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All The Delicate Duplicates Toys With The Stability Of Time & Reality Players find themselves inheriting a collection of mysterious objects from Mo, a relative, soon finding that these items can have strange effects on time and reality the more they're exposed to them in narrative exploration game All the Delicate Duplicates. Players will work through a twis[...]
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Lost In Space: Grim SciFi RPG Deep Sky Derelicts Pulls No Punches I knew we were in trouble when we encountered those renegade bots. Having just explored and cleared out a giant, derelict spacecraft, our energy reserves were running dangerously low. Our team had been pushing its luck, using up more energy than we should have, so I ordered my units to make a beeli[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 11:30 am

Deal With Spam Email, Weird Phone Calls, Let's Players In The Francy Droo & Friends Collection The Francy Droo & Friends Collection offers a group of delightful visual novels designed to charm anyone who's ever fallen in love with the sender of spam emails, who's ever wished they were a sassy teen detective, or who's ever wanted to have an irritating Let's Player talk over their game se[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 6:00 am

These are your juries for the IGF 2018 Design, Audio, and Student awardsAs the year winds down around us, the 2018 Independent Games Festival is entering its jurying phase -- the period in which discipline-specific experts play, evaluate and discuss the highlights of the nearly 600 games entered in the 2018 Festival Competition, which together continue to push the bound[...]
Posted on 5 December 2017 | 1:48 pm

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Gun (Or Two) In Sky Force Reloaded One game mechanic you don't encounter too often in shoot 'em ups is grind. Sure, there's repetition in mastering stages and trying to get better with each attempt, but this is usually a question of skill and pattern memorization. However, when a game like Sky Force Reloaded asks you to take on the [...]
Posted on 5 December 2017 | 10:00 am

Raji: An Ancient Epic Is An Action/Adventure Game Infused With Hindu & Balinese Myth Raji: An Ancient Epic features architecture inspired by the medieval period in India, monsters drawn from the demonic statues and sculptures of Bali, and combat powers granted by gods of the Hindu religion, giving players a tour through Indian and Indonesian art and belief in the form of an action[...]
Posted on 4 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Cattails Highlights All The Best Points Of The Life-Simulation Genre The life of a cat can be hard, and you're in control of it in Cattails. You'll have to hunt for food and fight off invading cats, but there will also be time to enjoy the sweeter side of life - even get married and have a litter of kittens. There's tons to do while exploring the wide world of Catt[...]
Posted on 2 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Kick Off A Weekend Of Worldwide Game Jamming With Ludum Dare 40's Keynote Alex Rose, developer of Super Rude Bear Resurrection (and several other games about bears with poor manners), is kicking off worldwide game jam Ludum Dare 40 with a keynote offering sage Latin tips and a promise of limitless power to the victors. The theme is still being decided, but if you real[...]
Posted on 1 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Slice Of Life Tasks Players With Surviving As A Fawn Separated From Family There's a lot to consider if you're ever alone in the woods with no idea where you are (and dealing with active volcanoes). Which direction do you go in? What do you eat? Where can you sleep? Is it safe? These questions are all answered from the viewpoint of a fawn who has to survive alone in the [...]
Posted on 30 November 2017 | 8:10 pm

Ebony Spire: Heresy's Items Can be Used By The Player Or their Enemies Items play a large role in first-person dungeon crawler Ebony Spire: Heresy, as they're the only way to make your character tougher. There's no experience system or typical stat growth beyond them. However, the items you might want to pick up to better yourself can be grabbed by your enemies, who [...]
Posted on 29 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Line Wobbler dev creates a playable Christmas tree in LondonGame designer Rob Baumgarten created The Games Tree, a playable Christmas tree installation on display in London funded through a partnership with Games London and Network Rail. ...[...]
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 7:29 pm

Don't Miss: Creating an adaptive narrative in Reigns"As soon as we weighted the decisions of the player with consequences on the 4 dimensions of power, we gave a lot of meaning to very simple swiping gestures," says François Alliot, creator of Reigns ...[...]
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 2:00 pm

