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Increpare Games

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Increpare Games Ltd
Company typePrivate
IndustryVideo games
Founded2004; 20 years ago (2004)
FounderStephen Lavelle
London, England
Key people
Stephen Lavelle

Increpare Games Ltd is a British video game developer based in London, founded and operated by Stephen Lavelle. Lavelle uses the pseudonym "Increpare", the Latin word for "rebuke".[1] Lavelle has released over 425 games since 2004, mostly small freeware games and often at the rate of several projects per month. With 178 games released between 2008 and 2014, Lavelle was named the "most prolific independent game developer" in the 2016 iteration of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition.[2] Notable commercial releases include English Country Tune (2011) and Stephen's Sausage Roll (2016).[3][4] In October 2013, Lavelle released PuzzleScript, an open-source scripting language for puzzle video games made in HTML5.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c Ellison, Cara (2 April 2015). "Increpare: the genius developer who gives his games away for free". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2016. Guinness World Records. 10 September 2015. p. 187. ISBN 9781910561102.
  3. ^ a b Donlan, Chris (30 January 2012). "English Country Tune review". PC Gamer.
  4. ^ a b Frank, Allegra (18 April 2016). "Why the creators of QWOP and The Witness are calling Stephen's Sausage Roll one of the best of all time". Polygon. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  5. ^ junglist (8 October 2013). "Making Games Is Easier Than Ever In PuzzleScript". Kotaku Australia. Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Graham (14 October 2013). "PuzzleScript Is A Simple Language For Making Puzzle Games". Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
  7. ^ Teti, John (23 March 2009). "Opera Omnia". The A.V. Club.
  8. ^ O'Connor, Alice (27 August 2015). "Ride A Surreal Metro In Subway Adventure". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on 6 June 2023. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  9. ^ Humble Monthly August 2017 – Humble Original – Increpare's Quiet City. Humble Bundle. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Clayton, Natalie (2 September 2019). "Increpare's latest is Hypnocult, a geometry-hell rhythm puzzle". Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

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