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JetGetters Kickstarter Gets Funded, Then Cancelled

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. JetGetters Kickstarter is cancelled. Don’t be sad though. The developers pulled the funding because they’ve been picked up by a publisher. The tiny studio at Tiny Build Games went to inform their backers that everyone who did donate are going to get their money back, and they are going to receive the Kickstarter rewards up to the $51 tier. Jetgetters is this crazy grappling hook shooter that just looks like mad [...]

 

Life Goes On Gets a Launch Trailer, Proves Life Really Goes On

Life Goes On released today on Steam and to celebrate, we got a nice little launch trailer showcasing the many deaths. When I first heard that Life Goes On featured a lot of dying, I thought it was due to difficulty, a la Super  Meat Boy. However, I see now that the deaths are caused by the necessity of it all. You need to die in some levels in order to use that corpse to get through an obstacle. Genius. You [...]

 

Concursion Has a Playable Demo You Can Check Out

Puuba has released a playable demo that anyone can check out for their upcoming game Concursion. What’s most interesting about it is that they seemed to have mashed up a variety of genres all into one game. Just by viewing the above trailer, you can spot at least three (platformer, rpg, and shoot ‘em up) within one minute, though the developers have said there’s actually five genres. I also love the idea that you can use what appears to be [...]

1849 Release Date Announced, Get Tycooning

The Gold Rush tycoon game, 1849 finally has a release date! SomaSim announced today that after being on Early Access and Greenlight for awhile, 1849 will release for PC, Mac, Android, iPad on May 8th. You can check out our preview of it over here where it seemed to be a promising new tycoon game. Hallelujah.

DrinkBox Studios Announces Severed, a Trippy-Looking Adventure

DrinkBox Studios, the guys who brought us indie hit Guacamelee!, has just revealed its newest game in a press release today. This one’s called Severed which stars a female warrior who finds herself lost in a strange new world. Players will piece the unnamed warrior’s story together as the game progresses and experience a zany, colourful world in Severed. More details about this trippy-looking game were also provided: – Take on the role of a heroine in this first-person, dungeon [...]

PAX East – Not A Hero Hands-On Impressions

I cannot say anything bad about Roll7, or Not A Hero. This entire post is going to be me gushing about the little bit of Not A Hero I played. Plain and simple, It’s good. I mean, what did you expect from the makers of OlliOlli ? They are wizards with mechanics, and have a sense of humor that permeates throughout all of their games. Not A Hero is just the next step in their plan for world domination. When Not A Hero was announced I was, admittedly, [...]

PAX East – Nuclear Throne to Receive Multiplayer Treatment

Rami Ismail of Vlambeer announced via the PAX Twitch stream today that Nuclear Throne, the procedurally generated, roguelike shoot ‘em up is going to have a multiplayer mode. Ismail emphasized that Vlambeer was using the game’s early access feedback in order to better the game over the course of its development. He noted that fans were continually asking for multiplayer modes, which he admits they had not planned for yet but was a logical next step in the process of making the [...]

PAX East – Godfire: Rise of Prometheus Hands-On Impressions

Vivid Games’ GodFire: Rise of Prometheus looks like a very expensive mobile version of Ryse. It is shockingly similar in a multitude of ways, especially, in terms of the combat, which revolves around blocking blows from enemies and countering with a flurry off well-timed heavy and light attacks, hopefully, resulting in a blood-tacular execution. This may sound like a recipe for disaster, but the game manages to pull it off — even with a thin layer of jank. Firstly, the [...]

PAX East – Fenix Rage Hands-On Impressions

Fenix Rage is by far the best game I have played at PAX East. Costa Rica-based Green Lava Studios front-man, Eduardo Ramirez has an impeccable knack for level design as well as mechanics, and it shows. Fenix Rage is polished beyond belief. The main character, Fenix, controlled like an extension of my thumbs. I had a laugh to myself when Eduardo first told me, “it was all about getting the cookie.” Sounds a bit like a sexual innuendo, right? I couldn’t help [...]

PAX East – Don’t Starve: Reign of Giants DLC Hands-On Impressions

After I was introduced to Don’t Starve by PlayStation (the game is free for PS+ Members), I was instantly in love. Don’t Starve is challenging and addictive with a twisted sense of humor. Think Minecraft with a Tim Burton art style except where you’re constantly under threat of being killed. Besides the obvious danger of starving to death, Don’t Starve features enemies and environmental elements that persistently aim to kill you and it is up to the player to manage [...]

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