Leave 'em begging for more!
"Sadistic" 2D arena arcade Penarium is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 22, 2015.
Willy (snigger) is trapped in a "sinister circus," and the only hope of seeing his family again is to "run and jump his wa...
'Mystical and brave'
Valiant Hearts' director Yoan Fanise worked at Ubisoft for 14 years before leaving earlier this year to form his own studio, Digixart Entertainment . Today at Tokyo Game Show, the fledgling company revealed its firs...
Favors the bold
Coins. Plenty of games have them scattered around to collect, but few explain why they're there in the first place. If they're so valuable, why did somebody just leave them there?
Leo's Fortune gives a reason. The titular mus...
Name change alert
I like one-word names, a lot, but Manifold Garden is far more memorable than Relativity. According to designer William Chyr, among other things, the title "didn't fit the direction the game was going."
So, there we go: when y...
New game from the Little Inferno devs
I was a huge fan of Little Inferno when it launched on the Wii U a couple of years ago. A twisted narrative about rampant consumerism, microtransactions, and the beauty of starting fires, it is one of those game I come back t...
Date a skeleton? At least five dogs?
What if I told you there was a game that looked similar to EarthBound where you could befriend enemies instead of killing them, and combat is a mixture of turn-based and a WarioWare-like mini-game. Would you believe me? That...
Look at this animated prologue
In 1979, Iran overthrew its monarchy, and replaced them with an Islamic republic in what is now known as the Iran Revolution. One important day in the revolution is known as Black Friday, where martial law was declared. Shot...
Afterbirth pre-order sale
The price point of the beast
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much...
Gary Carr leaves after 12 years
After 12 years at Lionhead Studios, it seems creative director Gary Carr has left the UK studio to take the leap into independent game development.
In a statement made to GameSpot, it was confirmed that Carr, who had been ove...
Sup Holmes every Sunday at 4pm EST!
[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.]
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He's also going to finish the comic
Joe Madureira first hit it big drawing X-Men and Spider-Man for Marvel comics in the '90s. He quickly became one of the most influential artists in the field, thanks to a style that melded lessons learned from other American...
If it happens, and it's gonna happen
[Image by Ko Takeuchi, artist for the Rhythm Heaven series.]
Co-created by Justin Roiland, probably best known for voicing Lemongrab on Adventure Time, the comic book and animated television series Rick and Morty fe...
A spinoff to Pink Hour
As of today, you'll be able to nab a game from the creator of Cave Story for free. It's a spinoff to Pink Hour, titled Pink Heaven, and it follows the same storyline as Kero Blaster, in the same 2D platforming format.
For wizards only
N++ released back in July with a bold claim: "No way anyone 100%s it." Given its enormous level select screen featuring more than a thousand levels and the brutal difficulty the series is known for, it seemed fair enough to m...
Sing-a-long, even if the notes are wrong
The surreal point-and-click adventure game Dropsy is available now on PCs everywhere and to celebrate the occasion Devolver has released this hot new sing-a-long trailer that provides some insight into his damp world. Appare...
Not called Garry's Mod 2
Garry’s Mod is getting a sequel after almost ten years.
In an interview with PCGamesN, Facepunch founder Garry Newman said a follow-up was in the works, with the intention of it making use of VR technology:
Just... very... very... slowly
Xbox Live Indie Games, the program that allowed people to make and sell their own games through Xbox Live, is in the process of what is possibly the slowest shutting down I have ever seen.
An email sent out to developers on t...
Circa Infinity is a trip, as the game is about as simple as it gets. There are three buttons, mostly three colors, and every level is just a circle.
But as you start to dig deeper, and the mechanics evolve, Circa Infinity reveals itself as a brilliant puzzle platformer.
Metal Harbor and the Chao Garden added
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Sonic games. Sonic the Hedgehog was the first game I ever played, and ever since then I’ve liked pretty much every one of them I’ve played (I maintain Sonic R and...
Okay, some creative license. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke actually asked a much more proper, "Where are the women?" in his blog post yesterday, trying to explain the discrepancy in how many women seem to be playing Divi...
We're getting to the point where the roguelike formula doesn't inspire "oohs" and "ahhs" like it used to. Where a game could generally have had the label "tough as nails," and earned instant cred, it's becoming increasingly h...
Not worth the dough
I can only imagine how I am Bread came to be. I picture a couple of friends sitting around, drinking, when one says, "Man, wouldn't it be funny if we made a game where you play as a slice of bread?" Then everybody laughs and ...
The Power of Love
Throughout my history of gaming there have been games that stand out as important bonding experiences: Bubble Bobble with my mom, Bomberman with my college roommate, and now Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime with...
Only a few short months away
Xbox One owners, soon you will be able to fly expensive ships through the stars, seeing huge amounts of time and money be destroyed the second you bump into the wrong enemy.
Yes, Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One, and th...
When Edmund McMillen brought word of the new Greed Mode in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, most of the shouts in the comments were, "Looks great, when can we play it?" Soon enough.
The features for the DLC are detailed over...
Available now for $34.99
It's not unusual to see games released on legacy platforms these days. Nightmare Busters was recently sold for the SNES, the Dreamcast still sees new releases to this day, and now, we have Quest Forge: By Order of Kings...
You can go your own way
Anytime I attend a trade show or convention these days, I walk away smitten with a new game out of Québec. It's eerie, really. I don't go looking for them; they find me, as if there were some sort of gravitational pull...
Already out in EU
According to the game's official Twitter account, Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut on Wii U will be out next month in the US on September 10. If you want to pick it up in the EU, it's available now, and the Xbox One and PS4 editi...
Finally, a decent looking simulator game
I’ve always loved it when games or films explore size: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, that really good Toy Story 2 game on the PS1, Ant-Man… I just love that sort of thing. The idea of seeing things we’re so fa...
On your marks, get set, go, go, go!
Game designers rarely go off-road when creating racing games and eschew lesser-traveled paths in favor of more established, familiar routes. Not Gordon Midwood, though; the one lone developer at indie studio Different Cloth i...