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Where Are They Now? – Keiji Inafune

Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash are the two biggest disasters in Kickstarter history. That’s how it feels anyway, but in reality they’re far...

Historical Games Are Important, So Why Don’t We Crowdfund them More?

Games based on historic events have a surprisingly bad track record on Kickstarter. Or maybe it’s not that surprising, judging by a similar video...

Indiegogo’s New Video Game Category is a Mess

Within the last few months, Indiegogo performed some housekeeping. It’s hard to put an exact date on when since they made these changes with...

Will 2018 Be the Year of Indiegogo?

For video game crowdfunding, you can do a lot better than Indiegogo. In fact, Indiegogo might be the worst option available. Between a laissez-faire...

Death In Crossing Souls

Video games often get accused of desensitising players by bombarding them with a constant stream of violence and death. It doesn't take a genius...

Ranida Games Discusses Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?! at IndieCade 2018

To possibly and literally attack a colonizer with a book, keep an eye out for the Filipino fighter Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?!, recently showcased...
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Himeko Sutori Preview – Niche Strategy on its Way Up

Himeko Sutori is a strategy game which has an interesting background. It has a certain feeling of familiarity to Japanese strategy titles such as...

Digital Conference Gamedev.world Starts Today

The global game developer conference, Gamedev.world, starts today for anyone with an Internet connection. Created by Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail (Super Crate Box, Nuclear Throne)...

Mechs of Decades Past: The Roots of Into the Breach

Into the Breach is Cliqist's Game of the Month for March 2018. As such, we'll be exploring the influences, both mechanical and stylistic, that converge...

Gone Home Switch Review: Finding Skeletons in the Closet

Gone Home isn’t fun. It doesn’t ask you to solve any puzzles or complete any challenges. Instead, it asks you to simply look around...
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Team Maniax Discusses Retimed Joining in Swiss Made Games League

Retimed, previously reviewed by Cliqist, is Team Maniax’s arena shooter, a fast-paced multiplayer experience with slow-mo action scenes inspired by the hit film The...
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Claybook Review: Difficult but Rewarding Sandbox

Claybook is a game that takes place in a world made of clay, although it really looks more like Play-Doh. It’s a brightly coloured...

Claire Hummel Talks About Art Directing for In the Valley of Gods

Between her costume designs for BioShock Infinite and her historical Disney series, Claire Hummel is a prolific artist with an intricate and elegant style....

Critiquing Plague Road, a Game Made by a Friend

Before leaving to join Arcade Distillery, Conrad Zimmerman worked at Cliqist behind the scenes as an editor. It was my idea, as Executive Editor...

Dujanah Shows the Cowardice of Gritty Realism

Dujanah slips into a windowless room with purple walls, and a soft piano ballad named “Mothers were all darlings” begins to play. What of footprints?...

Interview with Pode Developer Yngvill Hopen

Pode is a beautiful co-op focused indie game. It gives the uniquely optimistic experience of Bluder and Global, exploring an ancient civilisation. The puzzle...