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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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Monster Boy is a medium-sized glass of room temperature tap water

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a "spiritual successor" to the Wonder Boy franchise. It's a cute platformer where you can switch between animal transformations as the situation demands. You can butt-stomp enemies. It's set f...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley is getting a collector's edition on PS4 and Xbox One

Stardew Valley is coming to retail courtesy of 505 Games, so if you still intend to buy the farming life sim on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and would prefer a physical copy, look for that starting on April 11 in North America and April 13 in...   read

 
 
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Review: Divide

Old-school point-and-click adventure games often left the player without the faintest of clues as to where to go next. You had a relatively small area to move around in with a bunch of items to pick up. Sometimes you could combine certain i...   read

 
 
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Physical Switch edition 'beyond the scope' of Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter, but they're considering it

Did you pre-order Yooka-Laylee on the Wii U, the system it was basically born to be on given that it's an homage to the Rare-led platformers during the Nintendo 64 era? Too bad! It was canceled a few weeks ago. But if you're so incline...   read

 
 
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Rime will seem very familiar to anyone who's ever played an indie puzzler before

Rime takes place in a quiet, mysterious world (that just might have a hint of danger!), contains no spoken dialogue, stars a young boy and his mystical animal companion, and has an ambiguous story that will be left up to interpret...   read

 
 
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TumbleSeed rolls to Nintendo Switch this spring

Add another one to the list: the arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed is coming to Switch this spring. I've talked about the game a few times now, and I don't mind continuing to bring it up. It's a cool one. You have to help this little se...   read

 
 
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Minit is a charming indie version of Majora's Mask

Minit is like Majora's Mask; Minit is like Groundhog Day; Minit is like Westworld from the robots' perspective; Minit is like that one episode of Supernatural, that one episode of Doctor Who, that one ...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground gets a launch trailer and release date

I guess early 2017 is going to be the time for retro inspired beat-'em-ups to get launched, as River City Ransom: Underground is set for a release on February 27. This is hot on the heels of Double Dragon IV, but has been anticipated for mu...   read

 
 
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Slithering 3D platformer Snake Pass is hitting Nintendo Switch

I have the distinct feeling we're going to be reading a lot of "so-and-so confirmed for Switch" stories these next few weeks leading up to the system's launch. Why, look at that! There's one right here. Sumo Digital is bringing its puzzle-p...   read

 
 
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I thought I was prepared, but Ruiner totally cyberpunk'd me

Do you fancy a challenge? Do you long for the thrill of near-death and the subsequent feeling of satisfaction perfectly accentuated by the sinking rag doll of your enemies? Are you like me? If you are, then you want that challenge. You want...   read

 
 
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Review: Nefarious

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to be the final boss in a video game. To live those final moments. To have to endure the sheer cheek of some helmeted twit kicking down the barricades to your secret science city. To watch him ...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee has gone gold, Wii U owners can change platforms

The golden days of Rareware may be gone, but their memories will forever live on. Soon, the spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie games, Yooka-Laylee, will be hitting digital storefronts. Announced today via Kickstarter and the official ...   read

 
 
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Loot Rascals is endearing and definitely rascally

[Everyone welcome Seymour Duncan into the fold, who is doing a little work for us at PAX South.] Loot Rascals was a tough PAX South booth to find. Slotted back near the tabletop games, I figured I was venturing a tad too far away from ...   read

 
 
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Locomalito's next remaster is shoot-'em-up Super Hydorah

It's been a while since we've spoken about Locomalito, but some of you surely know the cherished freeware developer for its familiar but fresh-feeling games like Maldita Castilla (a veritable must-play for Ghosts 'n Goblins fans) and The Cu...   read

 
 
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Review: The Descendant

[Disclosure: I went to university with The Descendant's lead writer, Giles Armstrong - same film course, same graduating year - though I haven't spoken to him in over a decade. He did not request me to review this game (it was the Swedis...   read

 
 
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GaCuCon: The little Miami video game convention's kickoff event

The first-ever GaCuCon Gaming Cruise land expo went down last night and it was legit, comfortable, and indie-tastic. We were treated to play new games in progress, like a shmup where an old man takes vengeance on birds for shitting on his c...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital's latest is '60-second adventure' Minit

Knowing that Devolver Digital was repping Minit even before I clicked play on this trailer, I figured there had to be some twist, some other point of interest beyond the Downwell-looking low-fidelity aesthetic. Well, it's right there in th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch will also have World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine at launch

World of Goo was an early highlight on WiiWare, and now, all these years and a far different indie scene later, it's looping back for a launch-day release on Nintendo Switch. Consider me pleasantly surprised. New Switch owners will also be ...   read

 
 
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Audience voting is now open for the 2017 IGF and GDC Awards

The polls have opened for the audience portion of the 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Have an opinion about last year's best games? Vote! (Here for IGF, and here for GDC.) You'll just need a val...   read

 
 
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Inside developer shares first image of its next game

Playdead's up to something. The developer that's renowned for its mastery of moody and artistic puzzle-platformers is probably making another moody and artistic puzzle-platformer. It's hard to say, though. Playdead isn't a studio that likes...   read

 
 
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Strafe is gunning for a March release date

Strafe, the retro-themed throwback shooter and my personal most anticipated game of 2017, is going to be available on March 28. Along with that information also comes absolute confirmation that the game is, indeed, procedurally generated. T...   read

 
 
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The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup canceled for Wii U, planned for Switch

Usually, console transitions are rather smooth. Developers and consumers alike know when a current generation is scheduled to die, and the former typically develop for the current and future consoles as needed -- you only need to look at th...   read

 
 
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Be the boss and kill all the heroes in Nefarious

Maybe the most traditional video game trope is "You are the hero, you have to thwart evil." It's a well-tread angle, and one that's still plenty popular. Nefarious flips all that on its head. In Nefarious, you are the bad guy and you'...   read

 
 
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Rocket League's fourth season starts in April, competitive tiers are getting restructured

Rocket League's third season has run longer than expected and it still has some legs. Psyonix has announced the window when season four will start, and it's toward the beginning of April. That means we have almost three more months of seaso...   read

 
 



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