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The Flock is an intense, scary game of flashlight tag

With so many horror titles out, it's difficult to keep things interesting for players. While some focus on throwing countless monsters at you, others seek to make players feel nearly powerless against a limited number of foes...   more

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Megaton Rainfall is superhero action on an epic scale

Last month, we got a tease from an upcoming indie action title that will put players in the role of a superhero during an alien invasion. The trailer certainly inspired a lot of interest, as it was more somber and earnest, no...   more

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Mushroom 11 is a very different game than we saw in 2014

We haven’t gotten a look at Untame’s Mushroom 11 since we gave it a Best of PAX East award in 2014. It captured our hearts at the Boston show, with its approach to kinetic energy proving absolutely entrancing...   more

Mushroom 11 is a very different game than we saw in 2014 photo

Review: Blackhole

There certainly have been a lot of creative 2D platform games releasing over the last couple of months, enough that there seems to be some genuine competition in the genre. If you're finding yourself in a position where it has become difficult to choose, allow me to make it easier.  Get Blackhole. Problem solved.   more

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GIFs surface for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015

So, this is a GIF of a small child trying to find the correct naked dad to shower with at high speed.  The GIF is from an indie game called Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad and...   more

GIFs surface for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 photo

Watch me die in Castle in the Darkness on Beard View Live

Hey Beard View fans, I'll be playing Castle in the Darkness over at our Twitch channel at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. You can obviously watch it embedded below, but I encourage to come join the chat and keep me co...   more

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Sup Holmes finds out why kitty loves robot with Robot Loves Kitty

[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.] [Update: Thanks to Calvin ...   more

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Cibele is a game about love, sex, and the Internet

Nina Freeman (How Do You Do It?, Space Dad) is the first and only person to talk to me at length about how Smash Bros. could be a metaphor for an orgy. You can watch her full Sup Holmes episode here. We talk about magical gi...   more

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Kill immortals for Death in Death's Gambit

Death's Gambit is a beautiful Castlevania-like title just revealed by developer White Rabbit that pits you as Death's agent sent to end the lives of immortals. Clearly a bit of influence from Shadow of the Colossus can ...   more

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How do you Do It? I do it with action figures on Steam

There sure have been a lot of free games coming out on Steam these days, and how do you Do It? is probably my favorite. You're an 11-year-old girl and you've just seen your mother having sex. Now you're hell bent on figuring ...   more

How do you Do It? I do it with action figures on Steam photo

Destroy Internet trolls as Social Justice Warriors on Steam

Take on the role of a paladin, a cleric, a mage, or a rogue to fight Internet trolls. In this satirical role-playing game, you tear down the reputation and sanity of your enemies armed only with a keyboard and your wits. Soc...   more

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Modern art meets roguelike FPS in Fancy Skulls

Fancy Skulls is a challenging and visually striking first-person shooter that features random level generation, permadeath, and a distinct art style straddling the line between looking like Foster's Home for I...   more

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Beautiful UE4-powered shooter AIPD coming to GDC

Artificial Intelligence Police Department, or AIPD for short, is an upcoming top-down, twin-stick shooter from Frankfurt-based studio Blazing Badger. It recently released this luminous new trailer for its debu...   more

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Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter

Sublevel Zero is England-based studio Sigtrap's new roguelike reimagining of the first-person, six-degree-of-freedom shooter. Influences on the game's design swing from classic 6DoF titles like Descent to modern ro...   more

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Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo
Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo
Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo
Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo
Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo
Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter photo



Terry Cavanagh's new game takes on scummy advertising

First off, I recognize the irony in posting this on a website that gets most of its income from advertisements. Terry Cavanagh, best known for the punishingly difficult VVVVVV and Super Hexagon, has a new browser game out wit...   more

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Forgotten Memories drags Silent Hill 2 alumni back to the world of survival horror

Psychoz Interactive's survival horror Forgotten Memories has been flying under the radar for some time now, but all that seems likely to change with the recent cast announcements of Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (Sile...   more

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Review: The Deer God

In a lot of ways, The Deer God is a love letter to nature. The idea was born from the developers' childhood memories of playing in the woods and seeing wild deer, and that admiration of the outdoors is quite apparent. The for...   more

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Extrasolar's mobile interface got a slick update

Extrasolar has always been a tough sell for hardcore gamers, in my eyes. Though it was one of my top games of last year, most readers tune out when they see a description like "free-to-play science simulator," and going any f...   more

