The Beauty of The Banner Saga

When I sat down to write about The Banner Saga, there was one thing I knew I needed to point out. More than the fact that the game is a perfect example of when Kickstarter Projects work, more than the fact that it is a superb tactical RPG, the game is gorgeous in nearly every way...

Steam: BeatBlasters III

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxG1mj_NQAI” autohide=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″] Chainawesome Games is well on the way to their first Steam release with BeatBlasters III launching Friday, February 21st. Available for Mac...

Dead State

Dead State is a compelling, high-tension survival RPG set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. As society is beginning to fall apart, the player must organize a scant handful of allies, working on fortifying a shelter, scouting for food and supplies, making uncertain allian...

Cube And Star

“Spread color. Spread joy. Thrill to the emergence of strange new creatures. And burn them all to ashes.” Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love is a game about the joy of exploration – the joy of… aimless but mindful wandering.

Girls Like Robots

Their faces are the playing pieces. The rules are their emotions! Ridiculously charming puzzles, wrapped around an epic tale of love and danger, topped off with an authentic old-time stringband soundtrack! The goal is to put every one next to their friends. But you can’t pl...

Darkest Dungeon Funded in Under 24 Hours

Apparently, the world wanted some Lovecraftian horror in their lives. Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook's Dungeon crawling RPG i mentioned yesterday, met their funding goal of $75,000 in under 24 hours. At time of writing, they've raised just over $100,000.

Darkest Dungeon Kickstarter Launches

Today, Red Hook Studios launched its Kickstarter for Darkest Dungeon, a Dungeoneering RPG with an eye towards madness, horror, and Lovercraftian flair. The game has a wonderful artistic direction, thick with style befitting a horror story. The title clearly has a focus on madness...

Banished Answers Some FAQ’s.

This week,¬†Luke Hodorowicz of Shining Rock Software¬†put out a FAQ of some of the eager inquiries he has been receiving about Banished. Banished is a strategy game that is set to be released on February 18th. The FAQ answers a lot of nitty gritty information, like where you’...

2/5 DayZ Patch Notes – SKS added and Backpacks Subtracted

A new stable build hit the DayZ servers today, bringing with more of some loot, less of other loot, and a whole lot more danger. Of particular note in today’s patch are the additions of the SKS Rifle, Hard Hats, and School Children’s Backpacks, as well as a whole host...

TUG Officially Greenlit

Today, TUG, or The Untitled Game, a multi-player open-world RPG being created by Nerd Kingdom, was officially Greenlit: Steam announced today that TUG got Greenlit… and in record time! And it’s all thanks to you: our brilliant, wonderful, amazing community. You guys a...

Goat Simulator – What You Didn’t Know You Needed

You know what we all need more of in our lives? Goats. They’re adorable…sometimes….and hilarious…sometimes, and generally one of the greatest barn yard animals on the planet. Well now the team at Coffee Stain Studio, an Independent Swedish Game Design Stud...

Example Art Style Guide: Valve’s DOTA2

One of the things we want to do on IH is point out good examples of design process, helpful tutorials, and really anything that might spur on an idea or help ease the dev cycle. While a lot of small indie studios may only have a single person creating art assets, the creation of ...

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