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Starship Troopers: Extermination Early Access Roadmap Revealed

Starship Troopers: Extermination has been out there in the world for a little while, and now, Offworld Industries has shared the game's Early Access roadmap. Content making its way to the multiplayer…

June 2, 2023 | 02:50 EDT

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Indie Survival Game Smalland: Survive The Wild Hits 200k Sales

Merge Games has announced that Smalland: Survive the Wilds, its diminutive survival-craft-'em-up, has sold 200,000 copies since launching back in March. As you might expect with sales as encouraging…

May 17, 2023 | 08:27 EDT

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Satirical British Construction Sim Landlord's Super Leaves Early Access Later This Month

Gaming can take you to some truly incredible places. You can fight aliens on Mars, battle skeletons in the deepest caverns of a fantasy realm, or, erm, become a landlord in a run-down, satirical…

May 5, 2023 | 11:06 EDT

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Starship Troopers: Extermination Early Access Release Date Revealed

We now have a Starship Troopers: Extermination Early Access release date. If you hate bugs (as you should), you'll be able to blast 'em on PC via Steam starting from May 17th, and you won't just be…

May 3, 2023 | 10:04 EDT

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Going Medieval Temperature Changes Detailed In New Dev Update

It's time for another Medieval Monday dev diary courtesy of the fine folks behind Going Medieval, detailing what's coming in the game's next major update. This time, it's all about temperature, which…

May 1, 2023 | 09:32 EDT

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Stuntfest: World Tour Is Now Jected: Rivals, Hits Steam Early Access Next Week

THQ Nordic's Stuntfest: World Tour has been given a name change and a Steam Early Access release date. Say hello to Jected: Rivals, which is scheduled to land on Steam via Early Access next week. It…

April 28, 2023 | 09:32 EDT

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Timberborn Update 4 Brings New Map, Faction Changes, And More

Mechanistry has released Timberborn update 4 via the game's experimental branch, and there's plenty to look forward to in this latest update. District limits have been removed, distribution has been…

April 12, 2023 | 08:42 EDT

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My Time At Sandrock Devs Share Info On Marriage And More For Next Update

Pathea Games has once again taken to Steam to share more information about the next major My Time at Sandrock update, which now also has a snazzy new name. The Knives Out update, as it will be called…

March 24, 2023 | 10:23 EDT

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Lightyear Frontier Early Access Release Delayed Indefinitely

Developer Frame Break has announced that the Lightyear Frontier Early Access release has unfortunately been delayed. Citing the "tricky" development process and a need to ensure that the game's many…

March 13, 2023 | 11:03 EDT

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Phasmophobia Update 0.8.1.0 Adds Insanity Difficulty And More

Phasmophobia update 0.8.1.0 has shown itself, and if you're looking for a reason to head back in and do some ghost hunting, you could do a lot worse than this update. It adds the new Insanity…

February 27, 2023 | 08:43 EST

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The Last Spell 1.0 Release Date Set For Next Month

Ishtar Games has announced that The Last Spell is leaving Early Access and releasing in full next month. The tactical roguelite RPG is finally hitting version 1.0 on March 9th, and you'll be able to…

February 23, 2023 | 10:39 EST

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Core Keeper Quality Of Love Update Will Celebrate Valentine's In Style

Pugstorm has announced the Core Keeper Quality of Love update, which, as the name suggests, is intended to coincide with Valentine's Day. The update will bring changes to the way the game's lighting…

February 1, 2023 | 08:55 EST

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Stationeers Trading Update Brings Big Changes To Traders

Another major Stationeers trading update is upon us, and this one revolves entirely around who the game's traders are and what they have to trade. RocketWerkz is calling this update a "complete…

February 1, 2023 | 08:32 EST

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Going Medieval Update 7 Brings Beauty, Comfort, And Much More

Going Medieval Update 7 is upon us, and it's bringing overhauls to comfort, aesthetics, and more. Your settlers can look forward to owning their own beds for the first time, too, and resting in them…

January 30, 2023 | 09:25 EST

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Dinkum Developer Shares What's Next For The Aussie Farming Sim

Dinkum developer James Bendon has taken to Steam to share some info regarding the game's next major update. According to Bendon, the update is taking a little longer than he'd anticipated, so you,…

January 27, 2023 | 09:43 EST

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Wartales Roadmap For 2023 Promises Fast Travel And More

