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Moonrise

Moonrise is like a real-time Pokémon, and is coming to Early Access


Remember Spectrobes? Me neither
May 22
I really don’t think Undead Labs was thinking too far past State of Decay when coming up with iys team name. Especially now its latest game, Moonrise, is absolutely nothing like it, and there’s not a zombie in si... read
Windward release

High seas loot RPG Windward is out today


ArrrrrrPG
May 12
I'm not sure why, but there was a deluge of games out today. The big story was obviously for the Witcher, which doesn't release for another week, but there was also Color Guardians, Lost Orbit, and Action Henk on the docket.... read
'Golf,' and other four-letter words
Golf has a centuries-old reputation as being a maddening game. It's simple in premise, but that simplicity is always lost in transition from theory to execution. "Put tiny white ball in tiny cup" sounds easy enough, but after... read feature

Black Mesa Early Access

Half-Life remake Black Mesa now on Steam Early Access


Finally, a way to pay for a mod
May 05
Black Mesa, the loving recreation of the original Half-Life, has just entered Steam's Early Access program with a price point of $19.99. There had been a countdown on the website leading up to today, and many speculated that ... read
I got 99 problems but a breach ain't one
[Disclosure: The developers put my name in Space Beast Terror Fright's random name generator along with a bunch of other people who showed interest in the game early on. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, ... read feature

Phantasmal Early Access

Lovecraft-influenced roguelike Phantasmal creeps onto Early Access


Sanity-eroding survival horror meets procedural generation
May 01
New Zealand-based indie studio Eyemobi has released its Kickstartered survival horror roguelike Phantasmal: City of Darkness onto Steam Early Access. If you're unfamiliar with the project, Phantasmal is d... read
Subnautica

Subnautica's newest update really isn't helping my aquaphobia


Eels up inside 'ya, findin' an entrance where they can
May 01
Fun fact: when I was a kid, I drifted too far out to sea on a rubber dinghy and couldn’t get back until an adult was able to swim out and very slowly drag me to shore. I’m not entirely sure how long I was out ther... read
Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne nets one million in revenue while in Early Access


Y.V. knows what's up
Apr 28
Nuclear Throne, the indie game where you run and gun as a colorful cast of mutant creatures in a radioactive wasteland, has reached one million dollars in revenue, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail announced yesterday. That's an impress... read
DiRT Rally

Codemasters brings DiRT to Steam Early Access minus the Gymkhana


DiRT Rally
Apr 27
The next entry in Codemasters' DiRT racing series is available now on Steam Early Access and that "scares the absolute crap out of [the studio], but in a good way." It's called DiRT Rally, and if this is the first you're hear... read
Plantin' seeds and killin' baddies
Cosmochoria is a Kickstarter success story that is now about to see the light of day. It's a mix of exploration and tower defense all wrapped up in a warming, yet occasionally stressful package. There's a strong sense of... read feature

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 now on Steam Early Access for $30


Killing Floor: The Floor That Kills
Apr 21
Alessandro was just telling us about Killing Floor 2 and now here it is up for purchase through Steam Early Access ($29.99 / ₤19.99 / €26.99). Thanks to years of content updates and support, the first game is stil... read
Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program launching on April 27


I'm proud such a dry title is also a pun
Apr 21
Squad has announced Kerbal Space Program is finally hitting 1.0 and leaving Early Access in a week's time. Mark the date on your calendars, space aficionados and sadistic Kerbal killers: April 27 will see the game finall... read
Trine 3

Trine 3 will use Steam Early Access to nail its new 3D gameplay


It's headed to PC first and other platforms later
Apr 17
There are certain games I wouldn't expect to appear on Steam Early Access. Trine is one of them. The puzzle-platformer series has done tremendously well for itself on PC and consoles, and from what we've seen of the third tit... read
Brass clubs and copper pins
What happens when you get the developers of those old Nabisco mini-golf Flash games and have them make a new type of mini-golf title? Well evidently, you get something completely off-the-wall and bizarre, which feels more lik... read feature

Crawl

Gabe Newell punches his way into indie game


Newell is an ultra powerful boss
Apr 13
News revealed on April Fools is always difficult to know how to treat. Do you waste time verifying it? Do you assume everything's a hoax regardless of proof? Do you just wait it out and see if the news still has updates in th... read
Dosh! Grab it while it's hot!
It's been a good while since the release of the original Killing Floor back in 2008. Over the years, its been sitting on the Steam best-sellers list for quite some time, and built a loyal and dedicated following. While hoard-... read feature

