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Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup

Usually when one thinks about shmups, precision motor skill and quick reaction are what come to mind. Mighty Tactical Shooter turns that completely on its head. Though precision movement and shot placement is still required,...   more

Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo


Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo



Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now

I already liked Chucklefish. The indie developer best known for making Starbound has gone on to act as a publisher for smaller teams with great ideas. The studio has helped to release Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain, and is p...   more

Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo


Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo



Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute

Everybody loves putting on an animal mask and wreaking destruction, right? Anarcute may not be as bloody as Hotline Miami, but it does tap into that same urge. It's that desire to dress up like a demented, googly-eyed Animal...   more

Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo


Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo



Action Henk slides onto Steam Early Access and Humble Store today

So Action Henk missed its initial goal of hitting Steam Early Access on June 18, but only by a bit. The action figure racing game is now available there, as well as through the Humble Store. I have been fortunate enough to s...   more

Action Henk slides onto Steam Early Access and Humble Store today photo

Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer

Since its release in January, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 250,000 copies, according to developer Young Horses. The awkward octopus-in-dad's-clothing simulator is a lot of fun for those who take the time to really l...   more

Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer photo

Timespinner evokes Symphony of the Night, but with time manipulation

Metroidvanias are totally in vogue right now, but a lot of the time (as with Ghost Song or ReVeN), they feel more Metroid than 'Vania. Not so with Timespinner. Former Bungie employee and founder of Lunar Ray Games Bodie...   more

Timespinner evokes Symphony of the Night, but with time manipulation photo

Former S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs announce Areal

Ahead of a Kickstarter campaign launching this Thursday, West Games has announced Areal, a post-apocalyptic, non-linear game for Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4. This is a studio made up of "the people behind" M...   more

Former S.T.A.L.K.E.R. devs announce Areal photo

Yes! PC version of Hotline Miami 2 will have a level editor!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will have a level editor on the PC! Fans can create their own demented levels, decorate it however they want to. And yes, you'll be able to share these custom created levels with other players. ...   more

Yes! PC version of Hotline Miami 2 will have a level editor! photo

Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch

Zenzizenzic may have a ridiculous name, but it has a genuinely interesting story behind its development. Ruud Koorevaar would not have been called a game developer when he began work on the twin-stick bullet hell shooter; he...   more

Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo


Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo
Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo
Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo
Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo
Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo
Bullet hell Zenzizenzic takes to Kickstarter for the final stretch photo



Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the greatest games of all time, so citing it as a major influence brings a double meaning to "standing on the shoulders of giants." Adding Oddworld as another influence makes me very interest...   more

Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo


Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo
Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo
Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo
Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo
Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo
Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D photo



Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...   more

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo


Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo



I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig

As it turns out, pigs are a lot smarter than we typically give them credit for. That could be the inspiration behind the open-world puzzle platformer Full Bore, which stars a digging boar as it journeys through ancient ruins...   more

I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo


I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo
I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig photo



Lemmings + Tetris + cheese = MouseCraft

You know what are really cute? Mice. You know what else are pretty cute? Tetrominoes. I'm not the only person who thinks that, right? Regardless, the two are coming together in the upcoming game MouseCraft, which is set to r...   more

Lemmings + Tetris + cheese = MouseCraft photo

The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV

If you have ever been playing the spirit-breakingly difficult platformer Super Meat Boy, and thought to yourself, "You know what this game needs? A gravity switching mechanic," then The Land of Eyas might be just what you ha...   more

The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo


The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo



Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism

Games are maturing, and not just in the sense that they feature a lot of sex and violence. Truly mature themes can be explored, like the loss of a loved one and a resulting downward spiral of addiction. Spate takes on those ...   more

Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo


Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo
Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo
Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo
Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo
Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo
Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism photo



Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller

Yes, it's still weird-looking but the Steam Controller is coming along. Particularly when compared with its original, intimidating version which you can see side-by-side below. We knew a redesign was in the works, but this it...   more

Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller photo

Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles

Using gravity to manipulate orbit and slingshot to a desired destination is always satisfying, in an "I could have been a NASA scientist" kind of way. With titles like Kerbal Space Program and Gravity Ghost, we've seen the m...   more

Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo


Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo
Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo
Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo
Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo
Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo
Luna's Wandering Stars rides physics through space puzzles photo



A few Mighty No. 9 alpha screenshots to pick apart

Comcept has shared a few alpha screenshots of Mighty No. 9 with backers and while I was initially hesitant to cover them given the obvious work-in-progress visuals (the one above is the most realized of the group), I'll take ...   more

A few Mighty No. 9 alpha screenshots to pick apart photo

Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius

I've remarked before about how the adventure game genre didn't necessarily need an injection of life but it's no surprise that Kickstarter definitely attracted big names to return to the genre. Moebius is the return to the a...   more

Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo


Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo
Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo
Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo
Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo
Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo
Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius photo



Stealth puzzle platformer Interference hacks the planet

Stealth games often involve watching and waiting, studying behavior patterns and moving only when the time is right. Interference looks to have some of that, but mixes in a unique twist: certain areas can be treated as if th...   more

Stealth puzzle platformer Interference hacks the planet photo

Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island

Jack Lumber developer Owlchemy Labs has a new project in the pipeline, with a similar visual style but completely different mechanics. Dyscourse stars Rita, an overeducated barista who finds herself involved in an unfortunat...   more

Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo


Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo
Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo
Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo
Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo
Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo
Dyscourse takes branching paths on a desert island photo



Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires

Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u...   more

Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo


Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo



Do you dare delve deep down into the Darkest Dungeon?

I will admit: I very nearly skipped over looking into this game after seeing its unappealingly generic title. However, I urge you to not do the same. Darkest Dungeon intends to look at the idea of dungeon crawling from a mor...   more

Do you dare delve deep down into the Darkest Dungeon? photo

MOBA aspects of Dungeon Defenders II removed

There was backlash when Trendy Entertainment announced Dungeon Defenders II. While the game was always going to retain its tower-defense foundation, the studio was planning to add a competitive, MOBA-style mode. That didn't ...   more

MOBA aspects of Dungeon Defenders II removed photo

Glare is a pretty indie platformer starring a sun god

Phobic Studios' Glare looks like an interesting venture, as far as indie platformers go. It's a bit of a dual weapon twin stick shooter tacked onto the Mega Man formula. Instead of jumping around like a madman to evade enemi...   more

Glare is a pretty indie platformer starring a sun god photo

TRI is a first-person puzzler with magical Doritos

Have you ever wished you had the ability to conjure gigantic tortilla chips out of thin air? I know I have. Going a step further, have you ever wished that said snacks allowed you to walk on them, sticking to them in such a ...   more

TRI is a first-person puzzler with magical Doritos photo

Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design

Good news, everyone! The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter received a sudden boost in its donation rate. We've cleared $2.75 million, which means we are getting online co-op! Yay! Now that we'll be able to play as Beck's partner Call,...   more

Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo


Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo
Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo
Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo
Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo
Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo
Vote on Mighty No. 9 support character Call's design photo



Project Phoenix hitting stretch goals, getting detailed

When we first learned about Project Phoenix last month, I was starry-eyed. It was famed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu's first indie game, the art director worked on my favorite Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XII (in addi...   more

Project Phoenix hitting stretch goals, getting detailed photo

Secrets of Raetikon is what Chasing Aurora should've been

One of the early Wii U games was a decent if fleeting multiplayer title called Chasing Aurora. Developer Broken Rules has a new game for Windows/Mac/Linux, Secrets of Raetikon, that takes the standout elements -- a gorgeous ...   more

Secrets of Raetikon is what Chasing Aurora should've been photo

Project Phoenix is an indie JRPG from Final Fantasy vets

There's a lot to digest here. Project Phoenix is an indie JRPG with real-time strategy elements. Its Kickstarter campaign will launch in a few days and it's asking for $100,000. Heading the project is Hiroaki Yura. Kiyoshi Ar...   more