A new Wartales roadmap has been revealed by Shiro Games, showcasing what's coming to the mercenary RPG in the next few months. A full release for the game is planned for sometime in the second…

January 24, 2023 | 07:52 EST

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Songs Of Conquest Roadmap Promises New Campaigns And More

Lavapotion has revealed its 2023 Songs of Conquest roadmap, which looks ahead to what's coming in the turn-based strategy RPG this year. A full release has been penciled in for the third quarter of …

January 23, 2023 | 10:54 EST

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Against The Storm Rainpunk Update Brings New Tech And More

Eremite Games and Hooded Horse have released the Against the Storm Rainpunk update, finally giving you the chance to harness the devastating power of the rain for your own ends. The update also…

January 20, 2023 | 09:48 EST

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Boxing Game Undisputed Gets Early Access Release Date

Boxing video games are a rarity nowadays, but Steel City Interactive is determined to bring the noble art to your screens soon with Undisputed.  The game is going to launch in early access on PC via…

January 12, 2023 | 11:25 EST

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Fabledom Is A Fairytale City Builder Coming In Spring

If you've ever read a fairytale and thought "I'd really like to live in that world", then Greena Games and Dear Villagers have the project for you. Fabledom is an idyllic city builder set in a…

January 12, 2023 | 09:57 EST

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Gloomwood's Tavern Level Opens For Business

There's a new place to explore along the moody streets of Gloomwood. The Tavern is a rickety, rotting old building that harbors a horrifying secret, one you'll need to confront if you want to escape…

December 22, 2022 | 09:24 EST

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Who Are Minsc And Jaheira In Baldur's Gate 3?

The announcement of Baldur’s Gate 3’s official release window of August 2023 was an exciting moment at the 2022 Game Awards. In particular, some attention both in the announcement trailer and in the…

December 23, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Fight Together In The Wartales Co-op Major Update

The third major update for Wartales is here, and it adds in co-op for up to four players to enjoy. You'll all be able to explore the majestic city that was added a few months ago, as well as the rest…

December 16, 2022 | 09:43 EST

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Moonbreaker Gets Mysterious New Map And More

The second content update for Moonbreaker, Astra's Story, is now live. It's bringing a whole new map with more Cholek culture to discover, as well as more audio content in the form of a third Tales…

December 2, 2022 | 10:57 EST

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Marauders Will Soon Let You Face Off With the Red Baron

The first Marauders update is an interesting one, as the hardcore looter shooter will soon be releasing the Red Baron. Yes, that Red Baron. The famous dogfighting ace will be part of the game's…

December 1, 2022 | 10:46 EST

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Dinkum Players Say They Want More NPCs And Animals

James Bendon, the solo dev behind Aussie farming hit Dinkum, has released the results of a community survey asking players what their opinion of the game is. It looks like players want to see a more…

November 11, 2022 | 10:48 EST

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Final Graven Early Access Update Out Now

Dark fantasy shooter Graven has gone through some ups and downs since it was announced, but it's still going strong, and now, the final Graven Early Access update is live, bringing a bunch of new…

October 25, 2022 | 11:55 EDT

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Kerbal Space Program 2 Early Access Release Date Revealed

The Kerbal Space Program 2 Early Access release date has been revealed. You can look forward to getting your hands on this space sandbox sim when it launches on PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store,…

October 21, 2022 | 10:57 EDT

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Lords And Villeins Release Date Rides Out Next Month

A full Lords and Villeins release date has been confirmed. The feudal colony sim-come-city builder is on its way out of Early Access and into the wide, wide world on November 10th, so if you've been…

October 19, 2022 | 12:04 EDT

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Witchfire Delayed To Add Semi-Open World

If you were hoping not to see dark fantasy roguelite Witchfire delayed, then sadly, you're out of luck. The FPS has been pushed back to early 2023 for its Early Access release, but unlike the usual…

October 12, 2022 | 09:49 EDT

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Slime Rancher 2 and the Fun of Vacuuming

Hey you! Yes, you! Do you like vacuuming? Would you like to vacuum while being so wobbly? Well buddy, do I have the game for you. Slime Rancher 2, released on Steam for early access earlier this…

October 10, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

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Kickstarted Pokemon-Like Crypto MMO On Hiatus After Crypto Crash

In today's installment of "Web3 is going great: gaming edition", consider the case of Untamed Isles. The Kickstarted Pokemon-style creature-catching crypto MMO has paused development indefinitely…

