There are songs about death. There are movies about death, books about death, games about death. And yet, the $20 billion industry surrounding how we handle our dead is often invisible. It’s an industry that exists deep in funeral home basements or cramped offices, one that people only talk about reluctantly and in…
Indie games are selling phenomenally on the Switch’s eShop—better even than Nintendo’s games.
The Chinese Room released the ambient exploration game Dear Esther in 2012. Five years and several games later, co-founder Dan Pinchbeck says the studio will be pausing operations for the time being.
In case you needed any more convincing that the Nintendo Switch is the Field of Dreams of gaming consoles, the Danish studio revealed earlier today that Inside will be coming to the hybrid sometime in the future.
In Mushroom Heroes, I’m looking at a fast-moving platform over a bed of spikes. Timing my jump is one thing, but figuring out which character should jump first is another. There could be a monster on the other side of the ledge, and there’s only one person who uses arrows. There might be blocks to push around,…
Copyright, free speech, and entertainment lawyers have mixed opinions on the legality of game developer Campo Santo’s decision to fight hate speech with a copyright strike after reaching a breaking point with YouTube celebrity Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg.
Game developer Sean Vanaman announced on social media today that Campo Santo, the studio behind the indie game Firewatch, will be filing a takedown against Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg on YouTube over footage featuring their latest game, as well any future releases. This came hours after widely circulated footage…
Scan lines and VHS winding noises greet you when you boot up Morph Girl. Inspired by Japanese horror and games like Firewatch, Morph Girl is a very interesting indie FMV game.
2013 was a trying year. That August, two months after losing my job, death took my favorite uncle. Weeks later on Labor day, it came for my mild-mannered orange tabby. I think about mortality often, more so as my parents grow older. Given these thoughts, playing Last Day of June was more difficult than I anticipated.
The Allied bombing campaigns during the Second World War were devastatingly serious business, but Bomber Crew is trying to chip that grimness away in favour of a more Cannon Fodder-y approach to destroying cities.
Crypt of the Necrodancer developer Brace Yourself Games just announced its upcoming title, Industries of Titan. And it’s very different from what we’ve come to know the studio for.
Here’s a new trailer for Iron Harvest, the upcoming RTS based in the same universe as 2016's very good board game Scythe.
Sci-fi adventure game Original Journey entices with its hand-drawn pencil art of alien mutant egg creatures. And luckily, they feel as good to bombard with cannons as they do to look at.
Lona: Realm of Colors is an adventure game in development from a small team based in Sweden. There’s a strong Miyazaki vibe running through the game’s art style, and it looks cool as hell.
Have you ever watched Jaws, saw the shark, and thought it was kinda hot? Well you’re in luck, because now you can live out your aquatic apex predator lovin’ dreams in Shark Dating Simulator XL. Be warned— it is definitely NSFW.
Antihero, released on PC earlier this month, is a game about managing a grimy, Victorian thieves guild. Which involves all the expected daily chores, like murdering street thugs, bribing church officials and sending little homeless kids off to occupy banks.
It isn’t quite the mountain bike game I’ve long been asking for, but Descenders might be a start. The stages are procedurally generated, which is neat. It’s coming for the PC.
Kingdoms and Castles isn’t the most challenging or complex city-building game I’ve ever seen, but it is one of the best to just pick up and start playing.
Dan Marshall set out to make a game based off a single tweet, where he admitted to having very little knowledge of how soccer is played and, frankly, not caring to learn. The result of that exercise is Behold The Kickmen (on Steam for $4), an irreverent caricature of soccer that somehow makes the full loop around to…