Project Phoenix is an indie JRPG from Final Fantasy vets photo

Shovel Knight update reveals female Shield Knight

Through updates on Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight Kickstarter page, we've gotten familiar with the lineup of the very Mega Man-ish Order of No Quarter. That doesn't mean there aren't still surprises left in store! Yesterday ...   more

Shovel Knight update reveals female Shield Knight photo

Hero worship gone wrong in Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number picks up after the events of the original game and focuses on two different groups of people you'll be playing as. While both groups are very different from one another, they both happen to be d...   more

Hero worship gone wrong in Hotline Miami 2 photo

Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall

Teslagrad is shaping up to be another score for Wii U. The puzzle-platformer's newly-announced eShop release will join the Windows, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 3 versions this fall. Using electricity and magnetism, players wi...   more

Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo


Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo
Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo
Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo
Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo
Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo
Charming Teslagrad also targeting Wii U this fall photo



Chasm devs reach Kickstarter goal with five days left

It seems as if the promise of a stellar looking Metroidvania was good enough, as Discord Games has met their lofty $150,000 Kickstarter goal for Chasm with five days left. Stretch goals are now possible, including a digital a...   more

Chasm devs reach Kickstarter goal with five days left photo

Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign

The Metroidvania-inspired indie platformer A.N.N.E. has launched a Kickstarter, and unlike other massive projects floating around right now asking for millions of dollars, the goal is only $70,000. At the time of writing, it...   more

Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo


Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo
Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo
Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo
Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo
Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo
Indie platformer A.N.N.E. launches Kickstarter campaign photo



'Over 200%': Kickstarter success with Pixelscopic

Crowdfunding is becoming a new viable option for young upstart businesses and developers, but some come to the Kickstarter table unprepared. Not the boys at Pixelscopic, though! They wanted to make sure every last lower-case&...   more

'Over 200%': Kickstarter success with Pixelscopic photo

Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for

Running through the list of bullet points for Chasm, it's hard not to freak out. A 2D action-RPG platformer that's set up like a Metroidvania with procedural dungeons and loot drops is too much to take in all at once. Then y...   more

Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo


Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo



You've got my full attention, PixelJunk Inc.

For a while now, Q-Games has been releasing bits and pieces of information on PixelJunk 1-6 with regular development updates on its blog. Today, we've got a trailer and screenshots for this project, which is now being called...   more

You've got my full attention, PixelJunk Inc. photo

Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2

11 bit studios allowed people to pre-order its new, unannounced game with only a teaser trailer to go off of. In exchange for this leap of faith, the developer offered a tempting discount of 50 percent. The mystery project wa...   more

Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo


Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo
Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo
Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo
Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo
Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo
Secret 11 bit studios game is none other than Anomaly 2 photo



Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U

How 'bout that Dusty Raging Fist, eh? Or the recently crowdfunded Cryamore, hmm? Seems like the Wii U eShop is getting some much welcome indie love even as big boxed publishers turn up their noses. Would anyone object to ano...   more

Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo


Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo
Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo
Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo
Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo
Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo
Another Castle is a roguelike-platformer hybrid for Wii U photo



Knytt Underground announced for PC, PS3, Vita, and more

Knytt and Knytt Stories were both wonderful freeware platformers, especially when it came to the user-made levels for the latter. Developer Nifflas, Green Hill Studios, and Ripstone Publishing have announced a new game, Knytt...   more

Knytt Underground announced for PC, PS3, Vita, and more photo

A Linux version is next for Serious Sam 3: BFE

The latest update on Valve's interest in bringing Left 4 Dead 2 and Steam over to Ubuntu was a spot of bright news for Linux users, and there's more where that came from. Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that Serio...   more

A Linux version is next for Serious Sam 3: BFE  photo

You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot

Indie game dev. David Williamson's newest project was officially released to the wilds recently, and I'm definitely digging it. Hack, Slash, Loot is a turn-based dungeon crawler with an objective that could not be ...   more

You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo


You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo
You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo
You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo
You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo
You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo
You need to think about playing Hack, Slash, Loot  photo