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First screens of N++ hit the web

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When we rounded up the very best games of the last generation there were some surprises, one such surprise was that we voted N+ as the 11th best game of the generation and I strongly stick by that. The game was incredibly addictive and smart.

Granted, the game’s aesthetic was pretty simplistic but that added to the ability to concentrate on making those perfect leaps of faith and pulling off incredible ninja  moves. So when I saw this morning that a new version, N++, was coming and we finally had some gameplay screens I got a little over excited. Take a look.

So how was that for you?

I’m depressed. Mainly because I feel like some pretentious hipster right now because I feel they’ve missed the heart of the game with this garish new colour scheme. The entire point of the grey background and simple explosions is that your entire focus can be on your character.

I hate that people now have real conversations about skeuomorphic and flat design – and while both have some benefits I’m personally more drawn towards skeuomorphic. But I can handle flat. What I really can’t handle is what ever the hell this nonsense is.

Now look at this, how am I meant to focus on this properly without throwing up?

So much pink

Oh look random verticle lines for no reason

I mean it’s just not right. They seemed to have taken all their money from the previous games and spent it on acid before loading up photoshop and making this disaster. Hopefully the gameplay is still solid and I can find a black and white TV to enjoy this when it lands on PS4 later this year.

Oh and if you thought I’d just picked the worst two pictures then you are in for a serious shock. Here are the other assets that they have officially released. Can you imagine playing multiplayer with these explosions?

Such explosion, much wow, many useless So I guess we can't theme our players?

Okay that rocket tail is kinda cool Closer to normal WHAT IS THIS?

Last Updated: March 3, 2014


  1. Kensei Seraph

    March 3, 2014 at 08:40

    The screens with the light-blue backgrounds aren’t that bad, but it would probably be better with white backgrounds and dark-grey platforms.

    There might be a setting in the game that allows you to disable the random colours or select what colours you want for the background and platforms.


  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 08:46

    Heh, Gavin the Hipster


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 3, 2014 at 08:51

      Get that man a scarf & a coffee shop STAT!


      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 3, 2014 at 08:52

        Don’t forget the iPhone and Mac Book Pro.


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 3, 2014 at 08:53

          No, he’s probably using a Windows phone IRONICALLY.


          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 3, 2014 at 08:54

            Sounds like a hipster that’s a sucker for punishment

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 08:56

            Aren’t they all heh.

        • Gavin Mannion

          March 3, 2014 at 09:22

          crap.. I just finished editing a video on my macbook air and I use an iPhone


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 3, 2014 at 09:24



          • p00n

            March 3, 2014 at 12:45

            Yeah I installed steam on my mac. It’s not dead… yet :/

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 3, 2014 at 09:45

            I think we need to have an intervention with you, Zoe and Dean… Your hipster ways need to end!


          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 3, 2014 at 10:05

            Hipsters… like a bloody plague

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 3, 2014 at 09:18

      Think he caught it when he was down in Cape town O_o


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 3, 2014 at 08:50

    Oh. It’s some kind of game. I thought you were going to talk about Notepad++.


    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 08:51



    • Hugh Lashbrooke

      March 3, 2014 at 09:36

      Totally thought that too…


    • Weanerdog

      March 3, 2014 at 09:49

      I was expecting a new network technician.


  4. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    March 3, 2014 at 09:52

    N+ was a flipping great game. N++ is way, way to colourful.I hate cheeriness.


    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 3, 2014 at 09:55

      You like to watch though….


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