Game designer Chris Hecker, best known for his long-in-development game SpyParty and for his consistently insightful comments on the video game industry, is here to answer your questions.
Not just one old person. A few of them. Not just one shade of brown person but lighter and darker tones. Not just able-bodied people. People in wheelchairs, too.
Hey, it's a trailer for SpyParty! We're big fans of the long-in-development two-player game SpyParty, but we've never been able to show you a trailer, because there hasn't been a trailer. Now there is. Enjoy. And/or go play the in-development game now for $15. No release date for the finished thing yet.
I think we've all been there: You're hanging out at a cocktail party when a man standing next to you is shot by a sniper. Then, everyone starts levitating and twisting inside out, floating in circles and regurgitating their own limbs like hellish ouroboros.
We've been following asymmetrical multiplayer game Spy Party for years. We've been wondering for nearly as long when game designer Chris Hecker was ever going to swap out his programmer art for something a little more 21st-century. He's getting close!
Beautiful place for a headshot, no? And players won’t need to worry about staining the handsome furnishings after killing someone in SpyParty because there won’t be any blood.
When SpyParty creator Chris Hecker says he wants his tense, psychological espionage simulation to be the most diverse game ever, he's talking triple-decker diversity.
"This needs to be a subtle art style to go with a subtle game," Chris Hecker told me during our latest conversation about one of the contenders for World's Most Interesting Video Game.
Two of the most talented and fiercely independent video game creators I've ever met are joining us today, right below these words I'm writing, to answer your best questions.
We've been optimistic about SpyParty, the long-in-the-making competitive multiplayer game that pits one player as suave spy in a party and the other as a sniper who has one bullet and perfect aim.
The Evo Champtionship Series is a hardcore, competitive gaming gathering dedicated to the purest fighting games. Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters XIII, Street Fighter X Tekken, Soul Calibur V. And now… SpyParty. Wait, what?
Why are so many games just copies of past games? Who is responsible for this state of affairs? Does the industry need more variety to survive?
I've been impressed with SpyParty since the day I first played it, but soon you'll no longer have to take my word for it. The game's creator, Chris Hecker, is about to pull a Minecraft and launch a $15 beta.
Chris Hecker, who strikes me as not the kind of man who enjoys going to parties, spends a lot of time thinking about parties and the tricky things spies might do at them.
If you're in New York City this Thursday, you can play Chris Hecker's incomplete but already-excellent two-player game Spy Party.
Andy and Chris are going to Seattle this weekend. They are going to the Penny Arcade Expo where they will share a booth and let the public, for the first time, try their games. Things are looking good.. for Andy.
Seldom in life does someone cackle in front of you like a James Bond villain, explaining how they will deliver your demise. When game designer Chris Hecker did this to me in San Francisco recently, I knew I had him.