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Digital Disturbance: Desura Owner Files For Bankruptcy

Following troubles and discontent with developers being paid late by Desura, the digital distribution store's owner Bad Juju Games have filed for bankruptcy. A member of Bad Juju confirmed the bankruptcy filing with us today, but the company haven't made a statement yet or said anything about what'll happen with people owed money or games folks have bought or whether the store will continue, or...…

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Digital Distributor Desura Late With Dev Payments

Desura is one of the lesser-known digital distributors, but for a fair while it was a fine way for small developers to sell their games without struggling through the gatekeeping of Steam or other stores. It's behind the Indie Royale bundles too. In recent months, though, it's been less kind for developers. Some have been waiting months for payment for sales, and many who asked…

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Brazen Aviation: Air Control

Jazzpunk may have hit a few bum notes but that was probably inevitable given just how freely and energetically it riffed and jammed. Walking down a beach, you might find yourself unexpectedly lobbing pizza at unsuspecting turtles, and if that doesn't tickle your fancy, a host of other pop culture references and geeky puns are scattered around the surf and the sand. Like the Zucker,…

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Store: Bought – Second Life Dev Acquires Desura

Second Life is still a thing! Trust me: I checked. Now I must go wash my eyes with acid and bees, for it's the only way to be sure. More importantly, however, creator Linden Labs is actually up to a bunch more stuff these days - including interesting (and sadly mobile-only) interactive narrative experiments and a buildy, kinda Minecraft-ish thing. So naturally, it's gone and…

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Not Getting My Pulse Racing: Pulse Shift Demo

Puzzle platformers must rotate. It's the new law. Pulse Shift certainly obeys it, asking you to negotiate a series of floating tiled platforms by rotating the world left or right (relating to the direction you're facing). There's a demo up on Desura, along with the full game for £6.50. And I've kindly put some thoughts on the demo below.

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Now Playable By Humans: War Of The Human Tanks

I imagine that - given the proper faculties and digits - it could also theoretically be played by tanks. Regardless, War of the Human Tanks is now available in our Latin-derived tongue of choice via Desura. You may remember that Alec was quite taken by its name, but does War of the Human Tanks, in fact, also take names? Well, you can find out for…

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Qbeh Is Cubey, Beautiful, And Free On Desura

Qbeh is an exquisite little thing: a first-person puzzle game with shades of Minecraft. By removing and then replacing cubes you explore your way through its levels. The entire thing is quite brief - just a couple of maps, and it really feels like a proof of concept rather than a full-blown thing - but free and therefore worth a bite. The team are now…

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Fodder For Thought: Recruits

The alpha version of Recruits, a Cannon Foddery squad shooter, is available to play through Desura for people pre-ordering the full game. It's a UDK-powered game, with simple objectives, tight maps and a sometimes infuriating fixed viewpoint. Enemy soldiers have a habit of being obscured by trees, meaning I've often been finding by following my squadmates' lead. I shoot where they shoot, knowing that something…

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Feature: Puzzling Questions

Wot I Think: Rune Masters

Here's what I find interesting about an average puzzle-game/RPG: I spent all morning playing one. An awful lot of games pass over my screen of a week, and many don't really grab my attention. I'm really not sure that CodeDaedmons' Rune Masters should have, but I can't deny that I played it from 9am to 12am without stopping. And in the end, it proves itself…

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Thank Jah: The Journey Down Halves Its Price

So I enjoyed The Journey Down, SkyGoblin's remake of their classic-style point and click adventure. But I was so hesitant about the price. Charging £10 for a game that lasted a couple of hours seemed problematic. But worse, this is the first chapter of an unknown number, meaning it's impossible to know just how much you'd be investing to see the series through. Rather brilliantly,…

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Wings, Commanders: Ensign-1

What with Jim being dead, John imprisoned for stalking Kim Kardashian, Adam suffering another one of his 'Nam flashbacks and Nathan turning out to be just a figment of our imagination, I find myself manning the controls of the dread ship RPS alone today, and thus unable to actually play videogames. Hence, I can only inform you about games' existence, not attest to their quality…

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Thought: Double Fine’s Kickstarter Asks Big Questions

Tim Schafer says he wants to make an old-school graphic adventure. He also says it's impossible to get publisher funding for such a project. So he turns to the audience, and asks if they want to pay to fund such a thing directly. Via Kickstarter he sets the target at $400,000, probably feeling a little bit guilty about how high a number he's put down,…

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Two Minutes Of Fuel: Eight Days In Convoke

I seem to have a thing for thrusting at the moment, which probably isn't entirely healthy or appropriate. As long as I make sure not to go outside and mingle with the public until this troubling phase passes I'm sure no harm will come of it. Eight Days In Convoke pops you in the cockpit of a UFO, hovering about and abducting people. They just…

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Planeturret Defense Force: Commander

Commander. Not the most inspiring title in the world, to be sure, but there's a charming little game hiding behind it. A tower defence game without any towers, Commander plops you in the seat of a ship, zipping about from planet to planet and dropping various sorts of turret on the surface, ready to blast any incoming threat. Those turrets must be enormous and probably…

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You Can Pay For Xenonauts Again, Pals

Poor old Xenonauts, Goldhawk Interactive's Cold War-set XCOMalike, was the most recent victim of Paypal's callous punishing of indies who fund development by selling early builds of their games as part of pre-orders - and as a result it hasn't been available for sale for quite some time. Well, a month on, the impressive turn-based tactical strategy game is back, thanks to Desura. You can…

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Like A Record: Rotion Alpha Impressions

I’ve been playing the alpha version of a new shape-popping game called Rotion. When I read that it was a shape-popping game I expected it to be like Pang or Bubble Bobble. It’s actually more like flOw crossed with one of those buzz wire games that used to scare me as a child because I thought I was under threat of severe electrocution. Rotion doesn’t…

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Feature: Better News From Indie Stone

Undead To Rights: Project Zomboid Update

The Indie Stone have announced that the first update for Project Zomboid is now available for download. And that’s not all! They’ve also answered some questions regarding Steam availability and the frequency and girth of future updates. If you’ve already pre-purchased the game and have access to the in development version, the update is available now. The free demo, however, will not be updated so…

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