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Arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed plays as well as it looks

TumbleSeed is an audio-visual treat. I knew that much before giving it a spin. What I didn't expect was how much strategy comes into play in this arcade-inspired permadeath romp about a fragile seed on a journey up a mountain. Fast reflexe...   read

 
 
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Children of Morta has all the ingredients to be the next great roguelike

The term "roguelike" has been bastardized a bit and can cause some confusion at times, but I think most people can think of a few traits that always persist. Permadeath, randomized level design and possibly powerups, and tough difficulty ar...   read

 
 
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Streets of Rogue is currently free and lets you smash buildings as a giant gorilla

The description of Streets of Rogue reads like a video game buzzword checklist. Despite this, the RPG stealth co-op roguelike released into open alpha today actually looks like a game that might be able to do all of those genres justice. Un...   read

 
 
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The Risk of Rain soundtrack is headed to vinyl this October

Yet another amazing video game soundtrack is releasing on vinyl. Black Sheet Records, the company responsible for pressing both the Downwell and Velocity soundtracks earlier this year, is producing a pair of gold and yellow vinyl records fo...   read

 
 
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TumbleSeed is a different kind of roguelike

What exactly is a "rolly roguelike?" The second you see TumbleSeed in motion, you'll understand. It's a game about a seed dodging holes and other dangers while rolling ever-upward to the top of a mountain. Ahead of a showing this weekend a...   read

 
 
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Enter the Gungeon's free 'Supply Drop' update should bring me back in

I got burned out by the progression loop of Enter the Gungeon, but when I was into it, I was into it. I'm hoping to return someday soon. There's a free update planned for this fall (first on PC, then PlayStation 4 "soon after") that seems l...   read

 
 
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Adult Swim is helping bring back ToeJam & Earl

You were aware that a new ToeJam & Earl game is currently in production, right? If not, I'm happy to be the bearer of good news. Series co-creator Greg Johnson took to Kickstarter last year to crowdfund ToeJam & Earl: Back in the G...   read

 
 
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Below delayed again, no new date given

Earlier this year, Capybara Games announced that Below would release this summer. It was substantial news because Below felt as if it were one of those games that has been talked about forever but was never any closer to coming ou...   read

 
 
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Loot Rascals is an approachable roguelike in a colorful shell

What if I told you there is this game called Loot Rascals made by some of the people who made Hohokum, and featured art by the artists behind Adventure Time and Alphabear? Well I'm telling you now, because Rascals is an extre...   read

 
 
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Galak-Z gets The Void and Arcade Mode on PS4

Galak-Z on PlayStation 4 is catching up with its PC counterpart. As of this week in North America (Europe will have to wait for certification to wrap up), 17-Bit's space-combat title now has The Void, a high-score-chasing survival mode tha...   read

 
 
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Look out for Darkest Dungeon on PS4, Vita this September

This feels like a story we've written a few times before, but here it is: the final release date (pending any unforeseen schedule shifts). Darkest Dungeon is coming to PlayStation Vita and PS4 on September 27, 2016. It'll launch at $24.99, ...   read

 
 
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Review: Necropolis

The "friends" argument in the critical side of gaming is an amusing one to partake in. "Aren't all games inherently better with friends?" people say. Well, no. There are of course varying degrees of success in which a game implements multip...   read

 
 
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Review: Heart & Slash

Over the years, I've backed very few Kickstarter projects. I'm cognizant of the risks involved, and for that reason, I'd rather not take a chance on anything from studios without a proven track record. But I have made a few exceptions ...   read

 
 
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Touhou roguelike coming west on PS4, Vita

Once upon a time, Touhou games, despite being something of a phenomenon in Japan, didn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of ever seeing a western release. But it's clearly no longer that time. NIS America has announced plans to publish&nbs...   read

 
 
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Downwell is great on PlayStation, with one major caveat

During the waning hours of a Montréal game jam, I spied a developer playing Downwell on his laptop. Unlike the rest of his comrades, mostly female designers making last-minute adjustments to their projects, he was enjoying someo...   read

 
 
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Loot Rascals makes a wonderful first impression

I came into playing Loot Rascals at a recent indie-game-night event not knowing what it was, or who was making it, or anything at all about it, really, other than the name and what it implies. Loot? It's everywhere in gaming these days, bu...   read

 
 
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Galak-Z: The Void is cold and empty

[Spoilers for the end of Galak-Z below.] The conclusion of Galak-Z's original four-season story mode ends on an ominous note. A-Tak and his crewmates in the Axelios have fought and scraped and bled their way through half the galaxy and it l...   read

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon on PS4 and Vita delayed until the summer

Darkest Dungeon, a kinda-roguelike where you have to keep track of your party’s mental states to survive, has been delayed on PS4 and Vita. While it’s been out on PC and Mac since January, the PS4 and Vita builds were originally...   read

 
 
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Gonner was hands down my favorite game at PAX East 2016

A roguelike platformer where you're trying to find trinkets to cheer up your only friend -- that just happens to be a giant, land-bound whale named Sally -- was my favorite game at PAX East this year. Are you surprised? How can somethi...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is about to crush spirits on Xbox One and PS4

I've let The Binding of Isaac get away from me as far as the expansions are concerned. I know how I get when I become wrapped up in this game, and it's not pretty! But, re-reading Nic's review of Afterbirth now -- "You should absolutely pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Phantasmal: City of Darkness

Phantasmal: City of Darkness has a killer pitch. A procedurally generated horror game that takes its inspiration from games like Silent Hill and horror staples like the novels of H.P. Lovecraft, set in the extra super spooky walled city of ...   read

 
 
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Risk of Rain's PS4 port is just what I was hoping for

It's only fitting that right as an exciting new roguelike enters my life and rekindles my interest in the genre, an old favorite comes calling. Lately, Risk of Rain has been eating up evenings that would otherwise be wasted on failed Enter ...   read

 
 
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What was the last game to surprise you?

I did not doubt that Enter the Gungeon would be good, but given my current roguelike fatigue, I had mentally committed it to being something I'd "get around to eventually." For me, that could have meant playing tomorrow, or four months from...   read

 
 
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Nab Enter the Gungeon for $10 as its launch discount continues

At the top of the sales chart this week on Steam and elsewhere is Dodge Roll's bullet-hell dungeon-crawler Enter the Gungeon. The game has received an overwhelmingly favorable reception on Steam so far with 93 percent positive user reviews ...   read

 
 
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