If Ico Were a Beautiful PC Side-Scroller

The inspirations for Fossil Echo include not just Ico, but also Shadow of the Colossus, the Oddworld series, and Studio Ghibli's work. With influences like that, really, the beauty is pretty much a given. » 12/16/14 4:00am 12/16/14 4:00am

UK-based mobile developer Neo_UK is trying its hand at PC game making with Congo, a co-op survival horror game set in Central Africa. It looks quite promising and sports some pretty neat lighting and particle effects. The trailer's above, and you can find out more over at the game's Steam Greenlight and Indie DB pages. » 7/02/14 6:30am 7/02/14 6:30am

It's Still 'Minecraft In Space,' But It Looks So Much Better

About a year ago, an indie sandbox space sim named Xeno Galaxies tried to gather some development money for itself. Sadly, it didn't work out. Now, it's back, and it looks like that year off did it a lot of good. » 6/23/14 4:20am 6/23/14 4:20am

Horror Shooter Offers A Haunted Spaceship Filled With Killer Robots

And either that's a haunted laptop, or help.exe was coded by an extremely passive-aggressive programmer. Not very helpful when you've got killer robots after you. » 5/27/14 5:20am 5/27/14 5:20am

Bring Your Dog On A Quest To Save The World

Ashen Rift isn't about surviving a mysterious apocalypse. It's about what the hell you do with yourself ten years after you've survived. » 3/27/14 12:30pm 3/27/14 12:30pm

Help A Robot Find Love By Fighting Through Colorful Dungeons

Heart&Slash is about a robot finding its place in a harsh world. With swords. And guns. And fists. And interchangeable heads. There's also love to be found. » 3/07/14 7:30pm 3/07/14 7:30pm

One Finger Death Punch Is The Most Violent 'Rhythm' Game I've Played

One of the very first games I ever made a video for at Kotaku, One Finger Death Punch is a really simple, fun game that plays similar to a rhythm game, but replaces musical notes with deadly ninjas. It just got greenlit and it's on sale for 20% off! » 3/04/14 7:15pm 3/04/14 7:15pm

Someone Made A New Portal 2 Campaign... Without Portals

I was poking around for interesting Portal 2 maps to play, and instead found an entire mod that replaces the portal gun with a gun that shoots the blue and orange gel from Portal 2. Even better, it has an entire storyline with a new character. » 2/07/14 5:00pm 2/07/14 5:00pm

100 More Games in Steam's Immediate Future, Including Space Minecraft

Well, if you wanna get technical, it's not really space Minecraft. It's more of a sci-fi sandbox RPG thing. But it's pretty darn close. » 12/05/13 6:40am 12/05/13 6:40am

Retro Platformer + Creative Community = Something Magical

What you see above is just one of the many amazing creations the community of Below Kryll, a free metroidvania platformer, has come up with—and you might be surprised to learn that behind all the pixel art, there is a quite addictive game. » 12/03/13 5:30am 12/03/13 5:30am

130+ Games In Two Weeks? Time to Slow Down, Steam

The Steam community is certainly a productive bunch. In total, the last two weeks gave us one-hundred and thirty seven new Greenlight titles to look forward to. That's... rather impressive. Of course, this means there's a whole bunch of platformers, horror games, and RPGs for us to check out, so let's get started! » 10/30/13 5:30am 10/30/13 5:30am

Legendary Arcade Shooter Ikaruga Is Getting A PC Version

After the vertical shoot-em-up's arcade debut in 2001, it was ported over to several home consoles: the GameCube, the Dreamcast, and even the Xbox 360 via the Live Arcade. Heck, there was even an Android port released this January. Now, it's the PC's turn. » 10/04/13 6:20am 10/04/13 6:20am

Oh Look, It's Raining Steam Games Again

It's been a productive three weeks for Steam's Greenlight—not as preposterously productive as last time, but still, quite productive. This time, we have 57 freshly community-approved titles to examine, which should all hopefully arrive on Steam sometimes in the near future. Let's dig in, shall we? » 10/03/13 7:40am 10/03/13 7:40am