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21st Games saving Techno Kitten franchise via Kickstarter

I love Techno Kitten Adventure. I don't just love it, it's one of my favorite things ever and is among the few games I actually paid for on my Windows Phone without even trying out first. Techno Kitten Adventure is one of the most bizarre,...

 
 
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Penny Arcade's Rain Slick Precipice 3 arrives July 10th

The third installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, currently in development by retro-RPG maker Zeboyd Games (Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World), now has a firm date with destiny. The ga...

 
 
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Escape Goat is double jumping to PC

Retro fans will be pleased to know that Xbox Live Indie hit Escape Goat is heading to PC. Created basically by the one man show Ian Stocker, Escape Goat is a short, incredibly fun puzzle platformer with a rockin' soundtrack. The game is als...

 
 
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Boot Hill Heroes is an EarthBound-inspired Old West RPG

We live in a wonderful age where, if a specific game doesn't exist, an inspired individual will just up and say, "It shall be done!" The tools of creation have never been more easily accessible, and it has resulted in both original and fam...

 
 
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Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania

This is the first trailer for the upcoming indie game, Axiom Verge, a one-man project from developer Tom Happ and I'm ready to throw down some money now. A 2D, sprite-based "Metroidvania," the trailer depicts a variety of weapons and equip...

 
 
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They Bleed Pixels is a streamlined bloodbath

On first glance, They Bleed Pixels comes off like a cross between classic Castlevania and Super Meat Boy. In reality, the game isn't quite as punishing as either of those two titles, thanks in part its innovative checkpoint syste...

 
 
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Penny Arcade's Rain-Slick 3 reboots the series

It's difficult to believe that it has been nearly four years since the last game in the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series released. Many were heartbroken to hear that the original plan of four episodes would be cut short, leaving...

 
 
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GDC: Dream.Build.Play 2012 registration opens

Developers hoping to compete in the Dream.Build.Play 2012 Challenge can register now through May 15, 2012. This year, Microsoft is accepting independent games for Windows Phone in addition to Xbox 360. Prizes up for grabs include publishing...

 
 
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Microsoft cares about Xbox Live Indie Games again

Xbox Live Indie Games just got a placement upgrade. No longer hidden from plain sight, they are now integrated with the main game marketplace splash page, as shown above. This is no doubt a response to the myriad of complaints lodged agains...

 
 
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Cthulhu Saves the World headed to Mac, Android, iOS

Zeboyd Games intends to bring its old-school role-playing game Cthulhu Saves the World to more platforms. With the help of Tinkerhouse Games, the team's brand of humor will grace iPhone, iPad, Android, and Mac early this year. If the three-...

 
 
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New rules: Xbox Live Indie Games can be bigger, cost less

Understandably, there's still tension between Xbox Live Indie Game developers and Microsoft. New policy updates are being issued that improve conditions somewhat, and while they probably won't lead to a dramatic change, they are a step in t...

 
 
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They Breathe is deceptively creepy, worth a look

They Breathe is disturbing in all the right ways. For starters, it's got the fear of running out of breath, one gamers have had since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog or before. And then there's the creatures. They look to me like horrifying...

 
 
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Orbitron: Revolution is worth a look, Defender fans

Last week marked the launch of Orbitron: Revolution, an Xbox Live Indie Game developed by ex-Capcom Vancouver and Electronic Arts employees. To quickly sum it up, the game is a scrolling shooter in the same vein as Defender, with a style i...

 
 
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Xbox Live Indie Games: meet an unforgettable purple goat

Maybe you've never heard of MagicalTimeBean, the studio behind the highly addictive tower defense/adventure titles Soulcaster and Soulcaster II, but if that genre doesn't appeal to you, maybe Escape Goat will.  Featuring a pur...

 
 
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Celebrate Super Meat Month with an XBLA update and sale

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the lovable little red bundle of muscle and sinew jumped on to XBLA. So, to help celebrate this momentous occasion, Team Meat has decided to make November Super Meat Month.&n...

 
 
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Review: Wizorb

Though we don't tend to do full reviews for Xbox Live Indie Games, we attempt to highlight the ones worth playing. The perception is that this hub is primarily filled with bad to mediocre games, and while I think that's still very much the ...

 
 
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Win $100 and meats in this Techno Kitten giveaway

[Update: Contest extended!] YES! You read that right! The awesome people behind Techno Kitten Adventure want to give you money and delicious meat products. DELICIOUS! MEAT! PRODUCTS! Don't know what Techno Kitten Adventure is? It's a runner...

 
 
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Dev: PSN is a 'failure' and Team Meat are 'crybabies'

You may not have heard the name Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, but you're about to. He has opinions and he wants to share them with the world. The Nine Dots Studio manager has gone on record as saying the PSN is close to a "complete failure"...

 
 
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Wizorb headed to the Xbox Live Indie channel next week

There may be very few Xbox Live Indie Games worth actively anticipating, but when one does come along, it's on us to beat you over the head until you either get it on your radar or, understandably, run away. My current focus is on Tribute G...

 
 
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Wizorb due out this month, creators form Tribute Games

Been a while since we heard about Wizorb, the fantasy-themed brick breaker still due out on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel and PC. I was starting to worry about its existence, or seeming lack thereof, but we've got an update from the peo...

 
 
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The Fez interview that may change your life

Despite the fact that Fez's two man development team has been largely silent on the game since it first showed up years ago, it has not become vaporware. The guys at Polytron have finally resurfaced, with a playable demo and tentative...

 
 
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Meat Pack added to Techno Kitten Adventure for free

The always-fun Techno Kitten Adventure has been given a free content update on Xbox 360. There's a new meat-tastic level, as shown above, and a cat wrapped in delicious bacon. Why has no one thought of this before? What's more, both this Xb...

 
 
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Voxel-based indie Cell: Emergence looks promising

As someone who enjoys watching YouTube videos of DNA replication and the like, the upcoming cellular arcade shooter / simulation Cell: Emergence looks rather neat. It's being developed by New Life Interactive, a studio formed by Sheldon Pa...

 
 
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FortressCraft brings in $1 million in sales

FortressCraft is the first Xbox Live Indie Game to break $1 million in sales, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the last. Unless, of course, FortressCraft Chapter 2 ever comes out. ProjectorGames was able to recognize a need of the market...

 
 
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Review: Antipole

It might come as a surprise to some, but DSiWare is still a thing. I know, right? So much attention has been placed on Nintendo's plans -- whatever they may be -- for the 3DS eShop that the few games that are released on the service's prede...

 
 




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Outward"An uphill battle"

 

One Piece: World Seeker "The real treasure was the sidequests we completed along the way"

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice"Quite the James Bond title"

 

Left Alive"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry"

 

Golf Peaks"What is that peanut guy?"

 

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The Caligula Effect: Overdose"Made for Mainlining"

 
 
 

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I just wrote a blog for this months Band of Bloggers prompt! You should read And then you should write your own

 
Fenriff

Sekiro definitely takes a bit of time to get in the right mindset for, but once you do its a damn fun Just finished NG+ and had even more fun playing through it knowing how to approach everything, even with the higher enemy

 
CaptainDustTree

Game 5 of 2019: Blaster Master Zero It is to the first game what Order of Ecclesia is to Symphony of the Night, but I think that works in its favor, since it means that the game has more to reward exploration Big

 
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The advertising campaign reminds me of bloodbornes, in that there are ads I kind of wonder how many people will buy this game, and then immediately regretting it

 
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Marvel vs Capcom 2 is fine and dandy, but I far preferred Capcom vs SNK 2 over Easily my favorite VS game from

 
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