One of the key themes that seems to be running through indie games recently is the importance of family. Whether it be finding them in Gone Home, or working to save your father in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Monochroma continues this trend, by placing you in a precarious…
When I was growing up in the Nineties, I watched 2D develop into 3D and with that, Platformers took on an entirely new kind of challenge. Instead of making a background for your character to run in front of, entire worlds needed to be created. Thinking back to classics such as…
Retro inspired platformer Freedom Planet took KickStarter by storm last winter, fetching more than twelve times it's original funding goal of $2,000. The release date for the side scrolling adventure was revealed last month, to the joy of those of us who missed the chance to buy the game when…
Originally released in 2011, Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams is the third entry in the series that has been around since the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Although they had a bit of a rocky start, Twisted Dreams has gone from strength to strength, featured in many list of favourite…
Foul Play was released on Steam last year, and received a fairly positive set of reviews from critics. It is no surprise that the developers wanted to expand their audience, so they have announced a port of the game will be released on PS4 and Vita in the next few…
After the success of Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii and Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo have once again asked Retro Studios to make an all new entry in the jungle based platform adventure series. Deciding to take full advantage of their latest home console, Retro have released Tropical Freeze, which…
Originally released on PC in 2012, Dustforce has now come to consoles. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions update the game with new features; most notable is the inclusion of an online component to the multiplayer, which is almost a shameless love-letter to Super Smash Bros. Dustforce is a 2D…
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood comes from a strange cross of Limbo-esque gameplay mixed with the artistic style of a Pixar movie. Oh and a big magic pen, throw that in there too. Created by Press Play, a Danish studio recently acquired by Microsoft, Max is a 2.5D platformer and…
Many players will be experiencing Contrast through Playstation Plus. It is a shame then that the game is a touch on the buggy side. Thankfully, Compulsion Games have released a patch for the PS4 version of the game. Announced via Twitter, the patch addresses technical issues such as collision, low…
Contrast is a game which oozes style from every pore. Noir visuals and a smooth jazz soundtrack do much to set this game apart from grey power-fantasy shooters and colourful indie hits. Letting you hop from a 3D platformer to a 2D side-scroller at a whim, Contrast has a lot…
When Rayman Legends released earlier this year, a few gamers were irked by the fact that the PS Vita version of Ubisoft's 2D platformer was missing 28 levels that were included in the console versions.  Today, Ubisoft released a new patch for Rayman Legends that adds these levels to the…
The aptly named rogue-like fantasy game Rogue Legacy was all about generations. A son dies to leave his dynasty to his daughter, who leaves it to her son, etc etc. Each family member has their own strengths and weaknesses, which let Cellar Door Games sense of humor shine through. Your…
Rush Bros      Players: 2 Genre: 2D Platformer Platform: PS3 Developer: XYLA Entertainment  There have been no shortage of 2D indie platformers in recent years. Braid taught us that time-travel could add a new dimension to the formula, Limbo made us dread shadows and Super Meat Boy told us not to…
Platformer rage can affect the best of us, turning once peaceful gamers into The Incredible Hulk incarnate. It isn’t even a condition regulated by skill level. Whilst your everyday platformer might not be enough to get a seasoned platform gamer frothing at the mouth, a couple of hours on Super…
The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventure is currently on Steam Greenlight, which can be found here. Based on James Rolfe's character, this platformer is full of references to old games which may or may not suck. Freakzone Games will be bringing this look back in annoyance to PC's at some…
At Capcom's panel at PAX East they have announced they will be bringing back Ducktales with the help of WayForward Technologies. DuckTale: Remastered seems to take more than just a heavy nod to the NES game released in 1989. The game will feature hand-drawn sprites and new voice work. The…