indie games

The Flame in the Flood PS4 review – A rather good rogue-like survival game

“The Flame in the Flood” is the first game coming from the indie game developer The Molasses Flood (named after the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919), and this talented group of developers have worked on games like Halo, Bioshock and Rock Band in the past. Even so, Flame in the Flood is quite different from anything… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

dungeon crawler

Dungeon Rushers will get a free Youtuber-designed dungeon DLC

I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just approached by Mi-Clos Studio who informed me that there will be a free Youtuber-designed dungeon DLC for the tactical comedy dungeon-crawler “Dungeon Rushers“, and this is what I was told (you can read our “Dungeon Rushers” PC review here): “Robin, hit reply and let’s make some cool content together. Hey there — it’s Fernando… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

2Awesome Studio

Dimension Drive gets an Early Access launch date and a brand-new trailer

I (Robin Ek, TGG) received some very positive and good news just now, because less than ten minutes ago I found out that “Dimension Drive” now has an Early Access launch date and a brand-new trailer (you can watch the trailer further down the page): “Hi Robin, We are David Jimenez and Alejandro Santiago from 2Awesome Studio. Several years ago,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

indie games

Yooka-Laylee’s mega multiplayer modes has been unveiled

Playtonic Games and Team17 Reveal Rextro’s Awesome Arcade Mini Games. Press release: UK – 19th January 2017 – Award-winning international games label Team17 and Playtonic Games, the UK studio formed by veterans of the platforming genre, today released a new gameplay trailer showcasing a variety of exciting local multiplayer arcade games that will feature in Yooka-Laylee when it launches on… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

The Sexy Brutale gets a release date and a new trailer

The Sexy Brutale Casino Mansion Opens April 12th.  A Tequila Works & Cavalier Game Studios Co-Production; Coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox® One and Windows PC. Press release: Madrid, Spain & Guildford, UK – Jan. 18, 2017 — The never-ending masked ball turned murderous adventure puzzle game The Sexy Brutale will be launching on April 12th for Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

BadLand Games

BadLand Games signs deal with FuturLab to publish award-winning game Velocity 2X

Press release: MADRID Jan. 19th, 2017. Developer FuturLab and Spanish games publisher BadLand Games have signed a deal to release the extremely popular and multiple award-winning game Velocity 2X for the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita as boxed editions. Velocity 2X made a stellar impact back in 2014, and the following physical release will be a permanent reminder of… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Dale North

Hiroki Kikuta and Dale North team up for the Toricky Soundtrack

Main theme by Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta with powerful orchestral score by Dale North for 2D action-platformer from Japan. Press release: San Diego, California – January 18, 2016 – Scarlet Moon Records is pleased to present the TORICKY Original Soundtrack featuring music by Hiroki Kikuta and Dale North. Toricky is a 2D action-platformer created by Japanese developer Atelier… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Abylight Studios

Get rid of your stress and stimulate your creativity with Qbics Paint!

Abylight Studios presents its new project Qbics Paint. The joy of modeling and painting, wherever you are. Press release: The brilliant artist Michelangelo thought that sculpting master pieces such as David or the Pietà is actually pretty easy: “all I do is chip away everything that is not my statue”, he said. That’s the core idea behind Qbics Paint, the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

gaming

Rank17 kicks-off the new year with a bang – More VR games to the people!

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 16, 2017 – Rank17, a VR-focused publisher with a development team in Southern California, is set to deliver a number of innovative VR titles in 2017. The year starts with the retro-themed Super Pixel Smash (due this month) — followed by the monster sim Monster Crush Online and “alien boxing” sports game Planetary Punchout. Finally, an… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

2D puzzle game

Semispheres is set for a release on PS4 and PC this February

Reunite Two Worlds in Vivid Helix’s Contemplative Parallel Puzzler. Press release: Calgary, Canada – January 17th, 2017 – Independent developer Vivid Helix today announced that Semispheres will launch on Sony PlayStation 4 and for PC on Steam this February. Semispheres is a beautiful, 2D puzzle game with a gorgeous, synth-led soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer of Antichamber and The Stanley… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

indie games

Tears of Yggdrasil PC preview – A really ambitious visual novel project

“Tears of Yggdrasil” is a visual novel that is inspired by Japanese drama VNs with Norse mythology thrown into the mix, having a story that starts off as a typical school day but suddenly dealing with a phenomenon that going through Yggdrasil (don´t miss out on our Sekaiju Yggdrasil full demo playthrough!). The developer, MoonStar, is currently looking for funding… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Cursed Castilla

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) PS4 review – A good hardcore 2D platformer

Right off the bat, I must disclose that I was unable to finish the game completely for this review, while I did get quite far it was for my own good. Simple fact being if I had kept on trying I may have A: killed my controller. B: ended up bold or C: lose what’s left of my sanity because… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

#GamerGate

Christine Love and the “Ladykiller in a Bind” controversy

Because I know how this game goes, as any formulaic game goes, I want to make a clear Disclaimer right now. I don’t care that Ladykiller in a Bind is on Steam. People can play and enjoy whatever they want, and while the game is of no interest to me, professional journalism is. For that matter, I’ve no personal issue… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Atelier Melon-Kissa

The vibrant 2D adventure-platformer “Toricky” is now available on Steam

Press release: OSAKA, JAPAN – January 13, 2017 – It’s time to let the feathers fly… literally! Videogame studio Atelier Melon-Kissa, in partnership with Strange Bull and OtakuMaker, today announced that the vibrant 2D adventure-platformer, Toricky, is now available on Steam for Windows-based PC, Mac, and Linux. Toricky and Momo are two explorative birds who are always seeking out their… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!