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Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them too. RPG, hack-and-slash, and fighting games are some of her favorite genres. She loves nonhuman characters. One of her earliest gaming memories center around battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.

Creating a World Archive in Nanotale – Typing Chronicles

Belgium-based Fishing Cactus was at GDC 2019 to showcase their upcoming Nanotale - Typing Chronicles, the successor to their critically acclaimed, Epistory - Typing...

The Klaxo Radio Hour: Playing with the Dial

I got my first look at the vintage radio  at last year’s IndieCade. The game was distinct among the colorful booths, notably due to...

Rose City Games Co-Founder, Corey Warning Talking About The World Next...

The World Next Door is out today, and it’s the first game created from the partnership between Portland-based indie developer Rose City Games and...

GDC 2019: The World Next Door

I’m a sucker for cool masks, which immediately put The World Next Door from Rose City Games on my radar given that it had...

GDC 2019: Wintermoor Tactics Club

It's common for schools, collegiate or lower—to set time aside to showcase different clubs and student organizations to potential new members. It can be...
“City of Brass” promotional art featuring a shirtless man with long hair and a whip, confronting a skeletal undead figure with a sword in a fantasy Arabian desert city.

Prepare to Plunder City of Brass on the Switch

If you ever felt like playing the underlying framework of a BioShock game with the horror swapped out for something different, check out City of...
"Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics" art that shows white sculptures of the main squad members.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review: Occult Strategy in World War II

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is like a stalemate between entertainment and a drag. It’s stimulating to plan out your next move. Unfortunately, waiting for your...
“Wicked Willow” promo illustration. It shows two women, a man, and a black cat in a dark, moonlit forest.

Wicked Willow: Chat with Developer T.F. Wright

The only option left to save the forest is to use your magic to make the trees defend themselves. You can do that, it’s...
Images of "Moss" and "Gris" next to each other. "Moss" image shows a white mouse. "Gris" image shows a blue-haired woman with pale skin; her eyes are closed, and one tear falls from her eyes.

Gris and Moss at 46th Annie Awards: Best Character Animation and...

It’s awards season for games too, and while the Game Awards took place last December, and the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games...
Screenshot of "The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape." Done in pixel art. Anthropomorphic raccoon wearing casual clothes in room with candles and other occult items. Raccoon is levitating off the ground, looking up at the ceiling, with his arms raised purple. There are green stars in the air.

The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape: Quirky and Surprisingly Emotional

Indie film company FilmCow, founded by Jason Steele, is behind viral hits Llamas with Hats and Charlie the Unicorn—but FilmCow has also made games...
Illustration of an anthropomorphic pig wizard reading books in a forest.

Armello Goes from Digital Board Game to Digital Books

The digital board game Armello features a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters vying for the throne of their medieval fantasy kingdom. Though it took...
“Retimed” characters in differently colored outfits, armed with blasters, and jumping toward the logo for the Swiss Made Games League.

Team Maniax Discusses Retimed Joining in Swiss Made Games League

Retimed, previously reviewed by Cliqist, is Team Maniax’s arena shooter, a fast-paced multiplayer experience with slow-mo action scenes inspired by the hit film The...
Illustration of a yellow robot's head and shoulders on a black background.

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...