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Norco makers’ new game Silenus lets you boogie in a gothic industrial hellscape

The music in haunting 2D adventure Norco was so good it’s one of the few soundtracks I’ve actually bought on Steam, so I’m deeply intrigued to learn that developer Geography of Robots are putting music - and dancing - front and center in the new demo for their next project, Silenus. You can bop your way between screens, reader! Read more

Tue May 21, 2024 13:40
Kingdom Hearts is coming to Steam in June, giving Goofy the broader audience he deserves

I could pretend I understand Square Enix's action-RPG series Kingdom Hearts, but I don't need to, 'cos what I do understand is how popular it is. Until fairly recently the nearly 15-game-strong series, where Disney characters cross over with Final Fantasy and go to war alongside a child wielding a key (I said I don't properly understand it), wasn't...

Tue May 21, 2024 13:37
Risk Of Rain 2 has a free update that lets you hatch lizard companions and turns chests into memory tests

Risk Of Rain 2 is one of my fave action roguelikes, as it's a good time with pals and has all the hallmarks of things I enjoy most in my games: shooting and looting. That's why the latest free update excites me so, as it introduces an artifact that makes chests malicious and another that lets you hatch angry lizard companions. Oh, and there's a new...

Tue May 21, 2024 13:01
Sims contender Life By You gets delayed once again, this time indefinitely

The neighbourhood citizens of Life By You are positioning themselves as bright-eyed pretenders to The Sims. But in this ultimate game of keeping-up-with-the-Jones, the life sim from Paradox has slipped on a wet kitchen tile. The game has been delayed for a third time, and the developers are reluctant to set a new date for the planned release into early...

Tue May 21, 2024 12:59
I don’t mean to shock you, but Twitter is doing a cool thing as indie devs share their non-game inspirations

To borrow a tired Xitterism: The Venn diagram between ‘games that have reference points outside of other games’ and ‘games I’m likely to get excited about’ is a circle. For the benefit of people who’ve discovered the one weird trick that therapists hate and improved their mental health tenfold by deleting the bad place, here’s an incredibly cool thread...

Tue May 21, 2024 12:39
Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 review: a visual step forward even more contemptuous of interactivity than the first

Three questions before we start: 1) Do you like Robert Eggers' film The Northman? 2) Do you like games that mainly involve pressing 'forward' and not much else? 3) Do you like rocks? Read more

Tue May 21, 2024 11:13

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