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A confused-looking NPC standing on Lego-style blocks in Supraworld

Supraworld Early Access Release Planned for This Year

Supra Games has revealed that the Supraworld Early Access release is planned for sometime this fall, although the developer is hesitant to commit to a specific date or even a specific window right…

July 15, 2024 | 09:46 EDT

An anthropomorphic crocodile character with a hat on in Amber Isle

Amber Isle Release Date Promises Dino Shop Shenanigans in October

Publisher Team17 and developer Ambertail Games have announced the Amber Isle release date, so get ready to open your prehistoric store and befriend a village of friendly dinos. Amber Isle's official…

July 16, 2024 | 07:00 EDT

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Indie Co-op Hit We Were Here Forever Passes One Million Sales

Total Mayhem Games has announced that We Were Here Forever sales have reached a million since the game's launch all the way back in May 2022. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the developer…

July 10, 2024 | 10:52 EDT

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Dungeons & Degenerate Gamblers Release Date Revealed

Dungeons & Degenerate Gamblers, a deckbuilding roguelike with an eye on Balatro's crown, has an official release date, publisher Yogscast and developer Purple Moss Collectors have announced. The…

July 9, 2024 | 10:15 EDT

Evocative-looking artwork of a woman with an eye in her forehead in Sukeban Games' new title .45 Parabellum Bloodhound

VA-11 Hall-A Dev Sukeban Games Announces .45 Parabellum Bloodhound

VA-11 Hall-A developer Sukeban Games has announced .45 Parabellum Bloodhound, a new and rather strange-looking game that marries turn-based combat with real-time gameplay. In an announcement on the…

July 3, 2024 | 09:22 EDT

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Worlds of Aria Release Date Promises D&D-Inspired Madness This Fall

Worlds of Aria, a tabletop and Dungeons & Dragons-inspired "cheeky co-op adventure" starring none other than Critical Role's Laura Bailey, has an official PC release date. The game, which sees a…

July 3, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Spy Drops Is Randomly-Generated Metal Gear Solid for the Modern Era

Rainy Frog and solo developer Rainy Night Creations have announced Spy Drops, a 3D stealth-action roguelite very heavily inspired by late-90s stealth classics like Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter…

July 3, 2024 | 08:34 EDT

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Dice & Fold Review - An Excellent Dice-Filled Dungeon Delve

The roguelike genre is one that’s exploded in recent years, with numerous fantastic roguelikes like Balatro and Hades II releasing for fans of the genre. Dice & Fold is a newcomer, and its debut…

July 8, 2024 | 07:08 EDT

A gladiator in We Who Are About to Die

Gladiator Sim We Who Are About to Die Gets Biggest Update "By a Lot"

Gladiator sim We Who Are About to Die has received a massive new update, which developer Jordy Lakiere says is the game's biggest update yet "by a lot". The Spectacles update has been "over six…

June 20, 2024 | 11:12 EDT

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Creatures of Ava Wants You to Save Its Many Adorable Animals in August

11 bit studios and developer Inverge have announced the Creatures of Ava release date, and the adorable-looking creature-saving action-adventure game (that's a lot of hyphens) is launching very soon…

June 19, 2024 | 11:59 EDT

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Fallen Aces Preview - It's Gabagood

Fallen Aces is clearly a labor of love. Developed by Trey Powell and Jason Bond, this New Blood Interactive-published title nails this hand-drawn, noir-inspired mafia game and offers a compelling…

June 19, 2024 | 02:59 EDT

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The Historical importance of Vampire Therapist—and Why Vampires Are So Damn Horny

Vampire Therapist is a new narrative story game from Little Bat Games about a cowboy vampire learning the ways of Cognitive Development Theory as they practice their therapeutic skills on other…

June 14, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

A World War I-era soldier with a gas mask in Conscript

Conscript Release Date Brings World War I Survival Horror in July

Team17 and developer Catchweight Studio have announced the release date for Conscript, a World War I-era survival horror game that's also Catchweight's first foray into development. Conscript is…

June 11, 2024 | 10:21 EDT

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The Planet Crafter Sales Reach a Million as Devs Announce Summer Break

Miju Games has announced that The Planet Crafter sales have topped a million since the game's release in Early Access over two years ago. In a new post on Steam, Miju thanks players for helping it…

June 11, 2024 | 09:06 EDT

Players battling a bird boss in Core Keeper 1.0

Core Keeper 1.0 to Bring New Biome, PvP Play, and Much More

Developer Pugstorm and publisher Fireshine Games have revealed what's coming as part of the Core Keeper 1.0 update. It looks like this update, which is set to arrive in August alongside the game's…

