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Not-review: Devil's Dare

[Note: Destructoid's robot mascot, former news manager Conrad Zimmerman, and I appear briefly in the opening cinematic for Devil's Dare. We'll be giving out Steam codes for the game tomorrow on Sup Holmes if you want one.] S...   more

Not-review: Devil's Dare photo

Bask in the glory that is Basingstoke

Puppygames is at it again, this time revealing a bit more of the action you'll likely encounter in its upcoming stealthy roguelike Basingstoke. It's probably no secret by this point that Basingstoke is high up on my lis...   more

Bask in the glory that is Basingstoke photo

More Slugcat gifs? More Slugcat gifs

What's that? You didn't get enough Rain World gifs this week? What's that? Timmy is trapped in a well, rehabbing from that awkward back spasm in mop up? What's that? Old Man Tim is going to be lights out tonight in his s...   more

More Slugcat gifs? More Slugcat gifs photo

Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat

Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet ...   more

Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat photo

Meaty turn-based RPG Pier Solar HD hits Wii U in November

WaterMelon's homebrew project Pier Solar and the Great Architects pushed the Sega Genesis to its limits as a new release in 2010 (!) which I thought was courageous, at the time. Still do. The game shipped on an actual cartrid...   more

Meaty turn-based RPG Pier Solar HD hits Wii U in November photo

Return of the Obra Dinn has a playable demo

Did I ever tell you that as a child I was fascinated with the idea of ghost ships? Well, I was -- and I guess you could say that I still am in one way or another. I grew up reading about the accounts of mysterious vessels lik...   more

Return of the Obra Dinn has a playable demo photo

First else Heart.Break() trailer reminds me it exists

Everyone remembers else Heart.Break(), right? Of course you do, because it was on my "Top 30 indies to look out for in 2013" list! There was very little information on the game at that point, and apparently I thought it woul...   more

First else Heart.Break() trailer reminds me it exists photo

Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown

Risk of Rain is a great little action platformer that'll make you feel like garbage before building you up into an unstoppable force of destruction. Try it, sometime! You can even bring friends along. Developer Hopoo Games ha...   more

Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown photo

Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs

It's been a while since I've espoused my love for Rain World. It looks even smoother in this interesting Kickstarter update, as the game has transitioned to Unity. The update is a good read, but if you're just here for the gifs, well, I feel you. Ain't nothing wrong with that.   more

Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs photo

Five Nights at Freddy's 2 jump scares onto Greenlight

Just getting over the PTSD of your last visit to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza? Well too damn bad, because it's time to get spooked again. Normally I'd roll my eyes at the idea of a sequel being announced barely three months since t...   more

Five Nights at Freddy's 2 jump scares onto Greenlight photo

Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself

If you were hoping to play Uber Entertainment's next game Human Resources, you'll be disappointed to know that the Kickstarter has been cancelled. Despite having over 9,000 backers, the project had raised $384,000 which was j...   more

Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself photo

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with

Sometimes I just want to zone out with some synth music, bright colors, and pure gameplay. Super Hexagon works well for that, but it is always nice to try something new. Project J has an interesting hook to it, where the lig...   more

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with photo

Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore now available on PC

Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore is out now for Windows PC, Playism has announced. The action game has a jaunty premise, following a fairy tasked with defending a flower from a swarm of aphids. Yes, really. You'll need to pulverize ...   more

Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore now available on PC photo

Hey, Destructoid! What games are you playing this weekend?

Covering the PC gaming news beat requires that I spend a lot of my time researching the newest titles and the latest industry happenings for the site. Admittedly, I love to learn about new things and I especially enjoy sharin...   more

Hey, Destructoid! What games are you playing this weekend?  photo

WayForward passion project gets picked up by Amazon

Til Morning's Light is a new original I.P. from WayForward, published by Amazon, to appear exclusively on Amazon Fire Phone. It reminds me of what Platinum and Nintendo did with Bayonetta 2, According to WayForward's Ad...   more

WayForward passion project gets picked up by Amazon photo

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person

Trendy survival games like Rust and Don't Starve have had one interesting feature that rarely get's talked about: you can't actually win at these games. That's the main concept behind the small-scale Retro-Pixel Castles, an ...   more

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person photo

I am Bread is just delightful

How did that bread get up on the ceiling fan? Very carefully, I'd imagine. Bossa Studios' I am Bread is a game in which you literally play as a sentient slice of bread. And, get this, it looks fun! Challenging, too. The cont...   more

I am Bread is just delightful photo

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy

Comedy ain't easy, especially in this medium, so a title that tries to game-ify creating a stand-up comedy routine sound a tad ambitious. Leave 'em Laughing from Australian developer Oscar Brittain is a mashup of adventure g...   more

