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Humble Weekly: Stacking, Edge of Space, Windforge

This Humble Weekly Bundle is a lot like an onion (or an ogre, or a cake) – it has a few layers. First note: It's hosted by Gamepedia and Curse. Available to pick up for any price you want is Windforge, Stacking, ReignMaker (plus its inspiration, Tower of Elements), Paranautical Activity...

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Game development is better with friends at Finji

Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman founded Finji, a collaborative development studio, in March. Finji offers publishing and other services to developers, and it runs on revenue share for each project – for Saltsman's new apocalyptic survival game, Overland, this means each of the four development...

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Overland: A lonely game filled with monsters

Overland is not a zombie game. It's a turn-based survival story set in an apocalyptic wasteland filled with monsters, and it plays out as if action figures from Half-Life 2 and Stephen King's The Stand were on a road trip across a chess board, creator Adam Saltsman says. It is a horror game, in a...

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Habitat finds life on Steam Early Access

Habitat, the Kickstarted space-physics strategy game from 4gency, is now on Steam Early Access for $15 on PC, Mac and Linux, published by Versus Evil. This is the game that lets you fight with the Eiffel Tower in space. Now we all remember. In Habitat, players must use space debris to repair and...

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Pivvot turns to Steam on July 14

Pivvot ... Pivvot. Pivvot! Now that the word has lost all meaning, let us infuse it with beautiful comprehension: Pivvot is a twitchy, simplistic strategy game in the addictive vein of Super Hexagon, and it's due out on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux on July 14, at a launch sale price of $4.50....

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Undo a chili knight's work in reverse platformer, Spoiler Alert

Spoilers are generally frowned upon, but we're ready to make an exception when it's the central theme of the game in question. Case in point: Spoiler Alert, a game played in reverse. In this self-described "comedy platformer," you un-shoot fireballs, un-throw hammers and give bosses their...

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Double Fine's publishing program moves a Mountain to PC, iOS

The next game to launch courtesy of Double Fine's publishing program is Mountain, an artistic simulation game that's now available on PC, Mac, Linux via the game's site and iOS for $1. Developed by filmmaker David O'Reilly, Mountain has players answer three "questions" in the form of single...

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X-Files, Twin Peaks inspire 'Virginia' from ex-EA, GTA devs

Game industry veterans Jonathan Burroughs and Terry Kenny have formed independent studio Variable State, and are currently working on an interactive drama called Virginia. Inspired by 90s TV shows such as The X-Files, Twin Peaks and The Outer Limits, Virginia follows an FBI agent as she hunts down...

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Eat your crew to stay afloat in Sunless Sea, now on Steam

Failbetter Games' dark, top-down nautical exploration and survival game Sunless Sea is now available on Steam Early Access. To celebrate its arrival, the developer is discounting the game by 10 percent ($17.09) until Tuesday, July 8. Sunless Sea, which first arrived in alpha form in mid-June on...

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How Hello Games went from dirt bikes to No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky comes from Hello Games – the same studio responsible for Joe Danger. Yes, that Joe Danger. Not that Joe Danger is a bad series, but the immense jump in graphics and scale for No Man's Sky still surprises us. We noted as much when Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray took the stage...

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