The great thing about the current generation of gaming is that smaller games can reach public distribution with very little effort. In the true example of history repeating itself, it is similar to the days when small indie projects were made available via floppy disks that were free gifts with gaming magazines,…
After the runaway success that was the original Retro City Rampage and it's expanded DX edition which followed some time later, Vblank announced earlier this year that it would be developing a successor named Shakedown Hawaii. It will use the same GTA gameplay that was implemented in the original, along with all…
Earlier this year, a celebration took place for the twenty fifth anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. During the event, a new 2D platformer named Sonic Mania was announced to be coming out in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The levels that were showcased during the first…
On the surface, Hyper Light Drifter looks like your typical indie fare. Pixel art aesthetic, retro throw backs, deliberately light on plot and exposition. It has all of the trademarks of the independent scene, but when you look beyond the retro sensibilities on display, you'll soon discover that Hyper Light…
If you didn’t fund the project on KickStarter, Freedom Planet is a nostalgia inspired throwback to the mascot platformers that filled the video game market in the 1990’s. It follows the adventures of three young freedom fighters who are attempting to bring peace to their shattered home world that has been…