The 2013 Grimmys: Games of the Year Awards Recap

The 2013 Grimmys are complete. Did you catch all of that? Don’t worry, neither did Cole and Josh. Justin brings them in to get a fresh and final reaction to the winners and finalists of Horrible Night’s games of the year. This special episode is a part of The 2013 Grimmys, Horrible Night’s game of the year… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Downloadable Game of the Year Below $10

The best downloadable game we played this year that cost next to nothing. Gunpoint Gunpoint brought the memorable spy gadgets which by itself would make it a pretty fun game. On top of the gadgets Gunpoint adds witty writing, fantastic level design, entertaining enemies, and a memorable ending. It’s easy to see which game wears… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Music of the Year

The best video game soundtrack or song that we couldn’t get out of our heads this year. Jeff Ball – Tiny Barbarian DX Tiny Barbarian got our attention from the opening credits and major driver of our adrenaline came from the theme music. Jeff Ball’s soundtrack never let up and is the perfect chiptune compliment… Continue reading

Wizardtrain187’s Games of The Year 2013

2013 has been a strange year for me for gaming. I’ve found myself especially distracted by Steam Early Access and other programs that allow me to play games in their alpha or beta stage, thus my time with full releases has been somewhat limited. Additionally, I found myself anticipating releases more than actually playing those… Continue reading

Hey! Buy! 40+ Indie Games Not On Steam Sale

I’m optimistic that Valve will eventually figure out Steam Greenlight to better serve the smaller indie developers out there, but right now things aren’t pretty. Developers aren’t marketers, they aren’t publishers, and working to promote your game can be as time consuming as developing it. The problem continues to be that if you have a… Continue reading

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 #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

The Michael Stearns Interviews are Coming

Last year, Ethan interviewed the lead developer at Starquail games, Michael Stearns prior to the release of the first episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. Ethan kinda liked the game and reached out to follow-up with Michael to see how the episode went for Starquail and how development was progressing for the second episode. That was… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Tiny Barbarian DX Soundtrack by Jeff Ball

Well, Ethan raved about it in his review of Tiny Barbarian DX, but I had to listen to the soundtrack myself. Holy hell, if this doesn’t make you want to embark on a retro barbarian adventure, you need to get in touch with your gaming roots. Nailed it. The music definitely envokes a sense of… Continue reading