I've run out of fresh things to say about the time-rewinding run-and-gun game Super Time Force, so apologies if this all sounds familiar and you find that bothersome. It still looks great!
Capy doesn't have a clear release da... more
Adult Swim's presence in gaming continues to rise, and their next selection of games they're publishing are all head turners. Oblitus is developed by Connor Ullman, and follows the tale of a spear-wielding creature who seeks ... more
Way back in the day, most side-view took place on a single screen at a time, and often moving off the edge of one side caused the player to reappear on the other. (See: Joust, Asteroids, Mario Bros.) Then Super Mario Bros. c... more
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
Hinterland has come out with what it's calling the first in-game screenshots for its first-person survival game The Long Dark. If that's the case, what were those images we saw before, exactly?
No matter. This is a game which... more
Born Ready Games isn't moving on from Strike Suit Zero just yet. The Director's Cut is set for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch slightly later than anticipated, on April 8, 2014 for $19.99.
A developer diary, embedded abo... more
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
A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ... more
Along with Push Me Pull You, I got to finally see what Musclecat Showdown was all about. And. It. Was. Glorious.
You and another muscle bound cat have to strike your owners requested poses, and the person that's able to do th... more
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
Some of you were pretty down with CounterSpy when it was revealed last year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (along with iOS and Android releases). Well good news, kids! It's coming to the PlayStation 4 as well.
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
How many copies of Guacamelee! is too many? At first glance, I was sure I'd be able to pass on the recently-announced Super Turbo Championship Edition for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One having played it once before on PS3... more
Ahead of BitSummit this weekend, Q-Games has announced a name change for its upcoming PixelJunk Inc., a 2D sandbox game about building a soup empire coming to Steam Early Access on March 13, 2014. (You've seen the .gifs, yes... more
More and more often these days, we hear about developers breaking from big studios in order to be more independent. Nathan Moller, whose credits include Mass Effect, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Halo 4, is the latest develope... more
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
Have you been itching for another horror game? Well Kodoku may be your huckleberry, as it looks suitably horrific. New screens have emerged, showing off the game's engine and a number of cutscenes, most of them filled wi... more
The artwork alone for Carnivore Studio's PS4 and PS Vita horror/exploration game Kodoku had me on board with the project. It's still very far off and that saddens me, but additional images, some of which appear to be in-game... more
As a scientist, it is sometimes my job to shine lasers at objects, scribble nonsense down on a clipboard, and stroke the part of my chin where a beard would be if I could grow one. "Indeed," I muse to myself, "That is the la... more
A while ago I brought a game called Cloudbuilt to your attention, and I called it a cross between Mega Man and Mirror's Edge. It looks like it's been gaining some steam, as Rising Star Games (who published No More Heroes in E... more
Trinket Studios' Battle Chef Brigade has come out of seemingly nowhere, but looking over the first artwork for this fantasy cooking competition game, the team has surely been hard at work on the concept behind the scenes for ... more
That's my hope, anyway. Cuphead is one of those games I feel bad for not noticing sooner. Sporting a remarkable sense of style and animation, this looks to represent the best of the run-and-gun genre, with developer Studio M... more
The teaser trailer for Basement Crawl was unsettling, to put it mildly. And I'm none too pleased that I had to watch it a second time to refresh my memory. It was unclear how this story-centric video would apply to the gamepl... 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
Escape Goat 2 looks better each time I see it. I got some new hands-on at GDC Next in Los Angeles where I caught a glimpse of the beautiful new forest and cathedral areas as well as got to hear some work-in-progress music, w... 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 quite liked what I played of OlliOlli at E3. There's been a noticeable lack of skateboarding games and, although this obviously isn't on the same level as big-budget simulations like Skate, it's got a lot of heart and the ... 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
Soundodger is a free online game that released on Adult Swim earlier this year. In it, you control a small white circle, trying to avoid a deluge of shapes spilling at you from all angles, set to music by a handful of great ... more
The setup for The Long Dark interested Steven. This is a first-person survival simulation that has players exploring the Northern wilderness, dealing with other stranded people, and trying not to get eaten by wolves. We've h... 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
The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games exhibit enjoyed its last day at the Phoenix Art Museum yesterday. It will move on to the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York late next month. As a send off for the exhibit, the Ari... more
The new indie section of Tokyo Game Show was a breath of fresh air. Literally! CESA opened up a new hall this year for the public days of the show, adding a fair bit more room for exhibits and attractions.
Starting on the fir... more
I got to play an improved build of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures at PAX this year, and I can reaffirm that it's going to be one hell of a challenge for those in dire need of classic "Nintendo hard" platforming. It's pure e... 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
After the success of last year's Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party, they're returning with the bigger and better version, set for this weekend during PAX in Seattle. Fangamer X Attract Mode will feature hot new games from 17... more
There's nothing I like more than to curl up into a little ball and weep like a wee lassie, and Outlast looks like it's going to give me plenty of opportunities to do so. The pants-wetting survival horror title is due out on S... more
Nicalis' high-speed 2D fighter, Yatagarasu, is heading to the PlayStation Vita under a new name. Legend of Raven, as it's called now, was originally announced for the 3DS, but has moved development over to the Vita "due to th... more
Housemarque made a name for itself with the addictive, colorful Super Stardust HD, one of the PS3's early downloadable and indie exclusives. Housemarque followed with neat games like Dead Nation and the excellent Outland, but... more
Well, this certaintly came out of nowhere! Developer Tequila Works' newest project has been unveiled, and it's an open world adventure for the PlayStation 4. Titled simply as Rime, it distinctly reminds me of Ico mixed with ... more
The new game from Magicka maker Arrowhead Game Studios was announced during Sony's gamescom presser and it's a step in a different direction. While Helldivers is still very much focused on cooperative play, this title is act... more
Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, a CryEngine-powered game from The Chinese Room, has been unveiled today at Gamescom. A teaser trailer was shown, promising that "The story begins with the end of the world." The title was a clue!
It certainly looks interesting. These are the Dear Esther guys, so it'll be a thing, whatever it is!
A cosmopolitan team of developers with experience working on titles such as Valkyria Chronicles, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Diablo III, and the Final Fantasy series have joined forces to create Project Phoenix, an indie Jap... more
The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me... 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