August 16, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure Sets Sail to Steam Early Access

Snowcastle Games has just announced that Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure has received a Steam Early Access release date for August 18th, 2022. The game is set in the same universe as the…

August 4, 2022 | 09:41 EDT

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Hokko Life Release Date Revealed For September

The full Hokko Life release date has just been announced. Wonderscope and Team17's relaxing life sim is leaving its Early Access phase in September, when it'll launch in full for PC, PlayStation 4,…

August 2, 2022 | 09:26 EDT

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Hokko Life Update Lets You Catch Bugs Aplenty

A new Hokko Life update has landed, and this one's all about bug catching. The appropriately-named Hokko Life Bug Catcher Update brings a monthly bug catching competition, new kinds of butterflies…

July 12, 2022 | 11:08 EDT

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Farming RPG Coral Island Release Date Announced

Humble Bundle and Stairway Games have just announced that their farming simulator RPG, Coral Island, is launching on PC via Early Access on October 11, 2022. This is a fairly anticipated title, given…

June 10, 2022 | 01:30 EDT

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Dune: Spice Wars Is the Pinnacle of the Dune RTS Legacy

It's been over 50 years since Dune was published, but its universe has hit a new peak. With the 2021 film taking home six Oscars and the latest game Dune: Spice Wars having been released in early…

May 17, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Dune: Spice Wars Release Date Announced By Shiro Games

You won't have to wait much longer to make your mark on Arrakis, as the Dune: Spice Wars release date has been announced. Shiro Games and Funcom have revealed that their upcoming RTS-4X hybrid will…

April 6, 2022 | 10:51 EDT

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My Time At Sandrock Early Access Release Date Revealed

The My Time at Sandrock Early Access release date has been revealed. You'll be able to get your hands on Pathea's followup to My Time at Portia next month, when it'll be available on PC. Pathea says…

April 5, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Core Keeper Roadmap Reveals New Biomes and Updates

To the delight of those that have been waiting for it, Core Keeper has just been released onto Steam's Early Access. In the casual indie adventure RPG, players are trapped deep underground and must…

March 8, 2022 | 10:04 EST

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The KartKraft Release Date Is Surprisingly Today

If you've been holding on for a KartKraft release date, well, your day has apparently come. The karting sim has launched in full after being in Early Access for more than three years, although its…

January 26, 2022 | 11:07 EST

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Hidden Deep Guide for Beginners | Tips and Tricks

In this Hidden Deep Guide For Beginners, I'll tell you what you need to know about this terrifying action platformer from Cogwheel Software and Daedalic Entertainment. What is Hidden Deep? Hidden…

January 23, 2022 | 06:20 EST

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Witchfire Release Date Tentatively Set for Late 2022

The Witchfire release date window has been revealed by developer The Astronauts -- it's expected to arrive in Early Access in late 2022, but nothing is set in stone. Witchfire is an upcoming…

January 19, 2022 | 03:53 EST

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Death Trash Update Schedule Changing to Focus on New Content

Developer Crafting Legends has announced that the Death Trash update schedule is changing as the team shifts its attention to developing new content. Death Trash is a post-apocalyptic game that…

January 18, 2022 | 04:26 EST

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Devs Explain Why Ready or Not Alpha Testing is Gated Behind $120 Supporter Edition

VOID Interactive has released a statement explaining why Ready or Not alpha testing is restricted to players who purchased the $120 Supporter Edition. Ready or Not is a new tactical shooter that…

January 18, 2022 | 02:47 EST

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Build Your Dream Mech In Kriegsfront Tactics Demo

The procedural turn-based mecha Kriegsfront Tactics has an interesting premise: set in an alternate history 1970s Southeast Asia, players are part of a mecha squad sent behind enemy lines. In-game, …

January 17, 2022 | 10:26 EST

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January's Ready or Not Update Adds Two New Maps, and More

Ready or Not launched on Steam's Early Access last month, and there's already a lot of promising content within. Not to skip a beat, developer VOID Interactive announced the latest Ready or Not…

January 15, 2022 | 03:08 EST

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King Arthur: Knight's Tale Release Date Delayed For Full Version

It has just been announced that the King Arthur: Knight's Tale release date has been delayed to March 29, 2022, which should come as a major bummer for those intrigued by the prospect of playing the…

January 13, 2022 | 09:49 EST