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Procedural Death Jam cites Spelunky and FTL as influences

Roguelikes have seen a surge in popularity in the last few years, with some titles reaching the highest levels of indie game success, like FTL: Faster Than Light or Spelunky. However, despite the recent focus on certain game mechanics that ...

 
 
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The Cyberpunk Game Jam is now open to entries

Up and coming indie darling Devi Ever (Lillian Gish, Call Center Cleveland) is putting on a Cyberpunk Game Jam, and you're all invited. A lot of promising entries are already in the works by the likes of Okinawa Terminal, Bacioiu Ciprian, G...

 
 
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Gods Will Be Watching coming to Steam, GOG in June

Last year we heard that Devlover Digital would be publishing the tense, point-and-click game Gods Will Be Watching from Spanish developer Deconstructeam. If you've been waiting for the full release then, it's still a few months away arrivi...

 
 
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Fans are bringing an unused Double Fine pitch to life

While it may not have been my favorite concept for a game out of Amnesia Fortnight 2014, the pitch itself for Bad Golf 2 was among the best. It was literally just Double Fine's Patrick Hackett chanting "Bad Golf 2!" four times in a row, pum...

 
 
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Trainfinity transforms tablets to train tracks

Watch this. It's a teaser for Trainfinity, a game developed in 48 hours during the Nordic Game Jam last week. A local cooperative multiplayer game, tracks run in three lanes from one player's tablet to the next while trains begin to run on...

 
 
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These are the four winning games of Amnesia Fortnight

Before Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight, "The only way [other people] would become project lead was if I died, and I didn't want to die. Or be killed," said CEO Tim Schafer. The game jam is back this year and as voted by people like you, fo...

 
 
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Flappy Jam, a collection of almost unplayable games

The latest game dev jam is Flappy Jam, which sees indie developers getting together in an effort to show support for each other in the game development community. "Envy and teasing should not belong to our community," the website states ref...

 
 
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Ska Studios puts out free game to protest Candy jerks

After Candy Crush Saga developer King filed a trademark for the word "candy" as it pertains to videogames, indie developers struck back the only way they knew how -- by making indie games. Appropriately and rebelliously calle...

 
 
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Vote on potential Double Fine games in Amnesia Fortnight

Double Fine is hosting another Amnesia Fortnight game jam over the next two weeks, giving fans a chance to support the company financially and voice their opinion about which prototypes should move forward into full production. It costs mo...

 
 
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Cut the red wire! Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Asymmetric cooperative multiplayer is an idea that I always love to see in action. Artemis has done a good job proving that the concept is sound, if not a bit cumbersome to execute. The newest game that falls into the category of cool stuf...

 
 
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Love candy but hate trademark trolling? Here's Candy Jam

Just the other day we heard that King, developer of the why-are-all-of-my-friends-playing-this behemoth Candy Crush Saga, successfully trademarked the word "candy" as it relates to games. In an effort to fight trademark trolling, the Candy...

 
 
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McPixel developer's new web game is pure chaos

"Your car is falling apart in the middle of the night in the middle of a highway. Make sure not to die. This is important. Control the car using hand." This is Night Rider Turbo, the chaotic new game from McPixel creator Sos Sosowski. It's ...

 
 
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Need something to do? Play Leaf Me Alone

The Ludum Dare game jam series has been going on for a while now, with its 28th iteration coming up next month. Ludum Dare 26's theme was "minimalism," and one of the titles to come out of that event was Leaf Me Alone, a 2D exploration-base...

 
 
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The Oculus Rift Tenga Falcon Rube Goldberg Sex Device

As you might've heard yesterday, I am back with Destructoid as full-time Video Warlock. And so, I've wasted absolutely no time whatsoever abusing my newfound power, and here's the first episode of my new show: Sexy Video Game News Hole. It...

 
 
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So, I played this 'Golf Ball Picker-Upper Cart' sim

I'm not usually prone to playing straight-faced simulation games. You know the ones. If I ever did, it would be for a laugh rather than an actual desire to get enjoyment out of performing digital recreations of mundane tasks. Part of me fee...

