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Faithfully updating the art of a classic in Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Once you’ve read this article, be sure to check out Gamasutra’s video interview with the creator’s of the remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Ben Fiquet spent a great deal of time playing the 1989 Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap as a child, wandering around its wondrous worlds. The game made a strong impression on him. These feelings would well up …

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SUPERHOT [Online Game Code]

buy now $24.99 Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. With its unique, stylized …

Pixel Sand Lets You Become The Mad Scientist You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Pixel Sand puts the power in the player’s hands by allowing them to mix elements to create powerful concoctions – all the way to a nuclear bomb. You can use these powers in the campaign mode to help the hero, Vurhne, remove obstacles and obtain ultimate power for “no good reason at all”. Pixel Sand features an 8 chapter campaign …

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Video: Game design lessons you can learn from studying escape rooms

“Escape the room” games, immersive theater like Sleep No More, puzzle hunts, and other playful and engaging real-world experiences are hot right now — and game developers of all stripes can learn some interesting things from studying how they’re designed.  At GDC 2017, experienced escape room designer Laura E. Hall explained the design fundamentals and structures necessary for creating real-world experiences that offer not …

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Gamasutra: Simon Carless’s Blog – Video Game Deep Cuts: That Cute TOSE Burnout

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.   [Video Game Deep Cuts is a weekly newsletter from curator/video game industry veteran Simon Carless, rounding up the best longread & standout articles & videos about games, every weekend. This week’s …

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The Basement Collection + Indie Game The Movie (PC) (UK)

buy now $1.99 The Basement Collection includes: Aether – (an exploration adventure game) Time Fcuk – (a dark puzzle game) Spewer – (a physics based platformer) Meat Boy – (the super meat boy prototype) Grey Matter – (an anti shooter) Coil – (an experimental game) Triachnid – (a physics based spider sim) The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games …

Screenshot Saturday Highlights – April 29th, 2017

Eldritch woods, alien plains, shadowy streets, and more are your stops along the journey through this collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights. Crimson HillsLoaded Games | PCSet in the haunted lands of castle Baskerville, Crimson Hills puts you in the shoes of a brave detective solving puzzles, evading lurking horrors, and uncovering Lovecraftian mysteries in this first person adventure. In The …