Richard Costa

Staff Writer

Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting.

Nowhere Prophet

Trailblazing and Deckbuilding in Dustpunk Spire-like Nowhere Prophet

It’s been a while since I played a game with such a boisterous clash of genres and influences as Nowhere Prophet. Imagine an Indofuturistic dustpunk deckbuilding card game with convoy…


DOOM Mod SIGIL Delayed Again Until First Week of May

John Romero first announced the DOOM mod/expansion Sigil following the 25th Anniversary of the original 1993 release DOOM last December. According to the announcement, the megawad file will feature nine…

phantom doctrine

Good Shepherd Entertainment Buys Majority Stake in Indie Studio Artificer

Last month we reported that the core team that developed Phantom Doctrine had departed CreativeForge Games amid a leadership crisis. We actually had a chance to talk to Kacper Szymczak, who…

LA Funk

Glitzy Sidescrolling Beat’em-up L.A. Funk Announced

Some games thrive by souping up a thick mix of genres and playstyles and L.A. Funk might be one of them. At its core, it looks like a mix of…

turkey shoot 1982 battle royale film

Anonymous Millionaire Hiring Gamemaker For Real-Life Battle Royale

The lives of the megarich are a constant struggle against boredom. advertises itself as the World’s Leading Luxury Shopping Marketplace. It’s also been called “Amazon for Millionaires” recently. Cars,…

GameStop Black

GameStop Reports Huge Losses After Fiscal 2018 Results

GameStop has reported huge losses in the fourth quarter of 2018 as they released the fiscal 2018 results posted on their website, with the caveat that the quarter was short…


Explore the Majestic Hinterlands of Norway in Draugen

Red Thread Games is an indie studio based in Norway, founded in 2012 by Ragnar Tørnquist, who previously produced and directed adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest…

Fortnite Ban

Prince Harry Says Fortnite Is Addictive and Shouldn’t Be Allowed

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the history of the medium, enjoyed by children and adults of all ages the world over. As of March 2019, the…


From BioWare to Blue Bottle – The Story of Daniel Fedor, Developer of NEO Scavenger and Upcoming Ostranauts

I first picked up survival RPG NEO Scavenger from a Humble Weekly Sale in 2014. After a few hours playing, I regretted not paying full price for it, even if…


Embrace Your Inner Monster In Darkborn

Darkborn was formerly known as Project Wight, from Sweden-based studio The Outsiders, which was first introduced in February 2015. The sneak peek video was released in November 2016. David Goldfarb…

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