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Skullgirls 2nd Encore Marie

Skullgirls 2nd Encore Shows Marie in Action in Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

Hidden Variable Studios and  Autumn Games released a new trailer of Skullgirls 2nd Encore showcasing the upcoming DLC character Marie in action. A long time has passed since Marie was announced, but…

June 6, 2023 | 07:52 EDT

Slave Zero X Key art

Slave Zero X Looks Super-Stylish in a Retro Way in New New Gameplay Trailer

Today developer Poppy Works and publisher Ziggurat Interactive released a new trailer of the upcoming 2.5D character action game Slave Zero X. The trailer focuses on showcasing the stylish moves you…

June 6, 2023 | 04:51 EDT

The player firing a chain at an enemy in Dead Cells

Dead Cells Sales Pass 10 Million, Updates Planned Through 2025

Roguelite Metroidvania platformer Dead Cells has managed to sell 10 million copies, developers Evil Empire and Motion Twin have announced. As you might expect from such a successful indie hit, the…

June 5, 2023 | 10:18 EDT

Sticky Business

Sticky Business Is a Cozy Small Business Simulation Game Releasing in Summer 2023

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Spellgarden Games revealed today a release window for the small business simulation game Sticky Business. The game will release for PC via Steam later…

June 1, 2023 | 09:29 EDT

The intrepid dwarves of Deep Rock Galactic in official artwork form, as well as a monstrous Rockpox Corruptor

Deep Rock Galactic Season 4 Brings Critical Corruption Later This Month

Ghost Ship and Coffee Stain have revealed new details about Deep Rock Galactic Season 4. Officially titled "Critical Corruption", the co-op miner-shooter's fourth season will bring new enemies, a new…

June 1, 2023 | 08:36 EDT

The key art for Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire, a classic JRPG-inspired game from PQube and Octeto Studios

Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire Is A New RPG With Serious Skies Of Arcadia Vibes

Since Sega doesn't seem to want to do much with the Skies of Arcadia IP, it falls to indie developers to carry the torch. That's exactly what PQube and Octeto are doing with Sky Oceans: Wings for…

May 25, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

Craftopia Seamless World Update

Craftopia's Massive Seamless World Update Is Finally Coming Next Month, and It Looks Awesome

Today Craftopia developer PocketPair revealed the release window for a massive upcoming update for its popular early access game. Aptly dubbed "Seamless World Update," it'll come in June 2023 and it…

May 20, 2023 | 12:26 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Sunshine Shuffle, against the backdrop of an endless ocean.

Sunshine Shuffle Review

Texas Hold ‘em: A card game recognized by many, understood by less, and played optimally by a few. It’s a tricky thing to understand, what with the mentality of “poker face” extending far past a…

May 24, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

The player holding a torch in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia Dev Preview Highlights New UV System

Work on the next big Phasmophobia update continues, and developer Kinetic Games has shared more information regarding what you can expect from that update. This one's all about the new UV system,…

May 19, 2023 | 10:19 EDT

The player riding a lizard and chasing a butterfly in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

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

Macho Man Randy Savage looking, well, macho in WrestleQuest

Irreverent Wrestling RPG WrestleQuest Delayed To Summer

Mega Cat has announced that its wacky upcoming wrestling RPG WrestleQuest has been delayed. The game was originally slated to arrive in May 2023, but it's now scheduled for summer instead so that the…

May 15, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Colonists standing on the battlements and fighting invaders in Going Medieval

Going Medieval Update 9 Hits Experimental Branch Sometime This Week

Foxy Voxel has announced that Going Medieval update 9, the next major content update for the colony sim, will be available sometime this week via the game's experimental branch. After all of its…

May 15, 2023 | 08:40 EDT

Lana and Mui looking at one of their robotic enemies in Planet of Lana

Planet Of Lana Review

There are two kinds of people in this world. Okay, there are more than two, but humor me. There are those who order something new every time they go to a restaurant, constantly seeking new thrills…

May 22, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

TechRaptor Indie Gaming Showcase May 2023

TechRaptor Indie Gaming Showcase - May 2023

If you're a fan of Indie games like we are, there's a never-ending stream of fantastic and unique games that you can really dive into. Offering unique worlds, mechanics, and stories to explore from…

May 17, 2023 | 02:30 EDT

A view from the monitoring van in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia Devs Share More Info About Upcoming Equipment Upgrades

Kinetic Games is back with another Phasmophobia development update, and this one's all about the equipment upgrade system. Update 10 is shaping up to be a pretty seismic shift in terms of …

May 12, 2023 | 07:49 EDT

A boat sailing across supposedly calm waters in Dredge

First Big Dredge Update Adds Map Markers And More

The first major Dredge update has landed, bringing some features that you'll probably appreciate if you've ever found yourself getting lost in the game. Maps have been improved with added…

May 11, 2023 | 08:32 EDT

A player wearing the new Pyrite armor and standing next to a catapult in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Smalland Giant's Fall Update Adds New Story, Gear, And More

