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HUSK [Online Game Code]

buy now $6.79 Husk is a down-to-earth survival-horror, about harm, pain and seeking forgiveness in Shivercliff, a town abandoned for unknown reasons. A tribute to classical thrillers like Silent Hill or Twin Peaks. It’s 1995, you’re Matthew Palmer and you’ve just woken up after a train crash. There’s nobody around you. Especially, there’s no trace of your wife and daughter. …

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Gamasutra: Simon Carless’s Blog – Video Game Deep Cuts: You Don’t Know Jack Bandicoot

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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Video: Smashing stereotypes to write better, richer games

What’s the best way to improve your game by incorporating a diverse, interesting cast of characters? At GDC 2017 game dev Shawn Alexander Allen drew on his experiences both within a big-budget studio (Rockstar Games) and as an independent developer to lay out some concrete examples of how games are often filled with two-dimensional, homogenized characters — and how game creators can craft better, more …

Choose Your Words Wisely In The Ever-Changing Story Of Ash Of Gods

Few games can claim that the choices made in dialogue truly warp the story to fit that choice. It’s a challenge to have so many branching stories with so many choices, but Ash of Gods is looking to try it, claiming to offer choices that could lead to party member’s deaths – even the leader. In this turn-based RPG, danger …

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Kingdom Wars 2: Battles [Online Game Code]

buy now $5.59 Kingdom Wars 2: Battles brings a fresh perspective on the fantasy real-time Strategy genre, combining the best of Zombie survival and long term crafting with complex fast-paced city-building and skirmish siege combat. All in a beautifully, yet gory game world where players fight across the epic battlefields in multiplayer skirmish and coop with thousands of other players. …

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Video: The story of Cave Story, as told by its creator

“Let the player enjoy the game — if he enjoys the game he will be playing the game, and that’s the time he wants to know the story. Start with the game, not with the story.” – Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, speaking about the creation of Cave Story at GDC 2011. Cave Story creator Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya spoke frankly about his …

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What it’s like to follow your hit indie game (2M+ sold!) with a 6K sales ‘bomb’

“This is not news. The so-called ‘Indie Apocalypse’ has been a thing for a while.” – Mark Morris of Introversion, speaking about the disappointing launch of the studio’s latest game. UK-based Introversion Software published a video on YouTube today which includes some very upfront chatter about how well the launch of the studio’s latest game, Scanner Sombre, has gone. Notably, it doesn’t …

Screenshot Saturday Highlights – June 17th, 2017

After a short break last week, Screenshot Saturday Highlights are back with sci-fi worlds, a puzzle-solving duo, intense multiplayer combat, and more. ValfarisSteel Mantis | PC | 2018From the creators of Slain, Valfaris takes that game’s vibrant pixel art style and brings it into the future, dropping your heavily armed warrior into a sci-fi action platformer filled with environments to …

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Rogue Stormers [Online Game Code]

buy now $3.99 An action packed platform shooter mashed-up with roguelike and RPG elements, crazy 3D graphics and co-op multiplayer for one to 4 players. “Delve deep into the oil rig city of Ravensdale. A medieval metropolis that went bonkers after the people discovered goop – a raw fluid that provided energy, skin cream, bread spread and powered diesel engines. …

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With Sony’s indie support in question, developers at E3 weigh in

At this year’s E3, without new hardware to announce and facing off against Microsoft’s aggressive Xbox One X pitch, Sony positioned itself as being all about the games, with a media briefing that consisted of little more than a succession of trailers, and no particular emphasis outside of a section taken to show upcoming games coming specifically for PlayStation VR. …