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Have you folks read about the Desura owners going bankrupt? What how the developers haven't been getting paid? Well our friends at Groupees have organized a bundle to try and help some of these devs out. The bundle is called ...

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Doko Roko

Doko Roko looks magical with big swords and big explosions


Muy loco!
Jun 17
// Ben Davis
I don't care what anyone says, lovingly-crafted pixel art can still get me super excited about a new game. I know a lot of people are tired of pixelated indie games by now, but damn, they can be so beautiful! That's precisely...
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Typoman

Become a true reho... hero in Typoman


Letter mixing platformer coming to Wii U
Jun 17
// Laura Kate Dale
When it comes to heroes you can play as in indie puzzle platformers, I can't say I've ever seen a hero as on the nose as the protagonist of Typoman. Our hero, a small character built out of the letters in the word hero, is dr...
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Take On Mars

Take On Mars gets a new trailer, beta this summer


Another A-Ha subheader probably
Jun 16
// Darren Nakamura
I've been interested in Take On Mars for a while, but I'm always a little wary of doing the Early Access thing. On the one hand, there's exploring real-life locations on the red planet. On the other, there's playing an unfin...
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Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter ends with over $3.25 million


More like Moola-Baybee
Jun 16
// Darren Nakamura
It was a long journey, but it has come to an end. A month and a half ago, the Banjo-Kazooie-esque 3D platformer showed up on Kickstarter, and it crushed its initial goal of £175,000 on day one, hitting over &p...
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E3 hands-on

Bunker dwelling in Sheltered


Totally not the indie 'Fallout Shelter'
Jun 16
// Laura Kate Dale
It must suck to be the developers of Sheltered at E3. Sheltered is a game where you create and manage a shelter underground from a side on 2D perspective, building new rooms and managing the people living in your shelter. Con...
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Beyond Eyes

Hands-on with Beyond Eyes


Explore sounds, smells, touch and tastes
Jun 16
// Laura Kate Dale
A few months ago, our very own Darren Nakamura went hands on with a game called Beyond Eyes, where you play as a young blind girl, exploring the world in the hopes of finding her lost cat. I was lucky enough today to be able ...
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Firewatch

New Firewatch trailer hints at something dark


Also features first-person turtling
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Campo Santo's Firewatch enjoyed a short fraction of Sony's E3 press conference tonight, but it was a good little video. It starts with high spirits, two voices joking around with one another, one guy playing with a turtle just for kicks, the usual. Toward the end, it hints toward the central conflict. Something dark is at play here. Some sort of park ranger impostor, maybe? I don't know.
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Xbox

Montage music and a ton of awesome-lookin' Xbox indies


Everyone loves some montage music
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
We're not training for the big fight. We're not getting the house back into presentable shape after a totally sick rager. We're looking at a bunch of Microsoft's indie games for Xbox One, and a lot of them look pretty great....
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Beyond Eyes

Beyond Eyes coming to Xbox One and PC


Hone your other senses
Jun 15
// Zack Furniss
Tiger and Squid is bringing its blind adventure Beyond Eyes to the Xbox One and PC. You play as a young girl without sight, and it looks like a beautiful little romp through a watercolor world. It's set for a 2015 release date.
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Fill up my Cuphead

Cuphead still looks amazing in this new trailer!


Don't deal with the devil
Jun 15
// Jed Whitaker
The above trailer for the cartoon-esque Cuphead was just unveiled at Microsoft's E3 press conference. The trailer shows off plenty of new enemies, including an evil carrot and a giant mermaid that Cuphead fights in an airplane.  Cuphead releases in 2016 exclusively on Xbox One.
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Ashen

Ashen looks like Microsoft's answer to Journey


Flying whales
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Microsoft spent a little bit of time on ID@Xbox, its independent game initiative. Nestled in the middle was Ashen, a dark exploration game. In the trailer, a man gets impaled with a spear and a scary skeleton tree does a roa...
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Tacoma

Tacoma's new trailer has a lot of zero-g goodness


Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Jun 15
// Joe Parlock
Gone Home developer Fullbright has released a new trailer for its upcoming first-person zero-gravity game Tacoma at the Microsoft E3 event. We currently don’t have a release date, but it’s already looking gorgeous.  
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Extreme Exorcism

Extreme Exorcism reminds me of a less polished Super Crate Box


Try the demo on Wii U today
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
When I first saw some screens for Extreme Exorcism, I had to jump on it. I'm a sucker for that simplistic style, and ever since I played Bubble Bobble and Snow Bros, I've been addicted to arena-style platforming games. ...
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Starting today you can download these
Nintendo has just announced a new intiiative to cater to indie games called Nindies@Home. The basic idea is dead simple -- starting right now until the oddly specific 8:59 AM PST on June 22, you can download demos for select ...

