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Soulless Wonder Needs Your Steam Greenlight Votes

Soulless Wonder Conversation

We’re getting close to the release of the Soulless Wonder Kickstarter. It’s a wonderful game drawn by past Marvel and Dark Horse comics artist Rod Espinosa! The story itself is quite deep too. Gamers help make decisions of Lantz, a bard who is cursed to have to date Monster Girls. It’s a comical adventure but also takes on some very serious issues as well! It’s an important game to Darkain Arts and we hope you’ll give it...

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Monster Dating Game Soulless Wonder Hits Steam Greenlight

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Sister site Darkain Arts Gamers has released their very first game on Steam Greenlight and it’s a doozy! Lantz is a cursed bard who has to adventure out beyond his kingdom to try to convince monster girls to fall in love with him. Why? Because the Paladin Queen of the kingdom shattered his soul and it’s the only way to restore his spirit to his body! Lantz can try to romance eight different characters ranging from a...

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Circles: An Indie Game | Review

Circles is an independent, casual puzzle game by developer Jeroen Wimmers. Circles boasts its 90+ levels and bonus content and its unique intuitive game play that doesn’t require lengthy tutorials,  words and a “zen” atmosphere that promotes relaxation and the ability to “let your mind wander”.  Does this minimalist circular based game succeed in its efforts to relax and be so intuitive that you don’t need tutorials or texts to distract you from relaxing? Or does it...

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What does the possible elimination of the NEA mean to video games?

In the United States, there is a federal agency that goes by the name the National Endowment of the Arts. According to their website, they are “an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.”. On January 19th, a report from The Hill, and an unnamed source reported that the NEA was on the chopping block for budget cuts under the reasoning...

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Perception, A New First Person Horror Experience Coming From Ex Irrational Devs

Developers from the now defunct Irrational Games have formed a new studio, The Deep End Games, and have unveiled their first project – Perception, a first person horror experience that will be coming to both Windows PC and PlayStation 4. The Deep End Games have partnered with a brand new publisher, Feardemic – which is owned by Layers of Fear devs Bloober Team, to bring their unique horror experience to life. Perception isn’t your typical horror narrative,...

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Bound Review: A Game That Hits All The Right Beats

In a summer that has allowed indie games and smaller titles to shine and show what they are capable of, Sony has added one more title to that list before the fall rush of major AAA titles begins. Bound, developed by Plastic, has taken the spotlight and used it to tell an emotional, heart wrenching story and manages to do so in quite a short amount of time. This is a game that will hypnotize you and...

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Lovely Planet Follow-Up Focuses On Arcade Action

Do you remember Tiny Build’s 2014 colorful FPS Lovely Planet? Well the publisher is back with a direct sequel to their heart filled, pastel colored shooter that focuses on FPS action. With four unique worlds for players to explore Lovely Planet Arcade offers up hundreds of levels that will test your jumping, strafing and shooting skills. Once you’ve beaten the arcade mode all of the levels can be played in either Fast or Mirror mode for an...

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ASSAULT SUIT LEYNOS AVAILABLE NOW on ps4

One of the many titles I got the chance to see at PAX east was Assault Suit Lynos. A game about mechs, flying, destroying things, and well not much else. Now  publisher Rising Star Games have brought this love letter to mechs to PS4. I loved the 2d flat arty take on mechs that I got to play at Pax East, and it looks like from the launch trailer that that action is still there. Based on the legendary...

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Summer Sale! Games You Should Play: HammerWatch

It is that time of the year (For our Northern Hemisphere readers). The days are long and school is out! The sun is shining and….STEAM IS HAVING THEIR SUMMER SALE?!   Okay, enough with the cheese. Let us get down to the meat and potatoes of this sacred occasion. Throughout Steam’s Summer Sale, I will be reviewing games that are ripe for the picking. These games are hidden gems that I believe would be worth your time and...

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Indie VR Spotlight: Fox VR

Virtual Reality is all the rage right now in the PC space and sure big titles like Elite Dangerous, Eurotruck Simulator and EVE: Valkyrie have proven that VR can be as immersive as we imagined, there is a lot of interesting stuff out there released by independent developers. Enter FoxVR, a small indie title developed for the Gear VR as part of the recent 2016 Nordic Game Jam. Created by itch.io user DanniFox this experience was developed...

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‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Dev In Negotiations To Remake Games For Consoles

Indie horror sensation Five Nights At Freddy’s could get a remake on current generation consoles according to the game’s developer, Scott Cawthon. According to Scott he is already in talks with “a few companies” about fully remaking the games to take advantage of the 8th generation of consoles. The original Five Nights At Freddy’s and its’ sequels were developed in ClickTeam Fusions 2.5 – an visual orientated game development suite that eschews traditional scripting languages like C++...

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Knight Squad PAX East Guided Demo & Video

ChinsawAwesome’s 8 player indie brawler Knight Squad had their own booth at PAX East and we were able to get a guided tour of the mayhem filled multiplayer title from one of the developers. Players take to the arena was one of several colored Knights with the objective of capturing a chalice placed within the arena.  Just don’t think it will be easy to capture because every player has access to different power-ups and ability pick-ups placed...

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Blood Alloy: Reborn A good start but needs work

Review by: Brandon Hall Blood Alloy: Reborn is a new early access game from Suppressive Fire Games. Its currently released in early access an introduction to the gameplay mechanics of a bigger game. Its tiny price tag of $13 is may put some people off, but it’s really just the start of a game. An early tutorial goes over just the basics of maneuvering and sliding, and leaves much open for interpretation. It also seems to be...

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Kôna: Day One or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Canadia

Let me just say that out of the gate, Kôna Day One captures the idea and view I have of Canada: Ice Age. Heh, all joking aside, I really liked this game. I got to see a little of it at PAX Prime last year and I was intrigued with what they were going to do with it. This game is a multi-episodic game and Day One just refers to Episode One, so if you thought this was an...

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IndieDB 2015 Indie of the Year Awards!

IndieDB has just released the list of their top ten independent studio games of 2015 and the winners are just plain outstanding. First Place – Space Engineers – Keen Software House – Early Access Oct 22, 2013 This years winner is a personal favorite. Space Engineers is a procedurally generated voxel based space and building and exploration sandbox with both survival and creative modes as well as online play via hosted servers. In this game you build ships,...

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