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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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Basement Crawl devs want to fix their 'bad product', apologize to customers

Developer Bloober Team is headed "back to the drawing board" with its downloadable PlayStation 4 game Basement Crawl, announcing plans to recreate the project from scratch following a largely negative critical reception. Inspired by Hudson's Bomberman series, Basement Crawl is a multiplayer...

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Everything is black and white with VisionEck on PS4

Developer VizionEck announced its black-and-white game for PS4 today, which is also called VizionEck. If that's not confusing enough, it also offered a minimalistic trailer with shifting dichromatic shapes, barely sussing out just what the eck the game is. Lead developer and founder of Michael...

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MouseCraft to gobble up PSN cheese on July 8

You've heard the phrase "a game of cat-and-mouse" before, right? Well, we're not sure what developer Crunching Koalas heard, but their version involves death traps and shapes falling from the sky, Tetris-style. It's called MouseCraft, and it's coming to the PSN July 8. [Image: Crunching...

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Giana Sisters studio reveals Contra-like Dieselstormers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams creator Black Forest Games announced that its next game is Dieselstormers, a co-op run-and-gun platformer in the style of Konami's classic Contra series. Dieselstormers is a chaotic side-scrolling shooter in which up to four players explore vast levels for loot...

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The bright, dark world of couch co-op puzzler Chariot on PS4

Chariot is a game about transporting a dead body. But it's not just any body – it's your father's body. And he's not just any dad – he's the king. As the princess, your task is to take the king's body to its final resting place, deep underground through winding tunnels filled with gold...

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PS4, Vita game Axiom Verge isn't Metroid, but it's damn close

Pixelated platformer Axiom Verge is on its way to PS4 and Vita thanks to a boost from Sony's Pub Fund initiative, which offers cash and support to independent developers. Axiom Verge is a blend of Metroid, Contra and pretty pixel art, and it has a hacking mechanic on top of its shooting and...

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Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge had a baby and named it Hover

Hover: Revolt of Gamers is inspired by Jet Set Radio's "crazy and fun" atmosphere, parkour aspects of Mirror's Edge and the sci-fi vibe of Star Wars – so it's no wonder it reached its crowdfunding goal weeks before the deadline. Hover has raised more than $60,000 of a $38,000 goal, with 23...

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The globe stops spinning in RPG Earthlock for PC, next-gen

Snowcastle Games recently achieved its funding goals on Kickstarter for Earthlock: Festival of Magic, the developer's turn-based RPG for PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One. As the first of three chapters planned for the JRPG-inspired saga, Snowcastle earned $178,193 on the funding platform and...

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The Game Atelier unveils Monster World successor Flying Hamster 2

French indie studio The Game Atelier has pulled back the curtain on Flying Hamster 2, a side-scrolling action-RPG that bills itself as a spiritual successor to Sega's Monster World series. Modeled specifically after the 8-bit Monster World series entry Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, Flying...

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