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Zack Keosaian

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Zack Keosaian is an indie developer and publicist, working with developers to market their games while developing his own. When he’s not writing or working, he’s a Roller Derby Referee for the Hellgate Rollergirls in Missoula, Montana, and sometimes wears his skates in the house. He loves beta testing and helping out his fellow developers but his favorite titles like Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Skyrim, Mass Effect, and Tekken Tag Tournament keep him company while his girlfriend is immersed in Dragon Age.

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Highly-anticipated MMO “Throne War Simulator” Crowfall has opened the doors of pre-alpha testing to their backers. Server stress-testing and gameplay functionality has been the objective of the development team since they opened testing to their pre-alpha reward backers, and playing alongside their audience has been providing…

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[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ince the hype for platformer titles died off in the early 2000s we’ve been anxiously awaiting a title that would bring back the excitement we felt in the late ‘90s. With flagship titles like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 showing us unique and imaginative…

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[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]aking a closer look at Neostream’s Little Devil Inside as they’re reaching the end of their campaign, it’s plain to see how well-executed the art direction and gameplay are in this break-out title. Coming from a team of three developers, Little Devil Inside has…

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[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he beauty of online multiplayer is in the camera perspective of the beholder. In our modern world, we play games together that provide game worlds capable of hosting almost endless possibilities. Sandbox survival games push that possibility even further, allowing players to craft, team…

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[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]loudrunner Studios is getting down to the tail end of their Kickstarter campaign for Melancholy Republic, so they’re making the rounds wrangling up the last of the pledges needed to make their $11,071 funding goal. As we’ve mentioned before the game draws much of its stylistic influence…

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[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]eveloper Wispfire is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their interactive drama Herald. In this point-and-click adventure, players take on the role of the steward aboard the HLV Herald, a merchant ship sailing the seas in a 19th century setting. This steward protagonist goes…

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[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ast month we posted a preview of Cliffhanger Productions Shadowrun Chronicles, highlighting the features present in the Steam Early Access. To get a little more about the foundation of the project, I was offered a play session with project lead Jan Wagner.  Beginning in…

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[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap] bet you would have never guessed – though if you’ve had the chance to download the alpha demo then chances are you’re accustomed to the sense of humor in this particular game world – but Happy Hell is easily one of the most…