Gamasutra – Portraying migrants’ struggles via

“The vast majority of migrants have smartphones. For them, that’s crucial. It’s a way to get info on their journey, but more importantly, it’s their only way to connect with their families and friends. So, we felt the best way to tell the story we wanted to tell efficiently was to mimic the device they use and the way they …

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LA Cops [Online Game Code]

buy now $3.75 LA Cops is a fast, action packed 3D top down shooter set to a theme of 70s Cops in LA trying to do a tough job in a tough town. A smart targeting system UI allows, you, the player to position your cops tactically whilst taking out the bad guys in real time. Developed by LA Cops …

IGF 2018 debuts juries for Narrative, Nuovo,

Winter is nearly here, and that means the 2018 Independent Games Festival is about to enter its jurying phase — the period in which experts in specific disciplines play, evaluate and discuss the most notable games of the nearly 600 entered in the 2018 Festival Competition, which together continue to push the boundaries of video game development and design. This year the list of experts tasked with evaluating …

Hollowed Explores Grief Through An Adventure To Bring Back A Loved One

Hollowed follows a young woman, Halia, who’s just lost a loved one, but is determined to bring them back. To do so, she’ll need to traverse some dangerous lands with the help of a spirit aide, players using both of their powers from the same controller to guide them, all while dealing with a story of grief. Hollowed gives players …

Pitch your offbeat prototypes to the GDC

It’s November, so you know what that means: the mad geniuses behind the Experimental Gameplay Workshop have issued their call for submissions of intriguing new (and playable!) video game prototypes. The more interesting and experimental, the better! Select entries will get to make an appearance in the two-hour Experimental Gameplay Workshop session at GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March. You want to be there, because it’s a fun and perennially popular showcase for …

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Middle Ages Hero [Online Game Code]

buy now $0.99 StoryIt’s a story about a happy kingdom where before people have lived happy and in harmony, but the dark powers and dragon have attacked the kingdom. But after the kingdom was destroyed by dark powers all the people ran from the kingdom and they retired into the mountains and throughout the rest of the world. In one …

Come to GDC 2018 and hear how sounds tell

If you press your ear to the ground on a chill winter’s eve, you just might hear it: the muffled sound of game makers around the world making preparations to attend GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March.  Among them is Em Halberstadt, a sound designer with Shell in the Pit Audio who’s going to be at the Game Developers Conference …

Tiny Metal director accused of funding game

Violinist, game dev, and Area 35 chief Hiroaki Yura has been accused by a one-time colleague of taking the ~$1 million he helped raise in the Kickstarter campaign for one game (the JRPG Project Phoenix) and secretly spending it to make another: Area 35’s upcoming tactical war game Tiny Metal. The accusation comes from game maker Tariq Lacy, who took recently to …

Face The Meaty Megabeast In Rogueish Metroidvania A Robot Named Fight

You’re a lone robot, trying to save earth by vanquishing an “unstoppable plague of meat,” sent by the ominously-named Megabeast. That sounds a lot like the plot of some old-school, mid-eighties action game. And indeed, A Robot Named Fight mostly reminds me of old shareware titles with its big sprites and its neat pixels, silly powerups, and static cutscenes. It …

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Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate [Download]

buy now $2.49 Enter a world of shadowy intrigue where stained pasts collide with the present in an explosive confrontation that will define one young man’s dark destiny, as he attempts to thwart the machinations of a true evil beyond all imagining… “Chronicles of a Dark Lord offers a lot of game for the asking price.” Just Press Start “Kisareth …