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Adaeus: Rogue Planet — Tread Carefully

In Adaeus: Rogue Planet — a 2D sci-fi Metroidvania roguelike platformer developed by OMGWTF Games — you’ll have to hack, slash, and shoot your way to survive on a deadly planet. Use Nanites and Credits to modify your suit and upgrade your equipment to...

Totem Forge: Beat Golems into Submission!

Novy enjoyed working with Russian developer Alexander Samarin of Exaltrix, who has a knack for creating compelling, deceptively simple gameplay. In addition to helping Alexander polish Totem Forge — an atmospheric puzzle game with high-end music and art —...

Rockin’ Out at Fan Fest 2016

With so many huge gaming events held each year, it’s often easy to forget that even a single game’s following can be equally—if not more—ravenous. Outside of the world’s PAXes and E3s and Gamescoms, we have Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, the alliterative mouthful of...

Atomic Space Command: Space Supremacy

Combat, strategy, and space sim rolled into one? No, You Shut Up! Games’ fantastic multi-crew co-op/competitive spaceship-themed combat game, Atomic Space Command, mashes up spaceship combat with strategy and simulation — producing a fine blend of awesome...

SIEGE 2016: SIEGE is Back in Town

The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Games Expo (SIEGE) returned for its ten year anniversary this year and from what Blane and Erich tell us, it was one to remember. Blane and Erich are both executive board members of the International Game Developers...

TwitchCon 2016: Into the Wild Purple Yonder

TwitchCon is one of the most interesting aspects of the gaming industry to arise. Now in its second year (or third, depending on who you ask), the gaming event revolving around the online streaming service made its way from the Moscone Center in San Francisco to...

GaymerX 2016: A Convention for Everyone

This was only my second time attending GaymerX but it continues to be one of my favorite gaming convention experiences because of what a diverse and welcoming environment it boasts. The hotel lobby posed as a spacious and colorful go between the upper floors where the...

XPO Game Festival 2016: Tales from the Heartland

Blane and Kyle went to the inaugural XPO Game Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma last weekend, being the first-ever game festival of its kind in the midwest, things were bound to get interesting. Blane: This was the first time I had ever been to that part of the country and...

Castles: Don’t Stop Building

Ever had an urge to help construct the eighth wonder of the world? That’s the thinking behind Castles — a charming Match-three puzzle game developed by WhootGames and published by BadLand Games. King Harold has tasked you with the role of bringing glory to...

Two or More: Have Your Moment of Zen

When life stress gets in the way, sometimes it’s nice to just kick back and enjoy a simple puzzle game — and it turns out that the deceptively simple Two or More is the perfect way to de-stress. From China’s Idea Creator, Two or More is a Zen-like...

Office Freakout: Anger Management

Imagine getting unfairly fired from a job after decades of faithful service. The bigwigs up in corporate gave you no notice and just fired you right on the spot. What do you do? In Hollow Robot’s Office Freakout, play as disgruntled office worker Philbert and...

Tower Rumble: It’s Good to Be King!

Fancy controlling a powerful wizard keen on facing heavily armed enemies while an ancient evil lurks in the shadows? This is the premise behind Tower Rumble — a mobile puzzle game with MOBA, tower defense, and Match-3 elements. Developed by Neo-Realms...

Dragon Con 2016 Strikes Back: 30 Years of Awesome

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. There’s no convention like Dragon Con. Is it a video game convention? No. So what is it? It’s geek/nerd fan convention that happens every year in Atlanta Labor Day weekend. While that may sound very “standard” for a...

PAX West 2016: Indie Scene … Evolved

With the ever-expanding nature of Penny Arcade Expo events, PAX Prime has officially become PAX West to coincide with its directional brethren in PAX East and South. The inaugural PAX West, the event now in its 12th year, felt somewhat smaller and more intimate than...

Zenith: From Heroes to Zeroes

Argus, a thirty-something wizard, is tired of young, angsty, self-centered teens who want to try to “save the world”. He doesn’t like dealing with them, yet in order to finally settle down into a boring, predictable life, of retirement he’s going to have to show them...

Isoland: It’s a Trap!

Before we even had a chance to play atmospheric point-and-click puzzle adventure, Isoland, we were already captivated by the trailer — which shows off the game’s unique art style and eerie mood. Here’s the setup: You’re a researcher who has...