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Play all of the 'Connected World' Ludum Dare 30 games

But be warned: There are a lot of entries to play. Ludum Dare 30 is in the bag, and so are a bunch of cool new games and prototypes from developers worldwide. Ludum Dare 30 includes the 48-hour Compo and the 72-hour Jam, both with the theme "Connected Worlds." This all went down over the...

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Cubesis, A god game where you're not the only god

In Cubesis, you control the weather on a series of floating square habitats, home to the Cubies, in order to maintain their crops, keep water levels at bay, boil the Cubies alive or make them happy. With the almighty power of weather control, you can destroy or save the Cubies on each island by...

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Ludum Dare 30 theme connects worlds

Ludum Dare, the 48-hour game jam series that's resulted in games like Gods Will Be Watching and McPixel, has begun its 30th iteration, and already there are more than a dozen entries being worked on. The theme this year: connected worlds. It's hard to get a sense for what any of these may ever...

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Reus picks up 700K sales ahead of Renowned Explorers launch

Abbey Games has sold 700,000 copies of its 2D god game, Reus, designer Manuel Kerssemakers told Joystiq at Gamescom. Reus launched in May 2013, and within its first three months, it brought in 235,000 sales. The 700,000 count comes from copies sold across Steam, GOG, Humble, Desura and Gamersgate....

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All of the nightmares live in Five Nights at Freddy's

We found where the nightmares live. They reside at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a fictional children's eatery featuring animatronic singing animals that wander the crusty, marinara-stained halls at night. In Five Nights at Freddy's, you're the security guard who must keep the robots at bay each...

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Burn, crush your jelly pals in Gang Beasts from Double Fine

Gang Beasts is a silly, brutal brawler starring four jelly-boned fighters in local co-op matches, and it's now getting publishing support from Double Fine. The game comes from three brothers at UK studio Boneloaf, and it combines ragdoll physics, environmental hazards and gummy-bear-style...

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Go To Bed sets up 'bedroom defense' on iOS this fall

Hiding under the covers is only so effective against the creepy crawlies that haunt a child's bedroom at night. Why not go a bit more offensive and use your iOS device's touchscreen to tap, swipe and flick at the nightmares coming to get you? Such is the premise of Go To Bed, a so-called "bedroom...

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Journey, The Unfinished Swan to launch as Cross-Buy games on PS4

We already knew that the PlayStation 4 would be getting updated versions of two of the PS3's most visually striking games when Sony confirmed Journey and The Unfinished Swan were headed for Sony's new console. However, according to comments left by Sony Santa Monica Community Strategist Aaron...

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ID@Xbox developers achieve Unity

The Unity engine, known for powering independently-developed games like Slender: The Eight Pages and Oddworld: New N Tasty, has come to Xbox One. Any developers signed on as part of the ID@Xbox program with an Xbox One dev kit now have access to the engine completely free of charge, Unity (the...

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Small games go big, really big, at Gamescom

The Indie Megabooth is now an international star with its premiere exhibition at Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The booth is bigger than ever and surrounded by the largest crowd of any gaming convention, traditionally topping out at more than 300,000 visitors. Indie Megabooth's Gamescom...

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