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Pocketwatch wraps up Monaco with one final chapter photo
Pocketwatch wraps up Monaco with one final chapter
by Jordan Devore

This is it for Monaco. Pocketwatch Games has already talked about its next project -- a real-time strategy game called Armada specifically built for gamepads -- and now that it has added a fourth, final chapter to the co-op heist game called Monaco: Fin, "it's time to move on."

Recapping the past several years, lead developer Andy Schatz wrote in a blog post that "EVERYTHING has changed" since development began in 2009. "My design philosophy, our lives, Pocketwatch, indie games as a movement, the internet as a whole." He also called Monaco "the culmination of lifelong dreams" for himself and producer/designer Andy Nguyen.

As for Fin, here's Schatz' description: "This campaign is brutally difficult (all eight levels are as hard as Identity) and it concludes the story of the Gentleman and his nefarious crew."

Monaco's Final Chapter: Fin. And Farewell! [Pocketwatch Games]

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Another map, local multiplayer planned for Goat Simulator photo
Another map, local multiplayer planned for Goat Simulator
by Jordan Devore

Fans have been asking Coffee Stain Studios for Goat Simulator DLC and I can see why: what's there is tremendously funny, goofy stuff but there isn't a ton of it. We're in luck. The studio doesn't want to "charge for new content" so it'll have a free patch for us in mid-May.

Patch 1.1 introduces another playable map that's "roughly the size of the original map," local splitscreen multiplayer, more achievements, and new goats, to name a few of the additions.

Mods have helped extend the life of Goat Simulator but they're not all going to meet expectations set by the core game. Another map from Coffee Stain is exactly what I wanted.

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5:30 PM on 04.04.2014

Flying Hamster II is here for you, Wonder Boy fans

Flying Hamster was a shoot-'em-up (or should I say, "cute-'em-up") for PSP, PS Vita, and iOS. Its sequel is not that, at all -- it's much more compelling. Fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series are going to want to ta...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Broforce punching Steam Early Access in the face on April 7

Real bros have bald eagle tattoos and rock mutton chops. They also respect women and play Broforce, the manliest side-scroller to ever bro this side of bro. Free Lives Games' love letter to classic '80s action movies is launc...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Free Rise of the Triad update adds Doomstick, six community maps

Punchy, semi-auto shotguns are my jam. I'm not playing 2013's Rise of the Triad, but maybe I should be. Update 1.4 has gone live and while it most notably introduces the Doomstick, there are also six community maps added to ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Some weird stuff was just greenlit on Steam

When a new batch of Greenlight titles gets approved for release on Steam, I have a pretty simple routine: scan the list for recognizable names or thumbnails that show potential. That's it. The April 3 batch does have some gam...

Jordan Devore





1:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition hits Steam in May

Today was a good day. Following an all-too-brief teaser for Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, more details have come out including launch timing and new features. This re-release of the beloved real-time strategy title will...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Composer Nobuo Uematsu joins Defender's Quest II

There's really nothing more that needs to be said about Defender's Quest II: Mist of Ruin for me to be interested in it -- that's how much I liked the last game, which remains one of my favorite tower-defense titles. Today's ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Daylight sees a slight delay, now coming April 29

Daylight has been delayed slightly, and will now be coming out on April 29 instead of on April 8. Why the delay? So Atlus and developers Zombie Studios can fine tune the scariness. Atlus released this statement on the exact ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Bridge Constructor is in the new Humble Bundle

There's a single game above all others that has me interested in Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 and you can probably guess whi--yeah, it's Bridge Constructor. What gave it away? If you're confused as to why I'm so happy abou...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 04.01.2014

Half-Minute Hero sequel apparently hitting Steam April 4

Much like life itself, April Fools' Day is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes your candy is brimming with caramel. Other times, spiders are lurking in the nougat, just waiting to bit...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 03.31.2014

The International tickets on sale this Friday, from $99, $199, & $499

Valve's DOTA 2 tournament, The International, is taking place on July 18 through July 21 in Seattle at the KeyArena this year. General admission tickets are $99, floor seats are $199, and a VIP package for $499 will get you a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Tips and GIFs: Tower of Guns photo
Tips and GIFs: Tower of Guns
by Patrick Hancock

Tower of Guns is a game of many secrets and intricacies, just as any good roguelike. Since I love to teach people things, I thought I'd lend a helping hand out to anyone who cares to look. Not just with text and those plain non-moving images though. What is this, 2001? We have pictures that move now! Just like Harry Potter's newspapers.

So please join me in "Tips and GIFs," a new idea I had about actually demonstrating the tricks I'm trying to convey with words to better reinforce the idea. Considering this is the first installment, I'd love some feedback, even if you can't use the actual tips themselves! 

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12:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Shelter 2 is a 'spiritual sequel' starring a new species

I liked Shelter as an out-there concept, but as a game, it just couldn't hold my attention. Might and Delight is ditching badgers for its "spiritual sequel," which instead revolves around a lynx mother attempting to raise he...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 03.30.2014

Half-Minute Hero 2 getting localized as The Second Coming

At long last, the much anticipated follow-up to Half-Minute Hero is finally setting sail for western shores, Marvelous AQL has confirmed. It's been nearly three years since the deconstructionist RPG launched in Japan, but be...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 03.29.2014

Renegade Kid is launching something on April 2

Word from Renegade Kid (Mutant Mudds, Treasurenauts, Moon, Dementium) is that they'll be launching a new Kickstarter on April 2nd. They're keeping the specifics under wraps, but I did get a hint that there may be first person...

Jonathan Holmes