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8:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Factorio is going to be somebody's dream game

I had originally intended to share this trailer for Factorio two weeks ago but the video slipped through the cracks. It was brilliant then and it's still brilliant now, so here we are. Give it a look. Factorio isn't just abo...

Jordan Devore



8:30 AM on 05.16.2014

Perseus 230 looks like the Star Fox game I've been wanting for years

A new Star Fox game is about realistic as a new 2D Metroid game these days from Nintendo. So leave it to indies to capture the spirit of games from our youth. Whereas Axiom Verge is fulfilling our Metroid desires, Perseus 23...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



1:30 PM on 05.15.2014

SUPERHOT got funded superfast!

File this under "Whoa, that didn't take long": a fully fledged version of the great browser game SUPERHOT has met its Kickstarter goal in just over 24 hours after launch. That's a really quick result for a game that was init...

Alasdair Duncan



6:00 PM on 05.13.2014

PS Vita is getting a cool-looking twin-stick shooter

More twin-stick shooters, particularly ones releasing for PS Vita, are a terrific thing to see. 2011's Scoregasm returns this year with a sequel of sorts, Son of Scoregasm, that "in essence is a refinement of that game, taki...

Jordan Devore



6:00 PM on 05.12.2014

Last Tinker is out today and you should give it a look

I've been meaning to write about The Last Tinker: City of Colors for a while now, mostly because it is pretty as heck. Knack's not cutting it. We could use a few more colorful platformers with anthropomorphic leads. Everything old is new again.  Anyway, it's out today on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Steven Hansen



2:30 PM on 05.12.2014

Twin Souls looks like it can give me my stealth fix

[Update: one of the co-authors of the game Path of Shadows has provided a comment for Destructoid for clarification. "Twin Souls from Lynce Studios is a commercial project for profit while Path of Shadows is an academic...

Alasdair Duncan



1:30 PM on 05.12.2014

Freeware game Mibibli's Quest looks pretty mental

There is a lot to take in with this trailer for Mibibli's Quest. It starts with what seems like a standard Mega Man-like, but soon after it introduces elements from Dance Dance Revolution, VVVVVV, shmups, and Street Fighter....

Darren Nakamura



12:00 PM on 05.11.2014

Adventures of Pip planned for Wii U and Xbox One

Some of the developers responsible for the original Shantae and Wayforward's A Boy and his Blob are burning up Kickstarter with a thing called Adventures of Pip. It's the story of a single square who evolves into a full, 16-...

Jonathan Holmes



1:00 PM on 05.10.2014

The Hum sounds just crazy enough to be an interesting horror game

There's a new horror adventure in town, and it's rocking the cryptic title of The Hum. The upcoming PC/Mac title is under development using Unreal Engine 4, with additional support for Oculus Rift. In short, this means you'l...

Brittany Vincent



3:15 PM on 05.09.2014

Destroy cities and friendships in Tropico 5's multiplayer

One of the bigger selling points of Tropico 5 is its multiplayer and while I'm sure your imaginations are perfectly capable of visualizing what that might look like, here's a trailer all the same. There's support for up to f...

Jordan Devore



12:45 PM on 05.06.2014

The Way goes out of this world, is inspired by Out of This World

A lot of bygone genres have been making comebacks in recent years, like adventure games or fighting games, but a particular style of game has not yet made a return to the limelight. In today's terms, games like Out of This W...

Darren Nakamura



7:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Adventures of Pip follows one pixel's journey to become a hero

As long time videogame enthusiasts, we have seen graphics evolve slowly over time, with character sprites becoming more and more detailed as time went on. What we do not see often is that evolution through the course of a si...

Darren Nakamura



4:30 PM on 05.05.2014

Did You Know Gaming tackles Team Fortress 2

I've fallen off the Team Fortress 2 wagon in a big way; I used to play for at least 2-3 hours every day but the constant stream of updates and deluge of new items dulled my interest. Watching this latest episode of Did You K...

Alasdair Duncan



11:00 AM on 05.04.2014

Mother Russia Bleeds looks like the Hotline Miami of beat 'em ups

Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage. T...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



2:00 PM on 05.02.2014

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds hits all the right notes

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is the first game from Stockholm, Sweden-based studio That Brain and it's quite the debut at that. As the captain of an airship, you'll assemble a crew, trade, gather resources, and do whateve...

Jordan Devore



1:45 PM on 05.02.2014

Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act

Though arcade-style action games seemed to disappear with arcades themselves (go figure), they have been making a bit of a comeback recently. Games like Super Crate Box or the upcoming Woah Dave! remind us that sometimes it ...

Darren Nakamura



5:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is out of Early Access with version 1.0

In most cases, I like to pass on alpha and even beta builds of games in favor of waiting for a more polished, more realized "full release" version. That's especially true if I think I'm going to really like the game in quest...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Lemmings + Tetris + cheese = MouseCraft

You know what are really cute? Mice. You know what else are pretty cute? Tetrominoes. I'm not the only person who thinks that, right? Regardless, the two are coming together in the upcoming game MouseCraft, which is set to r...

