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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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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will now release in 2018

Another delay? Another delay. In a message to Kickstarter backers, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night creator Koji Igarashi confirmed the game will not release in 2017, being pushed back to the first half of 2018. In the video message, ...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter Wii U and Vita versions have been canned

Back in February, we told you the Wii U port of the beautifully epic Hyper Light Drifter was in limbo due to issues with the game engine running natively on the console. There was hope the port would still come out, albe...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Battle Chef Brigade: two tastes tasting great together

Sometimes we joke about genre blending, as if some games are designed by shuffling a deck of cards with mechanics written on them and then choosing two at random. At first glance, Battle Chef Brigade looks like it could have been a result o...   read

 
 
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Russian Subway Dogs gets a hot new addition

When I saw this update for Russian Subway Dogs, the new game from the creator of They Bleed Pixels, my first thought was "Donald Trump is going to love this." Not only does it feature three of his favorite things (dogs, fire and R...   read

 
 
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Review: Obduction

Myst was such a formative experience in the '90s -- a harbinger of a new plane of thinking in storytelling, pushing the boundaries of technical advancement and narrative-driven gaming. It defined a genre and set the stage for adventure pu...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee becomes a chameleon-bat snow plow in this new gameplay trailer

I've never thought about a chameleon and a bat combining to form a giant living snow plow till I saw this hot new gameplay trailer for Yooka-Laylee. Now it is all I can think about, aside from the wonderful music and just how much this loo...   read

 
 
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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

 
 
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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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