After a last-minute snafu delayed its XBLA release 2 weeks ago, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine has a brand new release date. Pocketwatch Games stomped on all the bugs, and the game is set to be released this Friday. The 4-player heist game has been highly anticipated since stealing the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2010 GDC Independent Games Festival. It’s also available on Steam. Source: Pocketwatch Games
The retro mash-up, A.N.N.E., was one of the biggest surprises on the PAX East show floor, and now developer Gamesbymo has released a new trailer for their Metroidvania-shooter-RPG hybrid. The trailer shows off most of what was playable at PAX East, but also includes our first look at the ship-based combat that was absent from that build. Gamesbybo has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development. They’re looking for $70,000 to finish up the project on PC, but stretch goals could … →
Kickstarter has revolutionized the way indie games are financed, but with hundreds of games begging for your precious shillings, we’re highlighting the most promising games whose very development may hinge upon you opening up your pocketbook. We at Armless Octopus are firm believers that there can never be too many Metroidvania games with retro pixelated graphics, and if you share a similar mindset, you might want to throw some money at Chasm. Discord Games, who previously released Take Arms on … →
Mike Wall and Alex Esten get their tentacles on Organ Trail, the new zombie-themed Oregon Trail parody available for PC and iPad.
So we just watched the trailer for Moebius, the first game directed by Jane Jensen since Gabriel Knight 3, and there is just one thing that stands about above all else: Did he just say his name was Malachi Rectum? He said Rector? Really? Okay, well Rector is an antiques export who is approached by a secret organization called F.I.S.T…. Wait, are you sure it’s Rector? For realsies? Okay, well he’s tasked with investigating the death of a politician’s wife, … →
Nobody actually understands the nuts and bolts behind Steam’s Project Greenlight, but we do know that when enough people click the “yes” button, an awesome -looking game gets exposed to about 6 million people. So if you think this game looks as cool as we do, click the “yes” button. Go ahead. It will make you feel good, man. You remember Fallout, right? That isometric RPG that Bethesda went ahead and turned into some kinda first-person shooter (okay, low blow. … →
Mercenary Kings is essentially 4-player Metal Slug with customizable weapons. It’s rarely appropriate to boil a game down to such a simple statement, but it’s safe to say that if you’re sitting here thinking “4-player Metal Slug with weapon crafting! Fuck yes!”, then you’re going to gobble this game up like Gobstoppers (which actually aren’t very gobble-able). If that idea makes you yawn, then just move along. Mercenary Kings is being developed by Tribute Games, the team responsible for Scott … →
“We’re trying to scare the shit out of players,” Philippe Morin boldly proclaimed when I asked him about Red Barrels Games’ upcoming release, Outlast. Judging from the occasional shriek that emitted from the isolated, darkened booths that they used to demo the game at PAX East, it’s clear that they’re off to the a good start. Outlast is a first-person horror game where you play as Miles Upshur, a journalist who is investigating a long-abandoned mental asylum that has recently … →