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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes says goodbye to PS Mobile with Brandon Sheffield


Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
Jun 14
// Jonathan Holmes
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on Sup Holmes we're ...
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Hatred

Destructoid and Destructive Creations talk about Hatred: Part 2


On the ESRB, No More Heroes, and shits
Jun 13
// Jonathan Holmes
I've heard a few people say that part 1 of our interview with Destructive Creations, the developers of Hatred, was "surprisingly fair". It's a shame that some have come to expect that this website, or any other gaming site, w...
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Rain World

New Rain World footage justifies the title


Those poor Slugcats
Jun 13
// Nic Rowen
I melt every time I see a new set of gifs for Rain World or even a picture of a Slugcat. But for all my cooing and fawning, I have to admit I don't really know much about the game. Other than the exploration and puzzle ...
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Bloodstained Kickstarter

Bloodstained Kickstarter ends with over $5.7 million pledged


Hit all stretch goals, set records
Jun 12
// Darren Nakamura
It doesn't feel like it has been a month since we were first asked "sword or whip?" or we first heard the term "Igavania," but here we are. Koji Igarashi and company launched the Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual ...
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Rebirth alone

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 3DS lacks local multiplayer, cross-platform saves


Will be $15
Jun 12
// Jed Whitaker
Local co-op will not be available on the New 3DS version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, confirms Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Nicalis. Tyrone also notes that patching it in after release is unlikely. Cross save is also...
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Shy samurai

Afro Samurai 2 reveal trailer should reveal some gameplay


Shy samurai
Jun 12
// Steven Hansen
Finally a trailer for Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma. But it's just a story trailer. I never played Tom Cruise's The Last Afro Samurai game, which released in 2009, but former Bandai Namco (and original Afro Samurai) p...
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Bloodstained: Ritual

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night cracks $4.5 million, gets Shovel Knight crossover


He's looking bulky
Jun 12
// Chris Carter
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is sticking it to the man, with $4.5 million raised, making it the most successful game on Kickstarter. But IGA and his team aren't resting on their laurels just yet, as even more conten...
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The Ship HD

Sneak and backstab: The Ship HD is coming next year


I'm (soon to be) on a boat
Jun 12
// Darren Nakamura
I was always intrigued by The Ship, but the timing wasn't ever right for me to play it. Back when it was active I didn't have a gaming PC, and once I built my current rig the community just wasn't there. With today's announc...
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Perception

Perception Kickstarter hits $100K, devs release new 'found footage' teaser


Bluff Witch Project
Jun 12
// Vikki Blake
As the Kickstarter campaign for Perception celebrates hitting $100K, the development team behind the upcoming horror game has released a new "found footage" trailer video. The video -- which will feel familiar in a Blai...
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The Chinese Room

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is coming August 11


Left Behind 2: The New Batch
Jun 11
// Mike Cosimano
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, a first-person exploration game from Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on August 11, according to creative director Dan Pinchbeck. "We look back now ...
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New retail indies

Tower of Guns and Ether One are coming to retail


Exclusive content for Tower of Guns
Jun 11
// Patrick Hancock
Tower of Guns, a delightful FPS roguelike, and Ether One, a beautiful adventure game, are going backwards in time and releasing in physical boxes this September. Ether One will have retail copies for PC and PS4, while To...
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Dyscourse DLC

Dyscourse free update 'Indie Island' out now


Formerly known as 'Indie Plane Crash'
Jun 11
// Darren Nakamura
During Dyscourse's Kickstarter campaign, the team at Owlchemy came up with a cool idea: take the basic idea of a bunch of weirdos stuck on a desert island and use indie game developers instead. They are probably still weirdos...
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Astebreed

Doujin shmup Astebreed hits PS4 on June 25


Courtesy of Playism
Jun 11
// Kyle MacGregor
Astebreed is finally warping to PlayStation 4 on June 25, Playism announced today. The shoot-'em-up comes from doujin studio Edelweiss and was actually among my favorite games released last year when it debuted on PC. In addi...
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Diluvion Kickstarter

Manage an ornate submarine in the open world of Diluvion


2D and 3D gameplay
Jun 10
// Darren Nakamura
Sure, big name Kickstarters like Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee are in the spotlight right now with their campaigns winding down having made millions of dollars. But don't forget that there are others out there looking for th...
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Affordable DLC

Wii U exclusive Affordable Space Adventures is getting free DLC


Five new 'extremely difficult' levels
Jun 10
// Darren Nakamura
Wii U owners should check out Affordable Space Adventures. I played it at PAX East and loved it, then Patrick reviewed it and gave it a 9/10. It does everything well, especially its use of the Wii U GamePad. This is what happ...

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