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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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Wasteland 2 is poised to ship at the end of August 2014, and you can play it right now via the Wasteland 2 Steam Early Access beta. Well, you can play the entire Arizona area of the game. That's still playing, kind of. Right?...

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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Civilization: Beyond Earth looks like a pretty cool entry into the Civ franchise, and now we have a set release date -- October 24th, 2014, coming in at $49.99. Currently, PC is the only planned platform. There's also a pre-...

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...

05-02-2014
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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...

04-25-2014
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It's been quite a while since a game did the Cthulhu mythos, created by HP Lovecraft, really well. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was an inspired but uneven game and that came out in 2005. The Eldritch Cases: Dag...

04-25-2014
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Sportsfriends is another example of a last-minute Kickstarter save. Although it didn't look like it was going to get funded, fans came together on the final stretch and gave the game a chance -- which leads us into the PS3 and PS4 release this month. So was it worth the wait? Well that depends on how much you want to play Johann Sebastian Joust.

04-25-2014
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We have been keeping our eyes on Chasm for a long time now. Ever since it initially showed up, it looked like it checked off all the right boxes to be a retro dream game. It has procedurally generated dungeons, Castlevania-es...

04-24-2014
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While scoping out titles in the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX East, I ran into long time Destructoid community member Andrew Benton, and we continued to look at games together. Dyscourse was on my list to play, so we both started up...

04-23-2014
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When will kids learn -- you just don't mess around with time machines. Honestly, it's like the kids of 2040 have never seen Back to the Future. At least, young Kelvin, the main character in Inspire Me, clearly hasn't: he's b...

04-22-2014
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When I was talking to one of the developers of Extrasolar on the show floor at PAX East, I said something that I now regret. "This looks like something I would really like, but might not appeal to a ton of other people." He r...

04-22-2014
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Alex Bruce, the man behind Antichamber, was at PAX East with no game to show off at all. He was simply there purely to help out other indies. I saw a lot of indies supporting other indies at PAX, as a matter of fact. In this...

04-19-2014
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Hidden Path Entertainment sure does know how to make some good videogames. Defense Grid and its expansion are a blast for any tower defense fan, but they've also done Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Age of Empires I...

04-17-2014
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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. ...

04-17-2014
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An anthropomorphic purple rabbit from the future wants to become mayor and you're his campaign manager, which means murdering all of the competition and their supporters. "I think that's how politics works." Well, it's close...

04-16-2014
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Heart Machine pushed back its wildly anticipated Hyper Light Drifter from the previous June 2014 release to the end of 2014. Heart Machine's Alex Preston, talking to Jonathan Holmes at PAX, explained that, while they're stil...

04-16-2014
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Spate made a bit of a stir with its release last month, if not for its attempt to tackle themes more mature than shooting bullets at beefy dudes, then for its dated representation of absinthe as it exists and is understood to...

04-16-2014
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Navigating through the outer reaches of space is hard. There are multiple systems to account for, from piloting to shields to weapons control, each with its own specialized training necessary. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ...

04-15-2014
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When a developer emails you and says "Well, yet another Kickstarter," you have to smile. At least Paco at Spanish indie studio enComblot has a sense of humor about the state of crowdfunding. His team is currently working on ...

04-14-2014
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Rain World is still the best. And it's coming to Vita (and more). Jonathan Holmes went and chatted with Rain World's developers at PAX. In the background you can see a very early alpha multiplayer sandbox that looks to be in the vein of Samurai Gunn and Towerfall. You get points for eating flies and lizards and killing each other. Did you know lizard only has one "z"? That's weird.

04-14-2014
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Hot off its huge Kickstarter success, Darkest Dungeon is already in a playable-enough state to have a demo at PAX East 2014. Although the demo was only a short snippet of what's to come, it was easy to get a sense of the them...

04-14-2014
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It seems like the the genre of "survival games" is well and truly established, what with the likes of DayZ, Rust, et al being pretty popular. So it's no surprise to see newer games take the core ideas but tweak the gameplay ...

04-14-2014
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The Oculus-supported surrealist hellscape Grave will be coming to Xbox One in addition to the planned 2015 PC, Mac, and Linux releases, Destructoid has confirmed. The horror game, which features a rapid day and night cycle w...

04-12-2014
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Max sat down with Sam Farmer, the creator of Last Life. Being developed in association with Double Fine, Last Life is a point-and-click adventure game set in a cyber-noir future, where death doesn't always mean the end. Check out the Kickstarter for this game here.

04-10-2014
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Devolver Digital is planning on giving away 1,000 copies of Broforce, "If 'Merica wins the World Cup," which is to say that Devolver Digital has absolutely no plans on giving away 1,000 copies of Broforce.  Because America sucks. 

04-10-2014
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This is it for Monaco. Pocketwatch Games has already talked about its next project -- a real-time strategy game called Armada specifically built for gamepads -- and now that it has added a fourth, final chapter to the co-op h...

04-07-2014
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Running through tabletop role-playing games can be fun, but it can also be a huge amount of work for an average dungeon master. Not only does the role require crafting scenarios and stories, more industrious DMs physically b...

04-04-2014
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Announced at QuakeCon 2014 as a kick-off announcement, The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam. Today. Both the Standard Edition and the Imperial Edition will be available for purchase later today.  It sounds like ev...

04-04-2014
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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be getting a Last of Us tie-in, but that's not the only Sony property that made it in. According to Game Informer, a Shadow of the Colossus transmogrify outfit will launch with the game ...

04-04-2014
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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...

04-03-2014
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GDC is full of neat games. There are sentai management sims. Body building cats. Hyper Light Drifter. But one of the neatest games I played during GDC is To Leave, which creative director Estefano Palacios says is the first i...

04-03-2014
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These The Wolf Among Us accolades trailers that Telltale likes to put out after each episode might not amount to a whole lot more than horn-tooting, but they still feel weighty and worth a watch. The music and truncated punchy lines make the mood feel so perfect. I'm half-tempted to make my own accolades trailer for these accolades trailers. They deserve it.

04-02-2014
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Everyone's favorite cuddle bunny, Jonathan Holmes, got a chance to check out Krautscape at the Midnight City booth at PAX East this past weekend. King Friday gives the low-down as to how this game is "tactical racing re...

04-01-2014
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Cellar Door Games' well-liked action-platformer Rogue Legacy comes to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on July 29, 2014. It'll arrive in style, with support for Cross-Buy and cross-platform saves. These new ports will include everything...

03-28-2014


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