SOCOM successor

H-Hour: World's Elite is your new SOCOM fix


Coming soon to Steam Early Access
Apr 03
To some people, H-Hour: World's Elite will look like a real fun time. Can't say I'm one of them because, well, team-based military shooters scare me. I can empathize with every single soldier killed in this video. If I were ... read
StarCrawlers preview

StarCrawlers is sci-fi dungeon crawling done right


Essentially, it's Shadowrun, but set in space. I'm perfectly fine with that
Apr 02
Juggernaut Games’ Kickstarter-funded sci-fi dungeon crawler StarCrawlers went into Early Access on Steam just a couple of weeks ago and seems to be doing quite well for itself based on the positive Steam reviews po... read
Biofeedback horror

Nevermind brings biofeedback horror to Steam Early Access


Fear is the mind killer
Apr 01
Truth be told, I mostly wanted to cover Nevermind, a horror adventure game in which you delve into the subconscious minds of psychological trauma victims, because of this image. Look away! With a premise so strongly rooted in... read
ATARI

Atari's buggy, unfinished Asteroids MMO is out now


...on Steam Early Access
Mar 27
Atari has taken a break from bullying indie developers to release Asteroids: Outpost, a gross and twisted cash-in on the beloved space shooter that first delighted arcade patrons in 1979. The "open world sandbox survival game... read
StarCrwalers Early Access

Spacepunk dungeon crawler StarCrawlers enters Early Access


They see me crawlin'... They hatin'...
Mar 17
Just over one year ago today, Juggernaut Games took its promising cyberpunk-in-space, first-person dungeon crawler StarCrawler to Kickstarter. Easily surpassing the $65,000 minimum goal necessary to fund the game, it ev... read
Hawken aquisition

Rise from your grave! Hawken might not be dead after all


What dark mechromancy is this?
Mar 16
Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken may have a new lease on life with the announcement that it has been acquired by Reloaded Games, the publisher behind APB: Reloaded. “Hawken is here to stay” says Joshua Clausten, t... read
Social Justice Warriors

Destroy Internet trolls as Social Justice Warriors on Steam


They see me trollin', they hatin'
Feb 27
Take on the role of a paladin, a cleric, a mage, or a rogue to fight Internet trolls. In this satirical role-playing game, you tear down the reputation and sanity of your enemies armed only with a keyboard and your wits. Soc... read
Fancy Skulls

Modern art meets roguelike FPS in Fancy Skulls


I like my skulls fancy, how about you?
Feb 27
Fancy Skulls is a challenging and visually striking first-person shooter that features random level generation, permadeath, and a distinct art style straddling the line between looking like Foster's Home for I... read
Start the reactor
In a future where corporate greed has depleted the Earth's resources, humanity has taken to space to acquire the goods needed for survival. The asteroid belt was supposed to be the great salvation, an almost limitless bastion... read feature

Friendship Club

Kill your friends when Friendship Club hits Early Access on March 24


Unless you don't have friends
Feb 25
Friendship Club is aiming to be the premier bullet hell party game for Steam, though I don't think it has much competition. Taking place in a child's imagination, friends shoot at each other with infinitely bouncing bul... read
Besiege

Besiege brings its funny, sexual, weird medieval siege engines to Mac and Linux


Find one of each below
Feb 24
AT-AT by Poroh I thought Besiege looked good based on the developer-made gifs and videos, but the game's community has elevated the title to new heights with its ingenious, often times so-wrong-they're-right medieval creation... read
Weird animals in space

Space shooter Captain Forever returns with weird animals and a bubblegum mutant little brother


Sit this one out, Fox
Feb 19
Oh, wow, Captain Forever -- that brings me back. The last person to cover it on Destructoid was Anthony Burch. (He so would.) It's a wonderful game about destroying spaceships and stealing their parts to cobble together a su... read
The Stomping Land dead?

Early Access game The Stomping Land may be extinct


Not the mama!
Feb 18
In another Kickstarter heartbreaker, it seems as though The Stomping Land is stuck in the tar pits. After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in June 2013 totaling $114,060, it was released on Steam Early Access almost a ... read
Evil will always triumph because good is dumb
This turn-based fantasy/strategy with city-building elements is super enjoyable. Even in Steam Early Access, it's got a surprising amount of polish, more so than several AAA games I can think of. I have encountered no gamebr... read feature







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