Indie developer HumaNature Studios have released ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99. The crowdfunded sequel is the fourth…
Available On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
The metroidvania and roguelike genres have become overused buzzwords among indie games (see also the newly coined ‘roguevania’). Action-platformers have been refined and molded over and over again just in the last few years. It’s easy to roll one’s eyes every time a new one is released.
But forget all that genre cynicism, because Dead Cells is fantastic. With an evocative art style, buttery smooth combat, and perfect level of progression, Dead Cells is easily the most satisfying action-platformer since Rogue Legacy. Read More
Blurring the lines between the already ill-defined genres of Metroidvania and Roguelike comes Dead Cells, which has officially launched this week on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch ($24.99)….
Available On: PC, PlayStation 4
Many video game genres overlap and blend well together. Shooting and third-person action. Narrative-rich adventure with first-person exploration. RPG elements in just about everything. Yet in the paraphrased words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, just because you can combine genres doesn’t mean you should.
The Swords of Ditto is a cautionary tale. The concept seems solid: combine the basic structure of classic top-down, 2D Zelda within the framework of a challenging roguelike, creating a frustrating experience that relies too much on repetition.
Daylight Studios is bringing their tactical spaceship adventure Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! to iOS this Thursday, March 1 for $6.99. An Android release will follow soon after.
“We have reworked the UI in Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! and made font sizes bigger and easier to read, and also increased the size of UI elements and buttons to make playing Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! as comfortable as possible on mobile phones and tablets,” said Faizan Abid, producer at Daylight Studios.
The rogue-like adventure stars a humorous cast of anthropomorphic ship captains and scientists. There’s a lot of fun pop culture references and plenty of veggie puns. It’s also a solid strategy game, with turn-based combat and lots of interesting weapon varieties. Read our review on the PC version, which released almost exactly a year ago.
Daylight Studios previously ported their first Holy Potatoes game, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! to mobile devices last year. The third game in the series, Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! also released last year, on PC. It’s about cooking (in Hell).
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! will be available on iOS on March 1, later on Android. It’s not rated by the ESRB, but seemed appropriate for most kids, though they may not get all the many, many sci-fi references.