Independent developer Carnivore Studio has announced they are working on a game bound for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. According to details provided by Pocket Gamer, the title will feature stealth-based gamep... more
Microsoft's ID@Xbox program for Xbox One is in many ways a step up from the requirements attached to publishing independent games on Xbox 360. But it's got a clause that's going to be a problem, both for developers and for us... more
505 Games has announced that the PS Vita version of Terraria has been officially approved for release by Sony. It's been a long time coming, but it's finally happening.
Those located in North America will be able to... more
NightSky was a perfect fit for Nintendo consoles. The game felt like one big, surreal Metroid morph ball adventure. The same could be said for Knytt Undergound, another dreamlike, ball-focused platformer from Nicklas Ny... more
The makers of Joe Danger are back with a completely different type of game. No Man's Sky is a procedural exploration title that debuted at the Spike VGX awards. It looks freakin' incredible.
Hello Games' Sean Murray dropped ... more
Dtoid HUGE Members, assemble! We've got 10,000 beta keys for Hidden Path Entertainment's upcoming sandbox creation game Windborne to give away, and you get first dibs!
As you'll no doubt remember from our exclusive reveal, Wi... more
This is one of those games that immediately made me sit up and pay attention when I first heard about it. Galactic Princess will be a "Spaceship Survival Sandbox," where players can design their own ship, hire a crew, and sm... more
Mode 7 Games, the developers behind the pretty-much-perfect Frozen Synapse, have officially entered the beta state of their next tactical game, Frozen Endzone. At its core, it functions a lot like Synapse, except instead of ... more
Just about a month ago we got our first look at Dyscourse, which has not only a distinctive art style but also a pitch that could potentially demonstrate the strengths of interactive narratives over the more linear stories th... more
Here's a trailer for Not the Robots, a stealth game where you control a robot who must eat the furniture in a procedurally generated office building. The furniture you're compelled to eat also serves as the environmental cov... more
Originally released on the 3DS eShop several months ago, SteamWorld Dig has now come to Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam. This port of the 2D mining adventure has a fresh coat of paint thanks to new high-definition art, and ... more
Vince DiCola is a superstar composer. He is responsible for the musical scores for Transformers: The Movie and Rocky IV. He's also responsible for the score for indie game Saturday Morning RPG. The man is full of awesome and ... more
Eryi's Action is available now on Steam. If you haven't heard of it, the game is notorious for its difficulty, and was designed to frustrate hardcore platformer fans. For instance, right after starting the first stage, I died... more
In truth, I've been unable to keep up with Steam Greenlight as of the last few batches, but that's never been more evident than today's list of titles approved for release on the platform. There are so many unfamiliar titles ... more
At first glance, FORCED looks like a typical action role-playing game, cut from the same cloth as Diablo III or Path of Exile. It's a bit like that, but it also has elements of a puzzler and a dual-stick shooter. But at the e... more
"Explore alien worlds." That's usually all it takes to get me a little bit interested. It's enough to get me to watch a Kickstarter video, and in the case of Interstellaria, I'm really glad I did. Go ahead; click the video a... more
We know that Microsoft's ID@Xbox program exists for developers wanting to self-publish Xbox One games, and thank goodness for that, but it's been unclear who all has signed on so far. In a blog post, the initiative's director... more
Path of Exile has been out for about a month now and is already proving to be quite the hit, with the development team behind the game revealing some rather interesting figures.
Grinding Gear Games has announced that its... more
Eufloria has been around for ages, but the stylish real-time strategy game is only now coming to PlayStation Vita with a revised HD edition by Titanium Studios. Eufloria HD has been locked in for a Tuesday, December 17 launc... more
Typical, you wait an age for a management sim set in space, then two come along at the same time. I literally only bought Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 about 24 hours ago and now up pops Maia. Just like Double Fine's effort, ... more
In a bit of smart timing, the new Humble Bundle has launched mere hours after the Steam Autumn sale has ended. This Jumbo bundle is offering six games in total, three for pay-whatever-you-want and the other games will cost yo... more
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c... more
Rymdkapsel is one of those names that stands out but, at the same time, I can never seem to remember it well enough to spell the word correctly mere moments after I turn my attention elsewhere. A fair amount of people were cu... more
TURBOGUN has a "stealth-based precision platformer" up on Steam Greenlight called Master Spy that's looking for approval, but more importantly, there's a free in-browser demo ahead of a full release in 2014. You should try i... more
Through the course of eight stages, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage tells the story of two swordsmen, Soul and Shang. Recent recruits of an assassin order known as "Cabal," they seek answers to the mystery of their disappeared mentor, Jade, lost on a mission against a domineering power in the Martial Realm.
