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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...

The 10 Best Indie Horror Games of 2017

What is horror? A miserable pile of secrets? Baby don’t hurt me? How'd girl get pregnant? For 25 years I’ve walked or crawled on Earth,...
Into the Breach: The History of Kaiju and What It Says About Us

Into the Breach: Mankind’s Place in The History of Kaiju

What does the history of the kaiju genre (kaiju translates to "strange beast"), from Godzilla to Attack on Titan, and Pacific Rim, tell us about...

Atom RPG Highlights the Problem with Early Access [VIDEO]

Atom RPG is a flawed masterpiece. It’s a classic Fallout-inspired RPG funded on Kickstarter, and as you’ll see in the video below, it leaves...
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Kenshi’s Barrier to Entry [VIDEO]

Kenshi ended up being one hell of an interesting game to review. With the game clocking in hundreds upon hundreds of hours of gameplay...

Making The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature Closer to Mary Shelley’s Vision

ARTE, a Franco-German TV channel that features several documentaries and films, also makes games. According to GamesIndustry.biz, ARTE experiments with video games as a...

Top 20 Indie Games to Watch in 2018 – Video

Remember how we all laughed together and said how terrible 2016 was? Well, it turns out 2017 was even worse overall. Luckily there was...

Choice of the Dragon is Still Monstrous Fun for the Bookworm Gamer

While there are games where dragons feature as enemy encounters, I always want to be the dragon. There’s the classic Spyro series to fulfill...
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Interview with Tom Cashman, Developer of Alchemic Cutie

Alchemic Cutie is an upcoming title centered around capturing and raising creatures known as jellies. It’s set on the colorful Wimba Island, with a...
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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review: Occult Strategy in World War II

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is like a stalemate between entertainment and a drag. It’s stimulating to plan out your next move. Unfortunately, waiting for your...
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Why Do We Enjoy Survival Games? [VIDEO]

Survival games have been experiencing a boom for at least a decade now. Since Minecraft came along and became the most popular thing since breathing, it...

Japanese Game Developers Kickstarter Struggles

The other day, Cliqist Editor-in-Chief and longtime table eater Greg Micek and I were discussing our Where Are They Now? on Keiji Inafune. He...

Diversifying Gaming: An Interview with London Gaymers

Diversity has always been a pivotal issue and conversation point in the gaming world and given the nature of games themselves, there should without...

‘The Dark Souls Of’ Needs To Stop

Back in 2011, Japanese development team FromSoftware (commonly referred to as ‘FromSoft’ for short) released their action-adventure RPG Dark Souls into the world as...