Outside of the big franchise racers like Mario Kart and Sega All Stars Racing, it’s very rare that you will see a kart racer that does not have a licensed character slapped on the front to sell units. This is even the case in the indie sphere, where games like…
After seeing some great success after its launch on Kickstarter, Defiant Development are shuffling the deck and starting a brand new adventure with Hand of Fate 2, currently scheduled for release in Q1 of 2017 for PC, Mac and Linux. This sequel will follow the same structure of the first…
With the released of gunfight dungeon crawler Enter the Gungeon, prospective Gungeoneers will soon be facing the terrors found within its many chambers. As someone who has been exploring the depths for a long while now, here are some useful tips, tricks and bits of information that should make your…
I’m mowing down hordes of cute, walking bullets with a gun that fires junk mail, while a turtle in a space helmet provides covering fire as I frantically roll from upturned table to stone pillar. I’ve only got a few seconds before the next torrent of bullets destroys my last…
Mode7 Games, the guys behind the Frozen Synapse series have today revealed via Twitter they’ll be publishing a game called Tokyo 42. In development by Smac Games, they claim it’s the ‘lovechild of Syndicate and GTA 1’, although the bright and bold colour palette is straight out of the streets…
Edmund McMillen and co are working on a new project, titled The Legend of Bum-bo, a 'turn based puzzle RPG type thingy thats randomly generated' according to McMillen on the official Binding of Issac website. This game has apparently been in the works for a few months now and seems…
After a short setback at the end of last year, Heart Machine have finally announced that their beautiful glitchpunk action game, Hyper Light Drifter, is coming to PC and Mac on March 31st. Being successfully backed on Kickstarter in October 2013, Hyper Light Drifter has had a long but storied…
If you looking for a physical version of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG then your wishes have been answered. Ackk Studios and Ysbryd Games have teamed up with Limited Run Games to produce a run of physical copies of this psychedelic JRPG for both the PS4 and the Vita. Yes Vita…
Indie fans can get their hands on the biggest games at this month's i57. The Indie Zone is the best place to try out new games developed by passionate independent developers, and also have the chance to talk to the devs themselves. The latest games that have been confirmed are: Perpetual…
In Enter the Gungeon, you kill giant smiling bullets by shooting them with explosive bananas. Try to find many other games where that exact sentence applies. Enter the Gungeon is a fast paced roguelike that celebrates all things projectiles which has players delving into the depths of said Gungeon to…
Hell has become one of those go-to levels for game design, being as exciting as the snow or desert area. There’s always some fire, brimstone, lava and possibly a pointy-horned demon cackling at the damned, with artists and designers very rarely straying from the same design of Hell which has…
Mech combat is usually the realm of the action game, with franchises like Armoured Core and MechWarrior having you stomp around a battlefield in real time, firing off salvos from oversized missile batteries in the remains of some future tech city. Very rarely, besides the criminally forgotten Front Mission franchise,…
Government surveillance is an ever present fear in the modern world. The gnawing feeling that some government agent is secretly checking through your Twitter feed, Amazon buying habits and even your porn searches to determine if you are a possible enemy of the state. Very few games have you on…
After being in development hell for a while, Risk of Rain is at last making its way to the PS Vita, as well as to the PS4. Thanks to the combined work of Code Mystics and Hopoo Games, the devilishly difficult sci-fi roguelike is coming to Sony systems, complete with…
To celebrate the successful funding of their incredibly 90s shooter STRAFE, the people over at Pixel Titans have released a hilarious trailer, as a reward for all their dedicated backers. For those who don't know, STRAFE is a shooter that was lost in the mists of time in the dread…
If you are ready and armed with your recipe for success, Overcooked by Ghost Town Studios may just be the perfect ingredient for your co-operative gaming events. It has been announced for a early 2016 release date, and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unlike many…
2016 is looking like a good year for off the wall golf games. We've had the announcement of 100ft Robot Golf where you hit the links as a giant mecha and can flatten cities to clear a path to the green and now we have Dangerous Golf, where the goal…
In a partnership between Devolver Digital and Coffee Powered Games, the 'mob dramedy' Okhlos is coming to PC, Mac and Linux in March. For those who aren't versed in your made up Greek history, Okhlos has you taking the role of an unnamed Grecian philosopher who begins a revolt against…
Gothic horror had quite the calendar year in 2015 with Bloodborne, Sunless Sea and the Order 1886 all taking elements from that particular genre of horror to make their game worlds seem that little bit more uncomfortable. Among the Gothic crowd was an Early Access title called Darkest Dungeon, a…
If you saw our little news post about Slain earlier in the week, you would have seen that metal-inspired combat puzzle platformer was set to release early next week. Unfortunately for metal heads everywhere, Wolf Brew Games have announced that Slain has had to be delayed, on the count of…
The quirky, Earthbound-esque RPG has become its own genre as of late, with LISA and Undertale establishing a base for this burgeoning genre, with other titles like YiiK: A Post Modern RPG further cementing this style of RPG in the early part of this year. Another game that seeks to…