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Krautscape Preview – Do You Wanna Build A Racetrack? It Doesn’t Have To Be A Racetrack

Krautscape, from Mario Von Rickenbach, separates itself from the rest of the racing genre by letting players procedurally generate tracks — there are no set tracks in Krautscape, and every single track you race on will be unique. Combine that with an interesting take on course altering power-ups, and Krautscape is an early-access game ripened to pique the curiosity of racing fans. Krautscape splits the road into four sections; each section corresponding to the type of track the player will lay next. For instance, driving in the [...]

 

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 [...]

Actual Sunlight – An Honest Look at a Dishonest Mind

I jumped into this one planning to do a review of Will O’Neill’s Actual Sunlight. However, almost immediately after starting it up, I realized that it wasn’t going to be a typical experience. As I played through the story, mostly as an observer simply seeing the pageant take place in front of me, it became more and more apparent that a simple review wouldn’t come of this. I can’t, in good faith, take my feelings or observations about Actual Sunlight and distill [...]

Mechanic Escape Review – Is Your TV Running?

As much as I love games that feature deeply complex stories, there’s always a special place in my heart for more simple experiences. Sometimes, I just want a game that tosses out thought-provoking introductory sequences and jumps straight into quick, easily-understood action. Mechanic Escape definitely falls into the latter category. An easily grasped 2D platfomer/runner, Mechanic Escape is a fast-paced, somewhat frantic sprint through brightly animated levels filled with a multitude of hazards and interesting environmental quirks. A combination of reflexes, on-the-fly thinking, [...]

 

PAX East – Distance Interview with Refract Studios

This weekend at PAX East, I got the chance to check out Distance, the spiritual successor to the free and fantastic Nitronic Rush, from Refract Studios. Developer Jordan Hemenway was awesome enough to spare a few minutes and share some information on the development process and all the content that will be available once the game is completed. Have a look and see if you’re just as excited about Distance as I am. You can pre-order and check out more [...]

 

PAX East – Gods Will Be Watching Interview with Developer Jordi de Paco

Upcoming indie title Gods Will Be Watching by Deconstructeam has always been considered to be a bit of a departure from the point-and-click thriller genre. Here, players will actually assume the roles of hostage-takers and be forced to make some morally questionable decisions. It is without a doubt an interesting game, so we decided to have a chat with one of the lead developers of Gods Will Be Watching, Jordi de Paco. Among the things discussed were: 1. How would [...]

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 – A Hat in Time Hands-On Impressions

It’s hard not to grin while playing A Hat in Time. It is an overwhelmingly charming game that wants to channel the best of the 3D collect-a-thon platformers that existed throughout the Nintendo 64’s lifespan. While still in a very early state, it’s clear that A Hat in Time has the right idea of what people are most nostalgic about and so far seems capable of delivering on it.

PAX East — Edge of Space Hands-on Impressions

Edge of Space is an indie terraforming game developed by Handyman Studios. Without a doubt, the game can, will, and has attracted similarities to Terraria, but holds enough of its own to make it interesting and worth your time. What is immediately apparent about Edge of Space is just how much there is to do. The game revolves around terraforming and exploration. As you might imagine, you have an entire world in front of you to explore, one that Handyman [...]

PAX East — Therian Saga Hands-off Impressions

Therian Saga is a fantasy, browser-based role-playing game developed by indie studio Virtys. The game revolves around the player managing their large cast of heroes and their days, charging them with certain tasks and assignments that will be carried out regardless of whether the player is presently online or not. Developer Virtys described the game as one that emphasizes its social aspects and community-building. The “goal” of the game (as there is no true finality to the game) is to [...]

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