The first major Smalland update has been released. As promised in the game's roadmap, Giant's Fall brings a new enemy type, new NPCs to further the game's story, and a new resource to play with, as…

May 10, 2023 | 09:17 EDT

A colony bathed in sunlight in Going Medieval

Going Medieval Devs Reveal Day-Night Cycle Overhaul And More For Next Update

Foxy Voxel has shared more information regarding the upcoming Going Medieval update 9. Specifically, a new dev diary discusses the way in which the game's day-night cycle is being overhauled,…

May 8, 2023 | 09:58 EDT

Farworld Pioneers Key Art

Farworld Pioneers Release Date and Pricing Announced

Today indie developer Igloosoft shared with TechRaptor the pricing of the upcoming open-world sci-fi sandbox game Farworld Pioneers. The game will be priced at $15 when it releases simultaneously on…

May 4, 2023 | 12:20 EDT

Finley, the protagonist of Fall of Porcupine, being told to wait a little longer by a chicken healthcare professional

Fall Of Porcupine Release Date Settles Down For June

Assemble Entertainment and developer Critical Rabbit (formerly Bundspecht.Games) have announced the Fall of Porcupine release date. The cozy Night in the Woods-style adventure launches across PC and…

May 4, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

Ground of Aces

World War II Airbase-builing Game Ground of Aces Launches Kickstarter Campaign & Reveals Gameplay

As announced last month, Swiss developer Blindflug Studios launched the Kickstarter campaign for a brand-new game titled Ground of Aces.  The title is a base-building simulator that will let you…

May 3, 2023 | 12:29 EDT

Lana and Mui gazing out over an idyllic landscape in Planet of Lana

Planet Of Lana Release Date Sets Out For Adventure Later This Month

Thunderful Publishing and developer Wishfully have announced a Planet of Lana release date. The painterly sci-fi puzzle-platformer will arrive on PC and Xbox on May 23rd, which is just a few weeks…

May 3, 2023 | 08:46 EDT


Dredge Getting Free Updates & Paid DLC This Year

The developers of the popular fishing video game Dredge have revealed the roadmap for new content and features that fans can expect in 2023.  As revealed on the PlayStation Blog, marp markers are…

May 1, 2023 | 11:54 EDT

A snowy colony in Going Medieval

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

Doctor Blackbrew rising above a lightning circle in the new V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot gameplay trailer

V Rising Secrets Of Gloomrot Gameplay Trailer Reveals Your Vampiric Steed And More

Stunlock Studios has released a new V Rising Secrets of Gloomrot gameplay trailer. The major update is scheduled to land in mid-May, and it's bringing all kinds of ghoulish new content with it,…

April 26, 2023 | 08:16 EDT

A character in the visual novel ghostpia wondering about the blasphemy of another character

Adorably Glitchy Visual Novel ghostpia Launches For Switch Next Month, Steam Version Also Coming

If you're in the mood to visit a nostalgic world that calls back to old-school visual novels, then developer Chosuido and publisher PQube have a treat for you. The visual novel ghostpia Season One is…

April 25, 2023 | 09:06 EDT

artwork depicting a logo for a tv show called Amanda the Adventurer with brightly colored bubble letters as the font in the cntre, with CRT-scanlines across the background. At the top of the title a cartoon of a little girl is waving at the viewer next to a cartoon sheep.

Amanda The Adventurer Review

Analog Horror is a topic that has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s something of a new genre, at least new in movie terms if not internet terms. There’s something interesting about taking elements…

April 25, 2023 | 01:25 EDT

The player looks out over part of the Omnistructure in Bleak Faith: Forsaken

Bleak Faith: Forsaken Devs Detail Improvements, Promise Next Updates Will Be "Enormous"

Bleak Faith: Forsaken developer Archangel Studios has detailed numerous improvements made to the game over the course of the last month. The studio says it's "learned many lessons" throughout the…

April 24, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

A queue of people wearing masks in a twilit Taopunk world in the Red Candle platformer Nine Sols

Sekiro-Inspired Platformer Nine Sols Delayed To Q4 2023

Red Candle games has announced that its "Taopunk" Sekiro-inspired platformer Nine Sols has been delayed until Q4 2023. If you backed the crowdfunding campaign for the game and you're waiting for your…

April 21, 2023 | 08:38 EDT

The main character of Otxo wielding a gun and standing outside The Mansion

Otxo Review

If you're a regular public transport user, you'll know that there are certain kinds of annoying passengers that pop up regularly. The guy who manspreads across two seats and won't move. The person…

April 22, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Nintendo Indie World Showcase

All the News & Trailers from the April 2023 Nintendo Indie World; Oxenfree 2 Release Date & More

Nintendo just broadcasted its Indie World Showcase, providing news and reveals for indie fans.  The broadcast, which was teased yesterday, included a look at plenty of independent games coming to…

April 19, 2023 | 12:45 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing characters Riona, Lucas, and Officer Jorji against a backdrop of the Seattle Space Needle at dusk.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

