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.
I like golf video games but detest the actual sport of golf. And so here I am, very excited to see a game catering specifically to this set of interests.
Persona games are known for their incredible art direction, but the main series, SMT, is equally if not more striking. Where Persona games are optimistic and bubbly, the main SMT games often depict apocalypses that are stark, surreal, and contemplative. Until now, I’d never played another game that came close to…
During a livestream today, indie publisher Tinybuild announced six more games that will be heading to Switch later this year.
I downloaded and played Indecision on a whim. The unassuming pixel art and straightforward presentation didn’t prepare me for all of the weird little platforming vignettes inside. It only took a few seconds for me to fall completely in love with it.
This is Ancient Cities, an upcoming PC city-building game that has you taking charge of a stone age tribe and guiding them through to the classical era.
Streets of Red is a retro beat ‘em up headed to PS4 and Switch on February 27. There are a lot of side-scrolling brawlers that aim to capture the original arcade experience, but Streets of Red really commits by not allowing you any continues or saves. When you die, it’s game over and you have to start all over.
The team behind The Ship: Remastered, a remake of a very good 2006 game about walking around a party and murdering people, are back with a new game called Murderous Pursuits. It’s basically the same deal as The Ship, except this time it’s set on a steampunk airship.
The Red Strings Club starts, and ends, with a character falling out of a high-rise window. There’s no indication that you could do anything to stop this from happening, or even that you’re supposed to. The game is more interested in how you get to that point—and the web of lies, manipulation, and tough choices you…
Vane is an exploration game where you play as a young kid that sometimes transforms into a bird. The trailers released since it was revealed in 2014 have each been beautiful, moody cinematic shorts unto themselves. It was supposed to be released last year, but wasn’t. And it might not come out this year, either, said…
Last night, playing the new indie game Nantucket, I kept yelling, “No one kills Jerry!”
Hell is a game about cooking eggs. Drop an egg into the pan and watch it sizzle before cracking another egg. But be careful: one wrong move will send you down a road full of demons, pirated DVDs, a Ruger pistol, and the devil himself. It’s bizarre, and it’s this week’s indie pick.
Tangram Games have released a new title for the Game Boy called Tobu Tobu Girl. You can download it and play it on your PC via an emulator or, if you’d prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, you can buy a boxed copy that includes a copy on cartridge.
Crawl is a delightful and creepy local multiplayer game where the players are monsters who take turns killing off another player, the sole human. And on December 19th, it’s coming to the Switch!
AER Memories of Old is a game of two halves. One, clearly inspired by Zelda, is about dungeons, puzzles and platforming. It’s fine, but it’s the other half—where the player is able to transform into a bird and fly around a massive map—that I want to talk about.