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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