Author: Sam D. Burr

Battletech dev Harebrained Schemes to be bought by Paradox Interactive

Seven years since it was founded, Harebrained Schemes is independent no more. The Shadowrun dev will soon be an internal studio for Paradox Interactive. Harebrained Schemes is perhaps one of the most prominent indie developers out there. After having met crowdfunding success with Shadowrun Returns, it went on to develop two more Shadowrun RPGs and […]

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The other side of the Finnish video game hype – big risks and money troubles affect successful developers as well

Add to favorites Original article by Jenni-Maarit Koponen. Translation by Heikki Kareranta The Name of the Game documentary film follows Housemarque’s game development process which also includes partying and financial difficulties A few years ago, the Finnish game industry pioneer, Housemarque, teamed up with the legendary old-school game designer, Eugene Jarvis, to create Nex Machina. The […]

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House of Danger Preview

Many of us remember choose your own adventure books from our childhoods. Our series of choice was Goosebumps but perhaps many of today’s gamers preferred Fighting Fantasy or the classic ‘Choose Your Own Adventure Series’ from the 1980’s and 90’s. If you have fond memories of these books then you can relive this adventure in […]

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Spoof Battle Royale Game Launches with High Player Numbers

Whether this news is indicative of the battle royale genre’s popularity, the unapologetically lackadaisical level of quality control of the Steam store, or the fact that people will play any free game is up for debate. The fact remains; Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, a spoof game of the battle royale genre, debuted to some atonishingly strong […]

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You’re Not Ready to Launch an Indie Game pt. 1

You’re not ready to launch an indie game. Well, you might be ready but your game is most probably not. And even if your game is ready, your audience isn’t. In truth, there is almost no good time to launch an indie game. But if you’ve finished designing it, the bugs are exterminated and it’s […]

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A Guide to 18XX Games

There are a whole host of these railroad games out there and pretty much every game store will have one or two. I’m not going to go into specifics about any particular title but rather talk about them in general, so this is just as much about 1829, or 1856, or any other title. Purists […]

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MapleStory 2 Closed Beta 2 Announced

It’s time for the sequel that no one was expecting… the second MapleStory 2 closed beta. While many MapleStory fans were expecting an Open Beta to be the next announcement for the upcoming Western release of the sequel, it seems that Nexon needs a bit more time to hammer out its servers. The announcement from […]

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E3 2018: Here are the indies that have now joined Microsoft Studios

Microsoft Studios has announced five new studios that will be joining its banner. Four of these are former indie studios that have now become first-party. Somewhere amidst the rapid-fire delivery of game reveals at the E3 2018 Xbox Media Briefing, Microsoft announced five new first-party studios. Four of these were indie studios that have all […]

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Pyramid of Pengqueen Preview

Pyramid of Pengqueen is coming from Brain Games in June 2018. You may know Brain Games from their hugely successful game Ice Cool, which won the German Children’s Game of the Year award in 2017. Off the back of this success, Brain Games have themed Pyramid of Pengqueen in the Ice Cool universe. The game […]

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E3 2018: Cuphead set to get “The Delicious Last Course” DLC in 2019

Cuphead, which matches charm with challenge, is getting a DLC called The Delicious Last Course. You’ll have to wait until next year to get your hands on it. Cuphead is getting a DLC, and it’s titled “The Delicious Last Course”. Before we continue, can we just take a moment to appreciate the title of this […]

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