Whiteout in the great white north
It's not often we see a title that blends one of the many hallmarks of the adventure genre, a focus on a rich and evocative setting, with the tense and resource-focused gameplay of survival games. But...
Interest in first two games increases
Six months ago, if you wanted to buy a second hand copy of Shenmue or Shenmue II on eBay you could do so for in some cases as little as $15. The games seemingly kept low resale value online due to the second game ending on a ...
Now in Alpha 3.0
Even though I backed Hover: Revolt of Gamers back when the campaign launched, I didn't really dig into it until last month -- and man was it worth it. Now the development team has updated the game into the 3.0 alpha build, and the improvements are looking great.
If you're into the Jet Set Radio series, you owe it to yourself to at least watch the trailer.
Working towards a million
Earlier today, the Kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin 2 debuted, and it's already exceeded it's goal of $500,000. In fact, as of the time of this writing, its catapulted into the $750,000 range, and is eyeing a cool...
Still looks superb
Heart Machine has settled on a spring 2016 release for its lovely action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter. Windows and Mac versions will come first, then consoles "as quickly as possible." Certification for the latter takes extra time...
A magical world made of tables
So we already have Tabletop Simulator, but a new challenger approaches. Tabletopia aims to bring board games into the digital space in a similar manner, and it has taken to Kickstarter for its last push in funding.
It works b...
The number 'very, very low'
The insanely funded space game Star Citizen has been offering refunds to players following constant delays and brewing disenchantment. Its executive producer recently quit the project, the first-person shooter mode was delaye...
Out on September 24
Last year, we got a sneak peek at a rather peculiar puzzle-platformer named Poncho. Launching on Kickstarter and debuting at EGX for attendees, it showed a lot of promise in exploring the earth after humans went extinct. Unfo...
With a name like Blubber Busters I was expecting something akin to that video where some knuckleheads try and dispose of a beached whale with dynamite, sending gore and viscera all over looker-ons (not to be confused with th...
Paint me like one of your Bladerunners
Neon, synth, Tron-coats, rain and grime. All you need for a cyberpunk adventure.
Satellite Reign ran a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2013. Programmer Mike Diskett, who worked on the original Syndicate and was...
Now on Kickstarter
[Update: Added some gameplay videos below]
We have written about Poi prior to now, but somehow it flew under my radar. Poi looks like all the best parts of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy&n...
Welcome to the Pixel Art Academy
There's no shortage of pixel art tutorials online, but I've never seen them housed within a point-and-click adventure game. That's Pixel Art Academy in a nutshell. It sounds really cool.
Your character is a bright-eyed studen...
It'll return with gameplay footage
A few weeks ago, a group of former BioWare developers took to Kickstarter with the idea for Mooncrest: a single-player RPG with real-time Dark Souls inspired combat, a “cinematic” conversation system, and environm...
Ambition isn't all you need to succeed
GRIN, developer of the Kickstarted game Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, has shut down due to the game being a commercial flop. It has filed for bankruptcy, and rewards promised to Kickstarter backers will not be honoured.
In a ...
Hug a tree while you saw it in half
Survival sims have gained a bit of a bad reputation. When it’s not something that’s just fundamentally terrible like The Slaughtering Grounds, it’s yet another early access zombie-in-a-forest survival sim l...
Late last week, Mike Futter at Game Informer and I broke the news that Mighty No. 9 might be getting a last-minute delay. It was set for a September release date, but rumblings suggested that it would be pushed into 2016...
Is it ever too soon?
Game developer Keiji Inafune asked himself today if it was too soon for him to start his next Kickstarter campaign.
In the minutes following Red Ash's Kickstarter failure, Inafune paced around his office mentally going throug...
Maybe we'll hear some Mighty No. 9 news
Yes, you read that right -- there are two Kickstarters currently underway for Red Ash -- one is for an anime, and the other is for the game. While the latter is now funded by way of an outside publisher for PC, PS4, and Xbox ...
[Obligatory penis joke goes here]
Since The Long Dark was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in 2013, we haven’t really heard much about it. A small update here, a little preview of what’s to come there, but other than that Hinterland has be...
Time is on my side, yes it is
Pitch: Mirror's Edge and Max Payne had a baby who must shoot its way out of an Ikea.
Destructoid's been following SuperHot since it got funded in record time back in 2013. Yesterday, a new gameplay ...
Some Kickstarter backers get it earlier
Harmonix's new Amplitude is being delayed once again, as Kickstarter projects are wont to do.
The PlayStation 4 version will be launching in December for "early access" backers, the studio just announced, with the public rele...
Mighty No[t the concept art] 9 isn't in the best spot right now. All week we've been hearing rumors of a delay into 2016, and I declined to really comment on it until I had done some digging. I can now confirm throu...
Recently, it was revealed that the Red Ash project, a callback to Mega Man Legends, had already secured a publisher mid-Kickstarter campaign. The game is being made. Now, the Kickstarter is solely for "extra" funds and c...
The Banner Saga: Warbands
Stoic released The Banner Saga last year, and it was a great strategy role-playing game. It had characters on a square grid, drama, and lots of death. Basically, it was ripe for conversion to a board game.
Today at GenCon, St...
Considering physical release too
Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor that did incredibly well on Kickstarter a few months back, is apparently getting published by Team17. Best known for the Worms series, it has also been publishing indie titl...
Back in the cockpit
The studio behind Shadowrun Returns, Harebrained Schemes, is planning to resurrect another classic PC series in the near future, trading in net-running cyberpunks for the towering mechs of the BattleTech universe. The studio ...
Spark the Electric Jester
Step aside, Freedom Planet?
If you’re a Sonic the Hedgehog fan, you may be aware of fangames by the name of Sonic Before the Sequel and Sonic After the Sequel. Developed by Felipe ‘LakeFeperd’ Ribeiro Daneluz, the games were really im...
Mega Man Legends spiritual successor
Keiji Inafune and Comcept are really trying to sell Red Ash: The Indelible Legend, Inafune's follow up to Mighty No. 9 and spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends. Its Kickstarter campaign ends in five days and it is hardly m...
Too little, too late?
Red Ash hasn't become an overnight success for Comcept. Unlike Mighty No. 9, the project is struggling to meet its $800,000 Kickstarter goal, having raised just over half that with 9 days to go.
With the clock winding down, Comcept is trying to turn the campaign's fortunes around, announcing a potential PlayStation 4 release and sharing some early footage of a pre-alpha prototype.
Still hasn't been funded
The Red Ash Kickstarter isn't looking so good, but now it has another weapon up its sleeve to vie for your cash -- a console goal. If the campaign nets $1,000,000, the game will make it to PS4 as well as PC. A recent pol...