Review: Desert Child

I was first told about Akupara Games’ sci-fi racing title, Desert Child, at GDC 2018, and was delighted to hear that its world was inspired by anime like Cowboy Bebop — as you might be able to tell by the launch trailer —and Akira. I also found it interesting th...

PlayStation Exclusive Indie Title Vane Launches in January

During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, developer Friend & Foe announced their adventure game, Vane, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on January 15, 2019. Originally revealed at PSX  2016, Vane lets players control a bird with the ability to shapeshift into a human child, explo...

Free Picnic Panic DLC for The Messenger Announced for 2019

During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, publisher Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage Studio announced standalone DLC for their award-winning retro inspired platformer, The Messenger, to be released in 2019. The additional content, called “Picnic Panic,” will be av...

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in January, Vita in 2019

During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, publisher Ysbyrd Games and developer Ackk Studios revealed that their upcoming title, YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, will be coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac on January 17, 2019, with a PlayStation Vita release some time later ...

Interview: Bahiyya Khan on after HOURS

One of the games that really grabbed my attention at this year’s Play NYC was after HOURS, which was part of the Friendship Garden collection on indie games. The game was visually striking, dense, and was one of those games that was really about something: in this case sexu...

Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid Reveal The Pathless for PC and PS4

During the 2018 Game Awards, publisher Annapurna Interactive and Abzû  developer Giant Squid announced The Pathless for release on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2019. In The Pathless, players will become the hunter,a master archer who hunts corrupted spirits alongside their eagle compa...

Hello Games Reveals The Last Campfire

At last night’s Game Awards, Hello Games revealed something I’m rather excited about. It was a trailer for a game called The Last Campfire. the visuals are gorgeous, full of life and color, and the music used set a fantastic, slightly creepy tone:   The Last Camp...

BELOW Launches Dec. 14

I’ve been quietly awaiting the release of BELOW for what feel like a long, LONG time. First show at Gamescon 2014, BELOW showed up on my radar in 2016, after a trailer was released at GDC 2016. Since then, I’ve had to opportunity to play an early version of the game a...

Hades Announced by Supergiant

Announced last night at The Game Awards, Hades is Supergiant Game’s next title, casting you as the son of Hades, Greek god of the Underworld, on a mission to escape his Father’s macabre realm. But you don’t have to wait to play Hades. Supergiant both revealed an...

Interview: Paul Harrington of Super Walrus Games on Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy

A few months ago, I came across a demo of an indie RPG known as Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy, which features Kaiju wrestlers from the Kaiju Big Battel wrestling group. The full version of the game launched on Steam on October 31, 2018, and I decided to chat with developer Pau...

Interview: Cristopher Galati, Creator of Save Me Mr. Tako: Tasukete Tako-San

The original Game Boy is a staple of how many video game fans and developers started to grow their appreciation for video games. Video games have come a long way since then, but many more recent games are still heavily inspired by this nostalgia filled handheld platform of yester...

Review: Escape Doodland

Escape Doodland is a game of contradictions. It’s cute but brutal, silly but more fatal than bear hugging a bomb, and has a great deal of heart but will destroy yours repeatedly. If you don’t catch my drift, it’s a very hard game, and yet I felt far less frustra...

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