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Eisenwald: Blood of November [Online Game Code]

buy now $4.49 The duke is dead. Without an heir it falls upon the council to decide who will become the new duke. Amidst the upheaval two powerful clans vie for the crown: Eisig and Horn. But they are not alone for some lesser clans have dared to declare their own bid for the throne. The cards are dealt and …

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Devs share tips on using Discord to build a pre-release community

Nearly nine million people log in every day to the text/voice chat service Discord, and the bulk of the 45 million total registered users are there to discuss games. An increasing number of developers are creating their own Discords, which they’re able to use to build an audience, garner feedback, and form bonds with fans. Some studios have found a way …

Everything Is Going To Be OK

“Humor is a way of disempowering terrible things (or people). If you can see the ridiculousness in the abuser, abuse, or bad situation, then right away this loses the power it had over you. It can’t control you if you just can’t take it seriously.” Nathalie Lawhead’s Everything is going to be OK explores dark, horrible life events through a …

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Game Design Deep Dive: Visualizing Cryptark’s 2D sci-fi world

Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in order to show how seemingly simple, fundamental design decisions aren’t really that simple at all. Check out earlier installments, including creating tension in Card Thief, achieving seamless branching in Watch Dogs 2’s Invasion of Privacy missions, and creating the intricate level design of Dishonored …

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Awe [Online Game Code]

buy now $0.49 Awe is a god-game about expressing one’s creativity by shaping and building planets’ ecosystems in a tranquil, relaxing ambiance accompanied by exquisite, minimalist lowpoly 3D art and atmospheric music.A constant sense of progression and discoveries will maintain the player’s interest throughout puzzle-like levels, leading him to eventually understand his place and purpose as a god in this …

A Tale Of Witches Brings Puzzles, Adventure, And Basque Folklore

Sorgina: A Tale of Witches is a game of a young witch using her magical powers against an evil force in her kingdom, doing so by solving puzzles on this charming, cute adventure game. Not only will you exercise your minds while helping out her people, you’ll also learn a little bit about Basque Country, its real world places, and …

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Mario + Rabbids, Wolfenstein II among 2017 E3 Game Critics Awards noms

With another Electronic Entertainment Expo in the books, the folks behind the Game Critics Awards have announced the nominations for their annual E3 honors. For devs, these awards (voted on by 38 judges) offer interesting perspective on which games showed well at E3.  This year Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom, Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and MachineGames’ Wolfenstein II: The …

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Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure [Online Game Code]

buy now $3.99 Stikbold! is a single and local multiplayer dodgeball game heavily inspired by the 70’s and its athletes. This is a salute to the heroic sportsmanship of the era, a time when tacky was cool and there was no such thing as bad style. Follow the story of world famous Stikbold athletes Björn and Jerome, team up with …

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Experiencing a protagonist’s personal hell in The Town of Light

Playing The Town of Light while drinking wine was a mistake. It’s not that the game, released earlier this year by LKA, is especially gory. The knife it slips into you is a slow, subtle thing, and by the time you realize it’s turning you’re far too deep into the experience to do anything about it. The game turns your …

Happiness Is The Key To Village Prosperity (And Keeping It Not On Fire) In Community Inc

A happy community is a productive one, and Community Inc takes that to heart. In this village-building simulator, you will be charged with making sure that your community is thriving in both happiness and profits. By fostering better relationships and taking care of your workers, you’re sure to turn a healthy profit in Community Inc. Just mind your townsfolk’s fire-setting …