VG247 Bursts Forth with the Release Date for BATTLOON from UNTIES Games

VG247 filled up its balloon and let out the news that BATTLLOON, the balloon-battling party game from Sony publishing label UNTIES and noname studio, pops onto Nintendo Switch and Steam on Feb. 28. Author Shabana Arif describes what BATTLLOON is all about: The aim of the game is to pop your opponents and remain intact for as long as possible. Players can choose from […]

New Atlas Calls Necrobarista One of the Most Anticipated Games of 2019

New Atlas named Necrobarista, the celshaded visual novel from Route 59 where the living and the dead meet in a magical café, as one of the most anticipated titles of 2019. The only indie game to make the list, Necrobarista got praised for being “undeniably beautiful, with an offbeat vibe of its own.” To read the […]

Eurogamer Hatches News of Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption’s New Boss, Game Modes, and Weapons

Eurogamer shared the news that Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, the boss battler from publisher Another Indie and Dark Star Game Studios, scored a massive content update with extra game modes, a new boss, and more weapons on Feb. 19, on all platforms alongside its PC launch. Reporter Matt Wales discusses Sinner‘s newest boss and the rewards for defeating it: At launch, […]

Shacknews Review Praises Astroneer 1.0 Release

Shacknews‘ Bill Lavoy awarded an 8/10 score in his review of System Era Softworks‘ Astroneer, the accessible interplanetary survival played by more than 2 million space explorers while in Early Access. Lavoy praised the final release’s co-op system that allows players to drop in and out of the game without hampering each other’s progress, the music (calling it “one of the […]

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword Earns Thumbs-up from Nintendo Life in Nindie Round Up

NintendoLife highlighted several new indie games in their Nindie Round Up, including JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, the fast-paced fantasy action platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer NX Games, giving it a solid “thumbs-up.” Nat Eker gives impressions on JackQuest’s feeling and control: The control is very well matched, with each jump and attack feeling organic and […]

Fanbyte Lists World of Horror Among the Coolest Games at PAX South

Fanbyte’s Eric Van Allen played WORLD OF HORROR, the unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from Panstasz and Ysbryd Games, at PAX South 2019. Eric reports that WORLD OF HORROR is a memorable experience, marked by its creepy, distinct visuals and haunting music. Maybe best described as a narrative roguelike by way of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, WORLD […]

PC Gamer Reports That Old-School FPS Ion Maiden Has New Level, Weapons

PC Gamer dropped a bowling bomb: Ion Maiden, the old school, high-speed shooter created by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment received an new update this week. Author Evan Lahti explored the new second level, Heskel’s House of Horrors, and ironed out the details of what the new update contains: Ion Maiden is one of […]

PlayStation LifeStyle Sledgehammers Home News of Hyper Jam’s Release Date

PlayStation LifeStyle blasted out the news that Hyper Jam, the neon-soaked arena brawler from Bit Dragon, releases on Feb. 12. Author Janet Garcia picked up her sledgehammer and slammed down the details on what this explosive, synthwave-fueled experience offers: Jump into any battle with 2-4 players. Don’t worry about the platform your friends have, as online cross-play will […]

Touch Arcade Has the Scoop on Evolution’s Digital Adaptation

Touch Arcade’s Eli Hodapp covered the release date announcement for Evolution, the strategy game of adaptation from North Star Digital Studios headed to PC, Mac, iOS and Android on Feb. 12, 2019. In Hodapp’s article, he touches on points he finds interesting regarding the degree of variety and viable options for exploring different branches of Evolution.  He goes […]

Polygon Names The Gardens Between One of 2018’s Best Games

Polygon wrapped up 2018 by posting its list of the best games of 2018.  The Gardens Between, the adventure puzzle game from The Voxel Agents in which players manipulate time to guide two best friends through a surreal world of mysterious garden islands, landed a spot in their top 50 with a rationale provided by Emily Heller. In […]