A Case of Distrust’s Gameplay isn’t Great, and That’s Fine

2018 is already off to a great start for indie games, and one of the biggest reasons is A Case of Distrust. Developed by...

Lost Land Metanoia’s Short Narrative Shoots for an Emotional Connection

The newly announced Lost Land Metanoia is only about 20 percent complete, according to solo-developer Gen Afanasev of Pointerix Studios, but he’s trying to...
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Weekindies: Experience a Dream in Fresnel

Fresnel does a wonderful job of capturing the fragmented, half-remembered nature of dreams. Every scattered vignette begins abruptly, introducing a space with its own rules,...

Planetoid Pioneers Leaves Early Access Full of Community Content

After eight years, developer Data Realms has finally released the followup to their cult classic Cortex Command. Their new questionable physics adventure, Planetoid Pioneers launches...

Seek Your Fortune In Treasure Adventure World

Back in 2011 Robit Games released a lovely 2D pixel art platformer called Treasure Adventure Game. In it you play as a kid exploring the...

The Wild Eight Shakeup is Cause for Kickstarter Concern

Just how much control should backers of crowdfunding campaigns have over the projects they’ve backed? Maybe letting them design gameplay features isn’t a great...

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn with Old Trailer? [VIDEO]

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo in May 2014, raising over four hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Thing is though,...

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Indie isn’t just a tag here at Cliqist, it’s a philosophy. We pay our writers to seek out the undiscovered gems from the indie...

Developers Should Take Note Of Failbetter Games’ Struggles

Going into 2017, Failbetter Games was in an enviable position compared to most other independent developers; now, not so much. After gaining generally high regard with...

EuroGame Roadtrip: Nuclear Throne Sound Maestro Joonas Turner

From London, we take our gaming roadtrip up and across to Finland next, to interview Joonas Turner. He is part of the team behind...

Alaska Promises an Uncanny Murder Mystery

Every person you encounter has the same dead-eyed stare and plastic features. It’s a bit unsettling, but once you get past that there is...

Last Life Highlights Kickstarter’s Biggest Flaw

Last Life is a stylistic point and click adventure that raised $103,058 on Kickstarter in 2014. Developed by Sam Farmer, this would have been...

Getting Started in My Time at Portia

As part of our Game of the Month coverage we’re going to help you survive and thrive through your first quests in My Time at...

Save Up To 70% on the Week’s Greatest Gaming Deals

Ebay is running some huge gaming deals right now, and there's never been a better time to pick up that Nintendo Switch or Razer...

A Case of Distrust Review – Hardboiled Beauty

A Case of Distrust is a narrative-driven, murder mystery game heavily inspired by the works of noir mystery writers Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett....

Where Are They Now? – The Wild Eight [VIDEO]

The Wild Eight made its way to Kickstarter on April 5, 2016 with developer 8 Points. Today, the game has been stuck on Steam...