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October’s Rock Solid Xbox Game Pass Proves Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

I’m starting to wonder if Xbox Game Pass isn’t a potential pox on game sales. Full disclosure: Amid the deluge of stuff to play this year, I’ve demurred on picking up several interesting-looking games—like Backbone and The Forgotten City—holding my breath for the possibility that, some day, they may land on…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Backbone: The Kotaku Review

I’m pretty tired of fantasy racism. At this point, portraying racism in video games through the proxies of elves forced into squalid ghettos, stateless space alien nomads, and disenfranchised robots feels a cop out. So I was surprised that I enjoyed Backbone so much, a noir adventure set in Vancouver, populated by…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Backbone Is A Noir Adventure About Racism In Anthropomorphic Vancouver

Backbone, a noir adventure game set in an anthropomorphic version of Vancouer, is coming out on June 8. I have already played the free Steam demo, Backbone: Prologue, six times.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Developer’s Close Call With Raccoons Somehow Inspired Noir Detective Game

During a PAX-adjacent Microsoft event in Seattle last week, I’d just finished playing the demo of Backbone, a noir detective game starring a raccoon in a rainy, animal-run Vancouver. I was fascinated by the setting, the themes, and the dialogue. Recorder on, I approached narrative designer and studio co-founder Alex…Read more… Continue Reading at

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DROELOE – Backbone ft Nevve

Dutch duo DROELOE pull up to New Music Friday to drop off “Backbone,” a single that serves as a continuation of the duo’s production of “percussion-heavy future bass” at which DROELOE have proven adroit. A single that gains its flippancy from its lyrical content, “Backbone” features Nevve — memorable for her work on Elephante’s “Catching […]

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