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8:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Moonman looks like the appetizer to a Starbound entrée

It feels like Starbound has been in development for a long time now. Sure, it's playable, but it is not complete. Perhaps a similarly styled game that is not quite so ambitious may tide us all over. Perhaps we want to contro...

Darren Nakamura

12:15 PM on 01.14.2015

Humble abandons 'one-click' Steam Key redemption

Just over a year ago, Humble Bundle implemented OAuth "one-click" Steam Key redemption in an effort to simplify the process of adding games purchased through the service to your Steam account while protecting participating de...

Rob Morrow

3:30 PM on 01.13.2015

The next Shadowrun game comes to Kickstarter, funded almost immediately

Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third videogame adaptation of the popular tabletop RPG series, is looking to Kickstarter for funding. The game will -- obviously -- take place in magical cyberpunk Hong Kong, where the player uncover...

Mike Cosimano

2:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Anoxemia finds horror at the bottom of the sea

The thought of dismemberment and/or mutilation freaks me out, for sure. The thought of instead being stuck at the bottom of the ocean with a dwindling oxygen supply evokes a different kind of terror. Sure, there will probabl...

Darren Nakamura

1:45 PM on 01.13.2015

Grim Fandango Remastered will be $15

Grim Fandango Remastered is available for pre-order on a few digital storefronts ahead of its January 27 release. With that comes pricing, hitherto unknown. The remaster of the classic adventure game will be $15. You ca...

Steven Hansen



JumpJet Rex revels in old-school charm, hits Early Access January 14 photo
JumpJet Rex revels in old-school charm, hits Early Access January 14
by Alessandro Fillari

There's just something about the 8-bit and 16-bit eras of gaming. Even after decades, it's still a remarkable and enduring period that's managed to stand the test of time. With a slick focus on charming visuals and deeply refined gameplay, the classics of the time are still played today. And, with a sizable amount of fans clamoring for the return of such titles, it's easy to see why the endearing nature of 2D games holds strong. Honestly, games just felt more pure back then, and it looks as though some devs are looking to emulate the example set by games from the past.

Originally created as a quick title for GameJam 2014, the developers at Tree Fortress found something special about this peculiar T-Rex wearing jet boots, and decided to flesh it out into a fully featured title. Taking inspiration from classic games like Mega Man and Sonic, the talent behind JumpJet Rex wanted to offer players a new 2D platformer that's not only goofy fun, but also tough as nails.

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10:00 PM on 01.12.2015

Gravity Ghost's zen planetoid platforming coming on January 26

Funny, I feel like I just posted about the release date for a delayed indie game featuring voice work by Ashly Burch and music from some of my favorite composers. Talk about déjà vu. In contrast to There Came an...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 01.12.2015

There Came an Echo set to release on Steam February 24

There Came an Echo is Iridium Studios' second Kickstarter success, but as a more ambitious project it took a bit longer than Sequence to release after its crowdfunding campaign. Originally projected for a June 2014 rele...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 01.11.2015

PSA: Sir, You Are Being Hunted on sale for $4

Sir, You Are Being Hunted, the "procedurally-generated British horror in which tweed-wearing robots hunt you for sport," is on sale for $4 on Steam until Tuesday morning. It's a lovely combination of terrifying and hilarious,...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 01.10.2015

PSA: Pick up the Roundabout demo on Steam

We've posted about No Goblin's Roundabout before. Yup, it's that '70s B-movie game about driving a "spinning limousine." I'll be the first to admit that based on the gameplay footage I'd seen, I thought it would probably...

Rob Morrow

11:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Fan translates all of The Talos Principle's hexadecimal messages

The Talos Principle uses several different modes of storytelling. There are the dictations from the god-like Elohim, the conversations with the Milton Library Assistant, the recordings of a bygone scientist, the QR code messa...

Darren Nakamura





5:15 PM on 01.08.2015

Final Steam Controller design to be revealed at GDC

In an interview with GameSpot at CES 2015, Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski confirmed the final version of Valve's Steam Controller will be shown to the public at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this March...

Mike Cosimano

4:30 PM on 01.07.2015

First screens of Tales of Tales' Sunset look groovy

When we last talked about Sunset, it was just beginning its Kickstarter campaign and its fate was unclear. It ended up gathering more than twice its base goal, and developer Tales of Tales started work on it, releasing a tea...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 01.07.2015

Broken Age to get retail release in Spring 2015

Today, Double Fine and Nordic Games announced a retail version of Broken Age, the Tim Schafer-led adventure game funded through Kickstarter. The boxed copy will launch alongside Broken Age: Act 2 in Spring 2015 for PC, Mac, a...

Mike Cosimano

12:15 PM on 01.05.2015

Stylish indie platformer Chester gets sequel this year, demo right now

Chester has not been in the news lately, but back in 2011 it was known for being one of the few worthwhile games on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. It widened its audience after that by releasing on PC. Our own Jordan dev...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 12.26.2014

Steam sale: Brothers for $1.49, Banished for $7.99

Few deals have caught my attention during the Steam Holiday Sale. That might just be how it goes down: you build up your library sale after sale until, suddenly, most of the best discounts are for games you already own. At th...

Jordan Devore