June 10, 2024 | 09:21 EDT

Faye, the main character of Demonschool, in close-up

Demonschool Release Date Brings Devil Survivor-Style RPG Goodness in September

Ysbryd Games and developer Necrosoft have announced the Demonschool release date, so if you're hankering for some Devil Survivor-style tactical RPG action, you won't have much longer to wait. As…

June 9, 2024 | 06:30 EDT

Everything Announced At the Guerrilla Collective June 6th

Every Guerrilla Collective 2024 Announcement

As we hit the summer video game announcement season, we're kicking June off with a collection of indie devs in the Guerilla Collective event today. This is the fifth year that Guerilla Collective has…

June 6, 2024 | 04:02 EDT

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Content Warning Sales Soar Past Two Million in Two Months

Spooky horror hit Content Warning has managed to reach a pretty impressive sales number within its first two months on release, publisher Landfall has revealed. In a message on X (formerly Twitter…

June 4, 2024 | 11:16 EDT

Snake tribe shaman on Crocodile Island.

Survival: Fountain of Youth Review — A Journey Through a Timeless Legend

The tale of the fountain of youth is one passed down through the generations. Magical water that can stop and even reverse aging, allowing one to live forever. This is the foundational narrative for …

June 14, 2024 | 03:42 EDT

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Soulmask Sales Hit 100k in Less Than 48 Hours

Indie survival craft-'em-up Soulmask has managed to smash through a major sales barrier in less than 48 hours on sale. Speaking on Steam over the weekend, developer CampFire Studio and publisher…

June 3, 2024 | 09:51 EDT

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Soulmask Provides Yet More Catnip for Survival-Crafter Lovers on Steam

If you've got room in your life for another indie open-world survival-crafter, you might want to take a look at Soulmask, which was released today on Early Access and which is climbing the Steam…

May 31, 2024 | 12:04 EDT

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game Review - Pratfall Inc.

Well, you can’t say that this one was coming. Whenever a horror icon jumps back into the spotlight, it’s for a crossover in Dead by Daylight, like Chucky from Child’s Play or Ghostface from Scream,…

May 27, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Abiotic Factor Update Brings Dynamic Difficulty and Much More

A new Abiotic Factor update has been released, and this one's focused on bringing improvements and features the community has been requesting. Community Update #1, as it's snappily being referred to…

May 23, 2024 | 11:35 EDT

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Little Kitty, Big City Breaks Two Major Milestones in Less than Two Weeks

Indie feline adventure Little Kitty, Big City has crossed two major milestones after less than two weeks on sale, which will likely make developer Double Dagger Studio very happy indeed. Earlier…

May 21, 2024 | 09:57 EDT

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Manor Lords Sales Top Two Million in Less Than Three Weeks

Hooded Horse and developer Slavic Magic have announced that Manor Lords sales have reached another major milestone less than three weeks after the game's release. According to a press release, Manor…

May 16, 2024 | 09:46 EDT

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Core Keeper Release Date Set for August

Sandbox survival adventure Core Keeper finally has a release date, with the game's 1.0 update and console version emerging from the caves in summer. Per a post on the Core Keeper Steam page, the top…

May 16, 2024 | 07:50 EDT

A character sitting at a fire surrounded by autumnal mushrooms in Dinkum

Dinkum Autumn Update Brings New Weather, New Items, and More

Cozy Aussie farming sim Dinkum has received a brand new update, and since it's autumn (or fall if you're in the US) right now in Australia, that's exactly what you're getting in the update too. Like…

May 15, 2024 | 10:43 EDT

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Wayfinder Echoes Update Brings Offline Play, Drops Free-to-Play In June

Airship Syndicate has announced a massive overhaul for its online action-RPG Wayfinder, and it's bringing sweeping changes including an offline mode, a premium model, and more. In an announcement on…

May 15, 2024 | 10:22 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, showcasing many of the characters in the story, with ES88 and GATE posing in the middle.

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER Review - Monolithium

There’s been an uptick to the brightside lately, and that’s excluding the deluge of wholesome games that have become part and parcel of the indie scene as of late. Pessimism is no longer at the…

May 15, 2024 | 07:11 EDT

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(Updated) Manor Lords Mods Discussion Banned on Official Discord

Update: Hooded Horse communications director Joe Robinson responded to our request for comment and explained the situation around discussing Manor Lords mods on Discord. Robinson says that the…

May 14, 2024 | 10:26 EDT

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Cosmic Indie Survival-Crafter Abiotic Factor Hits 250k Sales

Indie survival sim Abiotic Factor has hit a major sales milestone within its first week or so on sale, developer Deep Field Games and publisher Playstack have announced. In a post on the game's…

