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Heat Signature

Gunpoint designer and artist team up for Heat Signature


The space game about infiltrating ships
Nov 07
Gunpoint designer Tom Francis' next title, Heat Signature, has art! Well, new art, I should say. The stuff we saw previously for this spaceship heist game was just placeholder. John Roberts, who did the art on Gunpoint, has j... read
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The Swindle

The Swindle will hack your difference engine in 2015


Size Five Games' steampunk burglar sim is easy on the eyes
Oct 31
Size Five Games, previously known as Zombie Cow Studios (the studio behind the twin-stick edutainment STD shooter Privates and point-and-click adventure titles such as Time Gentleman, Please!), has released the debut trailer... read
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Basingstoke

Bask in the glory that is Basingstoke


The game silly, not the actual town...
Oct 25
Puppygames is at it again, this time revealing a bit more of the action you'll likely encounter in its upcoming stealthy roguelike Basingstoke. It's probably no secret by this point that Basingstoke is high up on my lis... read
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Flat Earth's top-down murder sim impresses
Sydney-based independent studio Flat Earth Games has released its top-down cyberpunk-noir contract killing simulator Metrocide via Steam Early Access at the reduced price of $6.99. The final version of the game, which should ... read feature

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MGS V: Ground Zeroes

MGS V: Ground Zeroes zeroes in on Steam this December


Still no word on The Phantom Pain
Oct 06
While everyone's eagerly awaiting the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami's opted to temporarily satiate the PC crowd. Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain, will release on Steam on Decemb... read
Basingstoke gameplay photo
Basingstoke gameplay

In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute


Enjoy just under six minutes of the adorable-looking stealth roguelike
Oct 03
It's been a while since we last talked about Puppygames' newest project, the creepy/adorable stealth-roguelike Basingstoke, so I thought it would be a good idea to check in with the developers and see how things are coming ... read
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Black The Fall

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter


A stealth-action puzzle platformer inspired by totalitarianism
Oct 02
Romanian development studio Sand Sailor has recently taken to Kickstarter to fund its stealth-action platformer, Black The Fall. Inspired by the communist country they grew up in, the developers would like their game to impa... read
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Calvino Noir

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game


You can almost hear the sousaphone
Oct 01
I think I've probably made it clear that I like a good stealth game and thankfully I had the chance to try out the lovely-looking Calvino Noir at EGX. Set in post-war Austria (I forgot to ask which war... whoops), players con... read
Metrocide walkthrough photo
Metrocide walkthrough

Metrocide gets a developer walkthrough, Early Access coming in October


Flat Earth Games walks us through the first few minutes of Metrocide
Sep 30
Flat Earth Games, comprised of brothers Leigh and Rohan Harris, walk us through the first few minutes of their new top-down, cyberpunk-noir, contract killing simulator, Metrocide. In the grim, futuristic world of Metrocide, ... read
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Paradise Lost

Metroidvania stealth title Paradise Lost pushed to mid-2015


Refining core mechanics and animation takes time
Sep 26
Paradise Lost: First Contact, otherwise known as "that game with all of the squiggles," will not launch on PC, Mac, Linux, and Wii U this year as originally intended. Developer Asthree Works is pushing the release of the alie... read
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TGS footage
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's E3 showing stirred a deep love from within my belly. More games like this, I thought, stuffed with a wealth of deep and idiosyncratic mechanics. I missed the TGS Phantom Pain showi... read feature

MGSV gallery photo
MGSV gallery

A closer look at Metal Gear Solid V's eyepatch-wearing dog companion


He had better not die
Sep 24
Oh, how I love Diamond Dog. He's my BFF. Following that 20 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V footage out of Tokyo Game Show, here are some related screenshots featuring the pup, Quiet, and Snake's robot hand doing its thing. So, so glad The Phantom Pain is coming to PC as well as consoles. read
MGS V photo
MGS V

The ghost from P.T. is in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


She's a decoy!
Sep 23
In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players will be able to use Lisa, the apparition from P.T., as a decoy. It's times like these that remind me why I adore videogames. The little touches, y'know? The weirder, the bette... read
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Well that's one way to placate fans
Ubisoft has unveiled the current DLC plans for Assassin's Creed Unity by way of their Season Pass, and it's a doozy. Firstly, you'll be getting a new story campaign that takes place after Unity. It deals with a set of un... read feature

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Attack of the Clone

Unleash the technicolor yawn in this latest trailer for Styx: Master of Shadows


Who knew that throwing up would create so many strategic opportunities?
Sep 14
In the latest skills-focused trailer for Styx: Master of Shadows, Cyanide Studios sheds some light on the clone-barfing ability we mentioned back in July. Your clone is one of four Amber-fueled powers that you will... read
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Monaco tops 1MM sales

