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Homeworld trailer

Homeworld Remastered Collection trailer shows off sexy-voiced cultist or something


'If you will not join, then die'
Feb 19
All right, I'll admit it: I know almost nothing about Homeworld. After reading the plot synopsis on Wikipedia (yeah journalism!), I got the gist of how things go, but with all of the alien races involved I can't really place... read
Artemis convention

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator is getting its own convention


Artemis Armada One
Feb 16
I have always been interested in playing Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, but have never had an opportunity. A team had it set up at Phoenix Comicon a couple years ago, but the room was booked for the whole weekend, so I w... read
Halo: Nightfall release

Live action Halo: Nightfall to release on March 17


On DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand
Feb 16
Owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection automatically had access to the five-episode live action series Halo: Nightfall, but soon it will be available for the plebeians on DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand. On March 17, ... read
Neptune, Have Mercy

A sci-fi submarine roguelike? Neptune, Have Mercy!


Damn, this looks cool
Feb 12
Neptune, Have Mercy has a lot going for it. This is an "action exploration roguelike" set not in a fantasy world full of dungeons, but underwater on Neptune's largest moon. Players control a customizable submarine with a cla... read
Offworld Trading Company

Civ IV lead designer's Offworld Trading Company hits Early Access


Space Truckers
Feb 12
Mohawk Games, formed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, released its first title on Steam Early Access today. Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game that focuses on economic might as opposed to gi... read
Glitch Hunter Kickstarter

Cyberpunk CCG Glitch Hunter launches today on Kickstarter


Sometimes a change in setting is all that's necessary to interest new players
Feb 11
Glitch Hunter is Estonia-based One More Rabbit's cyberpunk interpretation of the collectable card game for digital platforms. It's taking the project to Kickstarter today in hopes of raising the $63,000&n... read
Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier runs through Starships' customization and a small battle


Does he make it despite an estimated 40% chance of success?
Feb 05
Last month 2K and Firaxis announced Sid Meier's Starships, a strategy game set in the Civilization universe, continuing the story that Beyond Earth set up. With an impending spring release, it looks like it is pretty far alo... read
Starbound update

Starbound update includes new race, new combat, new universe


First stable update in almost a year
Jan 28
Wow. It has been a long time. I thought that maybe I had missed a stable update somewhere along the line, but by Chucklefish's own admission, this is the first one since last March. To take a step back, development on Starbo... read
Homeworld Remastered

We Can Go Homeworld Again: Gearbox sets date for Homeworld Remastered


Engine trails ahoy!
Jan 25
Finally! The Mothership has arrived. It's been quite a while since we last heard word from Gearbox and its plan to spruce up the Homeworld series for a much-needed rerelease, but more details have just jumped in, includ... read
Anoxemia

Anoxemia finds horror at the bottom of the sea


Add drowning to the list of things to be terrified about
Jan 13
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... read
There Came an Echo

There Came an Echo set to release on Steam February 24


February 21 for Kickstarter backers
Jan 12
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... read
RE5734L3R

Abandoned title 5734L3R reboots as RE5734L3R


Although I'm skeptical, I really hope that this game sees completion
Dec 13
5734L3R (pronounced Stealer), the intriguing post-apocalyptic robotic future title that seemed to disappear as quickly as it had arrived is back, perhaps; or at least this shiny new teaser trailer for it seems to indica... read
Orphan Greenlight

Sci-fi 2D platformer Orphan looks like a mashup of Limbo and H.G. Wells


And I'm totally OK with that
Dec 06
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way, shall we? Yes, Orphan immediately brings to mind Limbo. That’s perfectly fine by me, though. I have enough room left in my heart for more games that can leverage the de... read
Heat Signature

Even failing looks fun in Heat Signature


Covertly board ships or die trying
Nov 19
Just like with Gunpoint, it's a joy to watch designer Tom Francis play Heat Signature, wonky wrench physics and all, while it's still in development. It's as if he's making the game solely for himself and, hey, if the rest o... read
There Came an Echo

There Came an Echo story trailer shows off its voice talent


Wil Wheaton, Ashly Burch, and more
Nov 16
Originally slated for a June 2014 release, then pushed back to October 2014, voice-controlled strategy game There Came an Echo is now projected to release by early February 2015. That's only a few months away! According... read
Satellite Reign

Early Access for Satellite Reign begins this December


My cybernetically augmented body is ready
Nov 15
It's an undeniably wonderful time to be a PC gamer if you're a fan of the cyberpunk genre. The last few years have produced a slew of high-quality titles on the platform with even more still on the smog-choked horizon. ... read
Stasis

