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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

PAX South: Catching up With Cold War Conspiracy Thriller Phantom Doctrine

Information is everything, time is running out, and you can’t trust anyone, especially your own people. Welcome to the alternate history of Creative Forge...

PAX South: The Friendship Fever Dream That is Wattam

“It won’t make sense, but you’ll get it.” This was my introduction to Wattam. From creator Keita Takahashi, who brought the world Katamari Damacy and...

PAX South: Re-Legion Makes its Cyberpunk Cultist RTS Debut

Publisher 1C Company had the strategy genre on lock last weekend at PAX South. Between the squad-based Ancestors Legacy and turn-based strategy RPG Deep...

PAX South: Evolution from Tabletop to Digital

After finding success in the board game market, developer North Star Games is about to launch their first digital title. Based on their successful...

PAX South: NESMaker is Bringing 8-Bit Back

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but usually this means creating solutions for new problems. With retro gaming undergoing a massive revival...

The New 8-Bit Heroes: The Difficulty of Realizing Childhood Dreams

Remember back when you were a kid and you believed that when you grew up you could do anything? Think back on all the...

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain Lets Players Fly Unfriendly Skies

WWII First person shooters are a dime a dozen on Kickstarter, but oddly flight sims (particularly those who ever release) are a rarer bird....

Kickstarter Game of the Week: AcidSoul

Somewhere buried deep in the subconscious at the crossroads of imagination and lunacy lies the concept behind Destroy Command Studios’ new title, AcidSoul. The...
The Ballad Singer by Curtel Games

Kickstarter Game of the Week: The Ballad Singer

Typically the visual novel genre conjures images of dating sims and anime, but some developers are working to change that. Italian Developer, Curtel Games...

Going Behind The Bar In Epic Tavern

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Hyperkinetic Studios has released their high-fantasy management sim, Epic Tavern on Steam Early Access. From it’s early days the...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Trüberbrook

Despite their unique appearance, games that utilize physical 3D models digitized through photogrammetry haven’t fared well on Kickstarter. While they absolutely look amazing, they...

There’s No Rush To Play Gold Rush: The Game

Sometimes I wonder what life is like for people with actual, physically demanding jobs. Ha, just kidding. Even contemplating actual physical labor is enough...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: My Uncle Merlin

Look, on one side you have your fantasy genre with wizards and dragons. On the opposite end you have sci fi space adventures full...

Kickstarter MIA: Novus AEterno Devs Break Silence With New Promises

Way back in the forgotten days of the year 2013, Taitale Studios launched a Kickstarter for their massive MMORTS, Novus AEterno. The devs were...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Blue Omen Operation

Game nostalgia comes in many forms, but the predominate one seems to be low-bit count pixel graphics. Maybe, just maybe, there is another way...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Shadow’s Kiss

Vampires, much like any good horror icon, never die off completely. Even after the Twilight series earned them some bad press, people are still...