Technological World for May 24, games: Bungie's new Marathon, Benedict Fox's noir mystery, Humanity's twisting puzzles

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Bungie’s new game is Marathon and looks at the Last Case of Benedict Fox and Humanity.

Bungie’s got a new Marathon coming

One of Bungie’s earliest games was Marathon, published in 1994 for the Apple Macintosh computer. The first-person shooter spawned two sequels. But it was Halo, announced in 1999 and released in 2001, that cemented the developer as one of the most significant studios of the modern game development era.

Today, as part of a Playstation Showcase, Bungie announced a new Marathon.

Currently in development and planned for release to PS5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S, the new game is set in the same universe as those early games, but it looks to contain everything that the studio has learned in thirty years.

Players will become “Runners”, cybernetic characters who are exploring Tau Ceti IV.

No release date was announced.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox a haunting, noir-inspired adventure

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a delightful game for Windows and Xbox Series X/S. It’s also part of the Xbox Game Pass library.

This side-scroller has maze-like maps (think Castlevania and Metroid) and a dark mystery to reveal. You play as the titular Mr Fox, who has a demon possessing him as he explores otherworldly dimensions of the mind.

Rated teen.

Humanity’s twisting, 3-D puzzles are most fun in VR

Humanity is a puzzle game in the vein of Lemmings, in which your objective is to guide a stream of characters through a space to a destination. You need to set the path and determine how best to confront obstacles.

In Humanity, you play as a small dog guiding an endless stream of people to a beam of light that pulls them into the sky.

The overt spiritual symbolism aside, the game is a light and fun pastime. And while you can play it with a standard game controller, it’s more fun playing in VR because then you are entirely within the architectural spaces that make up the game.

Once you’ve mastered the puzzle solving, you can venture into puzzle creating, as Humanity includes a level editor that puts the tools of creation at your fingertips.

Humanity is available now for PS4 (including PS VR), PS5 (including PS VR2) and Windows.


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