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Nancy Drew meets Luigi's Mansion
WayForward has stuck to doing what it does best -- platformers -- for most of its career. But every so often it branches off and does something a bit different, like Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and now, Til Morning's Light. As an odd mix of Luigi's Mansion filled with rhythm-based combat, it mostly works. read feature

The Black Glove

Ex-Irrational developers shelve The Black Glove


So long, space minotaur
May 11
Steven told us about The Black Glove, a surreal first-person game from former Irrational (BioShock) developers, a couple of times. That was several months ago. The Kickstarter didn't make it. Determined, the team at Day for N... read
PixelJunk

More PixelJunk! Nom Nom Galaxy hits PS4 next week


As for PS Vita, 'never say never'
May 07
Q-Games' Nom Nom Galaxy (previously PixelJunk Inc.) is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 12. The game is a meld of platforming, exploration, building, and base defense. Broadly speaking, players are on a mission to expand their ... read
Noir

Noir adventure Blues And Bullets on track for an Xbox One release next month


Currently on Steam Greenlight
May 07
For some time now, A Crowd of Monsters has been developing Blues and Bullets, and episodic noir adventure game. It will take place in the fictional city of Santa Esperanza, 20 years after Al Capone has been imprisoned, a... read
Myst show

Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show


Seriously, go tell him
May 06
It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to De... read
Everyone loves a good story
Who could forget the great Kickstarter boom of 2012? You remember, right? Out of nowhere, this website called Kickstarter suddenly became a focal point for established developers and indies looking to crowdfund the next big t... read feature

Monstrously fun
Luckily, growing up I had a lot of friends who were either from Japan or were heavily into eastern games -- so the opportunity to play imports, including the coveted Radiant Silver Gun, was always an option.  Gurumi... read feature

Don't Starve Together

Don't Starve Together adds Reign of Giants DLC for free


Still isn't out of its testing phase though
Apr 21
Don't Starve was released all the way back in 2013, but developer Klei Entertainment still isn't done with it yet. In addition to the Reign of Giants expansion/DLC in 2014, Don't Starve Together, a multiplayer game currently... read
SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist developers offering Early Access-like 'Ambassador' program


Interesting
Apr 21
The turn-based SteamWorld Heist is currently in development by way of Image & Form, and it looks a lot different compared to SteamWorld Dig. The developer wanted to give us something "completely unexpected," and I think ... read
Adventure Time

Adventure Time goes 3D in Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations


For pretty much every platform
Apr 21
[Update: check out the new video showing off some early footage.] Oh hey, another Adventure Time game. Wait a minute, this one isn't a 2D homage by WayForward or a weird free-to-play mobile game? It's a legit 3D adventu... read
Charnel House

The Charnel House Trilogy pulling in to the station April 16


It's a game about trains. Prepare for puns
Apr 14
If I were a smarter man, I’d be railing to fit as many train puns in to this news as is possible, but I will conduct myself properly and keep us on track. Richard and Alice developers Owl Cave Games will be releasing it... read
What a deal!
It isn't too often that a game makes great use of what makes a console unique. More often publishers and developers are looking to get it out on as many platforms as possible, which makes console-specific ideas feel tacked on... read feature

The Perils of Man

New adventure title from former LucasArts dev comes to Steam later this month


The Perils of Man releasing April 28 on PC and Mac
Apr 03
Last year, I got the chance to chat with the developers behind The Perils of Man, an episodic time-traveling adventure title from the minds of Bill Tiller and Gene Mocsy. With a pedigree of work ranging from classic adv... read
SteamWorld Dig

Mining adventure SteamWorld Dig coming to Xbox One next


New Easter egg included
Mar 25
SteamWorld Dig is worth investigating if you enjoy the super-fun drilling action of Mr. Driller but stink at the game or otherwise get overwhelmed before long. Image & Form is bringing its robotic Western adventure to yet... read
Oh, and you can actually buy the figure too
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launched its amiibo compatibility this week, and I've found a new reason to revisit the game. It's as simple as adding in a "Hide-and-Seek" mode, enabled by tapping the newly minted Toad amiibo ... read feature

Oddworld on Xbox

Fresh meat: Xbox One gets Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty on March 27


