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British domestic horror Bonbon creeps onto Steam today

When BonbonĀ first launched, our Adam found that the quiet little story of domestic horror in '80s Britain spoke to him, in a creepy nightmares-whispered-in-your-ear kinda way. Before we put him back in The Box, he described it as "a house of horrors that hit far closer to home than most". That alone should be enough to get your attention. Assuming it didn't, maybe this will:…

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Cheap Golf is daft, quite fun, and knows your name is Susan

Cheap Golf [Twitter page, apparently] was one of the first projects to try out Kickstarter's week-long fundraisers, a silly scratchy project from Pixeljam offering a minimalist minigolf game, with extra nonsense. It came out this week (in early access), having previously raised its $9,000 goal via a splendid figure of 666 backers, and it's - well, it's as silly as it looked. And quite fun.

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Pixeljam crowdfunding the extremely silly Cheap Golf

The very prolific Pixeljam (they of Dino Run) are having a bit of an experiment with Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site has recently started offering seven-day campaigns, and these guys are braving the format with a splendidly silly-sounding mini-golf game, Cheap Golf [Kickstarter page]. With lots of jokes. Oh, and even more bravely, they've set things up so you'll receive reward tiers even if the campaign…

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Space Relocation, Relocation In Last Horizon

Last Horizon [official site] reminds me of both Asteroids and a version of Jet Pack I had for the Atari ST many moons ago (see what I did there?) that wasn't as fast-paced and hectic and irritating as this one. It's a simple exploration game whereby you've left your home planet in search of pastures new and are required to gather resources from foreign worlds.…

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Galaga On Sugary Breakfast Cereals: Glorkian Warrior

Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork carries itself with confidence. Yeah, it's a take on Galaga where you can run and jump around, and? So what? It's also an energetic, colourful, and pleasant little thing set in a fun world that feels like a cartoon you've never seen before. Following a release on pocket telephones earlier this year, the collaboration between comic book artist James…

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Indiesaurus: Dino Run 2’s Indie Guests

Dino Run 2: Dino Harder (not its actual subtitle) isn't simply more of the same. There are still dinosaurs and they're still fleeing the Doom That Lurks At the Left Side of the Screen (actual Lovecraft story), but the variety of playable Cretaceous critters encourages exploration as well as fleeing. A recent update provides information about the Pachycephalosaurus. It's a dinosaur with a hard hat…

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The Veloci-Rapture: Dino Run 2

Dino Run is a game in which Velociraptors wearing hats flee from an apocalyptic event across procedurally generated landscapes. I hadn't realised quite how long ago the original came out, in its first form, but here's John writing about it before I was born. It seems like a difficult game to expand on but that's exactly what Pixeljam are hoping to do, having launched a…

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Spread The Love: Pixeljam’s Pay What You Want Bundle

Pixeljam won the inaugural Colonel J Trousers Award For Excellence In Audiovisual Advertisements. The blustery ancient was so pleased by this excellent study in rural family life that some say a solitary tear crawled out from behind his monocle, although it swiftly hopped back behind the cataract-buttresses for fear of shaming the old buffer. To celebrate the availability of a Pixeljam bundle, including Dinorun and…

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Getting Chippy: Potatoman Seeks The Troof

I could write a thousand words and I wouldn't be able to explain Potatoman Seeks the Troof as eloquently as the wise old tiller in the video below. He says things like, "Strange year already, what with the bears nestin' up under the crops, givin' them the 'tater shakes." What I will tell you is that it's the new game from the home of Dino…

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Freehistoric: Dino Run SE

Let's start off today with something free that could eat up a massive chunk of your Friday, in bite-size portions. You may remember Pixeljam's Dino Run, it entertained John many a moon ago, back in the days when death by meteors actually seemed more likely than death by economic collapse. Detailing the last days of the dinosaurs in documentary-style pixel graphics, it's a hectic race…

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Dino Run, Or How Space Rocks > Giant Lizards

I'm loving this theme of dinosaur-based Flash games. Tonight's is Dino Run - a retro-styled running away game, where you play a dinosaur, who is running away. FROM METEORS. It's a fairly bleak day for dinosaur kind as the air pelts the Earth with angry rocks, and all that's left to do is peg it, preferably saving as many eggs as possible. And, er, collecting…

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