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Indie Fund backs comic-style noir adventure, Framed

Indie Fund – the financier behind Monaco, The Swapper, Antichamber and Dear Esther, among others – is backing Loveshack Entertainment's comic book-style narrative game, Framed. It's a silent, noir adventure cloaked in style and story: Players move panels of a graphic novel to alter ...

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Cats-with-hats adventure Hot Tin Roof leaping to PCs in 2014

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora isn't just an indie game with a cat-chy name, but it's now a Kickstarter success as its crowdfunding efforts concluded yesterday with $25,457. Described as a "side-scrolling adventure platformer," Hot Tin Roof places players in the shoes of Emma Jones, a p...

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Preview: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Noir and Ultimate)

With Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions' fourth and final locale out of the bag (it is "Ultimate" Spidey, as many surmised), Activision was showing off the first playable build of the game at a pre-Comic-Con event last night. I played both the newly revealed Ultimate Spidey, in his black symbiote sui...

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Insecticide buzzing its way to Europe this August

Because we didn't. Seriously: we had totally forgotten about Roachy Carruthers and Insecticide even existing. The noirish bug detective title launched in the U.S. over three months ago, and as bloggers' memories are famously only fractionally longer than those of goldfish, there was little chance...

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WRUP: She shouldn't have eaten the pizza rolls edition

Seriously, she only brought it on herself. Sharing is caring. In all seriousness, we were looking forward to the release of Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles this weekend for some crime-solving fun, but after checking out the reviews and discovering our localized version would only get half the ga...

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Metareview: Jake Hunter

Well folks, it would seem that all of our excitement over Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles might have been wasted. What little in the way of reviews for the game online say it's kind of, well ... below mediocre. They aren't too kind to the game, but we can't say we blame them. The North American ...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Insecticide

Developer: Crackpot Entertainment Publisher: Gamecock Release date: February 12 Thomas Trowel's jaw was long and bony, his head a jutting v around the more flexible v of his mouth. His mandibles curved around to make another, smaller, v. His yellow-green eyes were mostly vertical. The v motif was ...

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Sleuth site and a detective demo

It's doubtful that any publishers will ever pick up Detective Saburo Jinguji for North American localization, but with adventure titles making a comeback on the DS, maybe it's not that farfetched of a dream? Developer Arc System Works has posted a teaser site to drum up interest for the seasoned pri...

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Metareview: Hotel Dusk: Room 215

While Phoenix Wright may never fail to rev our collective fanboy motors, when it comes to adventure games, Hotel Dusk: Room 215 has been garnering more and more excitement -- and even the reviewers who find fault with the title can't help but gush over the story. GameSpot -- 82%: "One of the reall...

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Hotel Dusk in stills

Famitsu featured a flood of screens from the mysterious Hotel Dusk: Room 215 yesterday, and all we can say is wow. If style was everything, this one would already be lining up for accolades. Let's just hope the unusual graphic adventure (set in 1979) is as good as it looks. We've seen a lot of thes...

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