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1:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Mirror's Edge meets Jet Set Radio in Hover

The melding of those two beloved properties was enough for me to get interested in Hover: Revolt of Games, and then its developers went and cited The Fifth Element as yet another inspiration. For as much junk as there is on ...

Jordan Devore



The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool photo
The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool
by Alessandro Fillari



One of the benefits of being at the Game Developers Conference is being able to meet the talent behind such inventive and quirky games. While many of the heavy hitters get most of the attention, there's plenty of other titles that will make you look twice. Many of which offer something a bit different and bizarre, such as Glitchspace.

Glitchspace is an action/adventure platformer focusing on emergent gameplay within a digital world. Currently released in paid Alpha form, players must trek through a series of devious and mind-bending puzzles that take advantage of the environment, while using your programming skills to traverse the ever changing landscape of cyberspace.

Yes, programming is a major part of the game, and it's actually fairly simple to use. Now before you freak out, you're not asked to type out lines of code on the spot, it's much more interesting than that. In Glitchspace, your character in the digital world possesses a gun that allows them to manipulate special glitched platforms and other objects in the world. You can assign special programmed 'objects' to these glitches, which can manipulate the properties of the environment.

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12:45 PM on 03.14.2014

Echo of the Wilds showcases survival and shirtlessness

I have watched the trailer for Echo of the Wilds twice now, and I still do not really know what to make of it. Developer Anthony Case describes it as a "puzzly narrativy adventure," which I can sort of see. The main characte...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Among the Sleep still looks pretty creepy

When I was a toddler, I don't think I was afraid of a lot of things. Maybe just clowns or pooping my nappy. Actually, my cousin's Star Wars figure case that was shaped like Darth Vader's head was scary too. Waking up to find...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Proven Lands explores colorful, procedurally generated planets

Exploring space is awesome. It always has been, and it always will be. With the rise of procedural content generation, the potential for utterly massive universes to explore has been unlocked, and a flood of titles are showi...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 03.11.2014

Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles

Using gravity to manipulate orbit and slingshot to a desired destination is always satisfying, in an "I could have been a NASA scientist" kind of way. With titles like Kerbal Space Program and Gravity Ghost, we've seen the m...

Darren Nakamura

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

5:00 PM on 03.04.2014

Latest Steam Greenlight batch includes Crawl

In the time since Alasdair wrote about Crawl and its superb trailer earlier today, the arcade-y multiplayer dungeon crawler has been approved for release on Steam. Nice timing there. A bunch of other games were greenlit too, ...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 03.04.2014

Slay the hero to become him in Crawl

Last year we got a brief look at Crawl which has the most ingenious multiplayer system I've seen in a long time. One player will take on a courageous hero, hacking and slashing his way through a dungeon whilst the other play...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Ether One will finally materialize on March 25

A few days ago I was bemoaning the long wait between games coming through Steam's Greenlight service and actually being released. One title I've been waiting for is Ether One, the atmospheric, first-person puzzle game from W...

Alasdair Duncan

12:45 PM on 02.24.2014

Caffeine teases a creepy space adventure about coffee

This is the latest teaser for an in-development space horror/adventure game, Caffeine, which will put the player into the role of a young boy who awakes on a seemingly abandoned "caffeine mining station." If that idea strike...

Conrad Zimmerman





11:30 AM on 02.21.2014

Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing

Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Halo-inspired Murder Miners coming to Steam

This actually looks really fun. Which would explain why it's up there with I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 as the top-rated indie game on Xbox Live.  On top of the wall-jumping, hook-shotting arena shooter trappings (and...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 02.19.2014

Here's February's batch of Steam Greenlight titles

Some of the recent batches of titles to come through Steam's Greenlight program have been underwhelming, but this latest batch of 50 games has some promising titles in it. Included in February's update is a game Darren o...

Alasdair Duncan

3:30 PM on 02.19.2014

Circuits tests your ear for deconstructing musical pieces

While most music-based games focus on maintaining rhythm or use the sound to generate gameplay elements, Circuits takes a bit of a different approach. Taking on a much slower pace, Circuits tasks players with listening to a ...

Darren Nakamura

12:45 PM on 02.18.2014

Hack the planet: Disrupt is up on Steam Greenlight

Despite all of the art and design that goes into creating expansive worlds in an effort to create immersion, few games make the player actually feel like he is doing the things on screen quite like Uplink once did. Certainly...

Darren Nakamura