​A Little Bit of Sonic, Some Super Meat Boy and a Lot of Difficulty

Video game movement's the best, isn't it? Jumping higher than possible in reality, dodging, rolling and sprinting with impossible smoothness across precise vectors… it's no wonder you get limitations like a double jump or short dash distances. Fenix Rage takes those strictures away, giving you infinite dash and… » 4/17/14 3:00pm 4/17/14 3:00pm

​What It Looks Like to Play a Four-Dimensional Game

Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategize in ways that are similar to what you've done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure's… » 4/16/14 4:00pm 4/16/14 4:00pm

​Best Game About Being a Spider Gets a Sequel with a Real-World Twist

Five years ago, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor became an instant classic in the iPhone games library. The moody, wordless experience turned players into multi-legged predators wending their way into creepy environments and a foreboding meta-story. That game's sequel won't just be debuting on iOS; it'll be on… » 4/13/14 5:00pm 4/13/14 5:00pm

You're the One Writing the Story in This Weird, Beautiful Sci-Fi Game

Usually, games that happen beyond Earth's atmosphere take you to planets teeming with life. Meeting creatures with tentacles where hair or hands should be or with strangely angled mandibles isn't uncommon in sci-fi games. But, none of that happens in Elegy for Dead World, which we got a chance to see at PAX East this… » 4/13/14 3:00pm 4/13/14 3:00pm