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8:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Double Fine picks up goofy multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts is hardly new at this point, but we've been given another opportunity to talk about it now that it's a part of the Double Fine Presents line. I'll take it. The funny multiplayer brawler will be playable later thi...

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



This parody of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' made my day photo
This parody of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' made my day
by Jordan Devore

When Teddy Diefenbach isn't working on Kyoto Wild or Hyper Light Drifter, he's reading what people are saying about his games online. Sometimes, no matter how much praise is given, all it takes is a single negative comment to put you in a bad, obsessive mood.

It's a feeling he's humorously captured in this music video for Trapped in the Comments, a parody of R. Kelly's one-of-a-kind, can't-believe-that-happened "hip hopera" Trapped in the Closet.

Seriously. Made my day.

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3:15 PM on 08.18.2014

Indie Megabooth: The PAX Prime games you want to see

If you're going to be at PAX Prime in Seattle this year and you plan to play videogames sometimes instead of getting drunk and singing karaoke all of the times, you should go to the Indie Megabooth and see some of this cool, weird junk.  And that's not all. Chroma Squad, Hotline Miami 2. 78 games in total, including 20 truncated showings from the Indie Minibooth.

Steven Hansen



The Testament of the White Cypress is out now and free photo
The Testament of the White Cypress is out now and free
by Patrick Hancock

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 dangerous world while getting caught up in something much bigger, which maybe includes some time travel? Cypress is a one man show, as David O'Toole did everything. The watercolor art, original soundtrack, writing, and the programming are 100% David which makes this game a labor of love through and through. 

The game is a blast to explore and a great way to enjoy an afternoon. David considers this to be episode 1 of a "three episode thing," and if people show interest, more episodes will come. So give it a go! Make sure you read everything, especially the tutorial in the beginning. You won't get an objectives screen blatantly telling you what to do, so be sure to pick up on the hints from the various writings you encounter.

Oh, and if you enjoy it, don't forget to give it a vote on Steam Greenlight!

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Review: Hohokum photo
Review: Hohokum
by Kyle MacGregor

Hohokum is amazing. It can also be awful. My time with it was often as captivating as it was arduous. Hohokum is everything right and wrong with videogames. It's equally worthy of condemnation and acclaim.

I adore this horrible thing.

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1:00 PM on 08.16.2014

Q.U.B.E. 2 announced for PS4, Project Morpheus

Q.U.B.E. 2, the follow-up to Toxic Games' first-person puzzler, is coming to PlayStation 4, the developer revealed this week via the PlayStation Blog. Since the release of the original Q.U.B.E., the developer has be...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 08.16.2014

Touhou 14 now available via Playism Japan

Touhou Kishinjou: Double Dealing Character is now available for Windows PC via Playism Japan. Initially released last summer at Comiket 84, Double Dealing Character is the fourteenth official entry in the Touhou Project,...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Colony builder Clockwork Empires now on Steam Early Access

After a minor delay, Dungeons of Dredmor studio Gaslamp Games has brought its colony-building sim Clockwork Empires to Steam Early Access. It's $29.99, currently only for PC. If maintaining a colony doesn't sound too appeali...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 08.15.2014

Ether One is coming to the PS4

Ether One looks like a pretty intriguing game -- I just haven't had time to get to it yet. That may change when it comes to the PS4, as developer White Paper Games has just announced that it will be coming "soon" to the ...

Chris Carter





1:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Dreamfall Chapters is now a timed PS4 'console exclusive'

Dreamfall Chapters is the latest project to arrive in, well, a chapter-like format. It will consist of five episodes, which will launch on the PC first later this year. But developer Red Thread Games has some news in reg...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 08.15.2014

Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access

Milkstone Studio's gorgeous but frenetic-looking Ziggurat is a first-person shooter with roguelike elements that's now available on Steam Early Access. Inspired by the classics Hexen and Heretic, Ziggurat is a dungeon-crawli...

Rob Morrow

8:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Comiket is a go, check out these new doujin games

Comiket, the world's largest festival for self-published media, begins today. Over the course of the weekend, more than half a million people will descend on the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Their mission? To acqui...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Super Time Force Ultra hits Steam this month with lots of new content

Capy Games is bringing its previously Xbox-exclusive Super Time Force to PC on August 25, according to Joystiq, and this is far from a mere port. Extra content for this Ultra version of the time-traveling run-and-gun game was...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 08.14.2014

PIX the CAT looks like an infinite, mind-bending Pac-Man

Trying to describe Pastagames' PIX the CAT in text feels futile when there are perfectly good .gifs of this arcade-style game in action that capture what makes it so cool. But I'll try. It's sort of like a chaotic mix of Pac-...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 08.14.2014

Nice! Cross-Buy confirmed for Journey and The Unfinished Swan on PS4

When The Unfinished Swan and Journey are ported to PS4, players who own the games on PS3 will not have to pay again to experience the new versions -- Cross-Buy support is confirmed! Someone in the PlayStation Blog comments al...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 08.14.2014

Face your mortality in the latest Shadowgate trailer

Playing through the NES port of Shadowgate is one of my fondest memories of gaming during the late eighties. In fact, Shadowgate was my very first exposure to the point-and-click genre. Coming from a family of die-...

