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The Growing Indie Game Development Scene of South Africa

March 25, 2017 6:40 PM | Lena LeRay

1780126_10152721150072258_6175395599453099112_o.jpgSouth Africa's video game development scene has been through a lot of ups and downs since it got started in the mid-90s. The indie scene in particular got its first big break in 2010, with the entry of Desktop Dungeons on the world stage. Events like A MAZE. / Johannesburg have helped the scene grow. The community is still small and lacks diversity, but that is slowly changing.

Dude, Where's My Ear? Battle Brothers Leaves Early Access

March 24, 2017 1:05 PM | Thomas Faust


Battle Brothers is like a turn-based Mount & Blade, except someone ate all the horses and now everyone hates everyone else. Cue lots of hacking and slashing and various limbs being chopped off. In other words: a pretty good time all around.

Cheap Golf Is Golf That's Not Afraid To Get A Bit Weird

March 23, 2017 6:30 PM | Joel Couture


Cheap Golf. The mind simply races with possibilities with a title like that. Still, Pixeljam, makers of Potatoman Seeks the Troof (otherwise known as the game with the best trailer, ever, don't argue unless you want knuckles in your noodle), perpetually have my attention.

That they called it "a shotgun marriage of low-poly mini golf and surreal humor" didn't hurt, though.

Friends And Foes Unite In Upcoming Strategy Game Warhammer Quest 2

March 23, 2017 12:50 AM | Christian Valentin

Three years ago, developer Rodeo Games translated classic board game Warhammer Quest to a challenging turn-based RPG, a party-based adventure through dungeons and ruins with a varied collection of heroes. Since then, founding members of Rodeo formed a new team, Perchang, making one wonder if that was the last we'd see of digital Quest.

But now that question has been answered. Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is coming, and as the title implies, it'll be an even grander adventure.

Trailer Roundup - March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 3:00 PM | Thomas Faust


Welcome to yet another Trailer Roundup, featuring whistleblowing journalists, deep sea survival horror, pulpy cartoon adventures, and unexpected electric death in the Wild West.

Zombie Society - Dead Detective: Fighting Crime In An Undead Time

March 22, 2017 6:30 AM | Joel Couture

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Even with undead having taken over the world, apparently there is still crime. I'm not sure what a zombie crime would entail (stealing brains?), but Margh, a private detective, is still on the case in goofy, lighthearted point & clicker Zombie Society - Dead Detective.

Just don't go accusing the wrong undead. You wouldn't want them to get falsely arrested and executed, would you?

Become A Super Cool Secret Agent Dog With Agent B0rk

March 21, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture


Your life as an undercover dog secret agent (undercover secret agent dog? dog undercover secret agent? undercover secret dog agent?) is about to begin, should you choose to accept it, in Agent B0rk. Grab some shades. Get stealthy. The mayor's got a dirty secret, and only this clever dog can uncover it.

Moribund - Post Apocalyptic Multiplayer Friend Killing Fun!

March 20, 2017 7:30 AM | Joel Couture


After the apocalypse takes out most of the planet's population, you would think that people would find something else to do besides kill each other. But people aren't really all that bright, so it only makes sense that they'd grab stun and harpoon guns and start mowing each other down in four-player local multiplayer matches in Moribund.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - March 18th, 2017

March 19, 2017 2:05 PM | Christian Valentin

From the rocky peaks of treacherous mountains to the hectic seas of a naval battle, you'll find a diverse array of games featured this weekend.

Flippity-Flappity Fun With Macbat 64

March 17, 2017 3:43 PM | Thomas Faust


Depending on your age, Nintendo's N64 is either a clunky piece of plastic with some rather ugly games or childhood nostalgia, consolified. Either way, compared to both 16-bit pixel art and the higher resolution graphics that came later, the "N64 look" hasn't aged all that well.

Along comes developer Siactro and throws Macbat64, an unashamed love letter to the N64's low polys and jagged edges, at us. Turns out it's a rather lovely little retro throwback!

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