 
 
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That space-station janitor sim now has multiplayer

The impressive effort of a game jam, Viscera Cleanup Detail is another one of those inherently funny simulation games that's actually in on the joke. As you've hopefully heard by now, it stars you as a determined janitor who must clean a sp...

 
 
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Hatesnake3D is a surreal kaleidoscope of snake survival

Indie Buskers is a group of developers who participate in game jams to help pay the bills. Rat King is one of those developers, consisting of a two-person team with a pretty diverse portfolio. In the most recent Indie Buskers game jam, Rat ...

 
 
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Give space a good fisting in Dick Hand

Dick Hand is a game in which the player defends themselves from enemy ships and space debris with a "cleaning apparatus" they have limited control over. The apparatus is a lengthy tube, ends in a hand, and is positioned on the player'...

 
 
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Nintendo should lend their big names to small developers

Nintendo is in an extremely interesting place right now. They're run by men like Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto, who at one time in their lives were artists and programmers (respectively) on games not much larger than today's average "in...

 
 
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Indie Fund backs Kachina, a Molyjam game

Just days after saying they would welcome a time when their services aren't needed, the folks behind the Indie Fund have announced the fifth game they'll be backing. This time it's Kachina which is being developed by Ben Esposito who was th...

 
 
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QUILTBAG: The queer game jam has begun

When Bioware announced that they were going to make Star Wars: The Old Republic more inclusive by having one planet where same sex characters flirt with each other, reactions were split. Some on either side of the homophobia divide cried fo...

 
 
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Upcoming game jam will make games for cats

Stop the presses! People are getting together to create games for cats. Not about cats, or with cats in them, but stuff that cats can actually play. With their paws. Friskies is hosting a weekend-long event to gather developers for this sp...

 
 
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Watch Notch have his beard shaved

During this past week's Mojam event, designers from Mojang, Vlambeer, Wolfire Games and more participated in a 78-hour game design challenge. All of the games created were offered through Humble Bundle in exchange for a donation, with proc...

 
 
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Humble Bundle Mojam 2 is going on right now

This morning, Mojang and the Humble Bundle team kicked off the Humble Bundle Mojam 2, a game jam whose proceeds go entirely to the charities Block by Block and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. As usual for the Humble Bundle, Mojam 2 all...

 
 
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This is a game you play by literally beating your meat

"A beating heart" was the theme of this year's Global Game Jam -- an event held in various sites around the world simultaneously where participants have to design a game in 48 hours. And among all the submissions, Heart to Get by the team ...

 
 




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Operative20

Tried making dango yesterday and it was kind of a I massively undercooked it and also most likely put way too much flour because I have never baked from scratch Tasted like I bit into play-doh :( Gotta try again soon

 
Gamingnerd

Just bought 192 DOGE after waking up to the coin soaring in price from 7 cents to 13 see how this turns

 
Cathedral

After 30 hours in Octopath Kind of over Its disappointing that the tales dont intertwine more than just being in the same

 
TheBlondeBass

Played 4k60 Yakuza Kiwami 2 yesterday on the new PC, felt good after not being able to proceed with the series for a while due to performance These games are soooo good

 
Snaileb

Thanks to everyone for the job advice, sorry I didnt reply to I hate Anywho I got the engineering job, Im sitting in my office drafting blueprints and after 15 years it came back like a lightning Thanks again everyone!

 
medicamecanica

The new ps5 update makes it so you can set hdr to only when I ran into games like trails of cold steel where they were looking real bad on ps5 unless I manually turned it

 
Parismio

Someone get him a blanket!

 
lokhe

Im late to the party with Ghost of Tsushima but Im just in love with the What style of play did you go for? I find myself steering hard away from the stealth because the samurai fantasy is just

 
Slimybear245

Got the DLC for a Hat In Time on ps4 and decided to get 40time pieces,I thought I didnt do much in the game but actualy only had 3 time pieces back to the game has reminded me how nice the controls and movement feel in this

 
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Dino Crisis is finally on the soundtracks

 
 

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