Tag Archives: Indie

Moonlighter Review

SHOPKEEPER BY DAY,
MONSTER SLAYER BY NIGHT

Moonlighter, Digital Sun’s premiere game, is an intriguing roguelike action-RPG that meshes dungeon crawling with economic savviness. Whether you’re slaying a gruesome slime creature or determining the perfect price of that Ancient Pot, both have significant and meaningful outcomes to the game that certainly hooked my attention.  Continue reading Moonlighter Review

Christian Glass’ Game Soundtrack of the Week

Have you ever turned off a game, only to have that last tune follow you around the rest of the day? Christian Glass loves that feeling, and wants to share it with you. Each week he’s highlighting a game soundtrack that sticks out to him. This week is: Bastion. Continue reading Christian Glass’ Game Soundtrack of the Week

Hobby Game Developers Part 1: I Used To Hate Video Games

I used to hate video games.

I hated video games because, up until 3rd grade, I defined gaming as brainless, worthless, wastes of time, meant only as a distraction from homework and learning. (I was a pretty pretentious child.) When the Wii rose in popularity, I discovered that video games are more than unintelligent pieces of junk. I realized they are awesome. Continue reading Hobby Game Developers Part 1: I Used To Hate Video Games

Axiom Verge Hands On Preview

Axiom Verge is solely created by Tom Happ, a gaming industry veteran who has worked on a plethora of previous PC and console releases. He started Axiom Verge back in March of 2010, mostly working on it as a side project in his free time. He is solely responsible for the art direction, coding, game design, and music. All of this was important information to consider when I played the first segment of the game. Continue reading Axiom Verge Hands On Preview

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review

PART-GENIE. PART-PIRATE. FULL-ADVENTURE.

The flurry of 2D platform games continues to be in the forefront of numerous indie developers. Some of these games are diamonds in the rough, while others are just flat out rough.  In the third Shantae game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is happily one of those treasures for the Nintendo 3DS. Continue reading Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review