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Jessica Famularo

2 years ago

Feature: Hunting monsters like a monster hunter

Hunting the giant monsters of Dauntless

Dauntless [official site] plunges you into the Shattered Isles, a broken, albeit beautiful, fantasy world where hulking Behemoths are hunted by adventurers in a quest for glory and most importantly, excellent loot. It’s a third-person, four player co-op action RPG created by former Bioware and Riot devs. Monster Hunter is a key influence here, as the game’s schtick centers on teaming up with a few…

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Future Unfolding’s Gorgeous Exploration Due Early 2017

It's been a long time coming, but Spaces of Play's top-down nature explorer, Future Unfolding [official site], is expected to arrive some time in 2017. We last took some time to bask in Future Unfolding's boundless beauty way back in 2014, and judging from this new Greenlight trailer, not muh has changed in that regard. Come take a look!

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Cutesy Hacker Puzzler Beglitched Out In October

The ultra-cute Beglitched [official site] is out October 7, as evidenced by a new trailer which you can watch below. Bedecked in bright pastel hues, Beglitched is a game about hacking, a magical programming art very few people understand. You are not one of those people, however, as you find yourself the pupil of the Glitch Witch, a notorious hacker who bends the fabric of…

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Dead State Dev’s Panic At Multiverse High! Gets Demo

Panic at Multiverse High! [official site] has been out for over a month already, but now you can try before you buy in a new demo. It's Dead State developer DoubleBear's take on a dating sim set in a high school where things are a bit... off. Things start out normally enough. Canned music straight out of a '90s job training video—check. A school bully…

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Mush! Dog Sled Saga Races Out Of Early Access

While folks have been getting excited for a certain racing game that's out next week, a racer of a different, furry-footed nature has crept out of Early Access to properly launch. Rather than the latest sports cars, Dog Sled Saga [official site] sees you building and racing a team of loyal pups, much like famed musher (that's dog sled speak for driver, mind you), Cuba…

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The Silver Case Remake Is Out In October

See those two fellows up there in that picture? Take their advice. Burn this into your eyeballs. Grasshopper Manufacture's remake of The Silver Case [official site] is out on PC on October 7, the game's 17th birthday. The Silver Case is a text-based murder mystery adventure game, and it also happens to be Suda51's first project with Grasshopper Manufacture. The Silver Case tells the story…

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Meet FBI Agent Anne Tarver In This New Virginia Trailer

David Lynch-inspired, small town whodunnit Virginia [official site] is gearing up for its launch next week and has released a new character trailer in preparation. We get a closer look at the game's protagonist, Anne Tarver. She's an FBI agent, fresh on the scene after graduation. She drives around Virginia with her partner, Maria Halperin, as they try to solve the case of a missing…

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Berserk And The Band Of The Hawk Hits February 2017

Dynasty Warriors has many faces these days, and now we're adding another to the bunch with Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [official site]. In case you're out of the loop, Band of the Hawk is blending Dynasty Warriors with Kentaro Miura's popular anime and manga series, Berserk. We originally expected the English language version to launch some time this fall, but it looks…

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Toki Tori Dev Goes Out With A Bang In Rive

Toki Tori creators Two Tribes released their very final last game this week, the explosive shooter Rive [official site]. They're going out in a blaze of glory, as Rive revels in bright and beautiful wholesale destruction. Rive puts you in the shoes of scrappy space scavenger Roughshot, who's trapped on a starship. The main goal is to engage in a glorious series of acrobatic fire…

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Trion’s Atlas Reactor Now In Open Beta

Trion Worlds' upcoming tactical combat PvP bonanza Atlas Reactor [official site] is now in open beta. The game's a simultaneous turn-based strategy twist on the trendy arena shooter. Players choose their actions during "Decision Mode" before watching how everything plays out in subsequent "Resolution Mode". Rather than reacting to your opponents in real time, you have to predict their movements before hand, giving Atlas Reactor…

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Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star Expansion Gets An Explode-y New Trailer, Release Date

X-Wings activate! Or whatever it is X-Wings do! It's time to blow up the Death Star... again! But this time it's in a video game—Star Wars Battlefront's [official site] Death Star add-on to be exact. If there's one thing Star Wars' bad guys love, it's creating a massive planet-sized weapon and watching it get blown up by their enemies. When will they ever learn? The…

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Pew Pew: DayZ Creator Releases Out of Ammo

RocketWerkz' VR project Out of Ammo has tiptoed into official release with very little fanfare. It's quite sneaky for a game about leading little LEGO-esque soldiers into combat, guns a-blazin'. Out of Ammo has been an experimental attempt at VR for Dean Hall's (DayZ) fledgling studio. It's a strategy game that has you building up defenses and directing units as they head into battle, and…

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Into 2017

Things at Ubisoft are a bit... backed up, as South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] has been delayed into early 2017. What could be the cause? Does the revolutionary Nosulus Rift need added tinkering? After all, the experience would not be complete without a device to literally fart in your face. Speculation aside, Ubisoft left a brief note on the Ubiblog explaining the…

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Shelter Creators Announce Explore ‘Em Up Meadow

Pip once speculated that Might & Delight's upcoming Meadow [official site] might be a game in which you play as a mommy meadow nurturing a litter of baby meadows, keeping in line with Shelter's tradition. While that is a game I would certainly be interested in, it seems Might & Delight has a different vision for their latest project. Unlike Shelter 1 and 2, Meadow…

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Outward Will Mix Survival And High Fantasy

Fantasy games have always been about the chosen hero foretold by prophecy, the lone knight wandering the wilderness saving the every-man from any number of horrific beast. Outward [official site] aims to change that, casting you as an average medieval Joe, riddled with lice and a touch of the plague. Alright, chances are it's not going to be that true to life, but if you've…

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Explore The Ninth World In New Torment: Numenera Vid

Torment: Tides of Numenera [official site], will be bringing more high-stakes decision making and intricate storytelling a la Planescape: Torment, but this time the action is set in the Ninth World from Monte Cook's tabletop RPG Numenera. inXile released a new video that gave us a closer look at this Ninth World and its history. Numenera blends sci-fi and fantasy to create a distinct feel.…

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How To Return To Rapture Remastered

Bioshock: The Collection [official site] is out next week, and as such you'll be able to play the first two Bioshock games and all of the single-player DLC in renewed detail. Bioshock Infinite is thrown in there for good measure, but it already looks so pretty on PC they're leaving it as is. 2K Games also plan to give the updated versions free to people…

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Hearthstone’s Removing A Bunch Of Cards From Arena

Designing a game is a fine balancing act, and Blizzard is working to make sure that Hearthstone [official site] is perfectly even and fine-tuned on all counts. There have been some concerns that certain classes are significantly overpowered in the game's Arena mode. Associate game designer Dean Ayala says: "Variety among all game modes is important to us, but an equally important goal is to…

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