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Alyssa Wejebe

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Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them too. RPG and fighting games are some of her favorite genres. One of her earliest gaming memories center around battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.
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Freakout Games Shares the Making of Solbot Energy Rush

Robots changing their color like super effective chameleons can be found flying through space in the casual mobile game Solbot Energy Rush. Developed by...
“Armello” illustration, featuring an anthropomorphic lion king with a sword. A glowing, somewhat transparent, slightly purple crown floats in his other clawed paw.

Armello Review: Animal Kingdom at War on the Nintendo Switch

For relatively quick doses of strategic bouts with an attractive design, Armello hits a sweet spot on the Nintendo Switch. Made by Australian developer...

IndieCade 2018: Bladed Fury and Metal Revolution at NEXT Studio

Chinese developer NEXT Studio walked away from IndieCade 2018 with the Innovation in Aesthetics Design award for their rhythm game Nishan Shaman, which told...

Ranida Games Discusses Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?! at IndieCade 2018

To possibly and literally attack a colonizer with a book, keep an eye out for the Filipino fighter Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?!, recently showcased...
Illustration of a van of dogs being defended by a bearded man punching out enemies, and gun turrets automatically shooting. They are in a desert setting.  

IndieCade 2018: Save Dogs in The Last Friend

As the Year of the Dog begins to wind down, you can look forward to its theme continuing into 2019 with Stonebot Studio’s The...
Girl in jaguar mask, looking up.

IndieCade 2018: Balam and the Spirit Within

IndieCade can be a place for discovery, for showcasing brand new projects. For Chiapas-based studio Bad Tomato Games, it was the place to demo...

IndieCade 2018: Accounting+ With Game Dev William Pugh

As Halloween approaches, people may seek out different flavors of fictional horror, including video games. Accounting+ can provide a spooky time; played out in...

My Brother Rabbit Review: Tedious Eye Candy

Looking at the art, lush and beautiful and like an intricate children’s book, I sat down with My Brother Rabbit for what I thought...

Retimed Review: Slow Down for Explosive Fun

As the bullet blasts toward you, the laws of physics decide to lend a hand, slowing down time and speed, giving you a chance...
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Spooky Doorway Discusses The Darkside Detective: Season 2

After covering the Kickstarter for The Darkside Detective: Season 2, Cliqist followed up with the project’s Ireland-based developer, Spooky Doorway, for an email interview. As...
Pixelated detective on roof in a dark city, with shadow of a winged monster in the background.

Return to the Darkside with The Darkside Detective: Season 2

Get ready for a return trip to the bizarre town of Twin Lakes as developer Spooky Doorway’s Kickstarter for The Darkside Detective: Season 2...
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Dariusz Jagielski Discusses Virus Sim, Computer Virus Simulator

Dariusz G. Jagielski continues to work toward playfully adding to the vast number of simulator games out there with his first project, Computer Virus Simulator. Hopefully...
images of the games Guacamelee!, Shovel Knight, Owlboy, and Aegis Defenders

10 Indie Fighters We Need for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

While Shovel Knight joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an assist trophy is a step forward for indie game involvement in the popular fighting...

Choice of the Dragon is Still Monstrous Fun for the Bookworm...

While there are games where dragons feature as enemy encounters, I always want to be the dragon. There’s the classic Spyro series to fulfill...