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12:30 PM on 02.04.2015

Overture melted my face, has a free demo on Steam

Overture is the latest retro-inspired offering from Black Shell Games, the talented development team behind the ASCII RPG SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's a charming game, with an adorably chunky pixel art style and an infe...

Rob Morrow







In Darkest Dungeon, what doesn't kill you only makes you more peculiar photo
In Darkest Dungeon, what doesn't kill you only makes you more peculiar
by Rob Morrow

“If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!” – Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Temple

As you might be aware by now, Darkest Dungeon is a visually striking, turn-based role-playing game featuring roguelike elements with a very clever twist. Unlike conventional RPGs, Red Hook's incorporates a unique system of psychological pressures and their subsequent side effects that run parallel and eventually intertwine with your party's development, creating an entirely new experience each time that you roll a new game.

As your party gains in experience by adventuring through these darkened and harrowing lands, you'll follow the familiar routine of periodically upgrading their particular abilities and equipment, making each character a little more effective at what they do as you progress. What makes Darkest Dungeon so singular is that second set of mechanics I mentioned: the Affliction system.

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2:30 PM on 02.02.2015

Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update

Frozen Cortex, the sports-esque strategy game from the Frozen Synapse developers, has recently released an Early Access update that focuses almost entirely on the single-player aspect. New modes included in this update are K...

Patrick Hancock

1:30 PM on 02.02.2015

Someone leaked more over-the-top Just Cause 3 screens

Rico Rodriguez's not a man that acts in moderation. We're not likely to see screenshots of him grabbing brunch at that great spot down the street, or hanging laundry to dry. He'd probably dry his laundry by blowing up the ent...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Exploring the ghost ships of Screwfly's Deadnaut

Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its un...

Rob Morrow

3:00 PM on 01.29.2015

How long can you survive in Out There: Omega Edition?

Out There: Omega Edition by Mi-Clos Studio is certainly a pretty little thing. Don't let its eye-catching pulp-comic appearance fool you, though. It's a difficult game. Think Oregon Trail meets FTL and you'll have a goo...

Rob Morrow

2:00 PM on 01.26.2015

Breach & Clear: Deadline raids Steam Early Access

Mighty Rabbit Studios and Gun Media's top-down tactical thriller, Breach & Clear: Deadline, entered Early Access last week on Steam. After a brief stint in a public pre-alpha, the Gambitious Digital Entertainment&nb...

Rob Morrow

1:00 PM on 01.26.2015

Gunsport's idea of a dystopian future is cyberpunk volleyball

In the future, two teams of two people will face one another in small arenas. Guns at the ready, they will prepare their trigger fingers, take aim, and fire... at a volleyball. At least, that is what Gunsport predicts the fu...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 PM on 01.25.2015

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new downloadable character is out this Tuesday

The inaugural PAX South is wrapping up today, and Gearbox's panel just ended. We heard about the plans with Homeworld earlier, but the studio's cash cow for the past several years has been the Borderlands series, so of course...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 AM on 01.24.2015

Gravity Ghost is pretty so I took a bunch of screenshots

I just finished playing through Gravity Ghost (expect a review later today), and as I tend to do with less action-focused titles or sequences, I took a lot of screenshots along the way. Not only does Gravity Ghost's planet-or...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 01.23.2015

Toukiden: Kiwami has better abs on PlayStation 4

Between Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Freedom Wars, I'm slipping way behind on hunting/action games. Probably for the best, in the former case: Omega Force is coming out with an expanded version, Toukiden: Kiwami, that incl...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 01.23.2015

Get hype-o-thetical with old-school arena shooter TOXIKK

Hanover Germany-based indie developer Reakktor Studios, creator of the newly released Early Access title TOXIKK, asks us to consider some interesting hypothetical scenarios: In this thought experiment, ask yourself...

Rob Morrow





2:45 PM on 01.22.2015

Noct joins Devolver's ever-expanding roster of amazing indie games

Chris "c3sk" Eskins is an independent developer with a vision. To be more specific, Chris' vision is a high-contrast thermal camera's point of view, looking down from the sky on a...

Rob Morrow

1:30 PM on 01.22.2015

Devolver's latest murderfest RONIN slices into PAX South

In what seems like an unrelenting torrent of tantalizing announcements preceding PAX South, Devolver Digital has cranked the hype dial up another notch by announcing that it will publish RONIN, a new blood-soaked action...

Rob Morrow

2:30 PM on 01.20.2015

State of Decay Xbox One remaster hits April 28, upgrade plan detailed

Oh, right, State of Decay is coming to Xbox One. Rough as it is in spots, the third-person zombie survival game is worth experiencing (though preferably during a Steam sale). Running around town with your crew, fortifying bas...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 01.20.2015

Children of Morta Kickstarter launches today, looks phenomenal

Story-driven hack 'n' slash Children of Morta's Kickstarter campaign went live today and it looks absolutely stunning. I cover a lot of retro-inspired pixel-art titles in my work here at Destructoid, but what ...

Rob Morrow