This week, I’m revisiting an old favorite of mine – and one that I desperately hope you’ve heard of. Magicka tells the tale of one to four homicidal, sociopathic wizards, their not-vampire instructor, and an eldritch abomination that threatens to destroy the whole world.
Did I mention you can blow up pretty near anything you’ve a mind to?Read more
We’ve become pretty obsessed with the idea of violence as a method for storytelling – enough so that we often tend to forget that there are other ways. In order to be a worthwhile experience, a game need neither be couched in a driven narrative nor require a bloodbath. Gone Home is proof of this.Read more
This week, we’ll be taking a look at Bloodlust: Vampire Shadowhunter. Developed by WRF Studios, Bloodlust is a classic action-RPG that puts you in the shoes of a vampire (or half-vampire) who’s somehow managed to find their way into a vast underground city. Although it’s still not officially released, what we’ve seen so far is very promising indeed.Read more
This week, I’m going to be covering something a little better-known than my usual stuff. Shadowrun Returns is the product of indie developer Harebrained Schemes, and marks the resurgence of both the Shadowrun tabletop game and that of the top-down isometric RPG. It’s also got an awesome campaign editor!Read more
Ever wondered what Grand Theft Auto might look like as an 8-bit Nintendo game? Wonder no more. This week’s indie game, Retro City Rampage, takes the GTA series, makes it old-school, and peppers it with a million different pop culture references.Read more
This week’s indie game is a throwback to the old Sierra point-and-clicks. Sort of. Deponia’s sort of what you’d get if you were to throw together a point-and-click and a Monty Python skit and tossed the two together in a post-apocalyptic junkyard. It’s pretty nifty.Read more