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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.

Last Year Continues Piecemeal Updates As Beta Looms

Back in 2014 when James Wearing of Elastic Games launched his Kickstarter campaign for multiplayer survival horror title Last Year, people were pretty excited....
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Berzerk Studio Refunds Infernax Kickstarter Backers While Completing Other Projects

Back in March of 2015, Canada based Berzerk Studios secured CA$ 4,329 on Kickstarter. They were in the process of developing a horror inspired...

The Struggle Is All Too Real In Dark Platformer, Bleak

Day in and day out the process repeats itself. You spend your life as just another cog in the corporate machine. Maybe you make...

Suddenly Solo: Toby’s Island Dev Talks Communication Amid Chaos

Last month we took a quick look at the Kickstarter updates for monster-raising RPG Toby’s Island. Noting that the project should have been over 3...

Remolino Labs Just Skimming Surface With Deep Crowdfunding

Sometimes you come across a crowdfunding campaign that you really want to like. Something about the aesthetic or concept speaks to you. Somehow though,...

Environmental Storytelling Made Simple In The Pedestrian

Some people do not care about narrative in video games. These people are (of course) wrong, but nonetheless they do exist. Fortunately, developers are...

Down But Never Out: Mutant Football League’s Triumphant Kickstarter Return

Michael Mendheim had a problem. For years he wanted to remake his 1993 classic Mutant League Football. The game had spawned a Saturday morning...

Calculating The True Weight Of Apocalyptic Player Choice In The Seed

Oftentimes when a game presents a player with choices it’s for the sole purpose of determining a specific story-outcome. You see this a lot...

Explore Classic VR Body Horror Up Close And Personal In Organ...

Ever since VR really began to take off, horror fans have been waiting for more immersive scares. Outer Brain Studios is attempting to flex...

Beautiful Desolation Developer Talks Importance Of Game Localization

With the campaign for post-apocalyptic adventure, Beautiful Desolation nearing its funding goal, Nic and Chris Bischoff of The Brotherhood are pretty busy. Fortunately, the...

Lords Of New York Cheats Kickstarter Failure

Last month at PAX South I had the opportunity to speak with a plethora of indie developers about their crowdfunding experiences. Their stories were...

The Wild Eight Developer Becomes Fntastic With Early Access Release

No, that title isn’t a typo. Developer 8 Points announced last month that it was changing its name to Fntastic. This is to express...

Puzzle Depot Pushes Forward With A Little Help From Its Friends

Post-apocalyptic puzzle/adventure game, Puzzle Depot may have missed its planned October 2016 release date, but the devs are determined to make the extra wait...

Ascendant Hearts: An RPG Inside A Visual Novel Wrapped In Fancy...

There is something magical about games that cross genres. Taking the best parts of each and mixing them together to create something new. Developer...

Fight Nightmares As A ‘Beary’ Adorable Teddy In Aegis: Innocence

Aegis: Innocence is a 2D platformer action RPG developed by Stasis Soft. The project recently launched on Kickstarter seeking $60,000 in funding. It focuses...

Reign Supreme From The Top-Down In RUiN

Quick, what do you get if you mix Super Smash Bros. and Kung Fu Panda? It’s hard to say for certain, but it might...