December 12, 2013 2:00 PM | Anthony Swinnich
Iubes, a God game/RTS hybrid, first fell on to the IndieGames radar back in May, when the beta was still in the works. It turns out it actually released as of a couple of days ago and is available to download now.
December 12, 2013 11:30 AM | Staff
Sister site Gamasutra editor Mike Rose talks to Rob Jagnow and Brendan Mauro from Lazy 8 Studios about Extrasolar, a rather unique browser game that's currently in closed beta.Due to enter open beta in January 2014, Extrasolar is quite unlike anything you've played. Discussions centers around using an "energy" system for the purposes of story rather than monetization, and whether or not the developers even describe it as a "game" at all.
December 12, 2013 9:01 AM | Tim W.
Co-Op is a cooperative arcade game that requires two players to play on opposite sides of the keyboard. The objective here is to work together to destroy your enemies, and this is achieved by slicing them with the power beam that is connecting the two player ships together.
December 12, 2013 8:00 AM | Anthony Swinnich
Red Knight Games is developing a new game in Unity called Grapple Knight. It's a 2D platformer where the player has the ability to swing from ledge to ledge using a grappling hook, a game mechanic I find to be very much underused.
December 12, 2013 3:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Unity of Command, one of the deepest yet still incredibly accessible strategy wargames ever designed, has gone on and become even bigger and better with the freshly released Black Turn: Operation Barbarossa expansion. It's the final installment to the UoC's Eastern Front trilogy and a demanding strategic challenge of epic proportions regarding the largest and most brutal invasion (and counter-attack) of history.
The DLC is available for Mac, Windows and Linux via Steam and the developer's site.
December 11, 2013 9:45 PM | Tim W.
Cesque's Fire Point is a 2D platformer which lets you take on the role of a fireman, putting out fires and saving lives wherever your services are needed. There are two ways to douse the burning flames - you can either use the water hose on your fire engine truck or grab an extinguisher inside the building and put them to good use.
December 11, 2013 7:21 PM | John Polson
Randall Li, one of the creators behind Async Corp and Glow Artisan, has released for iPad his new game Sirtet. Just as the name is a backwards spelling of Tetris, the puzzler is also a backwards form of Tetris. Players strategically place lines of blocks onto a grid to form tetrominos that can then be excised for points. You win if you clear all the blocks and lose if you cause the board to overflow.
December 11, 2013 5:30 PM | John Polson
Amplitude Studios has released its challenging roguelike and tower defense hybrid Dungeon of the Endless via Steam Early Access today. The goal is to protect the generator of the team's crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon. Each opened door can lead to resources to build defenses or to powerful enemies ready to destroy you and your generator.
December 11, 2013 2:00 PM | Tim W.
Paper Sorcerer is a new role-playing game by Ultra Runaway that tries to mix the old and the new with interesting results. Combats are conducted in a turn-based manner while exploration is set in a first-person view with interactive 3D objects and environment. The game begins by telling you a story about a group of heroes who managed to defeat an evil sorcerer and trap him (or her, you get to pick the gender) inside a magical book. Playing the role of the magician, you wake up in a cell and will quickly discover that you're not the only captive kept in the paper prison.
December 11, 2013 11:36 AM | Staff
GOG, a digital distribution platform for PC games, announced a 100 percent money-back guarantee for all of the games it sells. If a game doesn't work, simply return it for a full refund.