Following up on the success of Norse mythology action RPG Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games goes back to the drawing board with Sundered, a replayable Metroidvania heavily inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
Devil Daggers has released a new update. The insanely difficult shooter now boasts new enemies, Linux support, and amazing top down replays.
Last week, Kotaku reported on No Mario’s Sky, a procedural game where you could make the plumber leap in a spaceship and explore different worlds. Two days ago, the team received a copyright takedown notice. Undeterred, they rebranded their game and pressed forward.
Made for Ludum Dare 36, No Mario’s Sky is the Last Mario You Will Ever Need™. Okay, that may be an exaggeration but it is full of mushrooms, coins, goombas, rocket ships, and more!
There are no monsters in Near Death, a new video game about escaping an otherwise abandoned, wrecked and unbearably cold Antarctic research station. There are no bad guys at all. There is just the menace of weather: sub-zero temperatures that make it fatal to be outside for more than a couple of minutes, howling winds…
All the way back in 2010, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony after the ability to run Linux on the PS3 was removed. Last week, after six years of haggling, the company agreed to pay up.
Warner Bros. has announced the Mac and Linux versions of Batman: Arkham Knight have been cancelled. If you bought a copy, the company said you should request a refund from Steam. This never seems to end, does it?
The Talos Principle, Croteam’s philosophical puzzler about artificial intelligence, the existence of God, and moving laser beams around in ancient-seeming spaces to open force fields, was one of my top three games of last year. OK, it was exactly No. 3, if you must know, followed in ascending order by South Park: The…
For about the last seven years, Grant Kirkhope has been trying to convince people in the gaming industry that it’s time to make a game similar to 1998’s Banjo-Kazooie, one of the great 3D platformers of the Nintendo 64 era. Says Kirkhope: “I was told: ‘Grant, you’re talking nonsense. No one wants this game.…
If you are so into the Arkham games that you are going to be wounded by learning anything at all about Batman: Arkham Knight—what characters may or may not be in it, for example—please don’t read this review. Go play the game! You will like it, mostly. The spoilers in this review are minor, in my view, but they are…
Well there’s an odd turnabout. LEGO Minifigures Online, Funcom’s kid-friendly LEGO Diablo, has finished up its run as a free-to-play game and is relaunching June 29 as a paid experience for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.
In which an out-of-shape action figure hero from the ‘90s uses his ass to get ahead.
Steam on Linux users, beware! Your hard drive(s) could be in grave danger.
Since the beginning of September, Dota 2's servers have been invaded by characters called Techies—for better and for worse.
Game recommendation.... The Nightmare Cooperative is a stylish, simple-to-control, difficult game that has you moving up to four heroes in unison through randomized dungeons, collecting loot, fighting monsters, dying plenty.
The above video will not help you in real, three-dimensional life. But it should help you understand how you'd be able to move if you could sidestep your way into a fourth spatial dimension—sort of like what might happen if a character in a 2D cartoon leapt into our 3D world.
Standing out in a crowded sea of retro-style indie games is no easy task, but 16-bit RPG Elysian Shadows caught my attention recently for what it's promising to do differently.