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Aquatic Adventure

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human has awesome underwater boss battles


Shadow of the Colossus of the sea
May 18
It's starting to feel like underwater adventure games are set to become the next big thing. With upcoming titles like Subnautica, ABZÛ, and Neptune, Have Mercy, it looks like we're going to be spending a lot of time di... read
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Kill The F*ggot

Skaldic Games refuses to remove VAs following anti-LGBT game


Kill The F*ggot dev refuses request
May 12
[Update #2: In a tweet by Cruachan, it has been revealed that Skaldic Games have agreed to no longer use Cruachan's or Rachel Lally's contributions in The Shelter.] [Update: Destructoid have been provided with copies of the ... read
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Greenlight

Homophobic and transphobic game pulled from Greenlight


No more 'Kill The Faggot'
May 06
Congratulations, we have a new winner for most offensive game to appear on Steam Greenlight! Skaldic Games, run by christian game developer Randall Herman, yesterday put a game up on Steam Greenlight called Kill The Faggot. I... read
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We Are the Dwarves!

We Are the Dwarves! searches for stars in the depths of the earth


I don't think that's how astronomy works
Apr 28
I kept coming back to the We Are the Dwarves! email that was sent in to Destructoid a few days ago. On the one hand, it isn't especially clear what kind of game it is or how it plays. The Steam Greenlight page lists action, ... read
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Little Devil Inside

Little Devil Inside Greenlit, gameplay details slip out


Please be as good as you look
Apr 22
Little Devil Inside's sudden appearance on Kickstarter was a pleasant Early April surprise. What isn't a surprise is how quickly people supported it on Steam Greenlight. Steven had a hard time tempering his excitement&nb... read
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Earthtongue

Earthtongue lets you grow shrooms on April 27


Have you ever licked dirt? It ain't all that bad.
Apr 22
Games are often too hectic with all that blood, gore and babies crawling out of a dead woman’s nipples (thanks, Dante’s Inferno). Sometimes I consider taking up another hobby like gardening, or magic mushrooms. Un... read
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Circa Infinity

I'm trying to wrap my head around Circa Infinity


With marginal success
Apr 21
At a base level, I think I understand what's going on in Circa Infinity. While on the outside of a circle, the player character needs to get to a wedge to move inside. While on the inside of a circle, the player character ne... read
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Steam Greenlight

Garbage Day does the ol' Groundhog Day time loop


Commit crimes without consequence
Apr 20
Garbage Day is an open-world sandbox title on Steam Greenlight that sticks players in a seemingly endless time loop that can in fact be broken. (But how?) The basic premise is similar to the hit Bill Murray comedy Groundhog ... read
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Next Top Modders

Battlefield's top modders making 100-player hardcore shooter Squad


America's Next Top Modders
Apr 07
The folks behind popular Battlefield 2 mod Project Reality, which my Arma and Battlefield-loving lawyer assures me is super cool, are making their own original online, team-based military themed first-person-shooter, Squad. ... read
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Myriad

Whoa, Myriad looks like no other twin-stick shooter


Not your everyday shooter
Mar 30
It takes a lot for a twin-stick shooter to get my attention these days. I like the genre just fine, but it's so saturated that it's hard to muster any excitement for the next one that looks just like the last one. Thankfully... read
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Shower With Your Dad Sim

Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 washes up on Steam Greenlight


Wanna scrub that dad
Mar 10
Laura first reported on Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 last week, but we didn't know many details about the game yet. A few days ago, the dad-showering simulator went up on Steam Greenlight with a trailer and new info, ... read
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I always feel like somebody's watching me
Crash landing on an alien planet is the worst. There's hazardous flora, deadly fauna, and even rock formations that seem to have some sort of blood lust. That just piles on top of the existential crisis of being a robot with ... read feature

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Weapon shop game

Cuuute: A weapon shop game about potatoes


There's even a potato pup
Feb 25
Games about managing weapon shops are still novel enough conceptually and satisfying enough mechanically that they don't need much window dressing to draw me in. Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! has a cutesy art style and offb... read
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Don't be Patchman

Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game


It makes less sense the more I watch
Feb 25
As I watched the first video of Don't Be Patchman (below), I thought I had an okay feel for what it is. Plant apples, get an apple tree, shake it for more apples. Got it. I'm no Animal Crossing slouch. Next video, ... read
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Alphabeats

