Gamasutra: Simon Carless’s Blog – Video Game Deep Cuts: That HQ Donut County Trivia

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 …

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Frozen Drift Race [Online Game Code]

buy now $5.99 Frozen Drift Race is a racing game full of fun and healthy competition.Develop your skills in driving sports cars on a one of five winter routes.Take up the challenges and earn drift points to unlock new levels. Exchange money gained in races for the new cars. Gain experience and become the king of heavy snow drift under …

Gamasutra’s Best of 2017: Katherine Cross’ top 10 games

Katherine Cross (@Quinnae_Moon) is a contributor at Gamasutra. I just participated in a titanic ranking of 500 videogames, and the comment thread perfectly illustrates why I find ranking games to be a generally fruitless exercise. Such lists are fun, and should only ever be treated as such; alas, that’s not the world we live in. Thus, as is my tradition …

I Fell From Grace Tells The Story Of A Man Fighting To Keep His Wife Alive

In adventure game I Fell From Grace, players will be put in the shoes of a man who’s lost a lot already, but still stands to lose even more. Players will have to choose their actions wisely, treading a path that may put morals to the test. The path you walk will determine your fate, and the fate of others …

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Switch – Or Die Trying [Online Game Code]

buy now $9.99 Switch – Or Die Trying is a deceptively cute hard-core platformer where you will die all the time, All The Time ! Die; keep trying.You play the character ‘I’ who has lost all of his friends — his friends being the other 25 letter of the English alphabet — and must help win them back by completing …

Even if a game ‘makes it’, frugality is the best strategy, says Ultimate Chicken Horse dev

“We didn’t immediately spend our cash on a fancy new penthouse office or immediately hire 15 people to start pumping out titles. We continued working the way we did before we had money.” – Clever Endeavour’s Alex Attar explains why the studio kept its course steady despite releasing a successful game Successfully launching a hit game shouldn’t necessarily change the …

MuX Is A VR Game Of Creating Your Own Musical Instruments

MuX gives players lots of tiny pieces to play around with, each of which creates its own unique sound when connected to an in-game speaker. Each of these pieces can be fiddled with to adjust the sound, or connected to other parts to change the nature of the sounds that players create. Essentially a sandbox designed around playing with the …

Take a look at the early design notes that led to Rogue Legacy

Cellar Door Games has published the early design notes for its game Rogue Legacy, though these might not be like some of the other design documents out there. Creative designer Teddy Lee warns that the set of early design notes shared to the developer’s blog today aren’t “your standard design notes,” nor are they really even legible.  But, thanks to the …

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord [Online Game Code]

buy now $4.99 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord is a blistering platformer with morphing worlds, featuring seven brand new levels, a new boss and new gripping tracks from Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy! Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced platformer. Rise of the Owlverlord combines graphics that pack …