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PixelJunk Inc is now Nom Nom Galaxy, chomping on Steam next week

Q-Games' PixelJunk Inc has long been in development, and will see an alpha version launch on Steam's Early Access service on March 13. The game, which was originally codenamed "PixelJunk 1-6" in November 2012, will also undergo a name change and be known as Nom Nom Galaxy from here on out. Q-G...

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Windborne adventure and Starwhal fencing flip to Steam Early Access

Both Starwhal: Just the Tip and Windborne recently landed on Steam's Early Access service yesterday. Windborne, a sandbox adventure game from Counter Stike: GO and Defense Grid 2 developer Hidden Path Entertainment, is 20 percent off ($23.99) on the service until February 24. Starwhal, the narwh...

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Rust alpha sells 750,000 copies

Rust, the MMO-meets-survival game from Facepunch Studios, sold 750,000 copies in a month and a half since entering Steam early access. The news is courtesy of an update from creator Garry Newman, who described the sales mark as "an amount we never even imagined selling over the game's lifetime." T...

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Mighty No. 9 alpha screens recall Mega Man's glory days

Japanese indie developer Comcept has released a series of screenshots showcasing the current alpha build of its crowdfunded Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9, giving backers a peek at the team's progress so far. The backer-exclusive screens, obtained and reprinted by NeoGAF, show protago...

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Titanfall alpha invites going out to Battlefield 4 players

Electronic Arts is now sending out alpha trial invitations for the Xbox One version of Respawn Entertainment's upcoming mech-combat FPS Titanfall. Competitive console shooter resource Beyond Entertainment reports that Battlefield 4 players who are registered with EA's Origin service are being rando...

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SOCOM spiritual successor H-Hour gets pre-alpha trailer

Pre-alpha action for H-Hour: World's Elite was shown off in trailer form today. The developer, SOF Studios, stressed that the tactical shooter hasn't been tuned or polished yet, so the smaller details seen in the teaser video are best viewed in a more forgiving light. The game comes from forme...

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Elite: Dangerous single-player alpha released for backers

Frontier Developments has released a playable alpha version of its crowdfunded space exploration game Elite: Dangerous, giving backers a glimpse at the game's interstellar combat mechanics in its single-player mode. The alpha lets players test out the Sidewinder spacecraft throughout eight sin...

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Surgeon Simulator developer launches Time to Live demo

After ... uh, proving their capabilities in tense medical situations, Bossa Studios is moving on to the realm of deathmatch-oriented game shows with a project called Time to Live. The demo features a hexagonal game board that brings in special areas as the match continues on. Coin deposits and...

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4X strategy game Star Lords available now on Early Access

Iceberg Interactive launched its 4X strategy game Star Lords on Steam via Early Access. Star Lords promises "deep and complex gameplay" set in a large universe, in which players take part in turn-based space battles involving eight separate races. The studio behind Star Lords is Portuguese dev...

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DayZ creator stresses standalone Alpha is 'a platform' for the future

Dean "Rocket" Hall, creator of DayZ, cautioned that those who buy into the standalone game's upcoming Steam Early Access launch should not expect something on par with a fully realized, polished product. DayZ will essentially be "barebones" at the outset, he said in an update on the game's forums, ...

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