At the end of December 2015, it was revealed by the game development team GalaxyTrail that Freedom Planet 2, the long awaited sequel to their Kickstarter funded 2D indie platformer was in active development. Several teasers regarding the gameplay, characters and locations have been shown by GalaxyTrail via their social…
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,…
It has been three years since Shantae: Half Genie Hero was funded thanks to the kind Kickstarter pledges of over eighteen thousand backers, and Wayforward Technologies are now ready to let their latest creation out of the development bottle. After learning of an ancient evil that threatens her home world after…
Any video game fans who lived through the 90's will remember the golden age of the platformer genre, with titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and Bubsy the Bobcat being just a few of the most notable releases. Rad Rodgers: World One, a run and gun platformer by 3D…
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…
There are not many games that I will see from a screenshot and think "this is a game I must play", Seasons After Fall is one of those games that captivated me from the very beginning with its beautiful art style and cute little fox. The only worry I had…
In the current overly saturated market of indie two dimensional platformers, they have to be really special to stand out and make themselves known. Ori and the Blind Forest is one that comes to mind, while Shovel Knight is another. Mekazoo could well be another addition to the list. Set…
It's time to grab your monkey catching gadgets and head out into the world, as Ape Escape 2, the second entry in one of the most popular series from the PlayStation back catalogue has arrived on PlayStation 4. The high definition port of this 2003 PlayStation 2 platformer was originally revealed…
The annual Develop: Brighton conference took place last week from July 12-14, and while it was mainly an event for journalists, developers and other people in the games industry, there were a large amount of upcoming and recently released games on the expo floor. After playing most of them, many…
Back in the days of the original PlayStation, the Crash Bandicoot series were some of the most popular games on the system. Whether you were playing the original trilogy, or the Mario Kart inspired Crash Team Racing and Mario Party style Crash Bash, it's cartoon styled characters in combination with addictive gameplay meant…