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Bvoid Takes Players To A World Of Distorted PSX-Era Dreams (Or Nightmares)

March 13, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Horror title Bvoid looks to take the player on a disjointed, disturbing journey through dreams, having them cross an ever-shifting, broken world born of PSX-era visuals, LSD: Dream Emulator inspirations, and twisted FMV sequences.

Tala Promises A Charming Adventure Through A Tiny Natural World

March 12, 2018 8:46 PM | Christian Valentin

Out there in the wilderness, among the underbrush and moss, the world of Tala rustles to life. In this in-development point-n-click currently on Kickstarter, you're dropped into a rustic and natural landscape, one crafted through a melding of actual photography and animations.

Tesla vs Lovecraft Is All Thunderbolts And Lightning, Also Very Very Frightening

March 12, 2018 11:59 AM | Thomas Faust

In Tesla vs Lovecraft, eldritch horrors from beyond threaten the world and only you, Nikola Tesla, can stop them with the power of science. Yay, science!

Play With Gilbert Developer Talks Game Design With His Daughter

March 10, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


The world of game design is tough. You have to keep functionality, integrity, and entertainment value in balance for a great concoction. Now, try mixing in the imagination of a child and their wild ideas - maintaining that balance is a whole lot trickier!

Joure Visser is the developer for a game called Play With Gilbert, in which players play as cat who explores and collects fish, which has evolved for the better from his daughter's suggestions. In an interview with IndieGames.com, he talks about the challenges of designing with his daughter's requests, the bond formed over the game's development, and where Play With Gilbert will go in the future.

Space Shooter Cycle 28 Has You Reliving The Same Day All Over Again

March 10, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

"Every time you drop from warp they're there. Then you die."

Break The Fourth Wall And Have A Chat With The Protagonist In Glitched

March 9, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


If you were playing a game and the protagonist suddenly started talking to you, how would you react? Would you treat them better? Would you deem it creepy and pretend it never happened? Glitched entertains this scenario with a pair of characters: Gus (the protagonist) and you (the player). Explore the world together, resolve conflict, or dive right into it and make decisions that may change Gus in ways you weren't prepared for.

Bring Back Music & Color Through 3D Platforming In Newt One

March 9, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


The land has fallen into a dull silence, its colors drained away. This is where the player comes in, helping Newt, a new tone in this musical world, steadily revive the landscape with their presence and bring back the songs that filled the air with their own musical abilities in Newt One,a cute 3D platformer.

Woodfarer Challenges Players To Explore While Rescuing Spirits

March 8, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Woodfarer places players in control of an adventurous bird-like creature tasked with collecting three spirits spread across pretty post-apocalyptic forests. Players will be able to traverse these woods and discover interesting sights on their journey, but may have to deal with losing their way, as well as pesky foes, at the same time!

Make Beautiful, Monstrous Friendships With Monster Garden

March 8, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Monster Garden sets players free in a little world of monster pals and dreamy lands, letting them make whatever friends they choose to across the game's short adventure.

Survive Quirky Bullet Hell Combat In Dual-Stick Shooter Kill The Superweapon

March 7, 2018 8:06 PM | Christian Valentin


Developer Renegade Sector's library is one of uniquely low-poly visuals and challenging arcade-style action, and the team's latest release Kill The Superweapon looks to be a worthy addition, with its small-scale 3D arenas and plethoras of projectiels.

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