Ten Things You Need to Know Right Away About Galak-Z

Galak-Z is a space shooter, which means fast reaction time and good command of controls. Galak-Z is also a roguelike, which means you’ll encounter randomized levels, enemies and loot. It’s damn important that you know that this is a game that looks like you should play it one way but is designed to be played a very… »8/03/15 9:00am8/03/15 9:00am

Developer's Freak-Out Might Make a Robotech-Style Shooter Even Better

If you've been keeping tabs on Galak-Z, then you know that the upcoming space combat game drinks deeply from the sweet well of 1980s era Japanese animation. When it was first conceived, Galak-Z was going to feature the same cat-and-mouse starfighter showdowns for everybody. But the game's vision of space combat has… »2/21/14 4:30pm2/21/14 4:30pm

If You Grew Up in the '80s, Your Soul Cries Out for This Space Shooter

Nerds and geeks of a certain age fondly remember Macross/Robotech, Star Blazers and other spectacle-filled, emotionally overwrought animated space operas from the 1980s. These Japanese series remain touchstones for a generation and some folks miss them quite a bit. Jake Kazdal is one of those people and the game… »9/01/13 8:30pm9/01/13 8:30pm

Skulls of the Shogun—Microsoft Surface's Best Hope for a Good Video Game—Comes Out January 30th

If you've got a device with a Microsoft logo on it, you'll be able to play 17-Bit's action/strategy title, Skulls of the Shogun. The long-brewing game—playable on Xbox 360, PC, Surface and Windows Phone, complete with asynchronous turns—will be out at the end of the month. Come for the great music and fun… »1/10/13 1:15pm1/10/13 1:15pm

Skulls of the Shogun's Undead Samurai Strategy Battles Will Be a Freakin' Blast

Giant AAA games tend to dominate the discourse during E3 week. But sometimes it's only the indie-developed titles that give you the buzz you're looking for. Say you're a fan of great animation, Wu-Tang style hip-hop-inflected feudal Japanese soundtracks and turn-based strategy. Nothing shown at Microsoft's de-press… »6/05/12 3:30pm6/05/12 3:30pm