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Road to the IGF: David Kanaga’s Oiκοςpiel, Book I

This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here. Oiκοςpiel, Book I is an opera in five acts, taking the player on a surreal journey of music, canine programmers, bear assassinations, unions, and a relationship between player and game world, breathing life into it through the manipulation of objects and sending their …

Finish A Novel By Helping A Cult In Bucket Detective

You’re kind of a terrible writer in Bucket Detective, and on the advice of a friend, you go to a strange address, following the steps laid out there to receive your divine inspiration. Is finishing your crummy book worth helping out a strange cult, though? Bucket Detective offers a handful of different routes through its first-person environments. Depending on which …

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Gamasutra: David D’Angelo’s Blog – Breaking the NES for Shovel Knight

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.   Shovel Knight is a game that embraces the look of NES classics, but has some major differences when examined closely. When setting out to develop the game’s aesthetic …

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Pony Island [Online Game Code]

buy now $4.99 Pony Island is a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself. The devil detests having his puzzles solved and poor programming exposed; you will need to think outside the box to proceed and you will be insulted when you do. In Pony …

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Gamasutra – Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Schadenfreude

The 2017 Game Developer’s Conference will feature an exhibition called Alt.Ctrl.GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Gamasutra will be talking to the developers of each of the games that have been selected for the showcase. You can find all of the interviews here. Schadenfreude takes the experience of being trapped in an elevator where someone keeps hitting the wrong buttons, …

Screenshot Saturday Highlights – February 18th, 2017

This weekend highlights covers a varied spectrum of genres and styles, from 3D platformer to puzzle/RPG hybrid. FirstbornElstonStudios | PC | 2018Your party of heroes in Firstborn face a unique challenge: the enemies they face can not be damaged by your weapons. But in this blend of RPG and puzzler, you can use the environment and smart positioning to push, …

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These are your ‘Best In Play’ winners for GDC Play 2017!

Organizers of the 2017 Game Developers Conference have announced the eight winners of the Best in Play award program for exhibitors in the three-day GDC Play 2017 event, which allows emerging developers to show their games at GDC. This is a big deal bcause as part of the Best in Play award program, all GDC Play exhibitors were judged on their in-development or complete games by a panel of veteran GDC …

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Moebius Demo Version [Download]

buy now $0.00 This thrilling new adventure game from master storyteller Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and Phoenix Online Studios (Cognition, The Silver Lining) introduces Malachi Rector, an expert in antiquities whose photographic memory and eye for detail transform people and clues into interactive puzzles. When a secretive government agency enlists him to determine whether a murdered woman in …

The Old West Gets A Bit More Explode-y In High Noon Revolver

Cowpokes, chicken lawmen, and robot desperadoes are all out and ready for work cleaning up a slightly more explosive old West in High Noon Revolver, a sidescrolling action game that has you shooting your way through wild and weird enemies on three layers. You have a bunch of goofy gunslingers at your disposal in High Noon Revolver, each with their …

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Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Student project Zombie Crawler

The 2017 Game Developer’s Conference will feature an exhibition called Alt.Ctrl.GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Gamasutra will be talking to the developers of each of the games that have been selected for the showcase. You can find all of the interviews here. Players become a the creeping dead, using their hands to pull themselves toward a lone, struggling human …