May 13, 2024 | 10:25 EDT

An army assembled in a field in Manor Lords

Manor Lords Update Now In Beta, Fixes Infamous "None" Glitch and More

A new Manor Lords update has hit the beta branch of the popular city-builder, and it's fixing some of the game's more infamous, not to mention hilarious, glitches and bugs. Developer Slavic Magic (…

May 10, 2024 | 10:46 EDT

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Tokyo Cooking Will Let You Run an Anime Sushi Restaurant on Switch Next Week

There are plenty of cozy cooking sims out there, but very few, if any, of them allow you to run your own anime sushi restaurant. Thankfully, there's Tokyo Cooking, a new game heading to Switch next…

May 6, 2024 | 12:23 EDT

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You Have to See This Hades II Boss Fight

With Hades II now available in Early Access, my colleagues have been tucking into Supergiant Games' first sequel. But while some were coming to terms with new weapons, boons, and some new crafting…

May 6, 2024 | 05:10 EDT

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Robobeat Review - Robot Rock

In retrospect, the emergence of the rhythm shooter as a genre, along with its kissing cousin the rhythm character action game, should have been obvious. Combining high-octane, fast-paced combat with…

May 13, 2024 | 09:30 EDT

Kril holding a healing heart in Another Crab's Treasure

Another Crab's Treasure Sales Top 150k as Devs Promise to Fix Bugs

Developer and publisher Aggro Crab has announced that Another Crab's Treasure sales have hit a major milestone, and the studio has also shared its plans for the game going forward. In a post on…

May 3, 2024 | 09:01 EDT

Melinoe in Hades 2

Everything Different in Hades II From Its Prequel (So Far)

Hades II is more than just a direct sequel to its very successful predecessor; it's also braving new pathways with a variety of updates and changes that make this experience feel entirely new. …

May 6, 2024 | 01:00 EDT

Artwork for the medieval kingdom sim Norland, which has been delayed

Manor Lords Publisher's Kingdom Sim Norland Delayed to Summer

Medieval kingdom sim Norland, which is being published by Manor Lords publisher Hooded Horse, has been delayed until summer to allow developer Long Jaunt to add new features. Per a press release,…

May 2, 2024 | 10:06 EDT

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Desktop Farming Sim Rusty's Retirement Tops 100k Sales

Indie dev and "tiny tiny game studio" Mister Morris Games has announced that Rusty's Retirement, a game that can be played while you complete other tasks on your desktop, has hit a big sales…

May 1, 2024 | 10:14 EDT

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Manor Lords Price Finally Revealed as Steam Player Count Soars Past 100k

In the run-up to its release, speculation regarding what the Manor Lords price will be has been rife. Now, though, the game has finally launched on Steam, and we know how much it's costing players,…

April 26, 2024 | 10:54 EDT

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Indika Review - Nun More Strange

There's a moment fairly early on in narrative adventure Indika in which our titular heroine, a nun, is tasked with filling a barrel with water. To do so, she must painstakingly fill a bucket five…

May 1, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Manor Lords Global Release Timings Revealed

Slavic Magic and publisher Hooded Horse have revealed the global Manor Lords release timings, which means we now know when exactly we'll get to play the game. As was revealed during last October's…

April 24, 2024 | 09:26 EDT

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Daggerfall Spiritual Successor The Wayward Realms Heads to Kickstarter Next Month

OnceLost Games has announced that The Wayward Realms, a spiritual successor to The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall created by former Elder Scrolls staffers, is heading to Kickstarter next month. In a…

April 23, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Darkest Dungeon 2 PlayStation Release Confirmed for July

Red Hook Studios has announced that Darkest Dungeon 2 will be coming to PlayStation consoles later this year. In a press release, the developer says that the bleak dungeon-crawler will head to…

April 18, 2024 | 12:21 EDT

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(UPDATED) Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Announced, Releasing This Year

Update April 19th 8:15AM: Warhorse Studios has officially announced Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2. The game will once again follow the story of Henry of Skalitz, who's caught up in another "epic…

April 18, 2024 | 10:28 EDT

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase April 2024 - All the Announcements and Reveals

Today, Nintendo held a brand new Indie World showcase, where we got to see some new information about upcoming Switch indie games for 2024. Here's everything that was announced during said showcase…

April 17, 2024 | 10:47 EDT

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Another Crab's Treasure Review - Crab Battle

I'd like to start this Another Crab's Treasure review with an admission: I didn't know things were so brutal under the sea. Did you know crabs are literally killing each other down there with…

April 24, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase Set to Air Tomorrow, Nintendo Announces

Nintendo has announced a new Indie World showcase for this month, promising new info about indie games heading to the Switch this year. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Nintendo says the…

April 16, 2024 | 09:37 EDT