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Rain World looks riveting in this new batch of gifs

Rain World, a game about not getting eaten, is still coming along. I've got the gifs to prove it! But first, writing on the PlayStation Blog, artist and programmer Joar Jakobsson put into words why this title continues to captivate us (and ...   read

 
 
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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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Oh dang, thatgamecompany's new title is out this year

Flower and Journey creator thatgamecompany's next project is several years into production now and, as you might've heard, it's due out this year. Somehow, I missed that tidbit originally. Maybe you did too. So let this serve as a reminder ...   read

 
 
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Cold Vengeance is a clunky, pitch-perfect action game

I rarely put a game down and immediately start writing about it. I prefer to let my experiences soak in a bit so that my hot takes can marinate into coherent thoughts. Today is different, though because I’ve been binging on Cold Venge...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth finally lands on iOS

The latest expansion for The Binding of Isaac, Afterbirth+, may have just released on PC, but that doesn't mean mobile users are going to be left in the cold. The original remake, Rebirth, is now available for purchase on the App Store. Whi...   read

 
 
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Story-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea headed to iPad

The crew-eating descent into madness that is Sunless Sea is coming to iPad. BlitWorks is handling the port for Failbetter Games, and they're targeting a spring 2017 release. The studio has worked on other notable mobile adaptations like Don...   read

 
 
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Super Mega Baseball 2 makes me feel like a kid playing Slugfest

I've never been a huge sports gamer. I was in real-life Little League and played high school football, but I just couldn't get into digital sports. That changed when I went to my friend Travis's house when I was 14, and he showed me MLB Slu...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly colored Night in the Woods gets new release date

Artful platforming adventure game Night in the Woods was apparently supposed to release yesterday on January 10, but was delayed several weeks ago to an unknown fate. But as of today, it's slated to release on February 21, 2017 for PS4...   read

 
 
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Husk has a conveyor belt of plastic baby parts and nope nope nope nope nope

Shivercliff is an ominous name for a town. Some places, like Raccoon City or Bright Falls, have negative stigmas because of our past experiences in them. Others, like Silent Hill, get that stigma before we ever have to go there. Shiverclif...   read

 
 
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This Humble Bundle compiles fan favorites like VA-11 HALL-A

From the name alone, I briefly thought this latest Humble Bundle was about games with happy vibes, but it's better than that -- it's a play on Steam's user reviews. All of the featured games have attained the platform's coveted "Overwhelmin...   read

 
 
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Review: Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Over the years, I’ve grown to have almost an obsession with Edmund McMillen’s games. They typically are fiendishly simple ideas with tremendous complexity in execution. Super Meat Boy is just a platformer, but the level design f...   read

 
 
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Yet another game canceled for Wii U, possibly moved to Switch

The Next Penelope, a Rock 'n' Roll Racing style game based on the epic The Odyssey, was pretty awesome. According to developer Aurelien Regard, it was also "always made for a Nintendo console" from the start, but it just hasn't worked out i...   read

 
 
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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...   read

 
 
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The 2017 Independent Games Festival finalists are here

This is going to be an especially hard year to name winners at the Independent Games Festival. The list of finalists is out, and even just looking at the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, I feel like we're being to asked to name our favorite chil...   read

 
 
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The makers of Poncho have some words of wisdom for indie developers

Poncho, the cute little indie puzzle platformer, has been out for well over a year. Did you play it? I didn’t, and apparently, I’m not alone in that. Despite being released on Steam, the PS4 and Wii U, the game was not successfu...   read

 
 
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Review: HoPiKo

Have you ever wondered why a lot of modern platforming games have nothing to do with platform jumping? While I appreciate the amount of diversity that exists within the genre, why are most of the obstacles usually enemies instead of the lev...   read

 
 
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Freedom Planet 2 is still looking goooood

I don't often watch gameplay clips multiple times these days, but I've flipped through several recent Freedom Planet 2 videos as of late and man is it looking good. This one in particular focuses on Carol, a "wildcat" that returns...   read

 
 
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Rime re-revealed for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

You probably know Rime as that island adventure game with the Ico and Wind Waker vibes. Hey, me too! The project garnered a fair bit of attention these past few years, and for good reason, but its production woes have surrounded it in a t...   read

 
 
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MidBoss looks like a rad take on roguelikes

The premise of MidBoss is a common one (a weak imp wants to be top dog), but the way they actually reach that goal, gameplay-wise, sounds dope. The concept is that you'll be constantly possessing strong foes throughout the game, as you emba...   read

 
 
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Psychological horror RPG Omori is alive and well

It has been a matter of years since we last touched on Omocat's Kickstarter-funded project Omori, and while its release date remains elusive, even now, the team has been "extremely busy" working on the uncanny role-playing game. With news ...   read

 
 
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Terry Cavanagh releases his next game, Tiny Heist

Terry Cavanagh is the man behind VVVVVV and Super Hexagon. Even if you've never played those games, you've probably heard about their extreme difficulty. While I love VVVVVV and have since surmounted most of its challenges, I'm still perple...   read

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...   read

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...   read

 
 
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The jig is up: Frog Fractions 2 has been unveiled

Frog Fractions was a breath of fresh air when it launched in 2012. (Has it really been that long?) The unconventional game was full of surprises and left a lasting impression on pretty much everyone who stuck with it. The developer, Ji...   read

 
 
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It's fun to read too much into Nicalis's Christmas Card

Nicalis is well known for staging elaborate stunts to keep their fans guessing. The recent Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ARG, headed up by Edmund McMillen, is just one recent example.  Knowing that the company has the tendency to embed ...   read

 
 


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