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy photo

FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift

Deadcore is a futuristic first-person shooter/platforming hybrid that got its start in a 7DFPS game jam in 2012 by five friends who met while studying videogame design in Angoulême, France. Extended work on the prototy...   more

FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo


FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo



Dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock 2 launches today on Steam and GOG.com

After what seemed like an interminably long wait (at least for me), Finnish independent game development studio Almost Human's hotly-anticipated followup to its first-person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock is launchin...   more

Dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock 2 launches today on Steam and GOG.com photo

Ethereal is a puzzle platformer with pretty polished pixels

When developer Thomas Finch first showed bits of Ethereal, I almost wanted to share it simply because of how pretty it looked (especially in motion), but at the time, there was not a lot of other information to go on. It is ...   more

Ethereal is a puzzle platformer with pretty polished pixels photo

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

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...   more

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

Stabby, stabby: Nidhogg hits the PS4 and Vita today

Today is the release date for the PS4 and Vita ports of the indie hit Nidhogg, meaning there has never been a better time to stab your friends in the face and sacrifice yourself to a giant worm-serpent.   more

Stabby, stabby: Nidhogg hits the PS4 and Vita today photo

How a casual game jam lead to Fight Tank

So many of us love videogames but are intimidated by the idea of making them. Devi Ever has taken on the problem as part of her self-declared purpose in life. She wants people to make videogames. Literally all the people.&nbs...   more

How a casual game jam lead to Fight Tank photo

Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31

You may remember that Hyper Light Drifter's three-day preview for backers at the $25 tier and up was rescheduled to run from October 3rd through the 5th. That brief window has been extended until the end of October, giving Dr...   more

Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31 photo

Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet

Laura Shigihara, composer and musician behind the Plants vs. Zomies and To The Moon soundtracks, has her own game coming up. She describes Rakuen as a mix between Maniac Mansion, The Legend of Zelda: Link...   more

Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo


Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo
Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo
Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo
Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo
Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo
Rakuen's first trailer is so sweet photo



Ziggurat welcomes its upcoming official launch with a great-looking trailer

A couple months ago, Rob wrote about Ziggurat making it on Steam Early Access, and it looks like this one will not be wasting away there for long before its full release, which developer Milkstone Studios says is "very close...   more

Ziggurat welcomes its upcoming official launch with a great-looking trailer photo

Nintendo is sponsoring a new indie event at Seattle's EMP Museum

I don't know what the verdict is on how "cool" the EMP Museum is to residents, but I had a chance to visit it once and loved it. It's about to get a lot cooler soon, as Nintendo is sponsoring an event there that involves a sh...   more

Nintendo is sponsoring a new indie event at Seattle's EMP Museum photo

Review: Neverending Nightmares

Mental illness is terrifying. Depression is a soul vampire that will suck the light right out of you. Obsessive compulsive disorder does not make you a supernaturally great detective like it does in the movies. It makes you p...   more

Review: Neverending Nightmares photo

These free Octodad: Dadliest Catch levels are going to end in disaster

Feeding watermelon to a hospital patient? What a nice guy, that Octodad. Such large, sharp forks he's got, too. It's a good thing he is an adult human with fully developed motor skills. Octodad: Dadliest Catch was a treat, bu...   more

These free Octodad: Dadliest Catch levels are going to end in disaster photo

Broforce update adds new Bros, missions, and Steam Workshop support

Guardians of the Constitution, Devolver Digital and Cape Town-based counter-terrorism unit Free Lives have recently released the hefty Bro-ctober Update for their napalm-drenched beacon of freedom and democracy, Broforce. In...   more

Broforce update adds new Bros, missions, and Steam Workshop support photo

Review: Heavy Bullets

The security system in Highrise Hunting Grounds has gone rogue, and you’ve been sent to shut down the mainframe. With only six initial bullets, you must fight your way through eight levels of neon jungle rife with lethal spiders, turrets, bush worms, and feisty cat-balls. It’s a good thing your bullets bounce back, because you’ll need them.   more

Review: Heavy Bullets photo

Nindies at IndieCade. Wait, Nindies? I love you, Nintendo

The list of new Nintendo independent games to be shown at IndieCade that we received this morning? Great. Great news. But I'm more hung up on the title of the press email that Nintendo sent out: Nintendo Showcases Prolific &...   more

