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Luna Uses VR To Take Players On A Beautiful, Musical Adventure

October 20, 2017 11:15 AM | Julia Couture


Bedtime stories are a highlight of many childhoods, but what if you could dive deeper than words on a page? Luna lets players navigate through a virtual reality experience that takes place in a fairytale world, following a cast of magical animals through a charming story.

El Tango De La Muerte Is A Game Of Rhythm & Betrayal In 1920's Argentina

October 19, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture


Players will dance across a recreation of 1923 Argentina drawn from photographic collages of the era in El Tango de la Muerte, a rhythm game about tango, love, and bitter rivalries.

IGF 2018 celebrates a bumper crop of diverse and exciting entries

October 18, 2017 4:32 PM | Tim

alt.ctrl.gdcThe 20th annual Independent Games Festival -- the longest-running and largest showcase for independent game developers -- recently closed its call for submissions, and organizers are very proud to proclaim that nearly 600 entries have been accepted into the IGF 2018 Competition.

The long-running and perennially popular festival -- which is co-located with Game Developers Conference 2018 -- welcomed those submissions from a diverse array of experienced indie developers, first-time entrants and students.

Among the hundreds of exciting submissions entered into this year's IGF Competition are notable games like Infinite Fall's Night in the Woods, The Sexy Brutale from Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works, and Suspicious Developments' new game Heat Signature.

Plus, Subset Games' Into the Breach is entered to compete alongside games like Bennett Foddy's Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, Asymetric's West of Loathing, Golden Glitch's Elsinore, and many more. You can read the full list of IGF entries here.

Hunt Down Stolen Pastries And Kill Some Space Baddies In Son Of Scoregasm

October 18, 2017 9:55 AM | Thomas Faust


The King of the Earth, that bumbling old fool, has managed to get his cosmic cookies stolen by the space baddies. Again! What is he good for? I really don't know. Looks to me like all he ever does is getting his pastries purloined, and then he wants you to bring them back. And well, that's what you do. At least you can shoot some things on the way.

The Shrouded Isle Q & A - Conveying A More Administrative Monstrosity

October 17, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


The Shrouded Isle explores a different kind of evil - one more based in cruel decisions that affect and harm people. Placing players in the role of a high priest, it's up to them to choose sacrifices, suss out sinners, and keep a vicious god contented, doing so through merciless, cold choices.

With a new update bringing new personality traits to sinners, new events to trip up potential high priests, and new purification rituals, we spoke with Jongwoo Kim, Designer and the Programmer for The Shrouded Isle, to learn a bit more about maintaining power at the expense of others, and conveying that, as well as the experience of running a cult, through gameplay.

Cure Magical Maladies In Charming Fantasy Medical Puzzler Wunderdoktor

October 17, 2017 12:04 AM | Christian Valentin


Being a doctor is hard enough without ghosts and living growths to deal with, so the traveling surgeon in Wunderdoktor certainly has quite a curious magical challenge to overcome while traversing the game's cursed fantasy world, filled with charming residents with all manner of gross illnesses to cure.

All Our Asias Helps Us Know A Dying Father By Exploring His Mind

October 16, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture


All Our Asias takes players into the mind of an estranged, dying father, with Yuito being able to explore his dying parent's memories and thoughts in this surreal, touching adventure.

Wait For The Cue With Underhero's Rhythmic, Timing-Based Combat System

October 15, 2017 6:10 PM | Julia Couture


Not everyone is cut out for their day job, and perhaps it's time for a change of pace for a certain underling. In Underhero, players will be taking up the role of a baddie turned good on a quest to restore power to a magical sword hilt. Your journey won't be without challenge, though, as you face off against some quick-stepping foes that will test your reflexes in the rhythmic,timing-based combat!

Visually Stunning Hob Tasks Players With Repairing A Broken Planet

October 12, 2017 7:00 PM | Julia Couture


From the creators of Torchlight I & II, Hob steps up to the plate and dazzles with a beautiful environment, one you'll explore as you do your best to put a crumbling planet back together.

Sylvio 2 Disturbs With Ghostly Voices In Bleak Halls

October 11, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


Juliette Waters awakens in an empty apartment complex, surrounded by otherworldly voices whispering in the shadows,
in Sylvio 2. With a useful EVP recorder, players will have to capture what they're hearing in the gloom around them, picking up clues, threats, and other sinister words spoken by the ghosts of the long dead.

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