GDC 18

Because VR Needed a Bullet-Hell Game, Archiact is Giving us Evasion

Archiact had one goal in mind with their VR shooter Evasion – to create a 3D, bullet-hell VR game. Which is a pretty niche area for a video game. It also sounds like as much of a challenge to make as it was. 3D bullet-hell games are hard enough on their own, to make one in […]

Cracking Skulls Takes on New Meaning in Headsnatchers

IguanaBee and Iceberg Interactive's Headsnatchers is so well named, we're kind of in-awe of it. The first thing you do with a Headsnatchers match is choose your head, which is the only way you can identify yourself, as everyone has the same nondescript body. And your goal from then on is to tackle your opponents, rip […]

Gorgeous SciFi Racer Antigraviator Does Not Have a Speed Limit

Cybernetic Walrus and Iceberg Interactive gorgeous scifi racer Antigraviator does not come with a speed limit. At all. You can go 1000 MPH as long as you have enough boosts and don't ever hit anything, which is positively insane. People actually managed to hit 1000+ MPH at GDC last week which my brain is still […]

Talking Serial Proof of Work, Cryptocurrency, and All Mine with Andrew Leker

Talk to pretty much any random person you meet about cryptocurrency and they'll give you a look like "I have no idea what you're talking about" despite the fact that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are the world's hottest buzzwords at the moment. A few companies have attempted to combine cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and gaming but so far […]

conan exiles

Conan Exiles is Getting a Necessary Combat Overhaul Before Launch

Conan Exiles is launching out of early access in May, which means a ton of new content is coming to the game, with new armor, weapons, a new enemy type, a map room for your castle that allows you to fast travel, a new area to explore, and a new dungeon. The combat system got […]

Kaet Must Die

Kaet Must Die is Destined to Be a Popular Twitch Game

Strength in Numbers' indie horror puzzle game Kaet Must Die is just difficult and jump scare-infested enough to be a shoe-in for Twitch fame. Every single thing you do wrong in Kaet Must Die will end in, you guessed it, instant death. The game concept is a pretty simple one. You play as the titular psionic punk […]

Could Improbable's SpatialOS Change the Indie Games Market?

Indie games are all over the place these days, but one of the major design hurdles for indies is the ability to support large multiplayer environments. So in comes Improbable and their SpatialOS SDK. SpatialOS is a cloud based, multi-platform game hosting tool that eschews the traditional server structure. To boil things down to an […]

Feeling the Call of the Endless Open Road in Night Driver Mobile

Atari's mobile version of Night Driver is much, much the opposite of Tempest 4000. Where Tempest stuck to the old formula, Night Driver shakes things up. Its still in closed testing, but the game build Atari were showing off at GDC is fully playable,and looks polished. So the version that launches should be pretty similar […]

RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is all the Best Parts of RollerCoaster Tycoon

Perhaps the worst part of RollerCoaster Tycoon is the fact that you can't really experience your coasters. That's where RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride comes in. Joyride lets you build and ride on your screaming metal deathtraps. With the fringe benefits of bombs, targets to shoot at, multiplayer modes, and VR functionality. You don't need to play […]

Tempest 4000 is So Retro it Might be a Bad Thing

Llamasoft and Atari's Tempest 4000 is a brand new Tempest, but it looks and feels like the Tempest you know and love. Its got the same barebones design, same gameplay style, and even the same feel. Tempest 4000 is a modern retelling of a classic and, well, it feels that way. A combination of trying […]

The Atari VCS Console will Run Linux OS to Keep that Atari Homebrew Feel

It is 2018 and Atari is back in the console game. Didn't think I'd be typing that one even after they announced the Ataribox last summer. Now, the re-branded Atari VCS was supposed to launch back in December 2017, but was delayed for a "number of factors" however, the company plans to be much more […]

Sega Reveals the Secret Origin of Sonic the Hedgehog at GDC

Sega had always intended for their hedgehog mascot to appeal to Americans, but until today, we didn't know just what inspired the company to create the blue, mammalian speed-enthusiast. It turns out, our favorite hedehog has a pretty interesting secret origin that traces back to WWII. Specifically, to WWII fighter pilot "Hedgehog the Human." Okay, so […]