Death Road to Canada, a zombie-themed road trip game, has had its console release delayed following the van attack in Toronto yesterday that left 10 dead and 15 injured. Originally due out on April 25, the game’s publisher says “it would be deeply inappropriate to launch the game at such a time”, and that they are…
BEACON is a “science fiction-themed action roguelite that plays like a top-down shooter.” The game involves running around an alien world collecting DNA from everything you kill. When you inevitably die, you’re able to splice that DNA into your own, inheriting some of the skills and traits of your foes.
2016's This is the Police was a bit of a mess, but its upcoming sequel—due later this year—looks interesting, if only for the drastic genre switch: instead of remotely sending cops out to incidents and having them return automatically, you now control them on a tactical “battlefield”.
Marie’s Room is set mostly in one room. It goes along like a stage play. Through objects and memories, you slowly unravel the story of two girls and a friendship gone wrong. And you have to do it all in one sitting.
There are a lot of ways to create a spiritual successor to Nintendo’s classic boxing game Punch-Out!! But Pato Box, with its black-and-white noir look, mechanic-laden bosses, and half-mallard protagonist might be one of the more unique ones out there.
Due Process is an upcoming co-operative tactical shooter for the PC (think: SWAT) that lets players collaborate on a planning screen before the action kicks off, and which has procedurally-generated stages.
We all have weird dreams, but have you ever had a dream about a naked fella who’s looking for a golden hot dog in a dreamlike world? Well then you might enjoy Hot Dog Dreamer.
Earlier this week, Chasm, the years-in-development action-adventure platformer inspired by games like Super Castlevania IV, finally got a release window of summer 2018. Below got similar news last month when its developers announced that the long-awaited roguelike would be out before the end of the year. It’s been a…
Long Gone Days is an RPG (still in Early Access) set in a modern-day war, and is as much about the relationships you form with your colleagues as it is the actual combat.
Once the red-headed stepchild of the Nintendo family, indie games have now established themselves as one of the main reasons to pick up a Switch. At the forefront of Nintendo’s efforts to shore up indie support on its platforms is Damon Baker, Nintendo’s senior manager of publisher and developer relations.
Bad North is described as “a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite”. That’s enough to get my attention. It’s coming to Switch first in the Summer, then Xbox One, PS4, PC and mobile a bit later.
The Switch is getting Lumines? We’re so doomed. Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s rhythm puzzle game is coming to the Switch this spring as Lumines Remastered. We’ll be Shinin’ like it’s the 2005 PSP launch. Update: It’ll also be out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Look for it in May.
3D Realms—yes, they’re still around—just quietly released a new shooter called Ion Maiden. It’s notable because unlike a load of modern games that are built to look like they’re using old tech, it actually is: it’s built on the Build Engine, which ran everything from Duke Nukem 3D to Shadow Warrior.
Visionary Twin Peaks director David Lynch is a man of many talents, and now teaching typing is one of them, thanks to indie developers Hyacinth Nil and Luke Palmer.
Deadbolt strips stealth down to the essentials and I can’t stop playing it.
Foundation is a cute “organic city-building simulation” set in medieval Europe. It’s currently up on Kickstarter.
Descenders is a game about riding a bike. It’s also the closest I’ve come to playing a Tony Hawk game since, well, there were good Tony Hawk games to play.
Every year, BarSK in Melbourne holds a special event. It’s a game jam that runs for over half a day, from the morning to just past midnight. And when the clock hits 12.30am, something special happens. Everything that everyone has worked on, images, assets, source code: it all gets deleted, never to return.
I Am The Hero is a pixel-art beat ‘em up coming to PS4 and Switch sometime in 2018. Previously on PC, the game has a Dragon Ball Z-ish combat style that helps distinguish it from all the other retro pixel-art games bathed in nostalgia currently out there.