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Review: Pneuma: Breath of Life

Pneuma: Breath of Life is, through and through, a creationist tale. There's no theory of evolution, carbon dating, or Darwinism to cause debate. It's one god and the world that he brought into existence mere seconds earlier. As it turns out, being the only inhabitant of a world is a dull affair.   more

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Y2K is a surrealist fantasy told through the lens of a Murakami-loving hipster

Y2K began with protagonist Alex Eggleston returning to his his hometown from college. I watched him gaze out of bus windows until the scene shifted to him sharing a seat with a man in a panda costume. This was jarring enough to give Alex reason to look completely shaken and offended, and as the jaunty soundtrack suggested, should have felt super quirky and weird. It didn't.   more

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Slain! is an homage to a particular kind of gothic, gory classic

We are not wanting for loving pixel art in this nostalgia-fueled retro renaissance, but Slain!'s Gothic horror manages to stand out the same way the sort of off kilter Altered Beast or Castlevania still do. Before "pixel art...   more

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Masquerada is a very pretty Baldur's Gate-style RPG

Leading with the Dragon Age comparison probably would've gotten more eyes on this these days, huh? The Baldur's Gate reference point just makes the most sense, though, especially with the isometric view. And there are plenty...   more

Masquerada is a very pretty Baldur's Gate-style RPG photo

Liege is like chess, but with more face-stabbery

Coda Games' sole developer John Rhee just uploaded a revealing new pre-expo teaser for his Kickstarter-funded SRPG trilogy, Liege. In it, we get to see the most recent gameplay footage of the elegant, turn-based/tactica...   more

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Game jam dealing with the struggles of being trans

A month-long game jam, JamForLeelah, recently concluded and the 22 participating games are available now. Leelah Alcorn was a transgender teen who had a passion for videogames and an interest in game design. Leelah took her l...   more

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Sea of Solitude looks like a Venetian monster-fest

Sea of Solitude -- I'd take Solitude Sea -- is currently in the prototyping phase, so who knows what'll come of it. Still, when Jordan showed me the gifs on its site, it seemed worth sharing. Similar to Enslaved, it shows an ...   more

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Woah Dave! Deluxe! out now, also coming to Wii U

Woah Dave! Deluxe! is out now on Steam, Choice Provisions just announced. This is a free update (it's not often we get to say that these days) to the original game, featuring a myriad of enhancements, including two new level...   more

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Damn, Hunger is unsettling

LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier's new project, Hunger, is looking impressive. And spooky. It's that good kind of "everything is off kilter and uncanny" beat of constant unnerving versus any sort of aggressive scare. T...   more

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Hybrid platformer/shoot-'em-up Velocity 2X headed to Steam and Xbox One

We didn't review Velocity 2X for PlayStation 4 or PS Vita, but Hamza did talk about how this half vertical spaceship shooter, half side-scrolling platformer was going to "melt [our] eyeballs." Hah, that Destructoid dot com --...   more

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Eldritch developer's new game Neon Struct is out May 20

I didn't think that Eldritch had been out for that long, but it turns out that it has been available for more than a year. So what has developer Minor Key Games been doing in the time since its release? It has been working o...   more

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Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game

As I watched the first video of Don't Be Patchman (below), I thought I had an okay feel for what it is. Plant apples, get an apple tree, shake it for more apples. Got it. I'm no Animal Crossing slouch. Next video, ...   more

Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game photo

Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time

I've seen a lot of weird shit, but Poland-based OhNoo Studio's macabre point-and-click adventure Tormentum ranks up there with some of the most horrifyingly surreal stuff I've had the pleasure of being exposed to o...   more

Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo


Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo
Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo
Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo
Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo
Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo
Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time photo



Answer Hotline Miami 2's call on March 10, 2015

No maybe about it: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will release on March 10, just as the cryptic phone message seemed to indicate. The ferocious overhead action game is headed to Steam and GOG.com (Windows, Mac, Linux), and Pla...   more

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Tried to play Frozen Cortex, went Super Saiyan instead

A little backstory: this video of Frozen Cortex is unedited, and shows off a glitch I encountered while playing a custom game online. After changing a handful of rules, we were left with what you see above, characters t...   more

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Xeodrifter rockets to PS4, Xbox One, Vita this spring