At least, I'm pretty sure that's what happened.
Paul Koller and Mikkel Hastrup, responsible for the Commodore 64 port of Super Crate Box (dubbed Super Bread Box), are back at it again with their entry to the 2013 RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition, ... more
Desktop Dungeons has been around for a few years in some form or another. The original low-fidelity freeware alpha has been playable since early 2010, and we saw the first bits of the updated beta in 2011, where the project e... more
The Witness, Jonathan Blow's follow-up to the universally well-received Braid, is definitely a highly anticipated game. It's been in the works for quite some time, and the hype surrounding it has sort of just kept building. I... more
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to company of Cristina Vee, voice actress for League of Legends, BlazBlue, Tekken: Blood Vengence, Skullgirls, Pokemon Origins and many other games and animated ... more
Race the Sun has had quite the interesting launch. After releasing straight from the developer's website, the game's creators ran into a major snag -- they weren't on Steam. Despite the fact that sales numbers weren't qu... more
Despite the fact that it wasn't on my radar until this week, I'm intrigued by the Kickstarter project The Girl and The Robot, which just hit its Wii U stretch goal today. Billed as "Ghibli meets Ico," the game features a stor... more
As we all know, the indie hit Towerfall is coming to the PC and PS4 following a six month Ouya exclusivity deal in the form of Towerfall Ascension. But you might want to start organizing some local tournaments, as creato... more
For those of you that said you wouldn't buy Gone Home for $20, well, it's now $5, 75 percent off the original price.
Head to Steam now to buy it before time is up, as the sale ends after 8 hours.
If you're in a shopping... more
"Your car is falling apart in the middle of the night in the middle of a highway. Make sure not to die. This is important. Control the car using hand."
This is Night Rider Turbo, the chaotic new game from McPixel creator Sos ... more
Skulls of the Shogun has launched on iOS, and is available to download via the App Store.
17-BIT's humorous turn-based strategy game, which originally launched on Windows 8, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows Phone at the beg... more
The most exciting part of the Humble Mobile Bundle 3 was the debut of Vlambeer's Ridiculous Fishing for Android, which was a nice score for the platform, but that's not to say the rest of the bundle wasn't worth talking about... more
The teaser trailer for Basement Crawl was unsettling, to put it mildly. And I'm none too pleased that I had to watch it a second time to refresh my memory. It was unclear how this story-centric video would apply to the gamepl... more
When games have an option for stealth, I will often go that route in lieu of the "blow everything up" method. When games focus on stealth, as with Mark of the Ninja, Gunpoint, or the upcoming Paradise Lost: First Contact, th... more
Dino Run 2 (from PixelJam games) is marching right along towards potential success, though it's far from being a sure thing. Maybe this vote of confidence from some of the world's most well know developers will help. The... more
Sony has revealed via a magazine advertisement that Terraria will be making its way onto the PlayStation Vita this December.
The advert, which was spotted by VideoGamer in this week's edition of MCV, shows a screenshot of Re-... more
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we spent an hour and a half with the enigmatic, pragmatic, elastic, fantastic Porpentine. This one was a real blur for me, more so than most episodes. Talking to Porpentine imbues yo... more
Indie Megabooth has opened up submissions for PAX East 2014. Developers have until December 15 at 11:59PM EST to submit their application, and those accepted will be notified on January 13, 2014.
The FAQ has a breakdown of wh... more
Whilst I check everyday to see if Act III of Kentucky Route Zero has downloaded, the folks at developer Cardboard Computer have released a standalone experience called The Entertainment. You'll take control of an uncredited a... more
From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e... more
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Our friends at Kraken Empire have given us five codes for their upcoming "six degrees of freedom adventure shooter" Kromaia to hand out to the Destruc... more
The beat-'em-up genre has some serious classics in it; Turtles in Time and Castle Crashers immediately come to mind. There’s just something about those games that cement them as amazing experiences in our mind. Playing ... more
Super Motherload was supposed to be my “tester” experience -- the first game that I booted up on my PlayStation 4 to get a feel for the system. I planned to take a few minutes to acquaint myself with the control... more
What a pleasant little surprise Bombernauts is turning out to be. It's an online multiplayer game in which players try to knock one another off a platform that can be chipped away with bombs. So many bombs. In fact, there is... more
Spacebase DF-9 seemed to be one of the natural fits for Steam's Early Access program; like Prison Architect, it's a management sim that's added new features (a large update came out at the end of last week) as development has... more
Super Motherload is out on PS4, but you don't have to be an early adopter to get your hands on its space shovel and start digging your way towards secrets. The small developer announced today it would be bringing its game to... more