Darren Nakamura



11:45 AM on 05.01.2014

Guild of Dungeoneering takes us back to pen and paper days

Guild of Dungeoneering might as well be a board game. It has the look of a hastily doodled tabletop role-playing game, and it features tile-laying and hand management mechanics. Each turn, the player draws up to five cards, ...

Darren Nakamura



4:30 PM on 04.29.2014

Here's another mixed bag of Steam Greenlight titles

In responding to criticisms that its Greenlight program was too slow to promote new games to Steam, Valve seems to have just turned the tap on full blast. We've got our third batch of Greenlight titles in April -- that's 225...

Alasdair Duncan



12:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Ghost Song gameplay footage shows off dark atmosphere, evil C-3PO

In the most recent backer update for the Kickstarter-funded metroidvania Ghost Song: a Journey of Hope, developer Matt White details some of the in-game systems and the decision to move from Unity to a different engine....

Darren Nakamura



6:30 PM on 04.28.2014

3D platformer The Last Tinker hits Steam in May

Mimimi Productions has announced a May 12 Steam launch for its 3D platform adventure The Last Tinker: City of Colors, a game described as being influenced by such titles as Banjo-Kazooie and Jak and Daxter. Yep, that descrip...

Jordan Devore



5:00 PM on 04.26.2014

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Elder Scrolls Online Unboxing?

Bill and Max unravel the mysteries of the Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition. What slumbers inside the gilded box could never have been imagined... or wanted.

Bill Zoeker



5:30 PM on 04.25.2014

Namco publishing two indies: A Portal-like and a space shooter

If you're a big company like Bandai Namco, why not pick up near finished indie games for distribution? Low risk, but with a small chance at great reward. Deadcore is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux this summer. It looks a bit l...

Steven Hansen



4:30 PM on 04.25.2014

I hope The Eldritch Cases: Dagon is Lovecraft done right

It's been quite a while since a game did the Cthulhu mythos, created by HP Lovecraft, really well. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was an inspired but uneven game and that came out in 2005. The Eldritch Cases: Dag...

Alasdair Duncan



2:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Sportsfriends brings four local multiplayer games to PS3 and PS4 in May

It's been a long road to releasing Sportsfriends but this collection of four fun local multiplayer games is almost there. The PS3 and PS4 versions of the game launch May 6 in North America ($14.99) and a day later in Europe ...

Jordan Devore



6:00 PM on 04.24.2014

A fresh look at Darkwood before it hits Steam Early Access

Acid Wizard Studio has returned after a year for a new teaser trailer ahead of the Steam Early Access release of Darkwood, its top-down survival horror game that was crowdfunded last year. It's a blend of genres, with roguel...

Jordan Devore



4:45 PM on 04.22.2014

Rewrite history in the point-and-click game Inspire Me

When will kids learn -- you just don't mess around with time machines. Honestly, it's like the kids of 2040 have never seen Back to the Future. At least, young Kelvin, the main character in Inspire Me, clearly hasn't: he's b...

Alasdair Duncan



6:00 PM on 04.19.2014

See why Mushroom 11 was one of my favorite games at PAX East

Alex Bruce, the man behind Antichamber, was at PAX East with no game to show off at all. He was simply there purely to help out other indies. I saw a lot of indies supporting other indies at PAX, as a matter of fact. In this...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



1:30 PM on 04.18.2014

Octodad: Dadliest Catch finally coming to PS4 next week

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is coming to PS4 on April 22. Thankfully, it won't cost an arm, an arm, an arm, an arm and a leg. Just $15. And 20% off of that in its first week for PlayStation Plus members. And it's not a straight ...

Steven Hansen



9:00 PM on 04.16.2014

Not a Hero: Get a rabbit from the future elected mayor with murder

An anthropomorphic purple rabbit from the future wants to become mayor and you're his campaign manager, which means murdering all of the competition and their supporters. "I think that's how politics works." Well, it's close...

Steven Hansen



10:00 AM on 04.15.2014

You can play Crypt of the Necrodancer with a DDR mat

The infectiously rhythmic Crypt of the Necrodancer (I hardly even know her!) was one of our games of the show last year at PAX Prime. It's back at PAX East, so Holmes tried to do an interview while playing. On a DDR mat. Whi...

Steven Hansen



6:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Welcome to The Weird Story of Waldermar the Warlock

When a developer emails you and says "Well, yet another Kickstarter," you have to smile. At least Paco at Spanish indie studio enComblot has a sense of humor about the state of crowdfunding. His team is currently working on ...

