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It's been just over a year since I told you about Contraption Maker, a puzzle game in the vein of the DOS classic The Incredible Machine that's being worked on by some members of the original development team including Jeff ...

07-07-2014
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After months of updates, the in-development Nuclear Throne now has an actual Nuclear Throne, though getting to it -- and surviving the ensuing battle -- won't be easy. "To us, reaching the Nuclear Throne is the most crucial m...

07-01-2014
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Dreamfall Chapters is the latest project to arrive in, well, a chapter-like format. It will consist of five episodes, which will launch on the PC first later this year. But developer Red Thread Games has some news in reg...

06-30-2014
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In years past, Team17 has mostly been known as the studio behind Worms, but lately the studio has been expanding that image by publishing other UK-based, independently-developed games. Last month we saw the publisher pick up...

06-30-2014
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The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...

06-26-2014
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Benjamin's Flight, a set of new levels (and music and lovely narration) for Thomas Was Alone, debuted exclusively on PlayStation systems. Now, here the DLC is on Steam, for free. You get to use a jetpack in it, so, yeah. Noth...

06-26-2014
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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...

06-26-2014
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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...

06-25-2014
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Team Fortress 2 is still chugging in a big way, and the latest bit of official content to drop is the Mann Co. maps, which are now available by way of Early Access. You can volunteer to test the maps for Valve by clicking the...

06-25-2014
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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...

06-23-2014
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It seems that both horror and adventure games are in rude health in 2014, so it's no surprise to see a game combine the two. The trailer above is for Tormentum, a new indie point-and-click game from developer OhNoo that has ...

06-18-2014
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When we first saw Catlateral Damage earlier this year, I thought it was a fun little game, a kind of spiritual successor to the Katamari series only instead of cleaning up, you're just a cat wrecking stuff. Because that's th...

06-16-2014
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If you didn't get enough of Abe in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, you can chow down on some extra DLC starting this week. The new chapter is called "Alf's Escape," and features a character that was first met in the sequel -- ...

06-09-2014
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Tom Francis, the guy behind Gunpoint, has a treat for us today. He's got a new game out on Steam called Floating Point and it's free, no strings attached. Using your mouse, you swing through randomly generated levels while l...

06-06-2014
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Night in the Woods is real cool. I've played it and loved what I've played, from the writing to the art style to the pierogi. I just want to curl up with it on the couch and now that's going to be easier than even because it...

06-04-2014
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It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...

06-02-2014
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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...

05-30-2014
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Anomaly Defenders is now available through Steam and Games Republic for $9.99. This time the tower defense/offense/whatever sees you playing as the aliens, defending their homeworld from humans looking for revenge. This also...

05-30-2014
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I had heard the name "Tangiers" before but wasn't aware of what kind of game it'd be. I'm still not entirely sure, even after watching this new trailer. It's labeled as stealth, though the genre connections aren't super clea...

05-28-2014
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Former Arkedo co-founder Aurelien Regard's The Next Penelope is looking hot, a sort of top-down F-Zero-like racer that's also sometimes a boss-fighting shoot-'em-up. If you haven't yet seen the first footage, you'll want to g...

05-28-2014
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Okay, I know that this basic premise is not new. The player is a small fish, and it eats smaller fish to grow bigger, at which point it can eat more fish, and grow bigger still. The circle of life continues, and we mostly ig...

05-28-2014
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Stop me if you've heard this one. A young boy must journey through an oppressive greyscale world, navigating through deadly traps, manipulating objects in order to solve physics-based platforming puzzles, all while delivering...

05-27-2014
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White Noise Online is an indie horror game from Milkstone Studios that wants you and your friends to be terrified together. Team up with three others via Steam to look for clues together while avoiding some type of creature ...

05-24-2014
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Last we saw Icarus Proudbottom, he was teaching us typing, and before that he was demonstrating his chocolate fountain. Suffice it to say, the Icarus Proudbottom franchise is all over the place, in the best way possible. Now...

05-24-2014
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Die Gute Fabrik's Where is my Heart? was a PlayStation Mini released back in 2011 -- one of the best, at that -- but it's now coming to more platforms where it can find a larger audience: Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store...

05-23-2014
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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations will be out on May 29. This is the second expansion for the strategy title, and the main focus is all trade. There's going to be new trade and diplomacy features, and plenty of things...

05-22-2014
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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations will be out on May 29. This is the second expansion for the strategy title, and the main focus is all trade. There's going to be new trade and diplomacy features, and plenty of things...

05-22-2014
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After a successful run on Kickstarter, Krillbite Studio will release its first-person horror adventure Among the Sleep for Windows, Mac, and Linux in just one week, on May 29. This is that game about a two-year-old who, in a...

05-22-2014
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Just a couple months ago, Yanim Studio launched a Kickstarter campaign for its pretty platformer Red Goddess, but it failed to meet its goal of $50,000 by about 20%. Earlier this month, the studio relaunched with updated ass...

05-22-2014
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You know what I've always wanted to do? Punch a bear in its stupid mouth. But, bears are decidedly more badass than I am, and it'd most likely rip my head off of my stupid body. I like my head; I'd prefer for that to not hap...

05-22-2014
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Teleglitch didn't grab me in the same way other roguelikes have... okay, I mean it didn't grab me the way Spelunky grabbed me (and refused to let go). Part of it that has to go down to the fact I kept dying and dying really q...

