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Childhood edutainment favorites Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear on Steam is Humongous

You wanna go to the moon with Putt-Putt or find missing kelp seeds with Freddi Fish? Get your wallets ready, because there's a whole slew of classic Humongous Entertainment games coming to Steam. And if you answered no to eit...   more

Childhood edutainment favorites Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear on Steam is Humongous photo

High Strangeness lets you shift between 8-bit and 16-bit

Longtime Destructoid community member AgentMOO's High Strangeness was back at PAX this year with a nearly done build. With the help of indie publisher Midnight City, High Strangeness is coming out late this year on PC and consoles. Holmes and Ben "AgentMOO" Shostak talked about the "12- bit" adventure and enemies that get more nefarious and capable as you do when you switch to the 16-bit world.   more

High Strangeness lets you shift between 8-bit and 16-bit photo

Spontaneous pole dancing in The Wolf Among Us

Former Destructoid Editor-in-Chief Nick Chester left us years ago, but even today his presence is felt on the site. This morning, he linked to what was originally thought to be a hysterical bug in The Wolf Among Us that you'v...   more

Spontaneous pole dancing in The Wolf Among Us photo

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that

I've never quite understood why people want to watch extended gameplay videos of upcoming content. I mean, if you're excited and want to play it, why would you want to spoil a long chunk of it? Conversely, if you couldn't ca...   more

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that photo

Gods Will Be Watching stressed me the hell out

I have found myself both playing and looking forward to more and more “point-and-click” games in the past few years than ever before. I didn’t grow up with games like Day of the Tentacle or the Monkey Island...   more

Gods Will Be Watching stressed me the hell out photo

Welcome to The Weird Story of Waldermar the Warlock

When a developer emails you and says "Well, yet another Kickstarter," you have to smile. At least Paco at Spanish indie studio enComblot has a sense of humor about the state of crowdfunding. His team is currently working on ...   more

Welcome to The Weird Story of Waldermar the Warlock photo

Below is a hardcore game that you'll want to take your time with

Ever since Below was teased at Microsoft's E3 press briefing last year, it's been one of the titles that I've been most intrigued by. The art style and the fact that Capy Games was the developer were the two main reasons...   more

Below is a hardcore game that you'll want to take your time with photo

Last Life is a sci-fi, murder-mystery adventure game set on Mars

It's no secret that I've been loving the adventure games that have been finding life via Kickstarter and Last Life is no different. Described by developer Sam Farmer, this is an episodic "sci-fi noir adventure game in which ...   more

Last Life is a sci-fi, murder-mystery adventure game set on Mars photo

PlayStation 4 is next for Stick it to the Man!

I have not played the funny mind-reading adventure game Stick it to the Man! yet. I should. Ian gave it a 9.5 out of 10, the maniac! After well-received releases on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PC, it's now making its way to P...   more

PlayStation 4 is next for Stick it to the Man! photo

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC

DC All Access is showing off what we can expect out of the Batman: Arkham Origins "Cold, Cold Heart" downloadable content, and it looks like DC is taking a page out of Iron Man's playbook. To deal with Mr. Freeze, Batman wil...   more

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC photo

Review: The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile

In some ways, Telltale's Wolf Among Us has topped its already stellar Walking Dead franchise. Although it doesn't feature a true post-apocalyptic setting, it still manages to feel bleak and hopeless in its own ...   more

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Outcast creators turn to Kickstarter for an HD reboot

Appeal's 1999 open-world action-adventure game Outcast has built up a dedicated fan base over the years and when it was announced that core members of the original team had bought the rights back from Atari, a Kickstarter fe...   more

Outcast creators turn to Kickstarter for an HD reboot photo

Mega64's Stanley Parable video is about guys who aren't Stanley

Mega64's latest video is about one of my favorite interactive experiences from last year, The Stanley Parable. But, these people look confused. Maybe they don't share my enthusiasm for it. Alternatively, maybe they're confus...   more

Mega64's Stanley Parable video is about guys who aren't Stanley photo

There are eight days left to fund Dead Synchronicity

It was the end of March when I saw Dead Synchronicity on Kickstarter, a great-looking science-fiction adventure game with heavy horror and dystopic themes. I've played the demo which is built on the alpha version of the game...   more

There are eight days left to fund Dead Synchronicity photo

Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect is now available for pre-order

The fact that a new Tex Murphy game is just a few weeks away makes me really happy; it might not kick off a rebirth of the full-motion video adventure game genre but darn, it feels good to have Tex back in 2014. If you're ke...   more

Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect is now available for pre-order photo

