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6:00 PM on 05.05.2013

Breakout and permadeath combine to create 2x0ng

Classic games like Arkanoid and Breakout are always a blast to play. I think one of my first "mobile games" was one of their clones, before smartphones were the phenomenon they are today, of course. I've j...

Patrick Hancock


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




12:00 PM on 02.03.2013

This is what happens when SRPGs and Football combine

It's SuperBowl Sunday, making it the most appropriate time ever to talk about Footbrawl Quest, a free football SRPG with randomly generated maps. So if you don't care whether or not birds are better than gold hunters (they ar...

Patrick Hancock

6:00 PM on 01.18.2013

Indie Nation: A Fistful of Gun

A Fistful of Gun is a combination of a classic beat-'em-up like Turtles in Time and a shoot-'em-up like Jamestown. So naturally, I'm deeming it a sheat-'em-up. No, wait, that sounds terrible. A boot-'em-up? Better, but still not that great... How about a boosh-'em-up? Yeah, I'll go with that one. A Fistful of Gun is the best goddamn boosh-'em-up of all time. 

Patrick Hancock



Indie Nation: Evoland photo
Indie Nation: Evoland
by Patrick Hancock

Videogames sure have come a long way, haven't they? Well, then again, maybe they haven't. Sure, games now are way more advanced than they were twenty years ago. But what about the untapped potential within the medium? Videogames are, after all, an interactive medium unlike any other, and yet the interactivity is often downplayed when advertising a game, as if it doesn't matter.

Evoland acts as a sort of interactive history of videogames. It reminds me of DLC Quest in that there's a good amount of commentary associated along with it. It's worth playing just to remember how much we have, or haven't, progressed thus far.

I'd recommend playing through it before reading on. Play Evoland here -- it should only take about ten minutes.

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4:00 PM on 11.03.2012

Indie Nation: Zineth

Jet Grind Radio is my favorite game of all time. I don't care that people think it no longer holds up -- its place is solidified in my mind as number one. It's a decade old and still has more style and better character design...

Patrick Hancock



Indie Nation: Venus Patrol games photo
Indie Nation: Venus Patrol games
by Patrick Hancock

Venus Patrol is a great idea. An indie-focused website hosted by none other than Brandon Boyer who, among other things, is the chairman of the Independent Game Festival. There's a subscription model for Venus Patrol that nets you some really neat bonuses, including two amazing indie games.

Gun Godz was created by Vlambeer, also known as the brilliance that brought us Super Crate Box and Dinosaur Zookeeper. It's an old-school first-person shooter game with some delightful level design. Capsule came from Adamatonic, aka "that dude who made a certain one-button platformer. You may have heard of it, it's called uhh....Canabalt, I think." At least, that's how I refer to him. Canabalt was one of the first single-input platformers I ever played and enjoyed, so it's only natural that Capsule is equally as great (and simple).

These games, especially their music, are goddamn inspiring in their simplicity.

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4:00 PM on 09.10.2012

Indie Nation: Inside a Star-filled Sky

The concept of infinity can be hard to grasp. Other than the Energizer Bunny, space, and Buzz Lightyear, there is not much regular exposure to the concept of something that goes on forever and ever and doesn't stop. Our puny ...

Patrick Hancock

4:00 PM on 08.25.2012

Indie Nation: To the Moon

[That's right, Indie Nation is back! Every so often, we'll highlight some of the best independent games available.] I know, I know. There has been next to no coverage of the indie adventure game To the Moon on this site. On b...

Patrick Hancock

3:00 PM on 08.31.2009

Indie Nation: 78641 - A Targ Adventure

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights worthwhile, independently-produced games. Oh hello I did not see you come in! You have played with the Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden game and enjoyed, yes? Good news! GZ Storm...

Anthony Burch

12:00 PM on 08.29.2009

Indie Nation: Ergon/Logos

Our Indie Nation series highlights cool independent games.What is this? An interactive poem? A fast-paced Choose Your Own Adventure? A smarmy existentialist critique of videogames and the status quo? A silly bit of conceptual...

Anthony Burch



Indie Nation: Immortal Defense photo
Indie Nation: Immortal Defense
by Anthony Burch

Destructoid's "Indie Nation" series (semi)regularly highlights interesting, independently-developed games.

Immortal Defense is a tower defense game for people who abhor tower defense games. Or people who like them.

Or people who think they're okay.

I'm basically trying to say that Immortal Defense is really good, and that you might enjoy playing it. You can get a demo here, or purchase the full game here.

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8:00 PM on 08.07.2009

Indie Nation: Where's An Egg?

Our Indie Nation series highlights interesting, independently-made games. I will be the first to admit that Where's an Egg? has some of the least interesting base gameplay you'll ever see highlighted on Indie Nation (and that...

Anthony Burch

1:20 PM on 07.24.2009

Indie Nation: Time Gentlemen, Please

Our Indie Nation series highlights interesting videogames from -- wait for it -- independent developers.Amusement, and shame. These are the two emotions that every single classic LucasArts adventure game inspires in me. I lau...

Anthony Burch

1:00 PM on 07.19.2009

Indie Nation: Research and Development

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights kickass independent games.Here is everything you need to know about Research and Development:- You can download it here  - Despite being a mod, it is better than the entiret...

Anthony Burch

1:00 PM on 07.18.2009

Indie Nation: Handle With Care

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights interesting games from the world of independents.Handle With Care, the sequel to Polaris and second game in Robert Yang's Radiator series, came out yesterday. It's interesti...

Anthony Burch

4:40 PM on 07.15.2009

Indie Nation: Mr. Mullet

Indie Nation is an irregularly-scheduled series that highlights good independent games.Mr. Mullet by This Is Pop is probably one of the least funny games on the entire Adult Swim Web site, but it is also undoubtedly one of th...

Anthony Burch