We know a few things about Capybara Games’ Below, but we do know that it’s a roguelike adventure. We know it’s about exploration and survival. We know it has a Dark Souls-style death system. We know it looks great. We know it’ll feature Jim Guthrie’s incredible compositions. We also know that it won’t make its summer release window.
Microsoft added a Game Preview program to Xbox One last year, emulating Steam’s Early Access system and allowing gamers to purchase and play games in development. At their Gamescom conference today they announced that the Game Preview program would also be hitting the Windows 10 store.
There are a lot of Diablo-likes in the world, but few of them have the style and charm present in Book of Demons. The game’s papercraft look makes delving into dark dungeons and slaying demons seem downright adorable. The game’s hitting Early Access to day, and its combination of style and unique gameplay might just make it one to watch.
If you haven’t heard of EVERSPACE before, I’d recommend checking out their. EVERSPACE is a rougelike space shooter, a combination of games that we’ve never seen put together before. Today ROCKFISH Games have announced a closed alpha for EVERSPACE that will be playable on April 29th.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery was nothing if not stylish. Say what you will of its modest adventure game trappings and its hipster-cool dialog, the art and music gave it some of the most arresting aesthetics I’ve yet seen in a game. So I’ve been watching Capybara’s latest, Below, with great interest ever since it made its debut at Microsoft’s E3 2013 press conference.
505 Games has announced a new game, Portal Knights, which can best be described as a mashup of Diablo and Minecraft, featuring solo and multi-player exploration, dungeon-crawling, rogue-like action-RPG combat, and blocky castle building. The portal part of the game represents the way players can travel to other worlds with their own unique themes.
Pixelmage Games has canceled its Kickstarter for Hero's Song a week into crowdfunding, despite being touted as one of Kickstarter's Project of the Day. The developer blamed the slow funding on the project having few physical Kickstarter rewards and not enough gameplay videos.
It's been awhile since we heard from former Sony Online Entertainment and Daybreak Games president John Smedley. However, the former executive has appeared in the industry again today along with his new company, Pixelmage Games. Smedley and his team are looking to fund a new game which appeared on Kickstarter today.
The major Afterbirth for The Binding of Isaac is now available on Steam, which is the followup to the Rebirth expansion which was released almost a year ago to the day. Afterbirth includes what developer Edward McMullen states is over a 100 hours of gameplay. It also features over 100 new enemies, over 1000 new room designs, 120 new itemns, 8 new bosses, 10 new challenges, and a new soundtrack.