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Subverse Early Access Launch Canceled As Release Plans Change

The Subverse Early Access release has been canceled in light of advice given to the developers from new team members and mentors within the industry. While this will not affect this…

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Farming Roguelite Atomicrops Comes to the Epic Games Store This September

The Atomicrops early access release date has been announced by the game’s publisher. Developed by Bird Bath Games and published by Raw Fury, you’ll be able to get your hands on an…

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Freedom Finger Censored Mode Will Protect Your Delicate Sensibilities

Hilariously offensive SHMUP Freedom Finger has a bit of an issue with family friendliness, namely that the ship is a giant middle finger and some of the characters swear like sailors.…

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Subverse Kickstarter Makes $2+ Million, Hits Top 20 of Gaming Campaigns

The Subverse Kickstarter has cleared £1,668,546 (just under $2.18 million) by the close of its campaign, making it one of the top 20 most successful gaming Kickstarters in the crowdfunding platform’s…

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Neptunia Shooter Blasts Onto Steam Later This Month

Idea Factory is bringing retro-styled shmup Neptunia Shooter to Steam later this month, on May 21st. Initially thought to be an April Fool’s joke, Idea Factory came back with a full-fledged…

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The Textorcist Mashes up Bullet Hell and Typing, Coming to Steam in February

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is an upcoming Steam release from developer MorbidWare and publisher Headup that mashes together bullet hell mechanics and typing. No, really. Demons are…

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Classic Arcade Game Monkey King: Master of the Clouds Coming To PC & Consoles

Monkey King: Master of the Clouds, the Western version of the classic Japanese arcade game Chuka Taisen, will be heading to PC and consoles this summer according to a press release…

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X-Morph: Defense Review – There Goes the Neighborhood

I remember being entranced at a young age by building destruction animations in early RTS titles. Red Alert 2 included buildings exploding and falling apart in realistic detail, from your…

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Raiden V: Director’s Cut Review – Thunder and Lightning

The Raiden series have been one of the shmup genre’s most well-known franchises since the series started over 25 years ago. Admittedly, I’ve never really been that in to that…

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Dimension Drive Preview – Double the SHMUP, Double the Fun

SHMUPs are one of the oldest video game genres, which means that new games in this space really need something to stick out from the crowd. Dimension Drive had the…