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2D Monster Hunter with extra dragons from Spry Fox

Everything in this game is dragons – the cows are dragons, the chickens are dragons, the bears are dragons, the wolves are dragons. You aren't a dragon, but in the earliest art, you do have a sweet red beard that trails into the distance, turning green at its tip. It doesn't have a name...

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'Hyper Light Drifter' pitched as a blend of Zelda and Diablo

Alex Preston's Hyper Light Drifter is a beautifully pixelated 2D action RPG being made in collaboration with Samurai Gunn programmer Beau Blyth, with tunes by Fez composer Disasterpiece, aka Rich Vreeland. Hyper Light Drifter is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which players assume the role...

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Unity getting official 2D support, ad functionality, Unity Games label created

Good news for aspiring game developers, the Unity engine will officially support 2D development starting this fall with Unity 4.3. Of course, there are already lots of 2D games made with Unity (as the company's own website will attest), but the new update will add lots of tools specifically aimed...

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Reus, 2D god game featuring four giants, blows through PC today

Reus, the 2D god game from Abbey Games, is available today, right now, for $10 (€10, £7) on Steam, GOG, Desura and Gamersgate. It's PC only for now, with Mac and Linux ports planned. Reus offers a twist on the standard god game narrative, asking players to find balance in the...

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Robotoki's platformer starring a narcoleptic child, The Adventures of Dash

Robotoki is keeping busy: It's working on a zombie survival romp called Human Element, a prequel to that game for the Ouya, and now has a Kickstarter for a cute 2D platformer, The Adventures of Dash. The Kickstarter has 30 days to raise $400,000. If it reaches its goal, Robotoki wants to launch...

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Fez going half-off on XBLA for one day only

Phil Fish's mysterious, beautiful puzzle platformer, Fez, will be available for half off on Xbox Live tomorrow, for one day only. That means it's down from the usual 800 Microsoft point price to 400 Microsoft points, or $5. At that price, you'd be crazy to pass up the game we said "burns with a...

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Quest for Glory creators join with Brawsome to launch Kickstarter for Hero-U

Corey and Lori Cole are the creators of Quest for Glory, a highly regarded series of role-playing adventure games that first arrived in 1989 and then continued as a series of sequels through 1998. Now, the couple is planning another game called Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, and they've taken to...

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Cannon Brawl brings 2D RTS to the PAX 10

The PAX 10 picked some excellent titles to show off right outside of PAX's Indie Megabooth in Seattle last weekend. Of the indie games on display, a 2D real-time strategy game called Cannon Brawl was my favorite. Cannon Brawl (formerly called Dstroyd) is the product of four developers calling...

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Mutant Mudds coming to PC on August 30, starting at $7.99

Renegade Kid's indie platformer Mutant Mudds has gotten itself a PC launch trailer, a price ($7.99 as an introductory discount, usually $9.99), and a PC launch date, according to the official website. The game was previously seen on the 3DS eShop, and will arrive on the PC on August 30, with that...

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Iwata: 3D functionality of Nintendo 3DS can be turned off

Afraid that the jump-off-the-screen 3D effects promised by Nintendo's next handheld (code-named the 3DS) will become tiresome and overly gimmicky? Addressing concerns that there may be possible health consequences with 3D gaming, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata assured Forbes that the 3D function...

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