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7:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter was a joke for five seconds

The Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter is almost over! We're celebrating this historic event with an explosive interview series starring not one, but two amazing middle aged men -- Mr. Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island) and Mr. Gary ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 AM on 12.11.2014

Crossing Souls Kickstarter down to the wire, may come to PS4 and Vita

From the first time I saw footage of Fourattic's nostalgia-bomb of an adventure game Crossing Souls on Kickstarter, I knew something special was going on. Apparently, so did Devolver Digital, as the publisher ...

Rob Morrow



Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude photo
Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude
by Alessandro Fillari

Before the folks at Harmonix Studios put themselves on the map with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, it was known for the cult hits Frequency and Amplitude. Blending fast-paced rhythm-based action with mesmerizing visuals and an electronic soundtrack, players could tap their feet along with the beat while using quick reflexes to achieve the high score. Though the titles never lit the charts on fire, they garnered a cult following and were fondly remembered among fans of rhythm games.

With the success of Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Central under their belts, the developers at Harmonix decided it was time to revisit the long-dormant series. Keen to show off an early build of the game in time for the upcoming PlayStation Experience event, the devs were confident they nailed their reboot of Amplitude.

And with the success of their Kickstarter campaign, they've definitely got an audience ready to check out the reunion with the long-missed series.

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1:30 PM on 12.03.2014

Devil's Bluff turns to Kickstarter for its online-only murder mystery

One of my favorite mechanics that is prevalent in tabletop games but not so much in videogames is having hidden roles. Battlestar Galactica's concealed Cylons and Werewolf's bloodthirsty lycanthropes induce real paranoia bec...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 12.03.2014

Oh hell yeah! Ashen Rift has dog testicle (balls!) physics

Ashen Rift is a nice-looking, post apocalypse shooter, etc. There was a Kickstarter, now there is a new one. It'll come to PC and PSN eventually. Now that the housekeeping is out of the way... DOG BALLS PHYSICS!!! My en...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 12.02.2014

Horror movie-inspired Last Year pits five survivors against one killer

An asymmetrical multiplayer game inspired by horror movies in which several players are the survivors trying to escape and one person is the seemingly unstoppable, omniscient killer. That's an idea I've wanted to see brought...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.30.2014

Indie Fighter Pocket Rumble headed to the Neo Geo Pocket Color

Pocket Rumble is a tribute to the Neo Geo Pocket Color era of portable fighting games, currently planned for release on Steam. It features cameos from Divekick, Nidhogg, JoyLancer, Lethal League, Aces Wild, Bleed, I Wanna Be...

Jonathan Holmes





10:00 AM on 11.28.2014

The Deer God hits Early Access on December 2

It seems like I've waited an eternity to get my hands on Josh Presseisen's gorgeous-looking pixel art game about survival, reincarnation and karma. In reality, it's only been a little over a year and a half, but I'm sure&nbs...

Rob Morrow

10:00 AM on 11.26.2014

Ironically, the Kickstarter for Hollow Knight looks solid

I have had my eye on Hollow Knight for a few days, but had not yet pulled the trigger on highlighting it. It is a pretty 2D action game (though the color palette is a bit muted for my taste) starring some sort of insect-pers...

Darren Nakamura

9:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal

It's happening: the creators of Maniac Mansion are making another 2D point-and-click adventure together. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick launched a Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park just last week and with more than $375,000 rais...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Ashen Rift returns to Kickstarter looking better than ever

While covering the PC news desk at Destructoid I've been exposed to a lot of wonderful Kickstarter projects but it's rare that I come across one with as much visual polish as Pyroclastic Games' Ashen Rift: A man an...

Rob Morrow



Lucasfilm Games creative team reunites for Thimbleweed Park photo
Lucasfilm Games creative team reunites for Thimbleweed Park
by Jonathan Holmes

We were lucky enough to have Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) on Sup Holmes a few weeks back. Looking back, it looks like Ron may have been utilizing the show for a little pre-kickstarter promotion. Explains why he did the whole show in pixel-face. Fine by me. I'd have his pixel-faced puss on the show every week if I could. 

Ron hinted that he may be working with original Maniac Mansion artist Gary Winnick again soon, but I didn't think it would be this soon. But here we are, looking at a new SCUMM-style game from the creators of the term "cut scene" and the fathers of an entire genre. As a longtime fan of Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, and the first two Monkey Island games, I'm feeling like this all over again

It's a murder mystery that contain hundreds of locations and puzzles, all centered around Thumbleweed Park, a town that "...once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now teeters on the edge of oblivion and continues to exist for no real reason." Sounds like a cross between Twin Peaks and Waiting for Guffman. Outside of Ron getting the rights to make a new Monkey Island game, this is about as close to perfect as it gets for fans of classic Lucasfilm Games.

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8:30 PM on 11.17.2014

Grave is bringing its strange brand of survival horror to PS4

Grave, an unsettling desert survival horror game with shrieking boogeymen who stalk you at night, is headed to PlayStation 4 next year. I'm somehow only now hearing about this port. Broken Window Studios' modest Kickstarter ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 11.17.2014

Devolver Digital's new title Crossing Souls looks like an '80s cartoon

Part of me wishes that a game called Crossing Souls would be an Animal Crossing/Dark Souls crossover, but I am still pretty pleased with how Crossing Souls actually looks anyway. Will we ever get sick of the totally tubular ...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 AM on 11.17.2014

Hyper Light Drifter developer says resolution 'doesn't matter' for 2D games

Hyper Light Drifter looks pretty rad, and part of that is due to the cool looking 2D style. Recently developer Alex Preston responded to a question regarding a 1080p resolution for the game, and had this to say, "Our game is ...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 11.15.2014

Early Access for Satellite Reign begins this December

It's an undeniably wonderful time to be a PC gamer if you're a fan of the cyberpunk genre. The last few years have produced a slew of high-quality titles on the platform with even more still on the smog-choked horizon. ...

Rob Morrow