Xeodrifter is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Vita this spring, Renegade Kid announced today. The minimalist "Metroidvania" launched on 3DS and PC late last year, earning high marks from our own Jonathan Holmes, who said it might be the Mutant Mudds developer's "best game yet." The studio also just put out a special edition on Steam, which features a dev diary and soundtrack. Xeodrifter [Steam]   more

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We asked the least cynical man alive about Kanye's new videogame

Kanye West is working on a videogame. Weirder still, this is not Mr. West's first foray into the world of gaming. He is also a playable character in a game called I Won about throwing gold chains at women and turning them in...   more

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Review: Aaru's Awakening

Aaru's Awakening is an unrelenting challenge of a game, which places players in the world of Lumenox, a mystical land in a precarious state of balance between four deities who rule it, Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Night. Now that balance is being disrupted, as Dawn sends a faithful warrior, Aaru, to travel the domains of the other gods on a quest to remake the world. Dark and twisted lands await.   more

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Review: Roundabout

For its first game, developer No Goblin seemingly subscribed to the K.I.S.S. school of thought: "Keep it simple, stupid." But, perhaps the studio misunderstood the acronym to mean "keep it simple and stupid." That'd explain h...   more

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Review: There Came an Echo

Iridium Studios started out as a tiny developer with a humble Kickstarter for its rhythm role-playing game Sequence. It saw enough success that lead designer Jason Wishnov was able to fill out his team and spend more time tak...   more

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Indie Megabooth is the place to be at PAX East

"Dad By The Sword is a game about YOUR DAD running around in jorts and slaying Anti-Dads with a claymore. Experience a unique First Person Swordplay experience as you try not to get killed by leaping hot dog monsters. Out...   more

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Axiom Verge debuts on PS4 in late March, other versions to follow

There are plenty of upcoming Metroid-like games, but there is only one Axiom Verge, and it's almost here at last. Creator Tom Happ shared new details in a blog post today including the PlayStation 4 launch date (March 31, 201...   more

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Duke Nukem is six months from retirement in This is the Police

Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd, voiced by Duke Nukem's Jon St. John, is 180 days away from a forced retirement in This is the Police. After a career of being a Good Cop rather than a good ol' boy, Boyd wants to use his offi...   more

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Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

I’ve really been delving into the indie scene lately. There’s a huge amount of games coming from smaller development studios, and I’ve found a few that really impressed me. When I heard that a “crime n...   more

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Depression, poverty, and powerlifting with the creator of Electronic Super Joy

[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.] We're taking a break from ...   more

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Last week's Adventure Time featured Porpentine's namesake

Popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time is no stranger to videogame references, though these references aren't always intentional. The shout out to Super Hexegon definitely wasn't an accident, but the inclusion of a tiny ...   more

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New Y2K trailer features vinyl records, cat throwing

We've been following the production of Ackk Studios' new EarthBound-inspired game for some time now. Today, it got a new trailer and a new name: Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG. We get to see quite a bit of gameplay in this...   more

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Starr Mazer fully funded, plans crossover with itself

[Update: Starr Mazer is in its final 24 hours on Kickstarter and the development team is going out with bang, hosting a 24-hour live stream packed with pogs, pizza, games, announcements and other forms of entertainment. ...   more

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Roundabout has one of the most tedious Achievements imaginable

Roundabout, the quirky FMV game about a constantly revolving limousine, came out on Xbox One today. I've been playing it for review (coming soon!), but upon reaching the end, I found one of the most tedious, mundane, and dia...   more

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Not a Hero's BunnyLord promises a violent today for a better tomorrow

Not a Hero, from the OlliOlli developers, impressed the heck out of us at PAX last year, yet I'd almost forgotten about it completely. Bad on me, because damn, it still looks fire.  An anthropomorphic purple r...   more

Not a Hero's BunnyLord promises a violent today for a better tomorrow photo

Early Access game The Stomping Land may be extinct

In another Kickstarter heartbreaker, it seems as though The Stomping Land is stuck in the tar pits. After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in June 2013 totaling $114,060, it was released on Steam Early Access almost a ...   more

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Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat

It's always fun to see what new mashups developers can come up with. Hand of Fate combines a card game with third-person action combat. Sure, why not? It calls itself a deck-builder, though it isn't entirely clear from the t...   more

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Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo
Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo
Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo
Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo
Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo
Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat photo