Monaco: What's Yours is Mine sells 1 million


Indie stealth action game achieves major milestone
Sep 13
Sales of stealth action game Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine have surpassed the one million mark, developer Pocketwatch games announced this week. Monaco was the big winner at GDC's Independent Games Festival in 2010, ... read
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The Phantom Pain's resident raccoon
...And that's it. Well, there are some angry raccoon eyes at the end, too.  Wait. Clearly the soldiers see the helicopter above them. And Quiet doesn't even turn invisible until she's mid-fall. Why even turn invisible a... read feature

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Styx

Styx: Master of Shadows apes Ubisoft with 'Assassin's Green' trailer


Coming in October
Sep 04
Styx: Master of Shadows is described as an "infiltration game," and it's coming next month from developer Cyanide Studios. It'll hit the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, and promises expansive worlds and stealth gameplay. You can check out the above video to get a look for yourself at some of the gruesome deaths you'll be able to enact. The game is being released as a downloadable-only title. read
CounterSpy review photo
With spies like us...
CounterSpy's stylized Cold War re-imagining is on point. It looks good, with its spindly spy running, rolling, and leaping like a jumping spider. It sounds good, with its jazzy soundtrack that reminds of James Bond.  Unfortunately, the rest of it feels half-baked.  read feature

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Puppygames new game

Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke


A brutal arcade roguelike on a very tight schedule
Aug 19
UK independent game studio Puppygames recently announced via blog post that it is running out of money. In fact, the team admits that it is broke: "Due to several decisions of dubious merit last year we've ended up wasting mo... read
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Ghost of a Tale

Indiegogo project Ghost of a Tale makes an appearance at gamescom 2014


Tilo the mouse explores dungeons, flees from crabs
Aug 17
SeithCG's ridiculously adorable stealth-action-adventure title, Ghost of a Tale (or GoaT for short) sneaks its way into gamescom in this newest trailer. Since its humble Indiegogo origins, Ghost of a Tale has progr... read
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To dye for

Invisible, Inc.'s tactical espionage action hits Early Access August 19


To dye for
Aug 14
Invisible, Inc. is going to be one of my obsessions this year. Enough that I am actually going to play a game while it's in Steam Early Access (PC, Mac) rather than waiting for the hard launch. Plus, it will be priced at $16 while in Early Access before bumping up to $20 at launch. read
Metrocide photo
Metrocide

Grand Theft Blade Runner: Flat Earth's Metrocide


A top-down, stealth-action murder simulator
Aug 08
Described as a brutal stealth-action game inspired by titles like Syndicate and Grand Theft Auto, Flat Earth's Metrocide has me very, very interested. With a visual style that appears right at home in Devolver Digital's st... read
Heat Signature photo
Heat Signature

Gunpoint designer Tom Francis has made some good progress on Heat Signature


He is now looking for help with art and music
Aug 07
Last time we saw a bit of Heat Signature, it was essentially just a proof of concept. The thruster physics and heat detection was functional, but the procedural generation of ships was a little wonky and there were no clear ... read
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Steam Early Access

Invisible, Inc. brings its tactical espionage to Steam Early Access this month


August 19
Aug 01
Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja studio Klei Entertainment has honed in on an August 19 Steam Early Access launch for its turn-based stealth game Invisible, Inc. It's been playable in an alpha capacity already, so this is j... read
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Third Eye Crime

Third Eye Crime is hitting Steam today for $5


But How's It Going to Be?
Jul 24
Previously only available as a mobile title, Third Eye Crime is now hitting Steam for a reasonably priced $5. It features 120 levels of stealth action, in which you'll control a criminal who can predict enemy movements. ... read
Stealth photo
Stealth

Barf a clone into existence in Styx: Master of Shadows


Goblins -- is there anything they can't do?
Jul 18
"Don't be stupid. Goblins don't exist. You don't even know what one looks like." With Styx: Master of Shadows being a stealth game in which you play as a goblin -- the first of all goblins, at that -- yeah, I suppose the guy... read
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XCOM meets Transistor, uh, meets a stealth game
A chasm in stealth games tends to be player skill and the supposed skills of super sleuth avatars. You're often eased into the situation, your lack of skill assumed, or you just fumble your way through -- especially with the ... read feature

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Twin Souls

Twin Souls, a Kickstarter for a Tenchu inspired game is pretty rad


I'm interested
Jun 18
I've played what amounts to hundreds of hours of Tenchu back in the PlayStation era -- mostly the first two games, and that wonderful, wonderful level editor. So when anything advertises itself as inspired by the franch... read
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Max's thoughts on a 45-minute presentation from E3 2014
Don't send a sheep back to Mother Base with the Fulton recovery system during a sandstorm -- that's my main takeaway from this Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain impressions video. Max got to see the same extended presenta... read feature







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