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Moribund - Post Apocalyptic Multiplayer Friend Killing Fun!

March 20, 2017 7:30 AM | Joel Couture


After the apocalypse takes out most of the planet's population, you would think that people would find something else to do besides kill each other. But people aren't really all that bright, so it only makes sense that they'd grab stun and harpoon guns and start mowing each other down in four-player local multiplayer matches in Moribund.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - March 18th, 2017

March 19, 2017 2:05 PM | Christian Valentin

From the rocky peaks of treacherous mountains to the hectic seas of a naval battle, you'll find a diverse array of games featured this weekend.

Flippity-Flappity Fun With Macbat 64

March 17, 2017 3:43 PM | Thomas Faust


Depending on your age, Nintendo's N64 is either a clunky piece of plastic with some rather ugly games or childhood nostalgia, consolified. Either way, compared to both 16-bit pixel art and the higher resolution graphics that came later, the "N64 look" hasn't aged all that well.

Along comes developer Siactro and throws Macbat64, an unashamed love letter to the N64's low polys and jagged edges, at us. Turns out it's a rather lovely little retro throwback!

Morning Post's Mail Delivery Just Feels Good

March 15, 2017 12:00 PM | Joel Couture


In the world of Morning Post, everyone is smiling, and everyone is thrilled you're bringing them the mail. In this bright land of non-stop cheer, it's up to you to make these people grin even wider with a flurry of smiling letters and messages, delivering joy, rapid-fire.

Indie Game Developer Program - Helping Devs From Southeast Asia Reach Their Full Potential

March 14, 2017 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


"There are several thousand indie game developers in Southeast Asia, who are creating new and innovative games. The growth is astounding and we want to see it continue."

Southeast Asia is an area of diverse game development, filled with strong titles releasing on the App Store that have a chance at impressing players the world over. Like any developers starting out, or even with dozens of titles under their belt, release is a daunting time. Can you get the attention you need for your game? Have you released in all of the markets that would like your game? Have you done enough testing? Found the right audience?

Vineet Tanwar wants to help. He, along with other members of the Google Play team, have created the Indie Game Developer Program, which is built to help developers have the best shot at success with the wonderful work they've created. Through identifying quality games, supporting them throughout development with business and release advice, and showcasing this talent in the right ways, Google Play is looking to create more success stories from the region, helping developers reach new heights with their games.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - March 11th, 2017

March 13, 2017 10:36 PM | Christian Valentin

This Screenshot Saturday selection takes you on a journey to mystical islands, stop-motion cities, and otherworldly train rides.

Fight For Flat Sea Supremacy In Multiplayer Ship Battling Game Torn Sails

March 13, 2017 10:00 PM | Joel Couture


The Earth is flat, and you're not tolerating any other boats sailing about your high seas in Torn Sails, a multiplayer ship battling game where you can knock your foes out with cannonballs or just plain shove them off the edge of the world.

Shred The Skies In Frantic Aerial Shooter Furious Angels

March 11, 2017 6:11 PM | Christian Valentin

Furious Angels doesn't waste any time dropping you into its intense dogfights. The main menu itself looks out over the low-poly desert wastes, rugged carrier and fighter jet waiting for your input to launch into action. One mouse click or button press, and the chaos begins. It's a simple shooter, with no skills to unlock or multiple battlefields to conquer, but that simplicity only helps to enhance the distilled thrills of Furious Angels' combat.

Saving The Galaxy In Style With Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo

March 9, 2017 5:11 AM | Thomas Faust


Super Galaxy Squadron has come a long way ever since we first wrote about it in 2014. From humble beginnings, it had two substantial free content updates and grew into the wonderful thing that is Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo - its final form, if you will.

Shift Happens Features Cooperative, Power-Swapping Platforming

March 8, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


A pair of jelly creatures, Bismo and Plom, can swap sizes and abilities at will, making for some cooperative puzzle platforming fun in Shift Happens.

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