: what about the ability to switch between equipment with the limiting factor being the number of hands it takes to operate? Climbing and belaying with a grappling hook takes two hands. Being belayed takes one, but you have a free hand to use another tool, like a glass cutter. You could choose the loadout for each character before each mission, which would distinguish this from Monaco. Upgradeable equipment, of course. Taking guards hostage from behind and forcing them to open doors for you. A MIB-style neurolyzer with limited uses could cancel out guard sightings if you can get in close range without being shot.

Sorry. I get excited and can't help myself. Wishing you all the best, Tom. Gunpoint is delightful.
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This is going to be a terrible Christmas for my enemies.
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The sport of kings.
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My grappling hook game is coming along nicely - you can now use a lamp post to fling yourself onto a roof.

Video: http://www.pentadact.com/2013-11-08-ghgc-dev-log-4-rules-of-retraction/
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I would rather not have him rushed.
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Who assassinates the assassins? Some pirate guy. More Black Flag: Assassin's Creed 4, Part 4: Stealth swim
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After more than a year and over 3,000 deaths, last night I finally completed Spelunky all the way through. My run: Spelunky, November 3rd: Balloons
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Fantastic video, congrats!!
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Several weird feelings about the best year of my life: http://www.pentadact.com/2013-12-31-2013/
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Jesus Christ what?! That's the most ridiculous coincidence. It's true, this is the same seed.

I mentioned the previous dupe to Andy Hull, he thought he'd fixed the bug that was generating them.
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It can do! There's a handy "also share to G+" check box under the comment dialogue. 
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In a post that will now appear on YouTube as if I've left it as an idiotic comment on my own video, I will now link you to my new Assassin's Creed 4 video where the game suddenly gets really fucking cool: Assassin's Creed 4, Part 5: Boarding school
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In an unexpected twist, the best solution is to stop using Google+ entirely. Something tells me that wasn't exactly Google's plan...
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Going to Hell in Spelunky is one of the craziest and most elaborate secrets in gaming. I wrote about how it works: http://www.pentadact.com/2013-11-04-to-hell-and-back-in-spelunky/
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I put up a new Assassin's Creed 4 vid, this time with volume levels fixed: Assassin's Creed 4, Part 2: I will stab you all with my gun

In it, I stab everyone with my gun.
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Designer, writer and coder of Gunpoint.
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Designer and writer of Gunpoint, writer of some stuff for PC Gamer, two stories in the Machine of Death collections, and this blog about games, films, TV, music, happiness and plane seats.
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