IGDA Executive Director Comments on Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Messaging

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED recently announced its highly anticipated open-world game would be pushed back from its latest release date, citing additional time needed for extra polish. Although delays are common, the announcement was met with scrutiny among those critical of crunch culture in the video game industry. Renee Gittens, executive director of […]

Destructoid Has a Blast with Bright Memory’s “Wacky First-Person-Shooter Action”

Destructoid reviewed Bright Memory, the high-octane, visually stunning first-person shooter made by a solo developer at FYQD Studio and published by PLAYISM, which is available now as an Xbox Series X|S launch title Destructoid’s Chris Carter praised the spontaneity found in the title: I absolutely love how weird it is. One minute you’re fending off military personnel […]

VGChartz on the Reveal of ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

William D’Angelo at VGChartz covered the reveal of ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights, a dark fantasy metroidvania fairy tale from Japanese publisher Binary Haze Interactive in development by Live Wire and Adglobe. Along with sharing the trailer, he mentioned it will launch in Winter 2020, with a soundtrack from musical group Mili. Explore a […]

COGConnected Finds Darksburg “Intense” and “Incredibly Fun”

What do an escaped werewolf, a portly gourmet, and a macabre plague doctor have in common? At first glance, not a whole lot. But in Darksburg, the co-op zombie action roguelite from Shiro Games, they’re three characters capable of culling hundreds of zombies. Add them to a roster of five playable heroes, mix in some procedurally […]

SplatterCatGaming Explores the Surreal World of Dreamscaper

Dreams are funny things. Little fragments of hopes, fears, and interactions twisted and warped into barely-remembered nighty vignettes. But while most people’s dreams are little more than vague recollections, for the protagonist of Dreamscaper, the lucid dreaming action roguelite RPG from publisher Freedom Games and developer Afterburner Studios, they’re recurring and inescapable nightmares. YouTuber SplatterCatGaming recently dove […]

UploadVR Tuned into Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA, Launching in Q4 on PC VR

UploadVR shared news of the Q4 2020 release window for Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA, the debut episode of the fantasy adventure series about preserving the environment with the power of music, coming to PC VR platforms. Supported platforms include Valve Index, Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest via Link, HTC Vive and Vive Pro, HP Reverb G2 and […]

MO: Astray Called “Real Treat” in Nintendo Life Review

Nintendo Life’s Ollie Reynolds went on an escape mission with Rayark Games‘ 2D Metroidvania platformer MO:Astray in a review awarding the title a 9/10. You play as an unassuming blob called MO. Initially, MO’s movements are severely restrained, and it can only slide across the ground in a rather pitiful manner. After absorbing a bit of […]

Siliconera Reports Death Isn’t the End in 30XX’s Mega Mode

Siliconera’s Jenni Lada reported that 30XX, the follow-up to Batterystaple Games’ best-selling action platformer 20XX, will introduce a new permadeath-free game type called Mega Mode alongside the returning roguelike Arcade Mode. Lada explains how the new game mode operates: If you go through the Mega Mode, you’ll still have procedurally generated levels. However, dying won’t be devastating. You can send […]

TheGamer Analyzes Dark Fantasy Metroidvania ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Trailer

As part of his PAX Online coverage, Peter Glagowski at TheGamer wrote an in-depth analysis of the reveal trailer for ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights, a challenging dark fantasy metroidvania from publisher Binary Haze Interactive and developers Live Wire and Adglobe. Headed to Windows PC via Steam as well as consoles in winter 2020, ENDER […]

IGN Carved Out News for Ghostrunner’s Launch Date, Coming Oct. 27 to Switch, PS4, XBO and PC

IGN shared some good news for hungry cyberpunk fans: Ghostrunner, the first-person cyberpunk parkour action game from co-publishers All in! Games and 505 Games and developers One More Level, 3D Realms, and Slipgate Ironworks™, launches on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store October 27. IGN’s Adam Bankhurst gave a rundown on preorder discounts and exclusive katanas […]