Devs push back on Patreon’s ‘clearer stance’

This week a group of Patreon users published an open letter to the company pushing back on Patreon’s recent public update regarding how and when it decides whether or not a project can raise money on its platform. Game devs who use (or who are considering using) Patreon to help fund their work should pay attention, because the letter has …

A Quick Chat With Milkstone Studios’ Alejandro González

Spanish developer Milkstone Studios are quite prolific creators: in the last 8 years, they have released 30 games on different platforms. Their latest releases are console ports of asymmetric multiplayer horror game White Noise 2 and retail console versions of their Egyptian brawler Pharaonic. I had a quick chat with Alejandro González, CEO, programmer, and game designer of the small …

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Jewels of the Oracle

buy now $6.69 Jewels of the Oracle is a stationary puzzle game with no real story line or plot. A total of 24 ingenious puzzles must be solved, each independent of the others. Most of them can be played in two difficulty levels (Easy or Hard), and the Oracle provides clues to help along the way. The graphics for the …

Blending visual novel and sanity meter in

Detective Ito’s partner is missing. It’s a stressful situation made much worse by how close the detective is with her partner in law enforcement, as well as the strange, almost supernatural situation surrounding his disappearance. How should Ito handle it? With calm professionalism, ignoring her feelings? Driven by her passion to extreme, dangerous lengths? And what of the nature of …

Fight The Law As Long As You Can In Arcade Game Train Bandit

The law wants to bring you down as you ride a train across the sunset-stained landscapes of the old west. Savor this striking pixel view for as long as you can, as the forces of order are limitless, and all you can do is thump them on the head for as long as you can in Train Bandit, a goofy …

Gamasutra:Thomas’s Blog -Alien: Isolation and The Evolu

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.   Originally posted on the officialFrictional Games blog. Alien: Isolationis an interesting game. It is the latest entry in a lineage of games that I refer to as horror …

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Test Drive 6 (Jewel Case) – PC

buy now $79.99 You are Dennis Black, an independent street racerProve yourself with muscle cars and performance street cars16 opponents who¿ll get in your head and do anything to winDitch relentless cops in San Francisco, Tokyo, London, and MonacoHuge jumps–insane wrecks–thick city traffic

How Jeff Minter’s Polybius brought his

Working in virtual reality poses a number of interesting problems that aren’t found anywhere else in games development. For the veteran development studio Llamasoft (Space Giraffe, Tempest 2000), this was how to transpose its trademark arcade style of gameplay into VR for its PlayStation VR title Polybius, without sacrificing on quality or giving the player motion sickness.  In Polybius, which …

Indie Megabooth seeks submissions for next

If you’re an indie dev looking to get your work in front of people, you should know that the folks behind Indie Megabooth are seeking submissions for games to appear in the (Mega)booth at GDC 2018 and PAX East 2018. Notably, submissions close November 17th at 11:59 PM Pacific, so you’ve got a little less than a month. This itinerant indie …

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Runaway: A Twist of Fate – PC

buy now $8.75 The third and final adventure for Brian and Gina, Runaway: A Twist of Fate brings to a close this wild adventure saga. After a colorful second episode which took place in the islands of Hawaii, the creators of the game lead us into a more mature and urban universe for this last adventure. Following the story of …