Video: Skullgirls animator Mariel Cartwright presents a live animation demoLead Animator at Lab Zero Mariel Cartwright presents a live 2D animation demo at GDC 2015 demonstrating how the fighting game Skullgirls was animated. ...[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 6:02 pm

Blog: Pain, difficulty, and Getting Over ItIndie game developer Lars Doucet examines the design philosophy behind Bennett Foddy's latest release, Getting Over It. ...[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 4:32 pm

Postmortem: Mimimi's Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunThe team at Mimimi Productions share the lessons they learned while making Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, the real-time tactical stealth game they first released a year ago today. ...[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 4:19 am

These are your juries for the IGF 2018 Design, Audio, and Student awards!A diverse array of lauded developers and industry professionals make up the juries of the GDC 2018 Independent Games Festival, who will decide the finalists for next year's awards. ...[...]
Posted on 4 December 2017 | 12:10 pm

Blog: Camera logic in a 2D platformerGetting the camera right in a 2D platformer is not as easy as it might seem. In our game Tiny Thor we have experimented with various options and I want to describe which techniques we ended up using. ...[...]
Posted on 4 December 2017 | 4:01 am

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dream Of A Million OnionsThis week's best articles and visuals around games include a podcast about Dream Daddies, a wonderful video profile of Million Onion Hotel creator Yoshiro Kimura, and lots more. ...[...]
Posted on 3 December 2017 | 3:40 pm

Dream Daddy co-creator opens up about the challenges of creating in public"For a while a lot of people would yell at me on the Internet," said Dream Daddy co-creator Leighton Gray. "Not internalizing all of that is really difficult."  ...[...]
Posted on 1 December 2017 | 8:29 pm

Get a job: Stoic is hiring a Tools ProgrammerStoic is looking for a Tools Programmer to join its team in Seattle and help facilitate the development of Banner Saga and future projects. ...[...]
Posted on 1 December 2017 | 3:40 pm

International Karate Ultimate Released - Feature C64 Roundup!
Following on from last week's preview, you can now play the full release of International Karate Ultimate.  A 30th anniversary homage to theArcher MacLean classic created by JonEgg, Excess and Formby cracking group inspired by a meet up at Syntax '17 demo party in Melbourne.   Here's a look at th[...]
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 7:56 pm

Unavowed - Wadjet Eye Games announces 2018 release date with a new trailer!
Wadjet Eye Games, the Studio behind the brilliant adventure games such as Golden Wake and The Blackwell Series have once again contacted us regarding their upcoming superna​tural adventure game ' Unavowed ', which tells a story of dark forces and a squad of young blood to protect the mundane world f[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 6:15 pm

Organism - Isometric Aliens C64 game gets a new tease and it looks fab
During this year we've constantly kept you up to date with Trevor Storey, Achim Volkers and Saul Cross's C64 game ' Organism ', which has that Aliens vibe but looks fantastic as an Isometric action game that is due to be released next year via Psytronik. Well as of today the same game is in the news[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 1:04 pm

Knight Hero - Upcoming ZX Spectrum platformer with Chess pieces!
Jaime Grilo has recently announced a new game that is coming to the ZX Spectrum, that is very much inspired by Chess but instead is actually a platformer but using Chess pieces. Titled as ' Knight Hero ', this is a new game in development using Arcade Game Designer that doesn't just look bloody good[...]
Posted on 6 December 2017 | 12:06 pm

White Light - BBC Micro owners should check this latest game out!
Dave Moore@DaveArcadia​n has contacted us through our twitter feed about a new game that has launched for the BBC Micro that doesn't just look rather awesome but it's available as a free download and can be purchased as a physical copy on a 5.25in floppy! Tilted as ' White Light ' and developed by Sa[...]
Posted on 5 December 2017 | 11:45 am