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Feature: Cannot possess them all

Unknown Pleasures: Witness the best five new indie games on Steam

Forgive me, readers, for I have let us all down. This week I had someone over to sign a legal document as a witness, and we watched Fury Road, and I didn't say "Witness me!". There's nothing I can do to redeem myself, but before you destroy me with sticks, why not enjoy another round up of the best new, obscure games on Steam with…

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Feature: Death becomes her

Flipping Death review

If the humor of Psychonauts, the mechanics of Paper Mario, and the wacky, noodly designs of Dr. Seuss had a love child, I think it’d look a lot like Flipping Death. A platformer, puzzle, and adventure game all in one (to various success), the developers have been so inspired by Tim Schafer's work over the years that Double Fine Productions are thanked in its credits.…

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Darkly comedic platform puzzler Flipping Death is out now

Zoink Games might not have been around long, but they've already cultivated a striking house style. You couldn't mistake Flipping Death - released today - for anything other than a successor to Psychonauts-ish platform puzzler Stick It To The Man. After an unfortunate fall (gravity is a harsh mistress), Penny Doewood finds herself in the land of the dead, and pressed into service as the…

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Feature: Feeeeeeeeeling Good

Fe review

Fe is, I'm so pleased to report, utterly wonderful. I've no idea how to say it, whether it's "Fee", "Fey", or maybe even "Iron"? It matters not. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful game I've ever seen. And playing it, swooping, running and leaping about in its world, has been a complete delight. And continues to be, even after I've ostensibly finished it. Here's wot…

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SteamWorlders merge with Fe folks to create Thunderful

What happens when iron meets steam? In the real world, clothes get smooth. In the games industry, however, they react and create another entity altogether. Image & Form, the studio behind the SteamWorld games, have amalgamated with the creators of upcoming forest adventure Fe (it actually has nothing to do with the elemental notation for Iron, soz) to create Thunderful. It’s a new company altogether,…

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Sing it to the heavens: Fe releases on February 16th

How did I not know about Fe? It's a gorgeous action-adventure type thing that's suddenly become one of the games I'm most looking forward to this year. Fortunately, I don't have long to wait: EA have announced a release date of February 16th. There's some new footage below in this snippet from the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation thingamy, so I'm afraid you'll have to put…

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Fe takes you into a gorgeous forest from early 2018

1. Fe [official site] looks beautiful 2. Is it possible to listen to Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men without feeling like you've been shunted so hard into 2014 that you could probably claim whiplash compensation from EA after being involved in a collision that wasn't your fault? 3. It really reminds me of a game I can't place! 4. While I deal with…

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EA Originals Program Starts With Lovely-Looking Fe

Last E3, Electronic Arts introduced us to a charmingly nervous Swedish chap who introduced us to Yarny and Unravel. This year, they announced a program apparently to help make that an annual tradition. During their E3 doodad, EA announced EA Originals, an initiative to fund and publish smaller games from smaller studios. They've done this a bit before, of course, only now it has a…

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Zombie Vikings Looks Like Brawly, Grotty, Stabby Fun

I think I could be a little bit in love with Zombie Vikings, which chucks bearded Nordic glory out of the window in favor of something wonderfully, messily ... different. Described as a "four-player co-op stab-you-in-a-gut-a-thon," it's the story of how Loki steals Odin's last remaining eye and how the All-Father, embarrassed and determined to be not-blind again, summons four of the "most fearsome Zombie…

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A Doubly Fine Adventure: Stick It To The Man

I haven't gotten to play any of sidescrolling not-quite-point-and-click-adventure Stick It To The Man, but its general reception on consoles was something to the effect of, "I can't believe this wasn't made by Tim Schafer." To my mind, there are few more ringing endorsements of hybrid adventures/puzzle platformers, especially ones that bear a decently significant conceptual resemblance to brilliant brain-tickler Psychonauts, among others. Stick It To…

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