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Don't Make Love Doesn't Mince Words In Its Intimate Insect Stalemate

October 28, 2017 9:50 PM | Julia Couture

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The life of a praying mantis may not seem like a hard one to a human, but empathize! What if the one you loved the most wanted to bite your head off? Don't Make Love puts players in the daunting position of carefully strategizing their word play in an intimate moment with their mantis partner. Use your head, or you might lose it.

Never Stop Hacking, Slashing, And Hopping In Knight Terrors

October 27, 2017 11:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Knight Terrors's heroic knight armor has no time for your faffing about, keeping up constant forward momentum as it tries to cut down every demon, skeleton, zombie, and horror in its path down a seemingly-endless haunted road.

VR Horror Game Organ Quarter Casts Players Out Into A Grotesque, Disease-Ridden City

October 26, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Players will get to feel an intimate connection with the sickening, pulsating growths all over the gloomy, disease-ridden city they explore in Organ Quarter. However, the growths and masses of flesh are just the start of their problems, as twisted bodies and unsettling machines will come looking for the players that wander these places.

A Quick Chat With Milkstone Studios' Alejandro González

October 25, 2017 12:11 PM | Thomas Faust

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Spanish developer Milkstone Studios are quite prolific creators: in the last 8 years, they have released 30 games on different platforms. Their latest releases are console ports of asymmetric multiplayer horror game White Noise 2 and retail console versions of their Egyptian brawler Pharaonic.

I had a quick chat with Alejandro González, CEO, programmer, and game designer of the small team (and not pictured above, I might add), about the things they are up to these days.

Fight The Law As Long As You Can In Arcade Game Train Bandit

October 24, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture

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The law wants to bring you down as you ride a train across the sunset-stained landscapes of the old west. Savor this striking pixel view for as long as you can, as the forces of order are limitless, and all you can do is thump them on the head for as long as you can in Train Bandit, a goofy arcade game.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - October 21th, 2017

October 23, 2017 1:51 AM | Christian Valentin

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Physics-heavy skateboarding, text-driven adventure, time-spanning journey...all those and other genres share the page in this collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights.

Torment The Seven Seas With Kraken's VR Tentacles

October 21, 2017 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Everyone is a little destructive at times, and Kraken just provides an outlet for some wild, tentacle-waving mayhem, by having players take control of the underwater tyrant to show those naval foes who really runs the sea.

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

October 20, 2017 11:15 AM | Julia Couture

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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

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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.

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