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The Spatials Review: Approachable sim for hours of fun

The Spatials Price: $12.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Weird and Wry (Weird and Wry) ESRB Rating: Everyone I haven’t exactly kept it a secret that I’m not very good at simulations, and yet, I was super excited when The Spatials landed in my lap. Fires burn at lower temperatures in space, so the chances of more »

An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Here’s Your April 24, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Today is a fantastic week for indie game bundles. You can’t go wrong, I swear. There are a few bundles that pack together some old indie classics, as well as a bunch of new ones with games you probably haven’t played before. With 33 options available, this is one of the best Indie Game Bundle more »

Katawa Shoujo is getting a physical release in Japan

Katawa Shoujo, the visual novel created by Four Leaf Studios, which consists almost entirely of members from 4chan’s /a/ board, will soon see a Japanese release. The game originally released in English on January 4, 2012, and has since been translated to Spanish and French. This marks the creation of both an official Japanese and disc version. Katawa more »

Killing Floor 2 comes to Steam Early Access

Killing Floor 2, the unabashedly gory sequel to Tripwire Interactive’s original horde shooter, is now playable via Steam’s Early Access program. The current version of the game represents a “polished beta,” Tripwire said, is fully playable in co-op or single-player, and does not have any game-breaking bugs. Although many Perks and weapons are absent at this more »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, April 21, 2015

Hello everyone! This week is a small week. But, it’s a small week full of big releases! It makes sense, I swear. We have the PlayStation debut of a Kickstarted indie darling, a new Assassin’s Creed spinoff, a few things I’ve never heard of and an English-language debut of a popular Japanese series. This week more »

April 2015 Starbound update adds so many useful features

Starbound updates tend to be something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you know Chucklefish is making the game better. On the other, it means having to go through and wait for all of your favorite mods to update so you can go back to playing the way “you” want to. In the more »

The Journey soundtrack is getting a gorgeous vinyl release

The Grammy-nominated soundtrack of thatgamecompany’s Journey will soon see a vinyl release. Senior Project Coordinator Noah Lane of iam8bit, a company specializing in media and art, confirmed the news over on the PlayStation Blog. The two-part vinyl set was made in collaboration with artist Mark Englert, PlayStation, Sony Santa Monica, and of course thatgamecompany and composer Austin Wintory. more »

Kerbal Space Program takes off April 27, 2015

Let’s be honest with ourselves – there aren’t many runaway Early Access hits. Some are good, great even, but few are titles that go above and beyond to impress players. You can count the stars on one hand, and Kerbal Space Program is one of them. It’s about to get even better, though, because something more »

The Spatials’ team must be Star Trek fans

I’ve been playing The Spatials, a simulation with role-playing elements that takes place in space, and one thought has prevailed. The team that created The Spatials, Weird and Wry, must be serious Star Trek fans. You can’t tell me those adorable uniforms don’t look like something out of Star Trek! The inclusion of a few more »

Here’s Your April 17, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Okay, the Indie Game Bundle Update is here and you need to get the Humble Origin Bundle 2. Yes, I know it isn’t “indie.” I also know it involves Origin. But trust me, it’s worth it. You’ll get some fantastic games if you do, and it’s clearly the star of this Indie Game Bundle Update, more »