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 […]

Mighty Goose Soars to PC, Consoles in 2021, Gematsu Reports

2021 is the year of the goose. Mighty Goose, the fast-paced, over the top, classic-inspired run & gun arcade shooter from PLAYISM and Blastmode, honks its mighty horn to indicate a Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One release next year. As reported by Gematsu, Mighty Goose stars the titular bird, who just happens […]

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 […]

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 […]

Engadget Vibes with Echo Generation’s EarthBound Inspirations

Engadget checked out the reveal trailer for Echo Generation, the turn-based adventure game from Cococucumber where a gang of kids investigate supernatural occurrences to save their small town, coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows PC in 2021. The trailer shows off an array of mechs and monsters plaguing an otherwise quiet Canadian town […]

2B or Not 2B: GameSpot Wants You to Check Out SINoALICE’s NieR Crossover

What do SINoALICE, the dark mobile fantasy battle RPG, and critical darling NieR: Automata have in common? Well, more than just highly stylized names—both titles are directed by the ever-entertaining (and utterly unpredictable) Yoko Taro and full of memorable characters and dramatic moments. Last month, a crossover event brought the worlds of SINoALICE and NieR: Automata together. As reported by GameSpot, players […]

IGN Finds Necrobarista Steeped in Style and Substance

Necrobarista, the gorgeous cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59 Games, gives new meaning to the phrase “coffee to wake the dead.” Following the game’s release on Steam and Apple Arcade in July, IGN’s Matt Kim traveled to the game’s coffee-shop crossroads to explore and review its heartfelt, haunting world. IGN’s review examines Necrobarista’s evocative art and writing, which […]

Kotaku reads into SINoALICE’s dark fairy tale world

Fairytales serve as important cultural touchstones. The adventures of Alice, Cinderella, and Red Riding Hood connect generations with their exciting and memorable stories. But in SINoALICE,  the mobile fantasy battle RPG from NieR and Drakengard creator Yoko Taro, familiar fairytale faces converge in a gritty clash. Kotaku’s Mike Fahey pored over SINoALICE following its recent worldwide launch on iOS and Android devices, […]

There’s Gold in Them Thar Games: VGChartz Digs Up UnderMine Release Date News

Roguelike fans and prospectors have reason to celebrate! According to VGChartz, Thorium Entertainment’s UnderMine, an action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets, is getting all sparkly and shiny for its PC, Xbox One, and Game Pass launch on August 6. VGChartz’s William D’Angelo writes: The game is out now via Steam Early Access. Version 1.0 of the game will […]

Hardcore Gamer Previews 30XX, Sees Bright Future

Hardcore Gamer previewed 30XX, the sequel to developer Batterystaple Games’ 20XX, the co-op roguelike platformer enjoyed by more than 200,000 players, and says it “shows great promise.” Author Jeremy Peeples talks about how the sequel sets itself apart from its predecessor in more than just its new hi-bit art style: Enemy variety has been improved as well, with fewer […]