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Try to wrap your head around The Sexy Brutale's temporal metroidvania approach

I don't understand The Sexy Brutale. I played for an hour while chitchatting with design director Charles Griffiths. After that hour, I felt like I was almost there, like everything had almost clicked. But then the demo ended and I was left...   read

 
 
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Review: Voez

Voez is one of those games that came out of nowhere for me. Within a 24-hour period I went from not knowing it exists, to finding out it was a Switch launch game in Europe and Japan, to realizing that it actually came out last year on mobil...   read

 
 
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Metroidvania-like Dandara is right at home on the Switch

The impetus behind Dandara was to create a mobile metroidvania that didn't use a virtual keyboard. Thus, a character that doesn't run around, but instead aims jumps, ping-ponging between platforms. And as it turns out, that method of getti...   read

 
 
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'SteamWorld Quest' was just a red herring

Last year, word got out that Image & Form was working on something called SteamWorld Quest. It was a curious name that got fans imagining the possibilities, and that was the whole idea, it turns out. As discussed in this video with CEO...   read

 
 
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Review: Loot Rascals

Loot Rascals first caught my eye at Pax South. I had heard nothing of it beforehand, yet its art drew me to its booth. The few minutes I spent diving into its charming world left me wanting more, so naturally I jumped at the chance to revie...   read

 
 
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World to the West looks to be a journey worth taking

Rain Games gave us an exclusive demo for its upcoming action-adventure title World to the West. Set within the same world as its previous game, Teslagrad, it looks to tackle a different classic style of gameplay similar to how its predecess...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX will have nearly 50 music tracks and still be under a gig

Wipeout HD was amazingly well-optimized, able to run at 1080p and 60fps on the PlayStation 3. Excluding the Fury DLC, it was only one gigabyte. Shin'en has been similarly impressive, by optimizing Fast RMX to run at...   read

 
 
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Surviving Tokyo 42's beautiful bullet hell

As I climbed stairs to the top of a blinding white pyramid with The Simpsons' elevator to nowhere on my mind I finally reached a narrow lookout point and triggered my mission: kill three targets from on high. All three congregated beneath t...   read

 
 
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Agony continues to look messed up

Yeesh, this is unpleasant. But as a horror game set in hell, well, that's the whole point! In this latest showing for Agony, Madmind Studio focuses on the demon side of things, with a narrated trailer and a few minutes of unedited footage,...   read

 
 
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GaCuCon: Feed your desire to murder pigeons with Flappin Nutz

There's a soft spot in my heart for SHMUPS, right next to the hardened part where I want all birds to be deep-fried in canola. Though still very much a work in progress, I enjoyed a few ridiculous rounds of Flappin Nutz: A game a...   read

 
 
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Advance Wars fans need to keep an eye on WarGroove

This morning was full of announcements about independent games that will support the Nintendo Switch, and while there's a lot of good stuff to dig through both old and new alike, one game in particular has my attention. It's WarGroove, a t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is already smashing its Wii U indie initiative out of the gate with the Switch

Nintendo is making up for lost time with all of the work they've been doing to woo indie developers on their platform. While the Wii U was a decent step up from the pitiful WiiWare platform, they really didn't come around to the idea of agg...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch will be the first console to support multiplayer in Stardew Valley

[Update: According to game creator Eric Barone, "the Switch Stardew Valley multiplayer announcement DOES NOT mean that PC will get multiplayer later. PC will still be first."] Stardew Valley is a one man operation, and as such, updates are ...   read

 
 
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SteamWorld Dig 2 confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Rumors have been swirling for a follow up to SteamWorld Dig for years now, and today during its "Nindies Showcase" event, Image & Form have revealed that yes, it will be getting a sequel -- simply called, SteamWorld Dig 2. Not much is k...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley creator shows what the game used to look like

It's been one year since the innocent-looking farm life sim Stardew Valley came into some of our lives and stole a whole bunch of free time. Where did it all go? I don't regret a single minute spent wrangling cows away from my crops, delvin...   read

 
 
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Two Tribes isn't dead yet, putting RIVE on the Switch

Rive was supposed to be Two Tribes' last game, but they're not done yet! Just like the crew in Ocean's 13 they're coming back for "one last job," but don't get too excited -- it's quite literally just a port job. Yep, Two Tribes has an...   read

 
 
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Review: Glittermitten Grove

You may think you don't want a game about building huts in trees to house fairies while they collect sunlight and shoot off fireworks. You may be wrong. Developing a functioning fairy society might be exactly what you want.   read

 
 
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Review: River City Ransom: Underground

It has been 28 years since the original River City Ransom released, and it finally has a proper sequel in Underground. I know, I know, some of you purists are saying, "But Jed, RCR had a ton of sequels and spinoff sports titles, t...   read

 
 
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Pick up Northgard for Steam with a 20% discount and refund guaranteed

Released just three days ago as an Early Access title on Steam, Northgard shot straight up to the #2 top-selling slot on the store, facing very positive reviews from gamers, particular those who were fans of Settlers titles. (Here's a look ...   read

 
 
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Bury the dead in Graveyard Keeper

Running a graveyard sounds like a recession-proof gig. Everyone bites the dust, after all. It doesn't matter if you were a noble hero or a poor-ass person; sooner or later you're going to wind up six feet under the ground. In Graveyard...   read

 
 
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(Update) Twitch is holding a promotion for The Banner Saga 3 that includes donations to the game's Kickstarter

[Update: Twitch's PR director, Chase, informed us that Twitch's funding will not go toward any of the Kickstarter goals. Their money is going directly to the publisher of The Banner Saga 3, Versus Evil. Also, the custom items for Twitch Pri...   read

 
 
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Cyberpunk cinematic platformer The Last Night looks rad

This teaser trailer for Odd Tales' The Last Night has mere seconds of non-logo footage and yet here I am sharing it with you lovely people. It checks off more than a few boxes with its cyberpunk setting, eye-catching art direction (wait'll...   read

 
 
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Metroid inspired Axiom Verge is getting a physical release

2015's Axiom Verge was a love letter to the original Metroid, a throwback to the early days of 2D platform exploration games. It took designer and programmer Tom Happ five years to finish the title, and it's been ported to several syst...   read

 
 
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Battle Princess Madelyn has that Ghouls 'n Ghosts flavor

I'll happily get down with more games that draw from Ghouls 'n Goblins and this new one, Battle Princess Madelyn, has a few extra niceties going for it. Besides looking and sounding the part, there's the range of targeted platforms -- PC, ...   read

 
 
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TowerFall creator's new game Celeste headed to Switch

As you may already know, good-game-maker Matt Thorson is making another game, one that I hope and think will also be good. It's a "hardcore" platformer called Celeste. The last time we spoke about it, the release platforms weren't yet know...   read

 
 



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