Teddy Diefenbach's Alphabeats is up on Steam Greenlight


Slurp up the Alphabeats soup
Feb 13
Last year when Alphabeats was originally announced, I lamented that it was only on iOS, with no word of an Android release. Though it might not have ever released for the superior mobile operating system, it looks like the r... read
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Steam Greenlight

Sorry, Greenlight developers, no more offering Steam keys for votes


Valve puts a stop to this practice
Feb 10
It seems as though developers pushing games through release via Steam Greenlight have been promising keys as a means of amassing votes from prospective buyers. Not that this notion is surprising in any way, but it's certainly... read
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Windward

Windward: RPG lootin' on the high seas


Sea-ablo
Feb 10
To a sailor, a ship represents freedom. It grants the ability to go anywhere and do anything. In Windward, players take on the role of a captain, dropped into a tropical archipelago sandbox. True to theme, there are many opt... read
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Portal: Outside Influence

After five long years, Portal: Outside Influence nears completion


Morris' labor of love also features some of my favorite industry personalities!
Feb 08
It seems like we were just posting about Portal mods the other day, doesn't it? Well, we've got another one for you to look at today, but there's a quite a bit more going on under the surface of this stel... read
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Impact Winter

Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight


Don't starve, freeze
Feb 06
Impact Winter looked cool when it showed up last year on Kickstarter, but potential backers gave it an icy reception; it only made about 22% of its initial funding goal. Any who were worried that it may not see the light of ... read
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Luckslinger Kickstarter

Luckslinger blends 2D shooting, westerns, and hip-hop


With an interesting luck mechanic
Feb 05
Luck is a concept rarely addressed directly in games. Sure, there are tons of games that use random number generators for everything from environment generation to damage calculation, and luck does factor into those. But the... read
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Besiege

Medieval contraption builder Besiege looks splendid


The incredible death machine
Jan 27
Word of Besiege has gotten to me slowly, but now that it's here, I feel obligated to pass the message on. This is a physics-driven medieval puzzle game about building killer contraptions, like this ingenious windmill on wheel... read
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Aerobat

My brain can't handle this 'absurdly high-speed arcade shmup-like'


Let's get this through Steam Greenlight
Jan 23
Not ten seconds into watching this video for Aerobat, a shoot-'em-up about "reckless self-endangerment," I fired off a staff email to call dibs on posting it. Holy shit! Gimme. Your pilot's ship doesn't have enough power to ... read
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Dungeon crawling

Smack a naked mole rat in the face in Slasher's Keep


Cel-shaded dungeon crawling
Jan 22
This isn't what I would have expected to see from the developer of Double Hitler, but consider me pleasantly surprised. Slasher's Keep is a first-person dungeon-crawler up on Steam Greenlight for user feedback and voting. I'm... read
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Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read
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Anoxemia

Anoxemia finds horror at the bottom of the sea


Add drowning to the list of things to be terrified about
Jan 13
The thought of dismemberment and/or mutilation freaks me out, for sure. The thought of instead being stuck at the bottom of the ocean with a dwindling oxygen supply evokes a different kind of terror. Sure, there will probabl... read
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Path to the Sky

Path to the Sky teaser debut, game details revealed


It's been a long time coming, but it's been well worth the wait
Jan 11
I've been talking with Berlin-based solo developer Johannes "Dek" Märtterer since early September of last year. Some of you may already be familiar with his work. He's the creator of the charming neo-retro-sty... read
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A Quiver of Crows

A Quiver of Crows looks lovely, seeks Greenlight approval


Flying skeletons and laser-firing birds can have all of my votes
Jan 10
Although I'm not a shmup aficionado by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy playing them from time to time. The ones that I tend to go for are typically on the unusual end of the spectrum. They either stand out du... read
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Hatred Greenlight

Hatred returns to Greenlight after being pulled by Valve


Devs purport to have an email apology from Gabe
Dec 26
Earlier this month we received word that Polish developer Destructive Creations' controversial title Hatred was removed from Steam Greenlight within hours of its launch. While some would say good riddance to the title a great... read
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Fossil Echo Greenlight

New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence


Shadow of the Colossus influence still apparent
Dec 12
When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were a... read
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Orphan Greenlight

Sci-fi 2D platformer Orphan looks like a mashup of Limbo and H.G. Wells


And I'm totally OK with that
Dec 06
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way, shall we? Yes, Orphan immediately brings to mind Limbo. That’s perfectly fine by me, though. I have enough room left in my heart for more games that can leverage the de... read






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