Legacies are a tricky thing, running parallel with the vacuous nature with which humanity weighs itself. It’s easy for you to consider your life to remain less than a footnote in the wake of a few…

April 19, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

The rather unsettling Sparky Marky lying apparently motionless on the floor in the Do You See Sparky prologue demo

Multiplayer Horror Game Do You See Sparky Is Getting A Prologue Demo On Steam Today

Have you heard of Do You See Sparky? It's an upcoming asymmetrical multiplayer horror game with shades of Phasmophobia and Five Nights at Freddy's, and it's heading to PC via Steam sometime in the…

April 14, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

A neat and orderly food production facility in Timberborn update 4

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

Two tin soldiers marching amiably along in Tin Hearts

Toy-Tastic Adventure Tin Hearts Delayed, But Not For Switch

Wired Productions and Rogue Sun have announced that Tin Hearts has been pushed back on most platforms. The game will now launch on May 16th for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but if you're a Nintendo…

April 6, 2023 | 09:38 EDT

A player dressed as a giant chicken and surrounded by Easter accouterments in Core Keeper

Core Keeper Easter Event Kicks Off With A Chicken Outfit And More

If there's one thing more games need, it's the ability to dress up as a chicken. That's something indie sandbox game Core Keeper clearly understands, as its new Easter event adds a costume that lets…

April 5, 2023 | 09:11 EDT

Key art of Trinity Fusion with all three player characters in a void-like backdrop

PAX East 2023: Trinity Fusion Preview

Trinity Fusion is an upcoming rogue-lite action platformer from Angry Mob Games that I was able to play at PAX East 2023. After a 45-minute session, I felt the hooks of the genre’s live-die-repeat…

April 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

A colony from an aerial view in Going Medieval

Going Medieval Is Bringing Back Ladders In Its Next Update

Going Medieval's next update is on the horizon, and it's bringing back a pretty major feature that was previously dropped from the game. That's right: ladders are making a comeback, and not only are…

April 3, 2023 | 09:36 EDT

Project Six key art

Promising Mecha Game "Project Six" Shows Base Defense Mission in New Gameplay Trailer

Today indie developer Surumekoubou released a new trailer of its promising mecha game Project Six.  The trailer is all gameplay and focuses on showcasing a "frontline base defense" mission. The…

April 2, 2023 | 04:07 EDT

Key art for the Vampire Survivors DLC Tides of the Foscari, which depicts the witch Eleanor

New Vampire Survivors DLC Tides Of The Foscari Announced For April

Poncle has announced a new Vampire Survivors DLC pack. Tides of the Foscari launches on April 13th, bringing with it eight new "not remotely derivative" characters, 13 new weapons, and a massive new…

March 31, 2023 | 09:43 EDT

Three characters advertising the My Time at Sandrock Knives Out update

My Time At Sandrock Knives Out Update Release Date Revealed

The upcoming My Time at Sandrock Knives Out update now has a release date. The update, which adds a marriage system, new story content, and lots more, is scheduled to arrive on April 12th, and there'…

March 31, 2023 | 07:46 EDT

Two My Time at Sandrock characters in the new marriage attire

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

Gripper key art, depicting main character None and his bike

Gripper Review

Boss fights are some of the most exciting and climactic moments in video games. Whether it's the panicked desperation of Ornstein and Smough or the drawn-out tension of The End, iconic boss battles…

March 29, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

A player walking through the Ashlands in the next Valheim update

Valheim Dev Blog Delves Further Into Fiery Ashlands Update

Valheim developer Iron Gate has shared more details about the game's upcoming Ashlands update, which will represent the next major content drop for the Viking survival sandbox. While we don't know…

March 22, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

An in-game screenshot with The Wreck logo in focus, showcasing Junon walking down a hallway, spotless and shiny.

The Wreck Review

There’s no real easy way to introduce this, so let’s get to the main event: The Wreck! A 3D visual novel and the latest game from French developers The Pixel Hunt, known for releasing games like the…

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Strayed Lights

Strayed Lights Gets New Demo & Vibrant Trailer

Today independent developer Embers Games announced that a demo has been released for its upcoming action-adventure Strayed Lights. The demo is available only for PC via Steam at the moment, albeit…

March 17, 2023 | 05:51 EDT

Key art for Sludge Life 2, which depicts a creature hiding in a dumpster

Sludge Life 2 Preview - Old Life New Life

The first Sludge Life was an unexpected delight. It presented a woozy, vaporwave-style world for you to explore and tag with your graffiti, and although it was a little light on plot and direction,…

March 23, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

A spread shot image of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, showcasing the silhouette of a person against the backdrop of a dimly-lite downtown Seattle, with the Space Needle portruding.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Preview — The Usual?

Before anything continues, I will state that this is a bittersweet reunion. 2020’s Coffee Talk from Indonesian developers Toge Productions was a surprise hit, blending a linear well-written narrative…

March 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT