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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Sims 3: Dragon Valley is a new medieval-themed world available from The Sims 3 Store. A family has moved into town and they brought some baby dragons with them. There is a story between two quarreling families trying to ... more
The insane 2D MOBA Awesomenauts has been trucking along for a full year, continuously being updated with new characters, maps, and other goodies -- on Windows and Mac, of course. Developer Ronimo Games is not through with th... more
At least in this household, The Incredible Machine was a PC gaming mainstay. Even to this day, the Rube Goldberg puzzles immediately evoke a warm sense of nostalgia. Something tells me I'm far from alone in that regard, which... more
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
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
Later this month, Tellale Games' Poker Night 2 will give us the opportunity to earn unlocks for Team Fortress 2 and Borderlands 2, which certainly got my attention. There's poker simulation in there, too, of course. But... more
What is Hardware: Shipbreakers? It was a question that I asked myself several times after watching the trailer that Blackbird Interactive, founded by ex-Homeworld developers, released last month. The admittedly gorgeous video... more
A Small Favor, developed by two-man team ClickShake Games, has some big shoes to fill. Cartoonist and animator Jay Ziebarth describes it as a combination of "the gritty, futuristic adventure style of Full Throttle a... more
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
Throughout gaming history, there are many examples of iconic visual design and of characters and worlds that have transcended the limitations of their medium to become cultural icons. Gamers of all ages know the happy little ... more
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
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 have to hand it to Benjamin "Komag" Ramsey and the rest of the hardworking individuals on his team. They put a lot of effort and passion into Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest, and the result is a full-length rework of th... more
Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ... more
More Blood Bowl? More Blood Bowl. I just love typing that name. This time around, Cyanide will be appealing to fans of management sims with Star Coach, a new game heading to Windows, Mac, and tablets in Q2 2013 with cross-pla... more
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
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
Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again.
Might & Delight's puzzle-platformer Pid seemed to go under the radar, despite being a game worthy of attention. Here's hoping, then, that a fair amount of free downloadable content can give the title a nice boost. On PC ... more
Not since Spelunky have I been so excited for a game featuring a pug.
The Night of the Rabbit is Daedelic's (Deponia series, Harvey's New Eyes) latest adventure epic and a welcome return to comedic fantasy after the underwhe... more
One of the very first games I ever owned that truly showed me the joy of gaming was SimCity 2000 for the Mac. I lost hours of my life managing the shit out of my various towns, altering the land to best serve my capitalist ne... more
The Bit.Trip games have slowly but surely made their way to platforms other than their original home on the Nintendo Wii. This week, the third title in the acclaimed retro-inspired series, Bit.Trip Void, released on Stea... more
We have been looking forward to playing Monaco: What's Yours is Mine from the comfort of our own homes for years now. The cooperative stealth-action game has taken some big awards in that time, including the 2010 Independent... more
Indie developer Nitrome, known for its disgustingly massive selection of free web games, is prepping its first major commercial release, Flightless. It's a fairly basic puzzle-platformer starring a thieving duck who has had ... more