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Update Brings Steam Workshop Support to Door Kickers

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New enemies, a new game mode, and workshop support give you even more reason to wage your war against that wooden menace known as the door.

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Kickstarter for Shootin' Stuff! Announced

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Indie Comedy/Action/FPS Shootin' Stuff will embark on a scary Kickstarter campaign on June 2nd. See the wacky new trailer on the new Greenlight concepts page.

Stab a shark, build a house, just an average day in FarSky

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Stab a shark, build a house, just an average day in FarSky

I can’t imagine it’s easy being a little fish. You swim in your own filth, you’re always damp, if bigger fish aren’t trying to eat you then people are, even though you taste pretty horrible most of the time. Fish must now suffer yet another indignity: being stabbed in the face by a lost submariner. 

In FarSky, you’re the villainous submariner, stabbing all the fish and using their kingdom to build your own underwater home. But you’ve crashed your sub and you’re stuck there, so it’s not totally your fault. Unless you were drink driving diving.

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Enemy Starfighter — At the crossroads of Homeworld, Myth, and TIE Fighter

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Enemy Starfighter — At the crossroads of Homeworld, Myth, and TIE Fighter

The Indie Megabooth is increasingly the star attraction of PAX. While the lines for games like Evolve and The Evil Within were hours-long at PAX East, the Megabooth was frequently “walk up and play" for some of the coolest, most exciting games around. Sometimes you’ll stumble across something that just stops you dead in your tracks.

That’s how I felt when I saw people playing Enemy Starfighter. On a split-screen demo monitor showing the view from inside the an Oculus, I spotted what looked an awful lot like Homeworld. Except someone was piloting a fighter, engaging in twisting dogfights that were straight out of TIE Fighter. It was like someone had turned my daydreams circa 1999 into a space sim.

I dropped what I was doing and went over to talk to developer Mike Tipul.

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Prisonscape will have you shanking your first gang leader in no time

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Prisonscape will have you shanking your first gang leader in no time

I’ve not been to prison yet but when I do go I like to think years of rewatching Oz and The Shawshank Redemption will have adequately prepared me for penal life. If you want a more interactive guide, however, then you should take a look at Prisonscape.

It’s already taught me a few new tricks. (I didn’t know you had to take turns in prison fights and move around in a grid.)

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Never leave a Broforce bro behind

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Never leave a Broforce bro behind

Yesterday was for getting up to my eyeballs in the carcasses of slaughtered Saxons; today is for hanging out with some bros while making things go boom. There might be other loud noises that aren’t allowed in libraries. I’ve taken a break from gorging and slightly melted chocolate eggs to play some of the Broforce beta. Brobeta.  

Free Lives’ 2D action platformer is the ultimate crossover. It’s the Wold Newton Universe of ‘80s and ‘90s action heroes, from Robocop to Judge Dredd. And it’s as explosive as you’d expect given its roster of bros who’ve taken out terrorist groups single-handedly, waged one-man wars and defeated legions of Deadites.  

Underneath the silliness and nostalgia, though, I think it might actually be bloody brilliant. Clever in all sorts of ways that you’d never expect from a game with a set up that isn’t far off The Expendables. Most impressively, Broforce is a game of instant gratification that never lets up; where the action keeps on escalating and lulls don’t exist. 

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Littlewargame is a multiplayer RTS that runs entirely in your browser

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Littlewargame is a multiplayer RTS that runs entirely in your browser

Truth be told I should have posted this story about an hour ago but I got sucked into a round of Littlewargame and I couldn’t break away to write. That’s one point to Littlewargame and another demerit on my writer’s scorecard.

The brilliance of Littlewargame is its an RTS of old, much like Warcraft and Dune 2 but it runs entirely in your browser without any sort of download.

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Epigenesis gains single player and new map

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Epigenesis gains single player and new map

Epigenesis is trundling along in Early Access, this week adding a major feature: single player. The future sport that one last year’s Make Something Unreal contest was, till now, a purely multiplayer affair, which, when the servers were empty, made playing the game a bit of a chore.

Now you can play against up to nine bots.

Plus, there’s a new level out to play against them on.

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Forward to the Sky indiegogo campaign launches

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Forward to the Sky is a third person action adventure game in the sky tower ruin. Without a single word in the game, you are going to collect all the fresco pieces to connect the story and everything will be revealed once Princess reaches the top level. The game is Zelda-like, focus more on...

Garry’s Mod virus filled servers with sound of coughing

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Garry’s Mod virus filled servers with sound of coughing

Last night a virus propogated itself and spread through the Garry’s Mod’s servers quickly. Very quickly.

Exploiting a weakness in the Source Engine, the virus was able to automatically download to your machine when you connected to an infected server. If an infected machine connected to an uninfected server the code would upload to the server and then download itself onto all the machines connected to it.

Developer Facepunch released a fix this morning.

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Here Be Dragons has you hunt down the monsters of the sea for Queen and country

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Here Be Dragons has you hunt down the monsters of the sea for Queen and country

“Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas," write Red Zero Games, “Vasco da Gama reached India by sea. However, all great explorers would never have reached their goals if they had to face all sea and land threats without help.

“Someone had to defeat dragons and tritons, beforehand. Someone had to vanquish bloody cults. Someone had to banish supernatural ghost ships. The information about these deeds is missing from the archives, and you can’t find it in any great statesmen’s memoir. The knowledge of the “Avant Armada" was completely erased."

Too bloody right, it’s about time their great deeds were immortalised in a computer game.

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This way lies madness: Gaslamp Games and Clockwork Empires

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This way lies madness: Gaslamp Games and Clockwork Empires

“I actually had a dream about Peter Molyneux while I was here," Gaslamp Games’ Nicholas Vining told me on the last day of GDC, launching into an impression of the famed / notorious British developer. “He showed up in my dream and he’s like, ‘Nicholas, I have something for you.’ So he opened his hand and there was this apple. ‘Take this apple. Bury it deep within the fertile soil. It will reveal to you all the secrets of game development.’

“And then I woke up. I didn’t learn the secret of game development from Peter Molyneux." Vining paused sadly. “This brings us to Clockwork Empires."

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JetGetters' Kickstarter cancelled as developer finds investor

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JetGetters' Kickstarter cancelled as developer finds investor

The games industry moves faster than a speeding bullet sometimes: tinyBuild launched JetGetters’ Kickstarter, received its needed $50,000, and cancelled it all before we wrote a post about it.*

They've decided to cancel because, despite having the necessary funding from fans, tinyBuild have decided to partner with an investor “to assist tinyBuild in expanding our development and publishing efforts."

JetGetters is still due for release but it’s just going to take a little bit longer than first expected.

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The Indie Mine takes a look at 0RBITALIS, an Early Access physics puzzler that tasks you with mastering gravity as you strive to achieve perfect orbit.

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Heart Forth, Alicia Kickstarts Itself Into Next Week

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Alonso Martin's beautiful Action RPG Heart Forth, Alicia comes to Kickstarter after seven years of meticulous solo development and raises half its Kickstarter goal within hours.

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The new social stealth game from The Basement Studios may not dethrone Assassin's Creed, but it has great potential to waste time and destroy friendships.

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