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David Lins is a freelance writer from Pennsylvania that has loved video games since he was old enough to hold a controller. He enjoys all sorts of games, but prefers difficult or terrifying ones. Currently, he plays too many roguelikes. When not writing about his favorite hobby, he loves to drink beer, write fiction, play tabletop RPGs or board games, and hang out with his friends and family. He also has a passion for technology and loves tinkering with his phone, computer, and other devices. Follow David on Twitter for “hilarious” or “insightful” tweets about nothing in particular.

Pacing in Horror Games – Why it’s Important

If you’re into horror, you’ve likely heard the term “pacing” before. A lot of people—critics, especially, because we’re smarmy pricks with English degrees—bring it...

One Terrifying and Promising Night with Pamali

Horror games based on folklore are pretty common these days. It makes sense: a lot of folklore is truly terrifying stuff, and it’s fascinating...
Into the Breach

Into the Breach: 10 Tips for Beginners

Into the Breach is finally out, and it’s pretty good. I’ve been playing it almost nonstop since launch, and while I don’t think it’ll...
blasphemous

Diving into the Minds Behind Blasphemous – An Interview with The...

Blasphemous hit Kickstarter just a few weeks ago, and already it's crushed its goal. The upcoming action-platformer takes inspiration from Dark Souls and Castlevania,...
gameband

I Don’t Understand the Gameband – Can Someone Explain This?

Sometimes I look at a successful Kickstarter campaign and feel old. It’s a weird feeling for a 28-year-old to have, but that’s how technology...
daymare: 1998

Stepping Back Into Classic Survival Horror With Daymare: 1998

The world of Survival Horror is a scary one. Not only because of the thrills, but because it’s a somewhat hard genre to love....
anew: the distant light

Anew: The Distant Light Takes You to Distant, Beautiful Worlds

Imagine you're twenty years out into deep space. You’re on an important mission, one that will save your people, but you’re all alone and...
aliens: terraforma

Aliens: Terraforma Hits Kickstarter. Definitely Not a Scam (It’s Worse)

You know, we get a lot of scams on Kickstarter. It’s bound to happen on a platform where you can ask people to pay...
firmament wars

Risk-inspired RTS Firmament Wars Hits Kickstarter

Even if you love strategy games to death, you probably hate waiting for your turn. Sure, you can watch the enemy’s moves and calculate...
countryballs

Countryballs Seeks to Make History More Fun and Full of Memes

History can be boring. It’s important to learn about and study, but it can just be so… dry, sometimes. Luckily(?), Wayward Studios is working...
chainsaw ninja in space

Chainsaw Ninja in Space is a 3D Stealth Action RPG

Sometimes, a title tells you everything you need to know about a game. Chainsaw Ninja in Space is about exactly that: a ninja in...
sundered

Sundered, The Next Project By Thunder Lotus Games Hits Kickstarter

Eldritch horror often seeks to answer some dark questions. One consistent theme of such stories is learning how far people are willing to go to obtain...
jay and silent bob

Yo Lunchbox, The Jay and Silent Bob Game is Looking Good

Interabang Entertainment released their December Update for Jay and Silent Bob. The team has been hard at work bringing the game to life with...
last year

Last Year Gets More Cash, Funding Surpasses $930,000

After a few months without news updates, Elastic Games revealed that Last Year secured a $560,000 with Canada Media Fund, Business Development Bank of...
never not shooting

Never Not Shooting Promises Classic Arcade Shooter Gameplay

Space shooters are one of the oldest genres of video games. While games are more complex than ever, space shooters always relied on simpler,...
shrine of orm

Dungeon Crawling in Shrine of Orm

In the old days, many RPGs featured pixel-art, creating a unique look and feel to them. For many, this style has its charm, and...