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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.

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Torla

So many survival/exploration style games get off on gritty realism. What if they could be beautiful instead? Perhaps this was the thinking that lead...

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Developer, Owlcat Games’ AMA Recap

As the clock ticked down the final hours on their Kickstarter campaign, Owlcat Games took to Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything,” community interview....

Antihero’s Low-key Road To Release

Depending on who you ask, early access is either the best or worst tool for smaller game developers. On the one hand, devs get...

All The Hidden Corners Kickstarter Gets Bogged Down By Odd Plot

For a game about communication, All the Hidden Corners sure feels convoluted. On the surface the project is a social puzzle adventure game with...

Fraudulent Sellers Harm Itch.io’s Open Indie Marketplace

Online game marketplace, Itch.io prides itself on being an “open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games.” Here even...

Circular Flow Overestimated Hula Hoop Hoopla

Apparently, somewhere in the world exists a unique subculture of Hula Hoop fanatics just waiting for their hobby to go mainstream. These “Hoopers” are...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Harold Halibut

Technology has come a long way, to the point that graphics that would have been impossible to fathom 10 years ago are now the...
Five Nights At Freddy’s

Fans Continue To Question Five Nights At Freddy’s 6 Cancellation

Last week, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon confirmed that he had been working on the next game in the series, before promptly...

The Disappointment of Jaws of Extinction’s Kickstarter Failure

Crowdfunding is rife with zombie survival games. Yet, zombie aficionados are still holding out hope for one that ticks all the right boxes. Sure...

You Want Phantom Halls, Even if You Didn’t Realize It

Now that we’re about a week into Steam’s Summer Sale and you’ve picked up all your must have deals, you’ve finally got time to...

Unto The End: The Complexities Of Appearing Simple

The game industry can feel a little obsessive in it’s race to make every game bigger and better than anything that has come before...

TumbleSeed Devs Dial Back Difficulty Amid Critical Reception

There are few experience more painful than to spend years working on a project only to have it poorly received. When publisher, aeiowu released...

History Offers Glimpse of Horror In The Town Of Light

Psychological horror reaches deeper into our primal fear reactions. Rather than overt jumpscares and spooks our terror is born from attempting to understand the...
Tsioque

Tsioque Adds a Good Dog And Needs To Come Out Soon

It’s been a while since developer OhNoo Studio has reached out to touch base with their Kickstarter backers. With the Steam page for their...

Space Odyssey Is Drawing Kickstarter Backers Into An Endless Development Void

Science sure is swell, isn’t it? It makes up the very fabric of our existence and yet it has never enjoyed the level of...

Making Activism Sexy With Animalia Vengeance

Developer agendas have become the activist's Rorschach test in video games. Some people claim to see them spelled out clearly while others only see...