[This post is re-blogged from Venus Patrol sister-organization JUEGOS RANCHEROS, our local Austin indie game collective.]
Multiplayer games have been undergoing a beautiful renaissance over the past couple years, and we’ll be bringing three of the best examples to Austin’s North Door next Thursday, May 2nd, at 7:00PM, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents Monaco, Towerfall and a brand-new version of Nidhogg.
Long in development since it stole the show as the top-prize winner at the 2010 Independent Games Festival (surprising no one more than the developer himself), Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, the multiplayer stealth/action game from Pocketwatch Games has just been announced for an upcoming, simultaneous Xbox Live Arcade & PC release, with a Mac version due shortly thereafter (if not also alongside).
If you haven’t been following its development as closely as most, there’s no better place to start than Pocketwatch head Andy Schatz’s own directors-commentary-enhanced playthrough of its Monte Carlo Casino level above, giving you the best sense of its fantastically dynamic line-of-sight system overlaid on its blueprint basics. Much more information is also available at Pocketwatch’s official site, where you can keep abreast of its eventual release date.