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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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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...   read

 
 
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Tabletop RPG based on Simon Stalenhag's work gets Kickstarted

Last night, the Kickstarter for a physical version of the upcoming Tales from the Loop tabletop RPG blew past its funding goal and every one of its stretch goals, earning just under $400,000 USD. Tales from the Loop is based ...   read

 
 
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Grab your forklifts and blue jeans, it's time to pre-order Shenmue III and see new photos

Starting today you can pre-order a digital copy of Shenmue III for PC from the Shenmue.link website. It also appears to not be too late to pledge for one of the many goals to obtain various benefits such as a physical copy, capsule toy...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III pre-orders open soon, game is entering 'full-scale production'

So far we've mostly seen people wax poetic about how good Shenmue III will be alongside of some concept art, but as of this week, Famitsu explains that development is heading into the "final stage, towards full-scale production." Creat...   read

 
 
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Will Bloodstained be the latest game to ditch Wii U?

With basically every indie/Kickstarter developer pulling a 180 on their Wii U plans, it stands to reason that Bloodstained would too -- though nothing has been officially announced yet. Some people want the team to just tell backers now, so...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah, Agony is happening because it killed its funding goal

Those who lusted after Agony won't find reason to be wrathful after hearing this news. Agony is definitely going to happen because of a very successful round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The bar was originally set for a very sp...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee is set for an April 2017 release, with a possible Switch port in the works

You know, up until this year, I’ve never had the chance to play the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day or any of the other oft-acclaimed Rareware classics. As a child, I never owned a Nintendo 64 of my own, and I rarel...   read

 
 
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XSEED's retail edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero looks nice

Following up on that digital release date news for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, publisher XSEED has finalized the game's physical launch on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Wii U in North America. The Kickstarted platformer will cost $30 at retail ...   read

 
 
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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake won't launch until 2018

It looks like Shodan won't be returning to torment us for a little while. According to a recent Kickstarter update from Night Dive Studios, the release date for System Shock Remastered is now Q2 2018. The original estimate was December 2017...   read

 
 
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I love that we can get pitches for new Sega Genesis games in 2016

We're in an era where we can get brand new original Dreamcast shoot 'em ups and SNES platformers. While publishers are basically remaking every classic game in their catalog they can get their hands on, we also have a collective of indie de...   read

 
 
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Agony turns to Kickstarter to help bring its hell to life

After a back-to-back Hellraiser binge over the weekend, my mind is suitably warmed up to enjoy seeing more of the horror adventure game Agony. It looks and sounds so fleshy! Between the heaps of discarded bodies, the teeth-lined walls, and...   read

 
 
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This is probably the funniest look at game development I've ever read

Those of you who grew up in the late '90s and early 2000s might remember Sean "Seanbaby" Reiley from his comedy website where he reviewed awful Nintendo games and comic fruit pie ads. Or you might recall some of his articles in EGM or on Cr...   read

 
 
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Star Citizen's single-player campaign won't make it out this year

For a while now, Star Citizen has existed in my mind as this nebulous, far-off thing. That doesn't change today. Cloud Imperium Games has once again pushed back the space sim's single-player, story-driven, Gary Oldman-having Squadron 42 mod...   read

 
 
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Igarashi doesn't sound confident about a Wii U port of Bloodstained

When we first reported Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had been pushed back into 2018, I openly wondered about the fate of the Wii U and Vita ports. As a backer of the Kickstarter campaign, who only backed it after the Wii U stretch ...   read

 
 
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Publisher 505 Games picks up Bloodstained

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should be a good fit for 505 Games, and vice-versa. The publisher, known for repping titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, and Abzu, has secured worldwide publishing rights for Iga's metroidv...   read

 
 
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It's up to us to save the space whales in Blubber Busters

The proper way to save a space whale from space-whale disease? Why, hop inside the magnificent beast and melt the parasitic sickness away with a flamethrower, of course! Just as nature intended. This is Blubber Busters, a PC action-platfor...   read

 
 
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Can you dig Shovel Knight appearing in Yooka-Laylee?

Shovel Knight, arguably this generation's most popular new character, will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated Yooka-Laylee.  Shovel Knight's involvement in the 3D platformer was revealed today at an EGX panel. According ...   read

 
 
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The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park

PAX this year was a little strange for me. I was brought on to Destructoid just as the deadline to apply for media badges expired, so I went to the show as a regular attendee, and didn't take appointments like Brett and Jordan did. I still ...   read

 
 
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Whoa! These Steel Assault gifs woke me right up

It wasn't until after Steel Assault's Kickstarter campaign had wrapped up and its developers had decided to shift the art direction that I became familiar with the retro-style action-platform game. This could well be your first time hearin...   read

 
 
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Have you ever wanted to kickstart a game that was already out?

Usually shady developers don't make it easy to figure out who they are. Some will create fake accounts to bolster "review" scores and others will upload their games with entirely different studio names. I've yet to hear of a developer put a...   read

 
 



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