Alasdair Duncan



5:45 PM on 04.14.2014

Rain World has competitive slugcat multiplayer and bat attacks

Rain World is still the best. And it's coming to Vita (and more). Jonathan Holmes went and chatted with Rain World's developers at PAX. In the background you can see a very early alpha multiplayer sandbox that looks to be in the vein of Samurai Gunn and Towerfall. You get points for eating flies and lizards and killing each other. Did you know lizard only has one "z"? That's weird.

Steven Hansen



3:15 PM on 04.14.2014

Yes! Rain World is coming to Vita, PSN

Last week we learned Adult Swim Games had picked up and planned to publish Rain World, among other cool games. I have been unfettered in my enthusiasm for Rain World, which stars a slugcat who goes around stabbing other weir...

Steven Hansen



2:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Still Alive is a PVP survival platformer

It seems like the the genre of "survival games" is well and truly established, what with the likes of DayZ, Rust, et al being pretty popular. So it's no surprise to see newer games take the core ideas but tweak the gameplay ...

Alasdair Duncan



3:30 PM on 04.12.2014

Desert nightmare Grave is coming to the Xbox One

The Oculus-supported surrealist hellscape Grave will be coming to Xbox One in addition to the planned 2015 PC, Mac, and Linux releases, Destructoid has confirmed. The horror game, which features a rapid day and night cycle w...

Steven Hansen



9:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Last Life is a sci-fi, murder-mystery adventure game set on Mars

It's no secret that I've been loving the adventure games that have been finding life via Kickstarter and Last Life is no different. Described by developer Sam Farmer, this is an episodic "sci-fi noir adventure game in which ...

Alasdair Duncan



4:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Broforce now available on Steam Early Access

I really want Broforce in my life. As of today, that can be a reality as the game has launched in Steam Early Access. You may now feel free to exchange $14.99 for the ability to play on PC or Mac. A new trailer has also...

Conrad Zimmerman



8:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta

The Elder Scrolls Online is officially available today for the masses on the PC and Mac. To celebrate, Bethesda has released another badass cinematic trailer, titled The Siege. Along with this trailer comes a neat little inf...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



1:30 PM on 04.03.2014

The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV

If you have ever been playing the spirit-breakingly difficult platformer Super Meat Boy, and thought to yourself, "You know what this game needs? A gravity switching mechanic," then The Land of Eyas might be just what you ha...

Darren Nakamura



11:30 AM on 04.01.2014

This is what a Blizzard fighting game would look like

It's only fitting that I start my personal April Fools' Day off with Blizzard. The company's gags are almost always something so cool or outlandish that we wish they were really being made, and that's no different this year ...

Jordan Devore



2:45 PM on 03.31.2014

Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East

FRACT OSC will be releasing next month and while we don't know exactly when it will be available for purchase just yet, we do know that the game will be playable on the show floor at PAX East, April 11-13, as part of th...

Conrad Zimmerman



11:15 AM on 03.31.2014

Survival horror game Draugen is 'Gone Home meets Amnesia'

Last Halloween, Red Thread Games, the developer of Dreamfall Chapters, the sequel to beloved adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, announced it was also working on a survival horror game, Dr...

Steven Hansen



11:30 AM on 03.26.2014

Spate explores a man's loss and fight with alcoholism

Games are maturing, and not just in the sense that they feature a lot of sex and violence. Truly mature themes can be explored, like the loss of a loved one and a resulting downward spiral of addiction. Spate takes on those ...

Darren Nakamura



10:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game

I think it's fair to say Kickstarter has given point-'n'-click adventure games a boost, not that the genre really needed it. Dead Synchronicity is a new adventure game from Spanish developer Fictiorama Studios which tells th...

Alasdair Duncan



5:45 PM on 03.25.2014

AdverCity is the cyberpunk tycoon game I didn't know I wanted

Whether it's down to our ever growing dependency on technology or fears about our privacy, cyberpunk has never been as in vogue as it is now. Hence the recent Cyberpunk Game Jam which resulted in some cool-looking games, one...

Alasdair Duncan



11:30 AM on 03.19.2014

Indie puzzler Mushroom 11 looks a bit (world of) gooey

Though it has been gaining steam in the indie circuit for a couple years now, Mushroom 11 by Untame had not hit our radar until now. Starring a lovable green ameboid fungus making its way through a desolate, post-apocal...

Darren Nakamura



10:00 AM on 03.18.2014

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is an insanely cute platformer

No, Steven, it's not an octopus kitten; it's just an octopus. But, it's a super adorable octopus that may have some kitten-like properties, and more importantly, it's the protagonist of Airscape: The Fall of Gravity. Airscap...

Brett Makedonski



7:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Brawler Aztez is like Patapon x Madworld, coming to all consoles

Okay, not literally all. But PS4, Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U, following the initial Steam (PC/Mac/Linux) release. Action game savants may want to take particular note. Aztez looks great. It's a weird mix of conquest-focused s...

Steven Hansen






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