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8:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Super III is worth a look for fans of Super Meat Boy

Games like Super III remind me that, no, I haven't had enough pixel-art platformers yet and probably never will. As you'll see in the video above or .gifs on Kickstarter, the main mechanic here is protagonist III's ability t...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Tetropolis, the world's first 'Tetroidvania' launches on Kickstarter

In a world obsessed with perfection, one misshapen Tetromino will team with an orphaned block to start the revolution. This is the concept for Tetropolis by NextGen Pants, a first in the new side-scrolling genre of "Tetroidva...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 08.17.2014

The Testament of the White Cypress is out now and free

David O'Toole, developer of 2x0ng, has just released his newest game, The Testament of the White Cypress. Inspired by games like Ultima and Zork, Cypress follows a monk named Geoffrey as he explores a strange and da...

Patrick Hancock

8:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Top-down shooter Monsters & Monocles looks delightful

I only needed to watch a fraction of this trailer for Monsters & Monocles before I committed to covering it -- that good! This is a top-down shooter designed with four players in mind and there's online multiplayer, not ...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 08.07.2014

Hive Jump shows off some stunning running and gunning on Kickstarter

We have seen a lot of metroidvanias come out of Kickstarter in recent years, and a handful of more Mega Man-like games, but games like Contra have not gotten a lot of love from the crowdfunding platform. Hive Jump looks like...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Stardust Vanguards looks like TowerFall mixed with a shmup

An interesting looking game has popped up on Steam Greenlight. Stardust Vanguards is a multiplayer game which puts the players in mech suits and has them duke it out in space. The gameplay looks similar to that off TowerFall: Ascension and Samurai Gunn, but with a couple of surprises.

Bill Zoeker

12:15 PM on 08.04.2014

Stardust Vanguards takes mechs into space for fast-paced multiplayer battles

Games like TowerFall, Nidhogg, and Samurai Gunn have shown recently that fast multiplayer combat with simple rules can still be immensely fun. Following in those footsteps is Stardust Vanguards, which takes the battles into ...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer

A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy

Nihon Falcom's Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure originally released on PC in Japan, but most of us will know about this action-RPG for its PlayStation Portable version. Years later, publisher Mastiff is bringing it to PC here t...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Review: 4PM

If you're like me, then you'll have staggered out of a pub, wandered home, and then tried to fill in the blanks but, like a favorite song of mine says, it's just the best bits that are colored in. I can't honestly say there's...

Alasdair Duncan

10:45 AM on 07.09.2014

Cave Story-inspired platformer Momodora III is out on Steam for $5

Momodora III went through Greenlight earlier this year, and now it is finished and available on Steam for purchase. Though it looks like it plays more like Shovel Knight, the visuals seem to remind most of the legendary indi...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 07.04.2014

This Thief Town trailer is exactly what I'll mimic if I ever create one

Thief Town is an 8-bit multiplayer-only stealth game that pits you against your friends in the Wild West. It looks adorable, but that's not the only reason I'm interested. The trailer above is what's truly piqued my interest...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 06.13.2014

Yatagarasu AoC, Sacred Tears True greenlit for Steam

Japanese indies Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and Sacred Tears True have been greenlit for Steam, publisher and localization house Nyu Media announced this week. Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is a fighting game from PD...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 05.30.2014

City building meets first-person RPG in Northern Shadow

That intro! Northern Shadow is a first-person role-playing game in which you rebuild a lost kingdom, literally, and then go out on adventures while a steward keeps everything running smoothly back home. It's also being made ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 05.30.2014

Lakeview Cabin Collection channels cheesy horror movies

There is something charming about bad horror movies. From the overused tropes to the laughable gore effects, they are hard to take seriously. Lakeview Cabin seems to get that, and is celebrating the stupidity with its episod...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Steam dumps another 75 games to Greenlight

The very talked about, incredibly divisive Steam Greenlight service is back at it again, releasing a batch of 75 new titles to play. As always, I'm not even going to pretend like I've heard of any of these games. That said, i...

Abel Girmay