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NOW PLAYING: Familiar Strangers [Download]

buy now $6.99 On Thanksgiving the Worthington family unloads baggage in spades in this award-winning independent film-cum-game from Barry Sisson, producer of The Station Agent.  Unlock the ENTIRE theatrical-length film starring Shawn Hatosy (The Cooler), DJ Qualls (Road Trip), Cameron Richardson (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Ann Dowd (Garden State), Tom Bower (The Hills have Eyes), Nikki Reed (Twilight) and Georgia …

Gamasutra:Lars’s Blog -Results from Steam Developer’s

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutras community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.   Over the past few months I’ve been conducting a survey of registered Steam developers to get their opinions about how they really feel about Valve, called Operation Tell …

Never Stop Hacking, Slashing, And Hopping In Knight Terrors

Knight Terrors‘s heroic knight armor has no time for your faffing about, keeping up constant forward momentum as it tries to cut down every demon, skeleton, zombie, and horror in its path down a seemingly-endless haunted road. Knight Terrors is a procedurally-generated endless runner, keeping players rushing forward into an infinite stream of new traps and monsters. Foes require a …

Itch.io adds support for distributing games

If you’re a dev with an interest in either Patreon or Itch.io, you should know that the latter is gaining a new feature (inside the “Distribute” tab of the Itch.io dashboard) that allows for devs to distribute their work directly to Patreon backers. Notably, this should streamline the work of providing games, game dev tools, or other creations to Patreon supporters, and give devs who use …

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OXENFREE – Game + Soundtrack [Online Game Code]

buy now $24.99 “What “Stranger Things” was to Netflix, “Oxenfree” was to the video game world.” – LA TIMES This product includes the main game and the soundtrack DLC. Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an …

How watching people play Dead Cells

“I wasn’t thinking as a player but more like a designer. It’s difficult to get rid of the idea of the way we want it to be played, and the efficient way is usually the opposite.” – Motion Twin’s Sébastien Bénard reflects on how designers and players approach situations differently Dead Cells went through a number of changes before launching into …

Video: How replays helped Poly Bridge

Dry Cactus’ Poly Bridge, a physics-based bridge-building game that emphasizes player creativity, was a surprise hit on social media thanks to carefully planned sharing features in-game and key design choices.  At GDC 2016, developer Patrick Corrieri gave a talk on how that happened — and what fellow devs can learn from his experience. According to Corrieri, a lot of it stems …

VR Horror Game Organ Quarter Casts Players Out Into A Grotesque, Disease-Ridden City

Players will get to feel an intimate connection with the sickening, pulsating growths all over the gloomy, disease-ridden city they explore in Organ Quarter. However, the growths and masses of flesh are just the start of their problems, as twisted bodies and unsettling machines will come looking for the players that wander these places. Apparently, you’ve been spending a little …

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon – PC [Digital Code]

buy now $14.99 The first story-based expansion to Dragon Age: Inquisition, winner of over 100 Game of the Year awards. Discover the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he hunted. Enter an overgrown wilderness filled with Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore their culture to uncover what happened to the last …

Crafting a fun, varied combo system for

The key to any good brawler is a robust combo system. This was the challenge that presented itself to the team at Upstream Arcade when they decided to try their hand at the beat ’em up genre with Deadbeat Heroes. You take control of a group of low-powered heroes whose only superpower is that they can steal abilities from the enemies they …