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Pixel Art in Indie Games: Moving backwards on purpose

I’m sure you’ve noticed. It seems like pixel art is a popular element among indie games. The choice to use retro graphics can seem unoriginal at times, no matter how well done the artwork is. With today’s rapid advances in technology, video game graphics are getting more and more lifelike. So why is pixel art so common? Why are…
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Antraxx – Alpha Gameplay First Impressions

Intro / Story Antraxx is a massively multiplayer mech shooter with a heavy emphasis on teamwork and replayability with completely customizable mechs and zones. Boasting multiple game modes and in-depth faction politics and economy systems, allowing you to play the game how you wish. Although the most typical way to settle disputes in this game is to blow each…
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Are Retro PC Games Making a Comeback?

Some of today’s most popular PC games were actually created years ago. At the very least, they make heavy reference and draw inspiration from retro titles. While most video games today are characterised by their realistic graphics and sophisticated gameplay, more and more gamers are starting to feel a bit nostalgic and are going back to their simplistic gaming…
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RunGunJumpGun Provides Fast-Paced Hallucinatory Action

Hardcore Challenge on Bath Salts Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned, tough as nails arcade game to play, am I right? Too often when I play new video games do I get the sense that they were trying to make a movie, rather than really putting work into gameplay. A focus on cinematic experience can sometimes cause…
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Top 5 Ways to Survive in Hyper Light Drifter

I have been playing Hyper Light Drifter non-stop now for the last 4 hours. I have been beaten down and bloodied so many times that I’ve lost count. As masochistic as it sounds, I simply can’t get enough of it. Heart-Machine’s Kickstarter crowd funded indie action RPG has finally been unleashed and god damn is it great. If you’ve…
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Why simplicity is what makes games great

The indie games sector may be one that many critics claim encourages more experimentation, and more creativity, than mainstream titles. However, the weird thing about that free-range environment is that it is often the less ‘out-there’ titles that are the ones that go on to achieve the greatest level of take up. The major developers may have the resources…
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Hotline Miami 2 Level Editor Release Date Announced

We Finally Have A Release Date for the Hotline Miami 2 Level Editor The team over at Dennaton Games have announced the release date for the highly anticipated level editor for Hotline Miami 2. The dance-club murder fest  action game has become somewhat of a cult classic in indie and mainstream PC gaming communities for its pulse pounding action, brutally…
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