Oxenfree Is Engaging, Excellent, Essential

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Let’s cut to the chase – in a year of excellent indie titles, Oxenfree is 2016’s best so far. If you have a platform that will run it, you’ll be doing yourself no harm in downloading this emotionally engaged, smartly written supernatural adventure. Read on to know why…

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Hot Looking Indie Games In 2016

In all honesty, there are perhaps too many games launching in 2016, far too many that look good enough to demand the hard earned coins from our tatty looking wallets that barely hold enough to buy sufficient food for us to live off of. As such then, I thought it might be best to draw up a short list of those key indie titles that look appealing enough to perhaps compete with the very long list of AAA titles that are being released this year. I made a conscious effort to avoid any that were being published by a team other than the developer, which ruled out the likes of Three One Zero’s Adr1ft (published by 505 Games) and ColdWood Interactive’s gorgeous looking Unravel (EA) to name but two of them. Please be aware that there are still many other fantastic looking indie releases coming this year, and if you want to raise awareness of these, please don’t hesitate to heap praise upon your top prospects for this year in the comments, on Facebook and on Twitter… Continue reading

Horizon: Reflections

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It’s a big year for Broken Window Studios – Grave, an intriguing first-person, desert-set horror, has already been announced and is sure to add some badly needed fresh blood and ideas to that genre (read our interview here). Coming first is Reflections, another passion-project from the studio and a game that passed through Steam Greenlight in just 7 days…

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Studio MDHR-Cuphead

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Microsoft brought, rather expectedly, a strong emphasis on games to their E3 press briefing on June 9th, and whilst the line-up was predictably covered by a strong collection of AAA system sellers, such as Forza Horizon, Halo and Assassin’s Creed, there was a newly found desire to move past the inevitable array of sales dominating sequels towards something new and inventive, something that can only be truly discovered through the current swathe of upcoming indie games. Included among them, was a rather stylish looking shoot ‘em up from a small, five man team working out of such far afield places as Oakville (Ontario), Regina (Saskatchewan), New York (NY) and even Romania . I am, of course, referring to the gorgeous looking, Cuphead, from Studio MDHR.

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Indie vs Next-Gen

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Has the current crop of next-gen games been overshadowed by a recent succession of outstanding indie games?

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GRAVE Is A Special Kind Of Horror

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GRAVE, an upcoming procedural horror title for PC and Xbox One, was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter. It’s looking special. Broken Window Studios’ Tristan Moore granted us an exclusive interview, detailing what makes GRAVE unique and why it’s going to be an essential purchase for any self-respecting horror fan…

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Review: Strike Suit Zero

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The space combat genre hasn’t fared too well in recent years, but it’s about time that it made a comeback, and thankfully, the fine people over at Born Ready seem to feel the same, which is why their Kickstarter funded shoot ‘em up has now made its way onto next gen consoles. So, is it any good?

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