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Nathaniel Liles

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Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/.

Colorful Shooty Goodness in Dandy

It's amazing how few side-scrolling shooters I see these days. Back in the days of Gradius, it seemed like everyone was trying to get in...

Weekenders Sunday News 8/10

Hey there, folks! We've been trying to keep on top of all the news lately, but in all honesty, it clogs up the process...

The Story of War Through New Eyes in The Sun Also...

War is a difficult subject for many people because... I mean, it's war, guys, it has horrible effects on everyone involved. Many people who...

Wilderness Survival Has A Purpose In Kôna

It's not uncommon to see a game fail on Kickstarter and get rebooted. These second campaigns are usually an effort to get the game...

XCOM Heads to the Old West in Hard West

A team made up of experienced artists, programmers, and game designers have banded together, lending each other their varied experience to begin work on...

Are Free-to-Play Games “Crowdfunded”?

Are Free-to-Play Games "Crowdfunded"? By Nathaniel Liles Like many people out there, I don’t exactly have money spilling out of my wallet, and when I do...

Original Platforming Fun in Engauge!

Who doesn't like robots, right? They're great, and if the future promised to me by 80's sci-fi ever really comes, we'll have a robot...

Alien Terror Simulation in The Hum

I have a friend who is absolutely terrified of aliens, so since I'm such a great friend, I decided to show him The Hum. For those...

The Underdog Story of a Reggae Legend in Bolt Riley

Adventure games are unique in the sense that they're extremely flexible. Many stories that wouldn't make for a very good action game work well...

Ace Attorney-Style Call to the Turnabout Seeking Funding

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series of games is one that captivated the hearts and minds of many handheld gamers upon its release, and even though people...

Defy Gravity in Paperbound

There is an unfortunate shortage of local multiplayer taking place in today's modern gaming culture, and considering the important role it's always played in...

An Epic MMORTS in Avalon Lords

One of the biggest complaints I hear in the wide world of free-to-play online games is that they're "pay to win". Basically, this self-explanatory...

Endless Difficulty, Floods of Loot in Cavern Kings

If there's one thing you guys know about me, it's that I adore ridiculous, eyesight-ruining levels of shiny objects. One of my favorite things...

Unnecessary Sentience Has a Great Look

I absolutely love a game with a unique art style. It's what immediately engages someone. Before a person sees a drop of gameplay or...

Unrest Developers Release Complete Dev Diary

A lot of people out there who spend a lot of time reading about indie games (I'm looking at you) aspire to, one day,...

Gorgeous Art and Possible Couch Co-Op in Aegis Defenders

I'm a huge fan of pixelated games that do something a little extra. Anybody can take a few pixels and call them Jimothy, but...