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10:30 AM on 04.08.2014

Mark of the Old Ones swings through a Lovecraftian metroidvania

Kickstarter is a different landscape for videogame funding than it was a few years ago. Long gone are the days when a good idea and some concept art could get a project funded (Double Fine notwithstanding). Mark of the Old O...

Darren Nakamura


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6:00 PM on 04.05.2014

Four Sided Fantasy does both sidescrolling and screen wrapping

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...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Popup Dungeon brings a papercraft tabletop RPG to life

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...

Darren Nakamura

1:30 PM on 04.03.2014

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...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Caffeine is an oddly titled space horror game

It feels like we've waited a while for some space-based horror games to arrive and now there's a glut incoming; Routine, Stasis, and Alien: Isolation are incoming later this year with SOMA from Frictional Games coming in 201...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 AM on 03.26.2014

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 ...

Darren Nakamura

5:45 PM on 03.14.2014

The Hero Trap lets you play as a berserk luchador bear

"Lightning fast dungeon crawler" may seem like an oxymoron, but the trailer above for The Hero Trap shows what it means by that: frenetic action gameplay within an ever-changing combination of dungeon arenas. To be honest, I...

Darren Nakamura

5:30 PM on 03.13.2014

Epoch: Return Kickstarter showcases space parkour

Last week, we got our first look at Epoch: Return, the sci-fi exploration game designed by former Mass Effect developers. To our chagrin, what was presented then was mostly concept art and design philosophy, so it seemed lik...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Proven Lands explores colorful, procedurally generated planets

Exploring space is awesome. It always has been, and it always will be. With the rise of procedural content generation, the potential for utterly massive universes to explore has been unlocked, and a flood of titles are showi...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 03.11.2014

Star Citizen breaks the $40 million barrier

Last time we checked, Star Citizen had raised $30 million in crowdfunding; just under four months later we've got word that Chris Robert's ambitious space sim has now broken the $40 million mark. In a blog post, Roberts revea...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 03.06.2014

Crowdfunding campaign starts for Shaq Fu sequel

Back in January, Shaquille O'Neal revealed that work was in progress on a sequel to the 1994 game which painted the basketball legend as a kung-fu superhero, Shaq Fu. If you thought he was crazy, well, you may still be right...

Conrad Zimmerman





10:45 AM on 03.06.2014

Indie studio Exkee wants you to Kill the Bad Guy

When we hear about new titles being approved on Steam Greenlight, it is usually a small handful of games that have received a fair amount of buzz, buried in a group of otherwise unknown games. One such title that previously ...

Darren Nakamura

5:30 PM on 03.05.2014

Red Goddess explores the subconscious with fear and rage

Claymation in games will always catch my eye. Ever since I was suckered into thinking Clayfighter was any good as a child, it has stood out as something that takes a huge amount of effort but looks amazing when done well. Na...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 03.05.2014

Former Mass Effect dev goes indie for Epoch: Return

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...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 03.05.2014

Leave None Behind wants to celebrate many forms of art

At first glance, Leave None Behind might not seem like an entirely new idea. It aims to be a puzzle platformer, featuring three characters with distinct abilities that the player can switch between in order to progress, a la...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 03.03.2014

$1 billion pledged to Kickstarter projects to date

A billion dollars in pledges to Kickstarter campaigns. What do you even say to that? If you're Kickstarter, you say something like this. What gets me here is that more than half of that amount was pledged within the last 12 m...

Jordan Devore