Rob Morrow

2:30 PM on 08.13.2014

All the assets in Goat Simulator were actually bought online

Coffee Stain Studios' Goat Simulator began as a joke, a secret IP that was never meant to achieve the critical acclaim it has today. Armin Ibrisagic, a game designer that worked on Goat Simulator, stated that due to all the s...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Uh, why is that Looney Tunes hole stealing buildings in Donut County

I don't entirely understand Donut County, but I want it. You are the hole that goes from stealing donuts to stealing mountains. It reminds me a bit of Tales from Space: Mutant Blob Attacks, which was good. You, the hole, get bigger every time you swallow something. I am down with this game. It's coming to "home computers & touch devices."

Steven Hansen

12:28 PM on 08.12.2014

Thomas Was Alone dev shows off new PS4, Vita project

Today during Sony's gamescom press conference, Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell took the stage in Cologne, Germany to showcase his sophomore project, Volume. Volume launches next year, and is coming first to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Kyle MacGregor

7:25 AM on 08.12.2014

You've goat to be kidding: Goat Simulator coming to Xbox One

Coffee Stain's Goat Simulator started as a wacky concept that took off faster than anyone could've ever imagined. After its positive reception on PC, it's heading to another petting zoo where a new audience can fawn over...

Brett Makedonski





11:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Doujin Deals: So many Japanese indie game sales!

Good lord, there's a lot of great doujin games on sale right now. In celebration of this summer's fast-approaching Comiket 86, the folks at Playism, Rockin' Android, and Nyu Media have banded together with the "Japanese Indie...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Look at these SpyParty characters talk!

Remember the five new SpyParty characters? Of course you do! I even came up with elaborate backstories for each of them based solely on their appearance. Surely everyone remembers that? Chris Hecker, developer of SpyPar...

Patrick Hancock

6:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Projectile fighting game Lethal League out this month on Steam

A few months ago, Darren covered an inventive fighting game by the name of Lethal League. I thought it looked cool back then and have only become more into the concept over time. Essentially, two to four players try to take ...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Hard West: Part cowboy XCOM, part High Plains Drifter nightmare

When I first clicked on the Hard West Kickstarter, there was a twinge of disappointment that this wasn't a game about Kanye. I got over it quick, though. I like Westerns, and I like all the reference points this video w...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Chroma Squad dev working on this awesome, free shooter

I'm always talking up the super sentai management sim/turn-based strategy game Chroma Squad (it is real, real good!). Despite working on Chroma Squad full time, its designer and artist have been working on Rel...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 08.11.2014

The Swapper is just as incredible on PS4 and Vita

Somehow Facepalm Games' The Swapper slipped under my radar in 2013. Even though I've owned it for a while from a Humble Bundle, I just never fired it up. Releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita la...

Brett Zeidler

1:00 PM on 08.10.2014

Rogue Legacy was originally a Metroid-style game

[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.] Last week on Sup Holmes we...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 08.09.2014

Lone Survivor vs. GTA V: Proof that David can coexist with Goliath

Lone Survivor is one of the most unexpectedly effective games I've ever played. It makes survival horror work in 2D. It feels like a tribute to Silent Hill and a deeply personal expression of developer Jasper Byrne's perspect...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 08.09.2014

The Expendables 3/Broforce crossover was Lionsgate's idea

A lot of people are annoyed with the idea of product placement in games. The inclusion of free Mercedes Benz DLC in Mario Kart 8, and to a lesser extent, the Expendables 3/Broforce collaboration, have some scre...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 AM on 08.09.2014

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games.

Kyle MacGregor

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





11:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Adults kidnapped, replaced by robots in XCOM-inspired Inner City Kids

Inner City Kids, from one-person developer Jamo Games (click this for some lovely art samples), was shown off the PlayStation Blog today. The XCOM-inspired strategy game is coming to PlayStation Vita next sprin...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 08.07.2014

You're a god in Xbox One puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life

Unreal Engine 4 powered Pneuma: Breath of Life is coming to Xbox One this January, while "Other platforms are to be considered but not confirmed." The trailer gives little to go on, but you'll be playing as the god...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Humble Bundle's Japan Edition sale is very doujin

Now here is a Humble Bundle after my own heart. A myriad of Japanese indie games headline this week's pay what you want package, including roguelike RPG One Way Heroics, mecha shooter Gigantic Army, and slumlor...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 08.07.2014

A small glimpse of Subject 13, from the creator of Flashback

Subject 13, the next game from Paul Cuisset of Flashback fame, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Subject 13 reached its target of $40,000 with four days left of the crowdfunding drive. In Subject 13, you play Fran...

Brittany Vincent

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

12:15 PM on 08.07.2014

Gunpoint designer Tom Francis has made some good progress on Heat Signature

Last time we saw a bit of Heat Signature, it was essentially just a proof of concept. The thruster physics and heat detection was functional, but the procedural generation of ships was a little wonky and there were no clear ...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Jenny LeClue channels Nancy Drew in a beautiful adventure game

The adventure genre has exploded in recent years, with Telltale handling awesome franchises like The Walking Dead and Back to the Future, and Kickstarter funding games like Broken Age, Dyscourse, and A Night in the Woods. So...

Darren Nakamura

12:45 PM on 08.06.2014

Lone Survivor, Stealth Inc. 2, The Swapper hit Wii U this holiday season

Lone Survivor is creeping onto the Wii U eShop this November, Curve Digital tells Destructoid. "We're not adding any new content to Lone Survivor, as we added such a huge amount when we originally made the Director'...

Kyle MacGregor