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The Sims 3: Showtime – PC/Mac

buy now $12.18 Live the rags to riches story with your Sims while being connected to your friends! Experience the rise to stardom as your Sim performs on stage from one venue to the next. And for the first time, The Sims 3 Showtime introduces social features, including Passport, an all-new feature that lets you send your Sims to a …

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Watch Double Fine devs work out how to make Psychonauts work in VR

“We also saw how hard a simple puzzle is…in VR, it amps up the difficulty of anything. So we realized we were going to have to design puzzles that were more forgiving of the confusion of VR.” – Double Fine chief Tim Schafer, speaking about the studio’s entry into VR game development. Double Fine Productions debuted a new game this week: Psychonauts …

Trailer Roundup – February 22, 2017

Today’s Trailer Roundup features candy-colored dance-offs, fwooshy flying action, open-world pinball, and some rather silly caveman antics. Sky RogueWindows, OSX, Linux | $9.99 | Available now (Early Access) From developer Fractal Phase: “A simple, fwooshy, intense arcade flight simulator. Blow things up over land, sea, and air, on an infinite number of procedurally-generated islands.” Alto’s OdysseyPlatforms TBA | $TBA | …

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Ghostscape 3D [Download]

buy now $0.00 Ghostscape 3D is my latest 3D Point & Click horror adventure game best played in the dark with headphones on late at night!! Set in an old haunted house this game contains mature content, bloody graphics, scary moments and a very creepy atmosphere, it also saves your progress as you play!! Don’t be too afraid… Version 1.1 …

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Road to the IGF: David Kanaga’s Oiκοςpiel, Book I

This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here. Oiκοςpiel, Book I is an opera in five acts, taking the player on a surreal journey of music, canine programmers, bear assassinations, unions, and a relationship between player and game world, breathing life into it through the manipulation of objects and sending their …

Finish A Novel By Helping A Cult In Bucket Detective

You’re kind of a terrible writer in Bucket Detective, and on the advice of a friend, you go to a strange address, following the steps laid out there to receive your divine inspiration. Is finishing your crummy book worth helping out a strange cult, though? Bucket Detective offers a handful of different routes through its first-person environments. Depending on which …

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Gamasutra: David D’Angelo’s Blog – Breaking the NES for Shovel Knight

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.   Shovel Knight is a game that embraces the look of NES classics, but has some major differences when examined closely. When setting out to develop the game’s aesthetic …

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Pony Island [Online Game Code]

buy now $4.99 Pony Island is a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself. The devil detests having his puzzles solved and poor programming exposed; you will need to think outside the box to proceed and you will be insulted when you do. In Pony …

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Gamasutra – Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Schadenfreude

The 2017 Game Developer’s Conference will feature an exhibition called Alt.Ctrl.GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Gamasutra will be talking to the developers of each of the games that have been selected for the showcase. You can find all of the interviews here. Schadenfreude takes the experience of being trapped in an elevator where someone keeps hitting the wrong buttons, …