05-21-2014
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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...

05-21-2014
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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...

05-20-2014
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I had originally intended to share this trailer for Factorio two weeks ago but the video slipped through the cracks. It was brilliant then and it's still brilliant now, so here we are. Give it a look. Factorio isn't just abo...

05-16-2014
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A new Star Fox game is about realistic as a new 2D Metroid game these days from Nintendo. So leave it to indies to capture the spirit of games from our youth. Whereas Axiom Verge is fulfilling our Metroid desires, Perseus 23...

05-16-2014
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Heart Forth, Alicia has done well for itself. The original Kickstarter pitch grabbed my attention and I'm far from the only one -- crowdfunding pledges have come through for nearly every stretch goal. New game plus. Ports to ...

05-15-2014
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File this under "Whoa, that didn't take long": a fully fledged version of the great browser game SUPERHOT has met its Kickstarter goal in just over 24 hours after launch. That's a really quick result for a game that was init...

05-15-2014
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Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave...

05-14-2014
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More twin-stick shooters, particularly ones releasing for PS Vita, are a terrific thing to see. 2011's Scoregasm returns this year with a sequel of sorts, Son of Scoregasm, that "in essence is a refinement of that game, taki...

05-13-2014
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I've been meaning to write about The Last Tinker: City of Colors for a while now, mostly because it is pretty as heck. Knack's not cutting it. We could use a few more colorful platformers with anthropomorphic leads. Everything old is new again.  Anyway, it's out today on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux.

05-12-2014
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There is a lot to take in with this trailer for Mibibli's Quest. It starts with what seems like a standard Mega Man-like, but soon after it introduces elements from Dance Dance Revolution, VVVVVV, shmups, and Street Fighter....

05-12-2014
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Some of the developers responsible for the original Shantae and Wayforward's A Boy and his Blob are burning up Kickstarter with a thing called Adventures of Pip. It's the story of a single square who evolves into a full, 16-...

05-11-2014
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There's a new horror adventure in town, and it's rocking the cryptic title of The Hum. The upcoming PC/Mac title is under development using Unreal Engine 4, with additional support for Oculus Rift. In short, this means you'l...

05-10-2014
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If there was one genre of game that really needed a Kickstarter shot in the arm, it was the Full Motion Video adventure game. Point-'n'-click adventure games were doing just fine, pre-Double Fine Adventure but the legacy of F...

05-09-2014
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City-building sim Towns made it through the Steam Greenlight process and released on the platform, unfinished, in 2012 before Valve had implemented its Early Access program for work-in-progress games. That didn't go over so w...

05-07-2014
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A lot of bygone genres have been making comebacks in recent years, like adventure games or fighting games, but a particular style of game has not yet made a return to the limelight. In today's terms, games like Out of This W...

05-06-2014
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We've had to wait a little while, but Kentucky Route Zero: Act III is finally available for download. It's been close to a year since the second part of the five act story launched, notwithstanding the release of the muc...

05-06-2014
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Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage. T...

05-04-2014
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20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is the first game from Stockholm, Sweden-based studio That Brain and it's quite the debut at that. As the captain of an airship, you'll assemble a crew, trade, gather resources, and do whateve...

05-02-2014
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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 ...

05-02-2014
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Season two of The Walking Dead is off to a really great start so far. Unchained from the binds of the father-daughter tale of season one, Clementine is on her own, stuck between various factions, groups, and relationships. Se...

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With Pier Solar HD, what's old is new and what's new is old again. Unfortunately, we've got to wait quite a bit longer before we can actually give it a try now. The Sega Genesis-styled RPG care of Watermelon has been delayed ...

05-01-2014
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"Man is the most deadly of prey" -- whoever said that probably never thought they'd be chased around the desolate British countryside with robotic dogs snapping at their heels. Sir, You Are Being Hunted is the debut game from...

05-01-2014
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Guild of Dungeoneering might as well be a board game. It has the look of a hastily doodled tabletop role-playing game, and it features tile-laying and hand management mechanics. Each turn, the player draws up to five cards, ...

05-01-2014
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In most games, as in the real world, death is something to be avoided. Often it is a learning experience, but that is used to teach how not to die next time. In Life Goes On, the gameplay centers on death, but its approach is...

04-29-2014
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I don't back a Kickstarter unless I'm incredibly passionate about the project, and Hover: Revolt of Gamers is one of those projects. It seems a lot of people agree, as it just passed its whopping $80,000 stretch goa...

04-29-2014
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In the most recent backer update for the Kickstarter-funded metroidvania Ghost Song: a Journey of Hope, developer Matt White details some of the in-game systems and the decision to move from Unity to a different engine....

04-29-2014
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The New York Times caught up with Telltale Games on their ongoing projects. The most interesting part of the piece is the news that George R. R. Martin's personal assistant, Ty Corey Franck, has been assigned by HBO as a stor...

04-28-2014
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Although FRACT OSC is a music game, it doesn't fall into the two distinct genres that we're used to seeing. It's neither a rhythm game like Rock Band, Elite Beat Agents, or Rhythm Heaven and nor is it a title that uses your o...

04-28-2014
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If you're a big company like Bandai Namco, why not pick up near finished indie games for distribution? Low risk, but with a small chance at great reward. Deadcore is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux this summer. It looks a bit l...

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