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A Musical Indie Game Starring A Teen With A Cosmic Guitar

A Musical Indie Game Starring A Teen With A Cosmic Guitar “I wasn’t a great math student,” he said, delightfully pointing out The Artful Escape ’s space whale and “suborbital jellyfish.In the game, Galvatron’s doodles, visualized as enormous, shimmering creatures, challenge protagonist Francis Vendetti to jam with them, a sort of Simon-Says rhythm game that produces harmonies fitting an ‘80s rock anthem.

Seven Cool Games From PAX East To Watch Out For

Seven Cool Games From PAX East To Watch Out For At last weekend’s PAX East, Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez and I had the chance to check out a ton of games in various stages of development.Pastel hack-and-slash games were so popular that, at times, it was difficult to differentiate between them.

Apple launches permanent App Store section to showcase indie games

Apple launches permanent App Store section to showcase indie games The curated section will receive consistent updates, and act as both a beacon for new and unique indie games, as well as best-of lists similar to Apple’s Editor’s Choice lists.All of the highlighted games will be hand-picked by the team that has spotlighted worthwhile games, both free and paid, since the App Store launched in 2008.

Narita Boy Is A Cyberpunk Game Inspired By TV Scanlines

Narita Boy Is A Cyberpunk Game Inspired By TV Scanlines “He-man action figures were my favorite toys and Double Dragon was my first game on an arcade machine,” said Fornieles.“The strange magic transmitted by the analogic films of the 80s with their astonishing visuals, synth music and stories full of innocence and imagination are a key part of Narita Boy,” he said.

PC Building Simulator Is Much Less Nerve-Wracking Than The Real Thing

PC Building Simulator Is Much Less Nerve-Wracking Than The Real Thing Last week Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson told us about PC Building Simulator, an indie game in which the nightmare of putting together a gaming PC follows us into the virtual world.This week I played the demo release, and it’s not nearly as difficult as it is in real life.

Three Indie Games Are Vying To Out-Smash Smash Bros.

Three Indie Games Are Vying To Out-Smash Smash Bros. 18 years after Super Smash Bros’ initial release, a slew of indie games are challenging its dominance of the platform fighting genre.In that way, these indie platform fighters are more populist than Smash.

Loot Rascals Helps Take The Edge Off Of Punishing Roguelikes

Loot Rascals Helps Take The Edge Off Of Punishing Roguelikes In all types of games, but especially in Loot Rascals.Thanks to its precious art style and bubbling colors though, I can never stay away for long.

Some Better Cop Games Would Be Nice

Some Better Cop Games Would Be Nice I played Beat Cop this week.By Wednesday I’d given up, because it’s not a good video game, and that’s disappointed me more than I thought it would have.

DayZ's Creator Has A New Game About Space Stations

DayZ's Creator Has A New Game About Space Stations DayZ creator Dean Hall, fresh off cancelling a video game about space, has announced a new video game about space: Stationeers.It’s a game about building and managing a space station, and can be played either in singleplayer or as a collaborative effort with friends.

After Game Developer's Death, His Collaborators Set Out To Finish His Project

After Game Developer's Death, His Collaborators Set Out To Finish His Project Roger Morash died along with his wife, Valerie, and their pets on January 23rd, due to “acute carbon monoxide poisoning.“I hadn’t met Roger before working on Shard,” Tung told Kotaku.

Party Game Where Your Friends Are The Dungeon Monsters Creates The Best Rivalries

Party Game Where Your Friends Are The Dungeon Monsters Creates The Best Rivalries In Crawl, up to three players possess a dungeon’s enemies, while a solo player takes the role of a human.Later on, the hero must fight a boss, randomly a three-headed hydra, a tentacle beast or an ancient, underground demon.

Check Out This Cool New Music Game You Guys

Check Out This Cool New Music Game You Guys As the music plays, ribbons of light bend and twist in the air, visualizing aspects of the song.Using the left analog stick (required even in the PC version), players must grind against those ribbons in order to absorb the energy of the music.

Battle Simulator Is Chickens vs Penguins vs Dwarves vs Chuck Norris

Battle Simulator Is Chickens vs Penguins vs Dwarves vs Chuck Norris Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator is not a game that lets you fight battles.It’s a game that asks you to set them up to the man, then press a button, sit back and watch the chaos unfold.

Awesomenauts Goes Free-to-Play

Awesomenauts Goes Free-to-Play Cartoony MOBA platformer Awesomenauts has switched over to a free-to-play system.The developer made the announcement on the game's Steam page, detailing what the change means for both new and old players.