N++ knows you can go faster than that

Sign up to receive each week’s Playlist e-mail here! Also check out our full, interactive Playlist section. N++(Windows, PlayStation 4) BY METANET SOFTWARE There hasn’t been an N game on PC since the first one back in 2004. Now the second sequel, N++, has arrived on its home platform (it’s also available on PS4). While it is a sequel, N++ is better considered a version of the original game that’s been refined and tweaked over the course of a decade. It’s a momentum-based 2D platformer as before, one that has you collecting gold squares while dodging missiles and darting past…


N++ trailer shows off what all those plusses mean

With its second-and-a-half sequel, N—the original keyboard-smashing, nuts-and-bolts jumper—has added another + to its belt, indicating that it’s bigger, badder, and probably harder. But also that + means it’s still the same beautifully designed platforming that you loved when avoiding trigonometry homework on your mid-aughts Dell laptop.  The Playstation Blog has a post by dev Metanet explaining all the new bells and whistles, like deathmatches and, because this is PS4, particle effects. As witnessed in photos and the trailer, the game does look very pretty, but pretty in the way that an elegant minimal design can carry an aesthetic, not…