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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

Lakeview Cabin Collection channels cheesy horror movies

There is something charming about bad horror movies. From the overused tropes to the laughable gore effects, they are hard to take seriously. Lakeview Cabin seems to get that, and is celebrating the stupidity with its episod...   more

Lakeview Cabin Collection channels cheesy horror movies 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



Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act

Though arcade-style action games seemed to disappear with arcades themselves (go figure), they have been making a bit of a comeback recently. Games like Super Crate Box or the upcoming Woah Dave! remind us that sometimes it ...   more

Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act 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



Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow

Kalypso Media has nailed down a May 23, 2014 release date for the PC launch of its latest city-builder, Tropico 5, and launched a new website. Go on, El Presidente. Take a look. Next up, it's the Mac and Xbox 360 versions whi...   more

Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo


Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow 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



Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey

Though it has been gaining steam in the indie circuit for a couple years now, Mushroom 11 by Untame had not hit our radar until now. Starring a lovable green ameboid fungus making its way through a desolate, post-apocal...   more

Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo


Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo
Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo
Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo
Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo
Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey photo
Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey 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



AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy

Set in a rocky desert environment and starring a cast of international mercenaries, it is reasonable to surmise that developer InsGames drew a bit of inspiration for AntiSquad from Valve's iconic team-based shooter. Of cours...   more

AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo


AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo
AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo
AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo
AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo
AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo
AntiSquad resembles a Team Fortress 2 turn-based strategy photo



Borderlands 2's final Headhunter DLC goes to the beach

Whew. After releasing in the second half of 2012, Borderlands 2 has had an exceptionally long tail of downloadable content support, keeping the role-playing shooter relevant for many for more than a year and a half. After rel...   more

Borderlands 2's final Headhunter DLC goes to the beach photo

Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online

Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition, available in a physical form ($99.99) or digitally ($79.99). It contains the typical bonuses one would expect of an Elder Scrolls collector's edition, but then...   more

Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online 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

The Wolf Among Us episode two 'close to completion'

At first, I felt bad for holding off on playing The Wolf Among Us until the first season was finished. It's required some serious restraint, but seeing how long it's taking Telltale to put out the next chapter has me feeling ...   more

The Wolf Among Us episode two 'close to completion' 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



Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play

From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e...   more

Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo


Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo
Block Blocks is fun to say, perhaps fun to play photo



SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month

There are a number of great 3DS eShop games I've managed to miss this year, with SteamWorld Dig easily topping that list. As much as news of the game coming to Steam (PC and Mac) on December 5, 2013 has me wanting to get the...   more

SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo


SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo
SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo
SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo
SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo
SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month photo
SteamWorld Dig coming to PC/Mac in HD next month 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

Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4

The last we had heard from the cooperative Mars excavation game Super Motherload was a failed Kickstarter campaign and word that it would eschew WiiWare in favor of "other major consoles." That was just one year ago, bu...   more

Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo


Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo
Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo
Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo
Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo
Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo
Super Motherload looks sharp on the PlayStation 4 photo



Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within

If you haven’t played the eXcellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you should. However, now there is a caveat to that. You should play it, but you should probably wait until November 12 to do so because that’s when the Enem...   more

Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo


Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Defending earth against new threats in XCOM: Enemy Within 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

Gabriel Knight is getting a full remake next year

Jane Jensen's point-and-click adventure series Gabriel Knight is coming back next year -- that's the impact crowdfunding has had on adventure gaming. Jensen's Pinkerton Road is remaking the original title, Gabriel Knight: Sin...   more

Gabriel Knight is getting a full remake next year photo

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship

All five members of SK Telecom T1 walked into the press conference for the League of Legends 2013 World Championship smiling, and for good reason -- they swept their opponents in three straight games for an electrifying win. ...   more

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo


The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship 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



EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game

Remember EndWar? Well it's coming back as a free-to-play browser game for Windows and Mac. You were excited for all of one second. To be honest it doesn't look that bad at all for a browser game. I mean visually at least. G...   more

EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo


EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo
EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo
EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo
EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo
EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game photo
EndWar is back ... as a free-to-play browser game 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

Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller looks so uncomfortable

Videogame accessory maker Hyperkin must not like its customers very much. Why else would it design a controller that looks like it could shred the skin on your palms like grated Parmesan? This September, Hyperkin is releasin...   more

Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller looks so uncomfortable 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

Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam

I'd be convinced Jazzpunk was made by some actually-talented, alternate universe me, for me, if I didn't meet and chat with one half of its creative team, Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez, for myself. It's a first-person joke...   more

Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo


Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam photo
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam 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



Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom

Other platformers have gone the random generation route, but not to the extent that Cloudberry Kingdom has. In fact, it's taken developer Pwnee Studios over four years to perfect the engine and game logic. After seeing it in ...   more

Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo


Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom photo