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21 Oct 2016

“Toy Odyssey” Delivers Delicious Metroidvania Adventures!

Toy Odyssey is a “Metroidvania” style action-platforming adventure game that released on September 20, 2016. Developed and published by Hikergames as their debut title, this one might appear colorful and cutesy at first glance, but it’s actually a very serious, dark, and at times grim adventure title that has a lot

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14 Oct 2016

“Frog Climbers” Lets You Be a Douchefrog!

Frog Climbers is an insane, strange little party/arcade game from indie studio TeamCrew that just hit Steam on October 6. It’s really an oddity of a title, and for me it was quite stressful until I got the hang of it, but once you give this one a chance you’ll realize

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10 Oct 2016

Preview: “Demons Age” Will Deliver Lots of RPG Goodness!

Lately there hasn’t been any sort of shortage of high-quality “classical” Computer RPGs to get your hands on. Pillars of Eternity was received extremely well when it launched in March of 2015 and then last month 505 Games published Ember, another fantastic RPG with a very detailed world with a rich story to

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10 Oct 2016

“Voodoo” Seeking Submissions for In-Game Content

Brain in the Box, creators of the upcoming open-world primal survival game Voodoo, are calling for creative submissions from the general public. The indie developers are seeking submissions from artists, historians, anthropologists, and technologists. “Africa is such a diverse continent in terms of culture and heritage. Imagine how much we’ll miss

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05 Oct 2016

505 Games Partnering w/ IGA on “Bloodstained!”

Global publisher 505 Games just announced today that it was entering into an agreement for worldwide publishing rights to Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s latest opus Bloodstained. Last year, Bloodstained raised over $5,500,000 through crowdfunding on Kickstarter with more than 65,000 backers. Early demos of the game have been very well-received and already gamers have been

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05 Oct 2016

Returning to Battle Brothers

I’ve been forcing game play with some indie games I’ve collected in the past to re-evaluate my interest in them. Battle Brothers is on deck. This open-world, turn-based tactics game has been in Early Access on Steam for a long time, but through my notifications I’m told it’s always being

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03 Oct 2016

“Voodoo” Will Take a Leap of Faith at MGW16

Brain in the Box has been working on an open-world multiplayer survival game called Voodoo for over a year now, and it was a comment that followed their receipt of the Modena Nerd Indie Award that piqued some interest. The Italian indie company’s CEO, Paolo Chiaramello, remarked that “We’ve decided to take a

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29 Sep 2016

“Virginia” – Dissecting the Plot (Spoilers!!)

Having played through Virginia and having time to properly digest its plot, I definitely disagree with a few of the reviews that talk about how incredibly disjointed the game feels and how the story (if there is a story to them) is too convoluted to understand. Personally, I think there not only

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28 Sep 2016

“Virginia” Weaves an Interesting Tale…If You’re Open-Minded

VITALS: TITLE: “Virginia” DEVELOPER: Variable State PUBLISHER: 505 Games RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2016 PLATFORM: PC (also on PS4/XB1) GENRE: Casual Adventure PRICE: $9.99 USD (Check out “Virginia’s” Steam store page!) When I first started receiving information about Virginia, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The developers had released a demo of

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23 Sep 2016

“Pankapu” Brings Dreams to Life w/ Beautiful Visuals!

Pankapu is a new action-adventure platformer (quite the mouthful!) from Too Kind Studios that released on September 21, 2016. The name is indeed strange, but that strangeness is very befitting of the dream world in which the game takes place. Omnia, the world of dreams, is the setting for this wonderful

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