Nindies at IndieCade. Wait, Nindies? I love you, Nintendo photo

Children of Morta looks real, real good

I love this flowing, watercolor reminiscent pixel art. It benefits all the happy dancing in the trailer and the exaggerated, unrealistic movements sort of remind me of the animation style of Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation).  Anyway, Children of Morta basically looks exactly like something I want to play real bad.   more

Children of Morta looks real, real good photo

Chasm feels like a love letter to Super Metroid and Dark Souls

Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to check out the alpha build of Discord's enchanting procedurally generated action-RPG platformer Chasm. Now that I've finally had some hands-on with the game, I'd like to share my imp...   more

Chasm feels like a love letter to Super Metroid and Dark Souls photo

The Land of Eyas is back on Kickstarter with a lower funding goal

Earlier this year we got a brief look at The Land of Eyas, which has Super Meat Boy-style platforming with a gravity switching mechanic, as well as a kid in a cute cat suit. At the time, it was seeking approval on Steam Gree...   more

The Land of Eyas is back on Kickstarter with a lower funding goal photo

Fenix Rage is a rad little take on Super Meat Boy

Fenix Rage was recently released by developer Green Lava Studios, and in short, it's basically a take on Super Meat Boy's time trial platforming gameplay. Every map consists of a cookie (band-aid) to pick up, and a goal ...   more

Fenix Rage is a rad little take on Super Meat Boy photo

Gone Home/BioShock dev teases first game from new studio

Sorry if the headline misled you. The Gone Home/BioShock crossover does not exist. Not yet anyway. If it ever does, it'll probably come from Johnneman Nordhagen of Dim Bulb Games. Not only was he the lead programmer on G...   more

Gone Home/BioShock dev teases first game from new studio photo

Still waiting for a new 2D Metroid? Take a look at Beyond Human

Every few months, I think about how great Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion were. So, so great. Why isn't Nintendo doing more like that? I don't know, but the indie community seems to share my lamentation, creating ga...   more

Still waiting for a new 2D Metroid? Take a look at Beyond Human photo

Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder

Many of us have crawled through dungeons hundreds of times, so it takes some special kick to get us to notice. Rogue Wizards has two: a city-building component that seems like it could be addictive and a cool visual effect r...   more

Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo


Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo
Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo
Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo
Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo
Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo
Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder photo



In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute

It's been a while since we last talked about Puppygames' newest project, the creepy/adorable stealth-roguelike Basingstoke, so I thought it would be a good idea to check in with the developers and see how things are coming ...   more

In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo


In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo
In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo
In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo
In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo
In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo
In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute photo



The Ouya's best game is finally coming to Steam

Before Goat Simulator, there was Amazing Frog?, a physics-driven make-your-own-fun sandbox game that's so damn funny I'm willing to put up with the irksome question mark in the name. It's a game most of us have not actually ...   more

The Ouya's best game is finally coming to Steam photo

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter

Romanian development studio Sand Sailor has recently taken to Kickstarter to fund its stealth-action platformer, Black The Fall. Inspired by the communist country they grew up in, the developers would like their game to impa...   more

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo


Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo



Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with...   more

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter photo

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game

I think I've probably made it clear that I like a good stealth game and thankfully I had the chance to try out the lovely-looking Calvino Noir at EGX. Set in post-war Austria (I forgot to ask which war... whoops), players con...   more

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game photo

Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms

Thomas Was Alone, the minimalist indie platformer about friendship and jumping, is finding companionship on some new consoles. It's been recently revealed that the game will come to PS4, and now it's confirmed to be headed t...   more

Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms photo

Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access

After more than six years in development, Final Boss Entertainment's attractive-looking arcade FPS Wrack is now a finished game and available for purchase on Steam. To celebrate, the team has released this exhilarating launc...   more

Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo


Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo
Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo
Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo
Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo
Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo
Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access photo



Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction

One of the great things about games today is that we are seeing new ideas in addition to the tried and true shooters and platformers. Elegy for a Dead World has one of those ideas, and it will be interesting to watch how it ...   more

Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo


Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo
Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo
Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo
Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo
Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo
Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction photo



Creepy Castle sends invites to Shovel Knight, Dr. Fetus and more

Creepy Castle is a sweet little Sinclair Spectrum-influenced game that's running one of the more humble Kickstarter campaigns in recent memory. The game only needs $6K to live. It's at about $5K now with 3 days to go. Oh no!...   more

Creepy Castle sends invites to Shovel Knight, Dr. Fetus and more photo

Matador is now Brigador, still a cool looking mech shooter

I decided to do some checking on Matador, which won me over early this year. This proved confusing, briefly, as some legal issues have pushed the isometric mech shooter to be renamed Brigador. I kind of miss the name, but al...   more

Matador is now Brigador, still a cool looking mech shooter photo