Anybody who is just as disappointed as me at the cancellation of Silent Hills will be happy to see a Allison Road, the spiritual successor to P.T. I will warn you though, prepare to be scared every time you pass a terraced house.Read More
Among the Sleep is an upcoming game that puts you in the role of a two-year-old child. Recently launched on Kickstarter, it uses the amazing surreal nature of childhood imagination and dreams, alongside the helplessness of being at such an age to create an interesting premise for a horror adventure.
What's your favourite graphics style? Pixel art? Cel shaded? Photorealistic? How about paper and cardboard? Developed by Sate of Play Games, Lumino City is the sequel to Lume, and is created using papercraft, with the everything except the player characters being animated with actual motors which move the sets around.
Kickstarter is rapidly becoming a place for the weird and wonderful ideas of indie game developers to get off the ground, and "Genocide Dolphins" certainly has the potential to match both of those descriptors.
Homesick, a truly gorgeous adventure/puzzle game, reminiscent of Myst and other precious gems from a bygone age is making the rounds on Kickstarter. With almost half of their $8,000 goal pledged, they need a little more help from you to see their vision come to life.Read More
Developed by Danish dev Jonas Kærlev, also known as Mecha the Slag, A Hat In Time is a Banjo-Kazooie style 3D platformer with simple, crisp cel-shaded graphics and a focus on 'Collecting Lots Of Stuff.' A game of solving various puzzles; presumably related to time-travel given the motif, the title currently resides on Steam's Greenlight service, awaiting crowd approval.
Neocolonialism is an indie game which has been floating around Steam Greenlight for a good third of a year, which has been launched its own Kickstarter project. In order to mock capitalism, you must first embrace it.
Of the significant amount of buzz surrounding this year's Sundance Film Festival, this has definitely captured the hearts and minds of we nerds: a feature documentary about the pains of the 21st century independent artist that is the indie game designer.
Horror not only remains relatively untapped within the videogame industry, the sheer scarcity of genuinely frightening horror games is quite alarming.
While the spine-tingling genre tropes remain one of the most popular cinematically – it seems we're treated to another 'Scariest Film Of [Insert Year Here]' movie every other week – there is just a handful of truly memorable, scary experiences on this side of the interactive spectrum. Of course, they're certainly there if you look for them, beneath the copycat military FPS clones and third-person space marine shooters - we're talking Doom, Call of Cthulu, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Condemned, F.E.A.R, Amnesia – but nevertheless it's a sad state of affairs when one of the most visceral, unnerving and engaging genres still sits largely absent from store shelves.