The Cursed Checkpoint #206d – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Game Time

In episode 4 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael wind their way back to talking about video games and focus on marquee game developers, Kickstarter games that have their attention, and the status of the next episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206b – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: E3 and Beyond

In episode 2 of a 4 part interview, Ethan continues talking with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses E3, indie development, and the Oculus Rift. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or industry story. It features a rotating cast… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206a – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Tiny Barbarian DX Update

In episode 1 of a 4 part interview, Ethan catches back up with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses the lead up to the release of Tiny Barbarian DX, player reaction and his thought process on difficulty curves and pleasing the audience. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Starseed Pilgrim Game Curious Video: Plant or Fall

Exploration, music, and planting blocks on blocks on blocks. If you are lucky you’ll find some keys before you fall into the abyss, as long as “The Nothing” doesn’t get you first. Justin gets lost exploring the world of Droqen’s Starseed Pilgrim, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. This video is intended for a… Continue reading

The Indie Megabooth Brings All the Indies to PAX East ’13

Somehow the Penny Arcade Expo’s Indie Megabooth has gotten even bigger for this year’s PAX East on March 22-24. This year’s booth features 62 games by 50 developers from everything from Don’t Starve and Guacamelee! to Monster Loves You! and Drunken Robot Pornography. Even if you aren’t attending PAX East (we can’t make it either)… Continue reading

Your Pants are Safe for a Bit Longer, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Delayed until Q2

Are you tired of wearing clean underwear? Are your dreams lacking the nightmarish qualities that prevent sleep? Could your bed sheets use a bit more cold sweat? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then Frictional Games and thechineseroom have a game for you. Well, they will have a game for you though you’re going… Continue reading

Escape Goat 2 Announced for PC with New Art Style

Goat and mouse. A bro combination so powerful that they could not be contained to one game. Ian Stocker of MagicalTimeBean has announced via an interview with IndieStatik that Escape Goat 2 is headed for a PC release later this year. Ian has stated that Escape Goat 2 will be similar in style to the… Continue reading

Hotline Miami Review: Bloody in Pink

A cold chill is in the air. The smell of blood is everywhere, following the path of destruction I’ve carved to get to this point. My moves have all been calculated, yet I’m nervous. My right hand shakes, but there’s no turning back now. I burst into the room, hurling the knife in my hand… Continue reading

Lo and Behold! Mental Drift Looks Like a Good Time, Too

Lo and Behold! Games has recently announced its new indie PC title, Mental Drift. A game that, well, I’ll let them tell you: Mental Drift will be a puzzle-platformer game where players can take words from the ever-shifting thoughts of the main character and apply them to the world. This allows them to create their… Continue reading

Krater Continues to Grow with Co-op Update and More to Follow

Krater is a quirky little tactical RPG mismatch that I can happily say I quite enjoyed. Despite this, it had some flaws, but Fatshark, the team behind the game, has kept itself busy fixing and patching things since the game released. On October 23rd, fans of the post-apocalyptic Swedish adventure will get one of the… Continue reading