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Review: Tadpole Treble

If I had to pick one word to describe Tadpole Treble, that word would be "charming." It's a simple premise, and it seems to have been inspired by the musical tadpole pond minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The creative ...   read

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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

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Armello DLC and Xbox One release scheduled for August 30

It’s somewhat comforting to know that despite the closure of many of the larger Australian development studios, there are still a fair few indie developers out there to pick up the slack. One of such studios is the Melbourne-based&nb...   read


Superhot is getting a real-life card game

In this era, we have release dates for Kickstarters. It's a crazy, crazy world. The Superhot team has announced just that for its card game project, which is set to hit the crowdfunding platform in December. Agent Decker author Ma...   read

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Torment: Tides of Numenera will also launch on PS4, Xbox One

While an isometric RPG like the Kickstarted Torment: Tides of Numenera is better served on PC, having it also available on consoles for those who don't mind playing with a gamepad is something I can get behind. That's the plan, with Techla...   read

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Shenmue series subdirector returns for Shenmue III

The more familiar faces brought on to help revive a long-absent game series, the better. That's how I see the arrival of Keiji Okayasu on the Shenmue III team, anyway. Previously, Okayasu served under series mastermind Yu Suzuki as sub-dir...   read

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The System Shock remake Kickstarter was successful, so it's getting some extra stuff

It's time to again check in on the crowdfunding campaign for the System Shock remake. Last we heard, a PlayStation 4 version was confirmed right around the $1.1 million mark. At that point, the game had already been successfully funded...   read

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Yooka-Laylee's backer-only 'Toybox' demo is up

Playtonic Games released its "Toybox" demo (PC/Mac/Linux via Steam) for Yooka-Laylee today, and if you backed the Kickstarter campaign at a high-enough tier to secure a code, you might as well stop reading now and get to playing. It looks ...   read

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Review: This is the Police

Despite having only previewed This Is The Police at PAX East just a few months ago, so much has happened in the US and the rest of the world in that time. It’s something that’s impossible to ignore when examining a game w...   read

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Prey for the Gods passes funding goal, coming to Xbox One and PS4

No Matter Studios' chilly action-survival game about hunting down big boss monsters, Prey for the Gods, has met its $300,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with 10 days left in the campaign. By popular demand, the team has also done some early...   read

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The System Shock remake will also make it to PS4

With a week of Kickstarter fundraising left to go for the System Shock remake, Nightdive Studios has a pleasant surprise for PlayStation gamers -- the sci-fi action-RPG is coming to PlayStation 4 "around Q1 2018." That's in addition to th...   read

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System Shock remake clears Kickstarter goal, nears one million in funding

A lot of people remember System Shock fondly it seems, as the Kickstarter has just crossed its lofty $900,000 goal and is presumably set. As of the time of this writing it's rounding one million in funding, so once again people will be...   read

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Prey for the Gods is now going through Kickstarter

Whatever happened to Prey for the Gods? Why, it's right here on Kickstarter. Ice to see you. Conceptually, this frigid boss-climbing action-survival game hits the right notes for me. I'll be anxious to see if the project can secure enough ...   read

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The heartbreaking saga of Mighty No. 9

[Might No. 9's crazy trip from promising concept to resounding thud can be hard to follow. It felt like it had been in the cooker for years and fans at first were willing to accept it because they wanted the game to be good. But somewhere a...   read

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Let's check in with the Shenmue III Kickstarter one year later

Did you back Shenmue III? Want to see where your money is going? Well legendary developer Yu Suzuki is checking in one year later in video format (via Gematsu), stating that the "cheers at the Sony announcement still ring in [his] ears." Aw...   read

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Here's a demo for that System Shock remake

You can lay your hands on a demo for that reimagined System Shock game now. Night Dive hopes to raise $900,000 on Kickstarter to launch the refreshed game at the end of next year. To date, the campaign -- which launched today -- h...   read

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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

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Hearthstone-like Fable Fortune Kickstarter canceled, funded elsewhere

Late last month, Flaming Fowl Studios managed to snag the rights to Fable for a free-to-play card game called Fable Fortune, that basically amounted to their take on Hearthstone, set in the world of Albion. It had some support but...   read

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Bloodstained is getting a backer-only demo soon

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a playable demo available at E3, but you won't need to be in Los Angeles with us next week to try it out. During the show or sometime "shortly after," Inti Creates will send out the same preview ...   read

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That's a slick-looking NES visual compendium

A visual compendium for the Nintendo Entertainment System is something I'd happily leaf through and that concept has successfully taken to Kickstarter. A day into its month-long crowdfunding campaign, Bitmap Books has met its funding goal f...   read

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Fable card game by ex-Lionhead developers is heading to Kickstarter

Apparently there has been a free-to-play Fable card game in the works for the past 18 months at Lionhead before the studio closed. Now that game, titled Fable Fortune, is heading to Kickstarter with Microsoft's blessing under a ne...   read

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Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...   read

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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...   read

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Ghibli-like Lynn and the Spirits of Inao canceled in light of recent allegations

As an indie project, Lynn and the Spirits of Inao looks really enticing, and seemingly had a lot of heart behind its development. Unfortunately, after five years, the project has come to a close -- news the team announced on its offici...   read

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Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...   read

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