Abe frightened me when I was younger
Mar 20
Tasty? Yes. New? Depends how you look at it. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty has been out on PC for a little bit now and on PS4 for even longer, but this remake hasn't finished making the rounds yet. Next up, Xbox One. Oddworld Inhab... read
Amazing Ori art

What a wonderful world: Ori and the Blind Forest


Best-looking game of 2015? Quite possibly
Mar 18
After finishing Ori and the Blind Forest, a heartfelt Metroidvania-style adventure for PC and Xbox One, I wondered just how the hell I managed to know so little about it going in. What a thrill. There were moments -- not mere... read
My, what a big axe you have!
Over the last three years, Kickstarter has totally changed the game for many developers. With the option to crowdfund projects, cut out the middle-man (publishers), and communicate directly with fans to help create the game, ... read feature

Stay in the light
When people look back upon the great horror games of this year, they're probably going to forget about White Night, and that's understandable. It doesn't break any ground, it isn't littered with jump scares to draw in the You... read feature

Caretaker

Caretaker gets an intriguing announcement trailer


Space stealth adventure with David Hewlett
Mar 10
So, I'm personally a huge Stargate nerd. As such, learning that there was an indie game in development that featured the voice of Stargate Atlantis' actor David Hewlett was pretty much enough to guarantee I'd write about thi... read
La-Mulana EX

'Ultimate' version of La-Mulana hits PS Vita next week


Please don't break me, La-Mulana EX
Feb 27
The PlayStation Vita and La-Mulana have long seemed like a good match, but it's taken some time for the two to hook up. Just kiss already! Rising Star Games and Pygmy Studio will have the "ultimate version" of this punishing ... read
Shelter 2 Trailer

Shelter 2's latest trailer will thaw the coldest of hearts


Pre-orders now available, stackable disounts for Shelter owners
Feb 26
I was reminded of Might and Delight's upcoming abstract adventure game Shelter 2 the other evening as I was winding my way up into the snowy, North Carolina highlands at dusk. As I made the last few icy turns appro... read
Republique

At long last, Republique is out on PC via Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store


The developer made good on its promise
Feb 26
Once upon a time it felt like Republique would never make it to PC after its successful Kickstarter campaign. Thankfully though developer Camoflaj has been open about the process, guiding us through the series of delays until... read
Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge debuts on PS4 in late March, other versions to follow


The spirit of Metroid lives on
Feb 23
There are plenty of upcoming Metroid-like games, but there is only one Axiom Verge, and it's almost here at last. Creator Tom Happ shared new details in a blog post today including the PlayStation 4 launch date (March 31, 201... read
This is the Police

Duke Nukem is six months from retirement in This is the Police


Plus, kissin' cops (that's kinda clever)
Feb 23
Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd, voiced by Duke Nukem's Jon St. John, is 180 days away from a forced retirement in This is the Police. After a career of being a Good Cop rather than a good ol' boy, Boyd wants to use his offi... read
Grow Home

Grow Home update brings a new side quest, tons of bug fixes


Warm and fuzzy
Feb 18
Thank goodness Ubisoft Reflections' little robot adventure turned out well. That could've been such a letdown. Reviewing Grow Home for Destructoid, Ben Davis said he "got more than enough enjoyment out of exploring the world... read
Neptune, Have Mercy

A sci-fi submarine roguelike? Neptune, Have Mercy!


Damn, this looks cool
Feb 12
Neptune, Have Mercy has a lot going for it. This is an "action exploration roguelike" set not in a fantasy world full of dungeons, but underwater on Neptune's largest moon. Players control a customizable submarine with a cla... read
Sony's Keith

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch


Castaway Boy Keith
Feb 10
Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo... read
The Wild XYZ

These gifs for The Wild XYZ speak to me


Cowboys in space, where they belong
Feb 06
This cool little top-down action/adventure game, The Wild XYZ, caught my eye on Tumblr today. It began life as as a prototype for the Space Cowboy Jam, and designer Joseph Gribbin has been chipping away at completing it in hi... read
La-Mulana EX

La-Mulana EX delayed on Vita, still coming this month


We can wait
Feb 06
La-Mulana EX is on the way for Vita, but it's not ready just yet. Rising Star Games has delayed the Vita version, which was set to arrive any day now. It's set for a "late February" release, which will presumably line up with... read






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