Welcome to Los Ojos: Building the Cyberpunk World of Neo Cab

The scenery drips in hues of blue and purple and practically everyone has at least one accessory that glows. Occasionally, you'll spot someone with...

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...

Tales From Early Access: Darkest Dungeon Was Once Hated

Since its first appearance, Darkest Dungeon has been an indie darling. It met high praise on Kickstarter – as well as earning over $313,000...

Hands-On With the Chaotic Insanity of Log Jammers

Log Jammers is an upcoming arcade sports game from Mega Cat Studios that, if the name didn't make it obvious, is another take on ultimate Frisbee....

Decoding Utopian Energy: A Conversation With Manifesto Jam’s Emilie Reed

"Everyone is invited, to write something about how to make a videogame, how to respond to a videogame, what the field of videogames could...

Lamplight City Review – Victorian Steampunk Noir

Some months ago we wrote about Lamplight City, Grundislav Games' newest game. This is Francisco Gonzalez's first game after making Shardlight as part of...

How to Make More Room for Indie Games in the New Year

It’s common to feel left out after year’s end, with seemingly everyone talking about all the great movies, shows and video games that you...

2017: The Year of the 3D Platformer

Change is in the air, readers. Leaves are beginning to fall from trees, leaving piles of amber plant matter everywhere. Soon the bare branches...

Note From the Editor: Announcing Cliqist’s New Editor in Chief

When my future baby-momma was pregnant with our first child she asked me when I was going to tell my dad about our upcoming...

Game Designer Connor Fallon Weighs the Costs of Changing Time in Elsinore

Described as a mix of Groundhog Day and Shakespeare, Elsinore is Golden Glitch Studios’ first game and a Kickstarter-funded project. It’s already won awards...
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...

Jump CEO Anthony Palma Talks 100 Game Benchmark And Future Aspirations

For the team behind the indie streaming service Jump, February marked a major milestone. Six months after their initial launch, the service is set to...

Art of the Roguelike, and the Rogue-Lite Distinction

Over the last several years, the gaming subgenre known as the "roguelike" seems to be making quite the comeback. It's somewhat odd considering the...

The Gardens Between Review: Ambient Nostalgia

The Gardens Between launches on September 20thon Switch, PlayStation, and Steam. It’s a puzzle based title which does a lot with some limited controls, it's...

Learning More About Cat Lady From Producer Corey Warning

Only a few months after releasing The World Next Door, Rose City Games’ first game made in partnership with VIZ Media, the Portland-based studio...
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Dusk Review: Gibs and Gore Galore

Dusk is a game that revels in violence as though it was actually from the era whose graphical style it apes. If there's anything...