If abandoned ‘90s Angelfire sites met a Tamagotchi inside surrealist PlayStation title LSD, it would look like upcoming game Hypnospace Outlaw. In the PC, Mac and Linux title, currently raising funds on Kickstarter, you are an internet police officer “cruising the Hypnospace Highway.” Its developer, Jay Tholen, also…
Since developers Intelligent Systems are too busy these days on Fire Emblem (and other stuff) to make any more of their brilliant Advance Wars games, a team of Japanese developers have decided to do their work for them, announcing a new PC title that is Advance Wars in everything but name.
Womanhood can be a contortion act. Prospering is often a matter of stretching, compressing and jaggedly code-switching like artists’ jointed wood mannequins—the kind girls buy in middle school when a Cosmopolitan quiz augurs the life of a painter. Perfect Woman, a Kinect game released last Wednesday, is about those…
Ascend is what happens when a small team plays Titanfall, likes what they see then decide to go and (try) make something better.
Diaries of A Spaceport Janitor came out last Friday, so you can now relish the futility of late space-capitalism in all of its bright, low-poly glory.
The logo, the guitars, the call-outs, the shotguns, the gibs...DUSK is the 90s not as they were, but as our trigger finger remembers them.
There are a lot of games that let you play as Indiana Jones. The Curious Expedition would rather you play as Allan Quatermain.
Perhaps fittingly for a game littered with half-eaten human corpses, The Final Station is a game full of half-finished ideas.
Vidar is billed as an “RPG puzzler where everyone dies,” and yet, developer Dean Razavi is often asked whether that’s true. “I put it on a banner,” Razavi told me in Kotaku’s New York offices. “I don’t know what more you want from me.”
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.…