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My Friend Pedro Is Like A More Violent, 2D Max Payne

Before I knew anything else about it, I knew My Friend Pedro looked cool. I first came across the solo-developed indie game while going through the Screenshot Saturday hashtag on Twitter several years ago. Among all of the images of games in development shared by their makers was a masked man pirouetting through the…Read more… […]

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Playing Overcooked Can Tear People Apart And, Thankfully, Bring Them Together

Overcooked is a co-op game that brings together up to four friends, family members, and/or foes to cook, prep, and serve a myriad of delicious meals against the clock. When I bought it, I did not fathom that it could potentially ruin all of my relationships by forcing us to work together. And so I […]

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The World Next Door Turns Magical Brawls Into Puzzles

The match-3 puzzle concept seems simple enough, but its a foundation that can build into a lot of different ideas, even a cooking competition or a fighting game. It’s that malleable mold that forms Rose City Games’ The World Next Door, an upcoming indie puzzle-battle game that looks pretty friggin’ sweet.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Superhot is getting a sequel of sorts, with the announcement over the weekend of Superhot JP.

Superhot is getting a sequel of sorts, with the announcement over the weekend of Superhot JP. It’s an all-new game set in Japan, featuring Japanese stages like hot springs and karaoke bars, and is being developed by GameTomo. Superhot JP is coming for PC and PS4.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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In BEACON, You Become The Enemies Who Kill You

BEACON is a “science fiction-themed action roguelite that plays like a top-down shooter.” The game involves running around an alien world collecting DNA from everything you kill. When you inevitably die, you’re able to splice that DNA into your own, inheriting some of the skills and traits of your foes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Story Of Two Games That Took Forever To Make

Earlier this week, Chasm, the years-in-development action-adventure platformer inspired by games like Super Castlevania IV, finally got a release window of summer 2018. Below got similar news last month when its developers announced that the long-awaited roguelike would be out before the end of the year. It’s been a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Switch’s Success Means A Changing Nintendo

Once the red-headed stepchild of the Nintendo family, indie games have now established themselves as one of the main reasons to pick up a Switch. At the forefront of Nintendo’s efforts to shore up indie support on its platforms is Damon Baker, Nintendo’s senior manager of publisher and developer relations.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Brunetto ft Bearoid – Humanity

Brunetto is an artist who wears many hats; outside of creating music, he is also a behind-the-scenes fighter for underground dance. He recently signed onto Sincopat for a whimsical, yet profound “Humanity” alongside vocalist Bearoid. “Humanity” oozes with indie-electro sound, weaving subtle hints of retro flavor into a contemporary canvas and lightening the mood with blissful melodies. […]

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Duke Nukem 3D’s Creators Just Released A New Shooter Built On a 1995 Engine

3D Realms—yes, they’re still around—just quietly released a new shooter called Ion Maiden. It’s notable because unlike a load of modern games that are built to look like they’re using old tech, it actually is: it’s built on the Build Engine, which ran everything from Duke Nukem 3D to Shadow Warrior.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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