Isometric horror game Stasis reminds us it still exists


One year later, and I'm still excited to play this
Nov 12
A year after reaching its Kickstarter goal, I'd nearly forgotten all about Stasis. You remember that one, right? It's a lovely-looking isometric sci-fi/horror point-and-click that drew inspiration from films like Alien ... read
Heat Signature

Gunpoint designer and artist team up for Heat Signature


The space game about infiltrating ships
Nov 07
Gunpoint designer Tom Francis' next title, Heat Signature, has art! Well, new art, I should say. The stuff we saw previously for this spaceship heist game was just placeholder. John Roberts, who did the art on Gunpoint, has j... read
Convoy

Convoy: if FTL were about driving through the desert


Welcome to the Thunderdome
Nov 07
Back when consumers were more willing to put money toward projects on Kickstarter, FTL: Faster Than Light was one of the first big indie videogame success stories on the crowdfunding platform. It set a modest goal of $10,000... read
Murder

Intriguing cyberpunk point-and-click title Murder teased


Do androids dream of pixel art?
Oct 27
Peter Moorhead, the designer behind the striking but mostly negatively received pixel art point-and-click adventure game Stranded has released a teaser trailer for his next project, Murder. Moorhead describes the project as ... read
Stellar
"Civilization, but set in the future on an alien planet." That is really all Firaxis and 2K needed to say to get people excited for the next entry in the long-running turn-based strategy series. There is a fair amount of new ... read feature

Flat Earth's top-down murder sim impresses
Sydney-based independent studio Flat Earth Games has released its top-down cyberpunk-noir contract killing simulator Metrocide via Steam Early Access at the reduced price of $6.99. The final version of the game, which should ... read feature

This art book is much less scary than the game
Alien: Isolation has received a lot of praise over its faithful recreation of the original film's lo-fi take on science fiction. "Truckers in space" was the aesthetic director Ridley Scott set out to capture and the decks and... read feature

Dreadnought

This Dreadnought video shows you how to actually play Dreadnought


There's very much a right and wrong way
Oct 16
As I learned at PAX Prime, actually knowing how to play Dreadnought is half the battle. It's an enamoring idea to rush in with the quickest ship and fire until either you or your target is dead. If that's your approach,... read
Civilization Beyond Earth

The intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth is actually pretty touching


Showing off the narrative backdrop for leaving Earth
Oct 15
I have been working on a review for the upcoming sci-fi strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, and one of the things I could not wait to talk about is the introductory cinematic. It seems silly, but for a seri... read
Tales of Cosmos

Tales of Cosmos is a point-and-click starring a space corgi


Perseus the dog is made of star stuff
Oct 14
Sure, there is also a chimpanzee named Professor Gagayev, but we all know that Perseus the Dog is the star here. He's got valor! He reminds me of Missile from Ghost Trick, except I'm pretty sure Perseus is a corgi rather tha... read
Metrocide walkthrough

Metrocide gets a developer walkthrough, Early Access coming in October


Flat Earth Games walks us through the first few minutes of Metrocide
Sep 30
Flat Earth Games, comprised of brothers Leigh and Rohan Harris, walk us through the first few minutes of their new top-down, cyberpunk-noir, contract killing simulator, Metrocide. In the grim, futuristic world of Metrocide, ... read
Yep, that is Civilization all right
The Civilization series is famous for playing out in unplanned marathon sessions, where "one more turn" quickly turns into five more turns, which turn into another hour, before the player finally looks away from the screen to... read feature

Outpost 13

Bad dog! Outpost 13 basically lets you play as The Thing


Man's best fiend
Sep 18
This is why you name a dog Fluffy or Fido or Spot. When you go and give it a name like Fenrir, after a mythological wolf monster, it gets taken over by an alien being and wants nothing more than to devour your flesh and bone... read
Extrasolar

Extrasolar Season 2 is being funded through Kickstarter


Season 1 still available for free
Sep 09
I do not envy Lazy 8 Studios with the balancing act it has trying to market Extrasolar. By revealing too little, only a relatively small demographic will ever try out the exoplanet rover simulator. By revealing too much, a t... read
Glass half full
One of the things that is so appealing about science fiction is that it deals with situations that seem fantastical, but are ultimately plausible. Technology today would look like magic to those from years past, and so the te... read feature

Like a chess match in space
A very specific connotation pops into your mind when you think about spaceship fighters. Your brain's flooded with thoughts of dogfighting ships zooming around, barrel rolling, and flipping end-over-end to fire unceasing spac... read feature







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