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Game development is hard

[Manasteel88 is here to tell you about their recent excursions into game development, and it looks like they brought their kid along for the ride too! In fact, they've even been kind enough to share some links to the cool stuff that both th...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Support 'Can Do MS' by buying Super Rad Raygun this month

TRU FUN Entertainment is partnering up with Can Do MS to raise money for charity. Throughout September, all sales of Super Rad Raygun on itch.io will see proceeds go towards Can Do MS. Founded in 1984, the foundation funds research for cure...

 
 
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Review: A Short Hike

A Short Hike is a relaxed game about an adorable bird, going on a walk through the countryside, with the hopes of finding cell phone reception. It originally released as a part of the Humble Monthly program back in April, but it’s now...

 
 
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Indie games in cars getting emotional

Do you ever want to play games where you're just....driving? Soaking in the environment, having conversations, and listening to whatever pops on the radio? Well, I've got three games lined up based on that premise on this week's episode of ...

 
 
 
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Undertale artist releases free game Escaped Chasm

Toby Fox and Undertale are so synonymous with each other that many forget there were other people involved with the game. The lead artist for Undertale, Temmie Chang, was instrumental in bringing Toby's vision to life, adding a dash of char...

 
 
 
 
 
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Roguelike Caves of Qud comes to GOG and itch.io

I've been following along with Caves of Qud's development lifespan ever since my college friend loved it so much that he gifted me an Early Access copy and insisted that I play it. What I found was a science-fiction roguelike RPG that had s...

 
 
 
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Boss Golf has all the charm of the '90s 'Tycoon' games

"Tycoon" style games used to be all the rage in the late ‘90s. After Rollercoaster Tycoon proved the formula was popular, various knock-offs flooded the casual PC market and made it incredibly easy to pick up a tycoon game for your pr...

 
 
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Paratopic is an enigmatic, haunting little game

Paratopic sticks with you. It's the kind of game that lingers, haunting the dark corners of your mind after its credits roll. There's something off about it in a delightful way; the atmospheric fever dream of low-poly horror imagery sh...

 
 
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Helltown is a special mix of low-poly horror

If you've been paying attention to the games I write about here, then you've probably noticed that I gravitate towards low-poly games with weird art. If it looks like it was created twenty years ago, I'm in. I love that chunky stuff; I can'...

 
 
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Bosses roam from room to room in this twin-stick shooter

Renegade Sector Games has a knack for playing with perspective. The indie developer's previous offering, Cold Vengeance, was a 3D shoot 'em up that riffed on the genre standards with low camera angles and branching paths. For its follow-up...

 
 
 
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A mellow game about befriending monsters

Being the new person in town is tough. Moving away from family and friends means starting fresh. Breaking into social circles and putting yourself out there is no small task, especially when your new neighbors are monsters. At least that's ...

 
 
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Prototype Mansion is a grainy, goofy nod to Resident Evil

Prototype Mansion presents itself as a bargain-bin disc. Its box art isn't art at all, really, it's just more a callback to the kinds of games you'd find at a thrift store or yard sale; a plain plastic CD case, conspicuously missing any fro...

 
 
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A good game about petting Good Dogs

Pet the Pup at the Party is an excellent little game about, well, petting dogs and avoiding awkward social interactions. It's one the silliest and most relatable games I've played all year.  Here is a breakdown of what you do in Pet th...

 
 
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Explore spooky small towns in Silent Crossing

The phrase "ghost town" conjures up specific imagery. Abandoned homes and forgotten storefronts are the visible remnants of lives upended. Perhaps the ghost town's residents left because of some natural disaster or economic downturn. Maybe ...

 
 
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Proc Skater 2016 is a clunky, chaotic take on skateboarding

Skateboarding is my escape from life's chaos. Whenever I feel stressed out, my skateboard is always there as a reliable means of much-needed relief. After countless hours skating, a few hundred major falls, and a handful of broken bones, my...

 
 




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taterchimp

The board is gonna be on my ass if I dont get that powerpoint, but I also have to 360 headshot In the market for a gaming Recommendations?

 
Parismio

I dont like this limited release trend Nintendo is It doesnt sit right with

 
Kerrik52

With Cold Steel IV being a few days away, I decided to look deep within my backlog for something quick to try and probably give up Turns out that Bio Menace is pretty good as far as 90s PC platformers Its very goofy and has humane

 
Gajknight

Finished reading Mockingbird, amazing Decided to read The City and the City next, bring back my love of crime novels while keeping that Sci fi Any more recommendations for great Sci fi novels are much appreciated!

 
Snaileb

Since Tom Holland is in the news, here is a trailer for Pilgrimage streaming on I spoil

 
Shoggoth2588

The Tom Holland/ Nathan Drake thing is real!?

 
Hypno

Insider info about NASA’s impending announcement about the moon:

 
Mike Sounders

Todays mail One of the last three to watch for

 
ScionVyse

Have you heard the new King Gizzard song? Me neither! I just grabbed the stems and mixed it before even listening to the official release Have a listen and tell me if my mix actually sounds any good!

 
medicamecanica

Stadia creative director thinks streamers should have to pay a licensing fee on top of owning the game to Should probably wait on announcing your evil intentions when your product isnt assumed dead on

 
 

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