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Vessel / Dear Esther – Cane and Rinse No.34

Tony, James, Josh and Darren are your panel for two contrasting titles. Strange Loop’s Vessel is a puzzle-platformer with a steampunk aesthetic and an emphasis on physics. While thechineseroom’s Source Engine adventure Dear Esther exists almost entirely without videogame conventions or ludological concerns, instead focusing entirely on relating a story to the participant. Find out if the crew believe that that each succeeded in its aims.

Music used in this issue:

1: Vessel by Jon Hopkins
2: Sleepwalker by Jon Hopkins
3: The Bone of Jakobsen by Jessica Curry

Cane and Rinse 34 was edited by Darren Gargette

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This Vessel video was recorded using an early preview of the game’s code and does not fully represent the quality of the finished product:

If you like these Quick Rinse videos you can find many more (plus a few other bits and bobs) over on the Official Cane and Rinse YouTube channel.


  1. Four members of the Gargette family in one show? We are spoiled.

  2. Oh yes, the famous Gargettes are our bluegrass quartet. Actually no, it’s just that we like Darren G’s surname so much that we’ve all decided to adopt it.

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