Kickstarter MIA: Last Life Proves an Apt Name

“As soon as we saw it we loved it and we knew we wanted to get involved in any way that we could,” said...
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...

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...

Creating Competition: An Interview with Treadnauts Developer Topstitch Games

Topstitch Games is a relatively new studio, but looking at their first game, Treadnauts, you'd have a hard time telling. In this interview, we look at how...

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...

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,...

Kickstarter MIA: Novus AEterno Devs Break Silence With New Promises

Way back in the forgotten days of the year 2013, Taitale Studios launched a Kickstarter for their massive MMORTS, Novus AEterno. The devs were...

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...

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?...

Game of the Month: February 2018 – My Time at Portia

Back by popular (aka: EiC's) demand, it's time for Cliqist's Game of the Month. We’ve done this in the past with both crowdfunded and...

The Dystopian Future Games of IndieCade 2017

IndieCade2017 was held the same week as Blade Runner 2049, and oddly enough, it was also crammed with not-so-utopian sci-fi worlds. Most are funny and...

Indie Profile: Another Indie Points the Spotlight East

While indie gaming has definitely found more mainstream appeal over the years, most gamers only ever scratch the surface of what it offers. While...

Game of the Month: March 2018 – Into the Breach

Monsters, mechs, and mayhem, oh my! It’s time once again to kick off our Game of the Month coverage and this month we’ve selected...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – A Chat w/ Katy Bentz (Steph Gingrich)

Episode 1 of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm was a blast - thanks to Steph Gingrich's DM skills, giving Callamastia (Chloe) and Elamon (Mikey)...

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...

Death’s Gambit Review: That Which Won’t Die

Developed by White Rabbit and produced by Adult Swim Games, Death’s Gambit is one undead’s journey across a war-ravaged land as Death’s soldier of retribution....