Play The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile next week

It strikes me as odd that Telltale wouldn't have the release dates for The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile locked down in time for its launch trailer, but here we are, just a day later. Episode 3 of the Fables series will launc...   more

Play The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile next week photo

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...   more

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7 photo

There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest

Hinterland has come out with what it's calling the first in-game screenshots for its first-person survival game The Long Dark. If that's the case, what were those images we saw before, exactly? No matter. This is a game which...   more

There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo


There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo
There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo
There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo
There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo
There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo
There are far worse places to die than The Long Dark's Pacific Northwest photo



The Wolf Among Us episode 3 trailer enjoys it when things go wrong

The title of episode 3 of The Wolf Among Us has been revealed to be A Crooked Mile, and this trailer gives a glint of information as to what it's about. The video's all like "BAM! Bloody bed! BOOM! Broken mirror! Uh-oh!...   more

The Wolf Among Us episode 3 trailer enjoys it when things go wrong photo

Micromanage space poop schedules in Cosmonautica

When we think about interstellar travel, our minds often go straight to intense battles with alien warships, exploration of hostile worlds, or cunning diplomacy. We often forget that between all of the action, our heroes sti...   more

Micromanage space poop schedules in Cosmonautica photo

Shelter 2 is a 'spiritual sequel' starring a new species

I liked Shelter as an out-there concept, but as a game, it just couldn't hold my attention. Might and Delight is ditching badgers for its "spiritual sequel," which instead revolves around a lynx mother attempting to raise he...   more

Shelter 2 is a 'spiritual sequel' starring a new species photo

The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS

The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once ...   more

The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS photo

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game

I think it's fair to say Kickstarter has given point-'n'-click adventure games a boost, not that the genre really needed it. Dead Synchronicity is a new adventure game from Spanish developer Fictiorama Studios which tells th...   more

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game photo

The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May

Following the recent trailer for The Forest, Endnight Games has come out with a handful of new screenshots for its open-world survival horror title as well as expanded launch details. As stated before, this'll be hitting Stea...   more

The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo


The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo
The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo
The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo
The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo
The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo
The Forest will be $14.99 when it hits Steam in May photo



Papo & Yo developer is working on another new game, Cali

The wonderful Papo & Yo was successful enough for Minority Media to start production on a new game, Silent Enemy, which we haven't seen too much about in the year since its vague announcement. It appears Minority is also ...   more

Papo & Yo developer is working on another new game, Cali photo

The Forest is my next Steam Early Access purchase

This trailer for the open-world survival horror title The Forest is my favorite yet. It begins calmly, allowing you to get swept up by the scenic wilderness and marvel at that fish that totally just got stabbed by a spear be...   more

The Forest is my next Steam Early Access purchase photo

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014

The Game Developers Conference is far from over this week and here I am already talking about stuff that's going to be happening at PAX East next month! Blizzard has shared their upcoming lineup that fans will be able to get ...   more

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014 photo

The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24

Through the waning and recent resurgence of adventure games, the Blackwell series has been providing classic point-and-click gameplay for the diehards. Last year, Wadjet Eye Games announced The Blackwell Epiphany, the fifth ...   more

The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo


The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo
The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo
The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo
The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo
The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo
The Blackwell Epiphany release set for April 24 photo



Echo of the Wilds showcases survival and shirtlessness

I have watched the trailer for Echo of the Wilds twice now, and I still do not really know what to make of it. Developer Anthony Case describes it as a "puzzly narrativy adventure," which I can sort of see. The main characte...   more

Echo of the Wilds showcases survival and shirtlessness photo

Campo Santo's debut game is Firewatch, an exploration mystery

Firewatch is exactly the kind of original game one would expect a studio like Campo Stanto to produce. This is a first-person exploration mystery coming from artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, an...   more

Campo Santo's debut game is Firewatch, an exploration mystery photo

Escape from 1954: Alcatraz

San Francisco is an underused setting in games. I still need to play Driver: San Francisco, but I'm not sure how much it takes advantage of the city. Daedalic's new adventure game 1954: San Francisco seems to, as you split p...   more

Escape from 1954: Alcatraz photo

Feel crappy all over again with the credits theme from the latest Walking Dead

Oh Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 2, how crappy you made me feel with every single one of my choices. More so than any other past episode, I was beside myself every time I had to make sweet little Clemente decide anything. ...   more

Feel crappy all over again with the credits theme from the latest Walking Dead photo

Little Big Adventure coming to Android and iOS March 27

DotEmu announced today that they'll be bringing the classic French adventure Little Big Adventure to iOS and Android devices on March 27. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, the game follows Twinsun, a youn...   more

