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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.

Rad Rodgers Delivers 90’s Nostalgia and F-Bombs

Fans of 90's-era platformers may have noticed a distinct lack of wacky action-scrollers among current AAA titles. Fortunately, the team at Interceptor Entertainment is hard at...
Redie

Ultraviolent Redie Does Away With Story, Isn’t Left With Much

When your entire development team consists of two programmers, adding additional elements to your game can be a challenge. Germany based Rückert Broductions, decided...

Furious Jack Takes Comics To The Arcade

Advertised as a simple 2D beat 'em up, Furious Jack may have sold itself short on its current Kickstarter campaign. Forgingames is seeking $67,047...
Pigsodus

Pigsodus Fails To Bring Home The Bacon

Point and click survival pig horror game, Pigsodus didn't manage to reach its funding goal on Kickstarter. Raising only $6,303 of their $30,000 goal,...

The Donnerwald Experiment Is Missing A Few Variables

The Indiegogo page boasts one of the most well-thought out battle systems I've seen but, the campaign for The Donnerwald Experiment still manages to leave out important details....

The Youthdrainers Undermines Its Own Shock Value

I've come to accept that not every indie game is setting out to raise the narrative bar with their projects. Developers gotta eat too,...

Last Stitch Goodnight Funds Finishing Touches

It's impressive to happen upon a crowdfunding campaign that skips all the ambiguity of, “will this game ever get finished” and jumps right into...
System Shock

Crashing The System Shock Reboot

After months of waiting I finally got time to try out the new System Shock demo. Sci-Fi action titles are right up my alley....

Does 911 Operator’s Source Material Pose Ethical Concerns?

911 recordings can be painful reminders of what was potentially the worst day of someone's life. Since these recordings and their transcripts are a...

911 Operator’s Alpha Packs Appropriate Tension

Alpha builds are frustrating and not usually for the right reasons. It's difficult sometimes to taper your enthusiasm for a game to fit what...

Early Access Is Not A Platform For Crowdfunding

An early access title like Ark: Survival Evolved selling over 400,000 units in less than a week is impressive. Hearing that Studio Wildcard brought in more than...

Four Years After $88k Kickstarter, Timber And Stone May Be Finished

Buying an early access title on Steam is something of a gamble. The current system makes no distinction between a title requiring a bit more polish and...

Come On Get Happy, Or Else

After an impressive E3 trailer put it on my radar, I've been looking forward to diving into the retro-futuristic alternative world of We Happy...

Bad Moral Choices Make Bad Games

Part of the allure of moral choices in games is the ability to take the path less traveled. You can be an outright villain...

Answer The Call In 911 Operator

Let's face it, most of us didn't end up working in our first career choice. I still maintain that I would have made an...

Crowdfunding Isn’t The Place For Your Idea

Crowdfunding has opened the floodgates for creatives to bring new and exciting ideas to the world. This is awesome.  The rise of indie developers,...