30 Years Later, a Jetboard Joust Interview with Eurogamer

Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson interviewed James Closs, developer of Jetboard Joust, a joyous fusion of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups and modern roguelikes from publisher Freedom! Games and developer BitBull, out now on Steam for PC and coming in 2021 for Nintendo Switch. Jetboard Joust picks up from its predecessor, with its core idea lifted wholesale – but […]

ScreenRant Kicks it Old-School with Jetboard Joust

For a certain section of gamers, coin-munching arcades and cumbersome plastic joysticks are sewn into the fabric of the medium. Flashing lights and pixelated characters define countless hours playing titles on systems and cabinets most people are familiar with only in passing. But for those that remember, a new wave of arcade-inspired titles offers a […]

Rock Paper Shotgun Percolates Word of Necrobarista’s July 22 Steam Launch

Rock Paper Shotgun has some steaming hot news: Necrobarista, the cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59 Games, pours onto Steam for Windows PC on July 22, 2020. Author Lauren Morton sets the stage for what to expect from this tale of death and decaf: You play as local barista Maddy Xiāo, incidental brewer of life-returning blends under the […]

UploadVR Explores Eric Chahi’s Paper Beast and Finds a VR Miracle

UploadVR’s Jamie Feltham explored the dreamlike landscape of Paper Beast, the poetic journey through a blossoming virtual world by renowned game designer Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust), in a glowing review. Amidst its sandy valleys, snowy peaks, and eccentric wildlife, Jamie found a VR adventure nothing short of miraculous: With Paper Beast, Eric Chahi goes […]

Polygon Braves Creepy Encounters and Face-Cutting Woman in WORLD OF HORROR

Polygon’s Jenna Stoeber faced dozens of frightful encounters in WORLD OF HORROR, the unsettling cosmic horror RPG from panstasz and Ysbryd Games. The anxiety-inducing encounters and macabre monsters evoked classic choose-your-own-adventure stories and compelled her to chase the terrors: From creepy kitchens and classrooms to eerie people asking for help, these encounters come with options on […]

Shacknews Shares Action-Packed Partnership Between Valiant Comics and Blowfish Studios

Shacknews’ Riley Little delivered the news comic publisher Valiant has teamed up with game developer and publisher Blowfish Studios. The partnership is Valiant Comics’ first foray into the world of video games, with Blowfish Studios lending their game-making expertise to develop multiple titles based on Valiant’s superhero properties. Little noted that the move into games was another part of Valiant’s recent […]

Speaking Simulator’s Launch Campaign Endorsed By Shacknews

Speaking Simulator, from Affable Games, released a campaign trailer ahead of the upcoming launch with Shacknew’s Sam Chandler sharing the news of earth’s new potential overlord leader. The hilarious game about an android struggling to infiltrate human society revealed it will bring its tongue-flapping, teeth-flying action to Nintendo Switch alongside PC in late January. Chandler remarked upon the cutting edge android […]

Twinfinite Readies Adventurers for Riverbond Switch Release

Twinfinite’s Aaron Greenbaum is excited about having a new co-op game on Nintendo Switch with the arrival of Riverbond, the voxel dungeon-crawler from Cucucumber, releasing December 10, 2019. Riverbond is a voxel-based dungeon crawler where players can team up to take down tons of enemies and bosses. The game utilizes a 3D, pixelated aesthetic that makes it kid-friendly and […]

Game Informer Shines a Spooky Spotlight on WORLD OF HORROR at PAX West 2019

Game Informer’s Daniel Tack experienced the 1-bit frights of WORLD OF HORROR at PAX West 2019. The unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from Panstasz and Ysbryd Games beckons players with haunting atmosphere and unsettling visuals for roguelite playthroughs and unexpected terrors: “With zero reliance on jump scares (as that would be pretty hard to do with the 1-bit […]