“LET’S FUCKING DO THIS!” is the bloodcurdling battlecry I’m greeted with as the controller is placed in my hands. I’m sat in a small booth behind closed doors at Gamescom 2016 having a go at Tormentor x Punisher, the upcoming game from Joonas Turner, one of the guys behind Nuclear…
We Happy Few is a game that has been on many people’s radar for quite some time after debuting at PAX East 2015 with a fantastic trailer and very early hands on demo for attendees.  You play as Arthur Hastings, a regular citizen of Wellington Wells; a dystopian English village…
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…
Daedalic Entertainment, the German studio best known for their point-and-click adventure games like The Whispering World and the Deponia series, are trying their hand at something new; a procedurally-generated space odyssey. Procedurally-generated might be the most overused concept in the indie development scene since the Minecraft crafting system, but Daedalic seem…
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…
Necropolis, the upcoming roguelike from Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall and Hong Kong developers Harebrained Schemes, now has a confirmed release date of March 17th. Also announced is the introduction of four player co-op, a feature many popular roguelikes don’t include. Welcome to Necropolis - a game of brutal combat and survival,…
With it being initially targeted at an October release date, the developers over at Red Hook Games have revealed that the full version of Darkest Dungeon will release on PC on the 19th of January next year. Detailed in an update over on their Kickstarter page, the team were already…
As the Dozer rumbles towards Aztec City, it brings with it yet another post-apocalyptic RPG with permadeath, roguelike elements and procedural generation. Is Skyshine’s Bedlam yet another cookie cutter indie to throw in the nuclear landfill or is this journey to the Promised Land worth taking? Story is not the…
Independent developer Skyshine in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil, today announced the launch of the eagerly anticipated Skyshine’s BEDLAM, a rogue-like, turn based strategy game set in an over the top post-apocalyptic wasteland.  The Standard Edition is available for digital download for £14.99 and fans can also pick up…
If you've finally got bored of Edmund McMillen's grotesque remake of his Biblical roguelike, prepare to cry tears of excitement and pain as Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is coming to PC, Mac and Linux on October 30th. This 'mega DLC' adds over 100+ hours of new content to Rebirth, according…
Are you looking for a hybrid of Dwarf Fortress, Asteroids with a bit of the original Elite thrown in? Look no further than Sol Trader, a grand space sim by Chris Parsons and co., which has you creating a character and then being launched into a world which has 200…
The gothic, roguelike dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon, which sees you not only battling terrifying monsters but dealing with the emotional stress of adventuring, enters Steam Early Access tomorrow. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year and after some positive showings at PAX East and PAX Prime, is ready…
In Dungeon of the Endless, Amplitude Studios tries to combine tower defence, dungeon crawling, RPGs and real time strategy to create a new hybrid roguelike. Does this attempt to mesh these genres together create a compelling dungeon crawl, or should it stay in the depths? The game tasks you as…
Indie developers Red Hook Studios have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest RPG Darkest Dungeon, set for release on PC and Mac. The title looks to be one for the hardcore RPG fans where you'll find plenty of "hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic reversals". Adopting a…
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…