Competitive gaming is all the rage these days. Between Dota 2, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and upcoming games like Gwent, there are plenty to choose from. However, one thing that these titles all have in common is how similar they are. Every subsequent release borrows a popular element from a previous release, and puts a slightly different spin on it. For exampl...[Read More]
Zombie games are certainly a dime-a-dozen these days. Ever since Resident Evil launched in 1996, zombies have been a mainstay in the video game industry. Over the years, we have seen countless shooters featuring the shambling undead as gun-fodder. However, just because the zombie-genre is saturated, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few more novel experiences to offer up. In March, developer Unosqu...[Read More]
Solaria Moon, developed by 3y3Nnet, is a recent title featured on Steam Greenlight. For the uninitiated, Steam Greenlight is a system set in place that allows the Steam community to vote on games they would like to see available for sale on the Steam platform. Developers can post content to their Greenlight page in hopes of garnering public interest. This can be a great way for a developer’s work ...[Read More]
Lakeview Cabin, developed by Roope Tamminen, seems to have solved a decades-old mystery: how do you successfully translate the “slasher” genre to a videogame medium? We’ve seen plenty of failures, as is evident with titles like the NES adaptation of Friday the 13th, which didn’t really live up to the spirit of the movie it was based on. We’ve played great horror games over the years, but the slash...[Read More]
System Shock is one gaming’s elite. Those games that managed to push the entire industry forward for one reason, or another. If Super Mario Bros was the first game to give us a real sense of progression, and games like DOOM gave us our first taste of 3D gaming with multiplayer, System Shock gave us our first dose of immersive in-game narrative. Instead of mindless action, or just a vague pre-game ...[Read More]
A beautiful and vast pixel world to explore riddled with dangers and lost technologies.
Hyper Light Drifter is a perfect example of the freedom indie developers have creating their games. Imagine, if you will, sitting around with friends waxing nostalgic about the glory days of gamings past. Someone says: “Wouldn’t it be great if Nintendo made a Zelda game that looks like A Link to the Past? Pixelated graphics and everything?” Then everyone laughs, because Nintendo is too busy pushin...[Read More]