Little Big Adventure coming to Android and iOS March 27 photo

Home creator's new game is a psychological romance adventure

Benjamin Rivers, the mind behind the horror game Home, has begun teasing his latest project, Alone With You. Players control the final crew member of an unsuccessful terraforming mission who would all alone on the deteriorat...   more

Home creator's new game is a psychological romance adventure photo

Review: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

With five previous games and one movie under his belt, Professor Layton's reputation precedes him. Since 2007's Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Level-5 has been giving players control of the eminent gentleman Layton...   more

Review: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy photo

Tales from Tales from the Borderlands from SXSW

Telltale and Gearbox are talking Tales from the Borderlands at their SXSW panel. From the alcohol fueled conception (just like most of us) to talking protagonists, this lengthy chat has it all. Which is good because the epis...   more

Tales from Tales from the Borderlands from SXSW photo

Mods, hate, and community with Chucklefish's Molly Carrol

Two week's ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), we welcomed Molly Carroll to the program. Molly used to be a big part of the Dtoid Forums community before moving on to become community manager at Chucklefish (Starbound). We ta...   more

Mods, hate, and community with Chucklefish's Molly Carrol photo

Vertiginous Golf brings steampunk mini-golf to Steam Early Access

Here's a game I can get behind. Vertiginous Golf  is, "a first-person exploratory mini-golf" title, set in a dystopian steampunk world. I'm sure that world is interesting, but it's the mini-golf I'm excited about. Those...   more

Vertiginous Golf brings steampunk mini-golf to Steam Early Access photo

Hit iOS game Year Walk arrives on Steam

Just as winter starts to fade and spring begins to arrive, here comes Year Walk's appearance on Steam to bring a little chill into our lives. Released last year on iOS to a lot of acclaim, the game tells the story of a man w...   more

Hit iOS game Year Walk arrives on Steam photo

Murdered: Soul Suspect pricing, release info announced

Airtight Games and Square Enix have honed in on a June 3, 2014 release for Murdered: Soul Suspect in North America, and June 6 in Europe. The game is slightly cheaper on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and even PC (I know!) with a $...   more

Murdered: Soul Suspect pricing, release info announced photo

Review: The Walking Dead Season 2: A House Divided

Clementine has been through an awful lot since meeting Lee at the start of The Walking Dead series. She's grown, she's changed, and now, she's with a new group. Episode One sought to be a buffer of sorts between the two ...   more

Review: The Walking Dead Season 2: A House Divided photo

Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight

[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knight coming out on October 14, 2014.] [Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!] Before you freak out -- the se...   more

Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight photo

Dust: An Elysian Tail passes one million sales

A bunch of us liked Dust: An Elysian Tail and it puts a smile on my face to hear that the game wasn't merely a critical success. Creator Dean Dodrill tweeted over the weekend that the game had passed one million units sold ac...   more

Dust: An Elysian Tail passes one million sales photo

Everything wants to destroy you in forma.8

MixedBag has announced forma.8, an action-adventure title about a probe stuck on an alien planet -- a dangerous one, at that. Since this is a probe and not some decked-out warship, surviving will be an ordeal at first. Playe...   more

Everything wants to destroy you in forma.8 photo

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 is out on March 4

It feels like it has been way too long since "All That Remains," which was the first episode in Season Two of Telltale's award-winning adventure The Walking Dead series. In reality, it has only been a couple months, and we c...   more

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 is out on March 4 photo

Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect

The last few times we've written about Murdered: Soul Suspect, the discussions centered around next gen ports. Well, that and the protagonist's unfortunate choice of head wear and other accoutrements. I mean, the fedora is somehow not the most egregious fashion choice. Wallet chain?  But now I've gotten a chance to play and have a bunch of different things to complain about.   more

Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo


Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo
Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo
Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo
Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo
Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo
Preview: Murdered: Soul Suspect photo



Dark Souls II CE unboxing makes death look worth it

Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou...   more

Dark Souls II CE unboxing makes death look worth it photo

LEGO The Hobbit PlayStation 3 bundle on the way

If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy...   more

LEGO The Hobbit PlayStation 3 bundle on the way photo

Game Debate to the Death! Favorite Uncharted game?

In my previous poll I asked everyone to pick their favorite Legend of Zelda game from the lengthy and notable series. Out of over 1,400 total votes, here are the top four results: (21.37%) Ocarina of Time: 312 votes -- winne...   more

Game Debate to the Death! Favorite Uncharted game? photo

The Humble Weekly Bundle is adventure game crazy

I think I was distracted last week with the announcement of Humble Bundle 11 because I hadn't realized how good the Humble Weekly sale looked. If you pay $15, you'll get 12 adventure games which works out at just over $1 a ga...   more

The Humble Weekly Bundle is adventure game crazy photo