If you’re hungry for a quick and quirky couch co-op fix, Videoball is here to scratch that itch. Game designer and former Kotaku contributor Tim Rogers, along with the rest of the team at Action Button Entertainment, have smashed together Asteroids and Pong to make a pretty fun game. Join me for a match as I talk…
The name “Tokyo RPG Factory” conjures a dreary image. An assembly line for role-playing games, perhaps, where dozens of masked workers flank a conveyor belt, smashing together parts: an oversized sword here, a Firaga there, a melancholy hero to tie it all together. Every day they must crank out a new RPG to be shipped…
The developer of RimWorld, Steam’s new hotness (and a Dwarf-Fortress-ish game with dashes of Firefly that I’m really digging; full impressions soon), was running a pretty cool deal for the game’s Early Access launch. Then fraudsters decided to get involved.
Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of GOG and development studio CD Projekt Red, has some curious thoughts on how to handle a very thorny subject: piracy.
Using Fallout 4's Contraption Workshop DLC, UpIsNotJump has gone and made about the most Rube Goldbergy machine imaginable within the confines of the game’s engine.
QUOTE | “What’s too gay for them, what’s too sexual for them?” - Developer Robert Yang talking about his sexual-themed games and how he’s “now the third-most-banned game developer from Twitch.”
Keeping DLC mostly free has worked well for big developers like CD Projekt with The Witcher 3, who can garner reams of publicity from players used to being nickled-and-dimed to death by other big-budget releases. What happens, though, when a Steam indie takes a similar approach?
The tensions between the modding community and Bethesda continue to rise this week, with a prominent modder claiming that the developers took heavy inspiration from his Fallout: New Vegas mod without giving him any credit.
Twitch is following in Valve’s footsteps, and will shut down streamers using Counter-Strike gambling sites. Those sites may not be long for this world.
Columnae is an adventure game in which your choices determine the order of its chapters. Your decisions influence the future and the past. It takes place in a world devastated by environmental catastrophe. Also I guess some kind of calamity turned everybody into silhouettes? The game is currently on Kickstarter.
Necropolis is a cool-looking game from cool developers that looks cool sitting atop Steam’s top sellers list. It’s got the feel of a surefire hit. It’s also really not very good at all.
New Steam release Anarcute is a game about smashing up cities and putting the boot into a dystopian future security force. It is Katamari Damacy vs Jet Set Radio, only with violence, and it’s one of the nicest surprises I’ve played this year.
I remember the first time I went shoplifting. The sun was shining, Marin was singing, and I needed a shovel.
The final moments of Inside are tense and unexpected, but it’s only one way for it to end. Theories about the secret ending are even crazier.
Insomniac Games was previously known for big games like Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. These days, they’re balancing those with smaller, simpler projects like Song of the Deep, a Metroid-influenced undersea adventure.
During last week’s big Counter-Strike gambling scandal (and really just in general, where gambling is concerned), Valve remained conspicuously silent. Now, though, they’ve said they’re gonna start telling gambling sites to cease operations entirely.
Morning Men is a story-driven RPG set in a desert world full of intrigue, lies, and junk. While it might look like a riff on Mad-Max-style post-apocalyptica, its developers cite movies like The Fifth Element as their primary influences. It’s currently on Steam Greenlight, but it already looks and sounds great.
Earlier this year Nvidia showed off its new GTX 1080 card by running Bethesda’s Doom with the super-speedy Vulkan API instead of OpenGL, resulting in frame rates approaching 200 with all the bells and whistles. Today Bethesda makes Doom Vulkan support official.