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UFO 50 Announced And Bringing An NES Time Warp to PAX West

There is a special feeling that you can only get when you’re staring down a huge list of games that you’ve never played before. Whether this is the spoils of…

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Alwa’s Awakening Review – 99 Blue Orbs

It is a long-held belief of mine that Metroidvanias are the best video game genre because of the immense gratification they give to players. They are natural underdog stories that…

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Alwa’s Awakening

Alwa’s Awakening is an 8-bit, retro-style love letter to NES Metroidvania games. Players take control of Zoe, a hero from another world who has been sent to the land of Alwa…

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This Week in Kickstarter – Getting Retro

This Week in Kickstarter, we’ve got retro games, controllable smells, and personal cameras with a variety of functions.  Night City Assault A story-based beat ’em up combining RPG gameplay and…

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Deep Dungeons of Doom – Simplicity at its finest

Deep Dungeons of Doom is an 8-bit era inspired dungeon exploring RPG with subtly satisfying mechanics and a focus on monster slaying. It joins the company recent games like Knightmare…

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Kickstart This: Super Turbo bit Crawl FX: Alpha Extreme

LM Studios has a Kickstarter all of us on the NerdyRaptor team are excited about. It’s for their debut game: Super Turbo bit Crawl FX: Alpha Extreme. The game is…

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Gen Con 2014 Spotlight: LM Studios

Time can seem to stand still  for some players in the turn based combat we’ve come to associate with JRPGs, but when we got an opportunity at Indy PopCon to…