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10:45 AM on 03.06.2014

Indie studio Exkee wants you to Kill the Bad Guy

When we hear about new titles being approved on Steam Greenlight, it is usually a small handful of games that have received a fair amount of buzz, buried in a group of otherwise unknown games. One such title that previously ...

Darren Nakamura

5:30 PM on 03.05.2014

Red Goddess explores the subconscious with fear and rage

Claymation in games will always catch my eye. Ever since I was suckered into thinking Clayfighter was any good as a child, it has stood out as something that takes a huge amount of effort but looks amazing when done well. Na...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 03.05.2014

Former Mass Effect dev goes indie for Epoch: Return

More and more often these days, we hear about developers breaking from big studios in order to be more independent. Nathan Moller, whose credits include Mass Effect, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Halo 4, is the latest develope...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 03.05.2014

Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art

At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 03.03.2014

$1 billion pledged to Kickstarter projects to date

A billion dollars in pledges to Kickstarter campaigns. What do you even say to that? If you're Kickstarter, you say something like this. What gets me here is that more than half of that amount was pledged within the last 12 m...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 02.15.2014

Japan's indies unlikely to embrace crowdfunding, says dev

Japanese developers haven't exactly shied away from crowdfunding their enterprises. Mighty No. 9 and Project Phoenix both struck it big on Kickstarter, while indie studio PDW: Hotapen achieved a comparatively modest success w...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 02.11.2014

Don't panic, Act III of Kentucky Route Zero is on the way

Part of the drawback with games released in an episodic fashion is that you're always clamoring for the next installment. Whether it's The Wolf Among Us or The Dream Machine, some of my favorite recent episodic titles have be...

Alasdair Duncan

1:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Catapult for Hire Kickstarter campaign has launched

Last time we heard about Catapult for Hire, it was taking its brightly colored physics-based puzzle-exploration to PAX Prime 2013. Since then, developer Tyrone Henrie has continued working on it as he has been for the past f...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 01.29.2014

ReVeN is the next 2D Metroid-inspired game to watch

Since Nintendo seems dead set on never giving us another proper 2D Metroid game, it is up to the indie community to pull up the slack. Ghost Song, a game heavily inspired by old school Metroid titles, and Paradise Lost, a go...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 01.27.2014

These are the first three games of Square Enix Collective

The pilot phase of Square Enix Collective, a platform in which companies can solicit feedback on pitches and potentially crowdfund through Indiegogo with assistance from Square Enix, has kicked off with its first three studio...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 01.21.2014

Side-scrolling shooter/fighter To the Death looks great

Words can wait. Hop to To the Death's Kickstarter page and hit play on the video. Get past the few concept images and check out the 0:15 mark. Yeah. That. YES. This beauty comes from former Infinity Ward and Sony Santa Monic...

Dale North





1:15 PM on 01.06.2014

Hybrid board/videogame Collusion full of lies and deceit

As a fan of board games and videogames, my ears perk up when I hear about developers attempting to combine the two in interesting ways. Especially exciting are games focusing on subterfuge, deception, backstabbing, and lies....

Darren Nakamura



Cute runner Buddy & Me debuts on Android for free photo
Cute runner Buddy & Me debuts on Android for free
by Darren Nakamura

Back in April, we first heard about Sunbreak Games, a studio founded by former Metroid Prime and Halo 4 designer Jason Behr. As a bit of a curveball, Sunbreak's first title would break from Behr's tradition of sci-fi first-person shooters and instead be a family-friendly runner headed to mobile devices. Buddy & Me showed up on Kickstarter and narrowly met its funding goal of $40,000 during the final hours of the campaign.

The title launched on iOS devices in September, but Android users had to wait another three months before being able to play with that big, yellow fluffball up there. The good news for those with devices running Android 2.3 or later is that Buddy & Me is free for its debut weekend through the Amazon App Store. Interestingly, this deal is available for backers and non-backers alike. After this coming Sunday, the price will increase to its standard price of two bucks.

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11:00 PM on 12.11.2013

Rascal Riders brings motorcycle combat to all platforms

If I was on the road and a person on a motorbike screamed past me wielding a machete, "rascal" isn't the term I'd use for them. Rascal Riders however is a new project from Polish developers Cameleon Labs that brings the kind...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Psychological island adventure Dyscourse funded

Just about a month ago we got our first look at Dyscourse, which has not only a distinctive art style but also a pitch that could potentially demonstrate the strengths of interactive narratives over the more linear stories th...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.04.2013

Um, yes please: Interstellaria looks fantastic

"Explore alien worlds." That's usually all it takes to get me a little bit interested. It's enough to get me to watch a Kickstarter video, and in the case of Interstellaria, I'm really glad I did. Go ahead; click the video a...

Darren Nakamura