Aven Colony is a city-building game set in space, as you land on an alien planet and have to start a settlement from scratch. It’ll be out on PC...sometime in the future.
My optimism about Alone With You, released yesterday, glided on high-soaring generic expectations set by recent retro-styled adventures like Read Only Memories and VA-11 HALL-A: excellent interactive fiction with minimal gameplay. With knockouts like those, under-appreciated genres draw in wider audiences, as I was…
In Cat President: A More Purrfect Union, an actual PC video game people can buy for nine dollars, an unemployed grocery store clerk guides the fate of the nation by choosing to act as campaign manager for one of six cat pictures. Vote Dr. Nom-Noms.
Not every game delay is down to release scheduling or technical mishaps. Sometimes, an Act of God is to blame.
We first played an early build of Okhlos all the way back in January 2014. It’s now out, and I’ve been playing the finished article.
Perspective-shifting platformer Fez came out all the way back in 2012. It was first announced in 2007. Last week, a patch was released for it that brings nearly a decade’s worth of development on the title to a close.
Inversus is a simple black and white strategy shooter that pits players against each other in an ever-changing battle for territory and survival. As minimalist competitive shooters go, it’s pretty much perfect.
“Dunno if I’m out of the loop, but what the hell is this?” Crypt of the NecroDancer player RireMakar asked on Reddit last May. In the main folder of the game’s SteamApp root directory, the data-miner unearthed a cryptic sigil, an iris embedded in the palm of a hand, which he posted online. A few hours later, Josh R.…
This is Orwell, an upcoming PC game that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother, spying on your unsuspecting populace. For their own good, of course.
Do you miss The Settlers? Northgard looks to be scratching a very similar itch. It’s coming to PC later this year.
Dwarf Fortress is ten years old today. Happy birthday! To celebrate, here’s a list of the best patch notes, like “Fixed bug with mules shitting luggage”.
Strike Vector was a cool PC shooter/flight game that really needed some singleplayer to round off the experience. Which is exactly what’s been added to the game’s console release. It’s out on PS4 on August 30.
A smart exploration of the legality of police action—in America especially-would have been a timely thing for a video game to manage in 2016. It’s a shame, then, that This is the Police is anything but.
EA’s FIFA series used to do indoor and street soccer. It doesn’t anymore, so into that void comes indie effort Metris Soccer, which is out on PC on August 24.
Just announced for an August 16 release on PlayStation 4 and PC, Inversus is a unique multiplayer shooter from Ryan Juckett, the former lead sandbox engineer on Destiny. Players shoot bullets that fill in the area the enemy team can move, and vice versa. It’s ridiculously fun. See more here.
Chime Sharp, the sequel to one of my favourite old XBLA games, is now out on Steam. It’s got music by Kavinsky and Chvrches, and is rather good if you’re into games like Lumines.
Satellite Reign, a very good video game (especially if you like Syndicate) just got even better with the addition of co-op for the game’s campaign. It’s a free update, and it works both online and via LAN.
New Steam release Anarcute is a game about smashing up cities and putting the boot into a dystopian future security force. It is Katamari Damacy vs Jet Set Radio, only with violence, and it’s one of the nicest surprises I’ve played this year.