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Indie Developer's Strand Game: Crafting Unique Experience

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: September 14, 2021 at 4:35 PM BST

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Indie Developer Strand Game

Strange Scaffold, an indie developer, has revealed plans to delve into the innovative genre pioneered by Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, aptly dubbed the "Strand game." These titles blend open-world exploration, multiplayer dynamics, and a thematic focus on interconnectedness. Drawing inspiration from Kojima's groundbreaking work, Strange Scaffold aims to craft their own unique iteration, tentatively titled "Witch Strandings" or a similar moniker. While Death Stranding sparked polarized reactions among players and critics, its fusion of exploration, resource management, and online collaboration challenged conventional gaming norms. The concept of the Strand game offers a novel avenue for game design, emphasizing social engagement and immersion. Despite varied opinions on Death Stranding's pacing and complexity, its impact on the industry is undeniable, ushering in a new era of experimentation and boundary-pushing innovation.

PS5 m.2 SSD Update

Sony's PlayStation 5 is gearing up for a major update, with m.2 SSD support on the horizon. Following successful beta testing, Sony is ready to roll out the expansion slot compatibility, set to launch tomorrow and offering players worldwide enhanced storage options. However, there are specific requirements to consider when selecting the right m.2 SSD for your console, as Sony has outlined compatibility guidelines to ensure optimal performance. Fortunately, tech experts and YouTube channels like Linus Tech Tips and Digital Foundry have already provided detailed reviews and guides, aiding users in navigating the process of acquiring and installing an m.2 expansion hard drive for their PlayStation 5. This long-awaited addition promises to alleviate storage woes, allowing gamers to enjoy a more extensive library without the inconvenience of constant game management. As anticipation mounts, this update not only improves the console's functionality but also promises a smoother gaming experience for all users.

Nvidia Confirms GeForce NOW Leak

Nvidia, a major player in gaming, has confirmed the authenticity of a leaked list of potential games for their GeForce NOW service. However, they clarify that the list is for testing only and not an official announcement. Excitement abounds as titles like God of War and Final Fantasy VII Remake are mentioned, though caution is advised as plans can change in the gaming industry. Meanwhile, indie developer Strange Scaffold's foray into the Strand game genre, inspired by Death Stranding, showcases innovation. Additionally, the PlayStation 5's m.2 SSD support update and the GeForce NOW leak add to the buzz, promising exciting developments in gaming's ever-evolving landscape.

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