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Trippy Indie Platformer Spinch Launches September For PC, Switch

Trippy Indie Platformer Spinch Launches September For PC, Switch

Indie developer Queen Bee Games and publisher Akupara Games' kaleidoscopic platformer Spinch will be launching in September! The visually-trippy game will be launching for Nintendo Switch and PC, via Steam, on September 3rd of this year.[caption id="attachment_1225553" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Key art for the trippy indie platformer Spinch, developed by Queen Bee Games and published by[...]

Indie Puzzle-Platformer Eternal Hope Will Launch for PC Via Steam

Indie Puzzle-Platformer Eternal Hope Will Launch for PC, Xbox One

Indie developer and publisher Doublehit Games has announced that their upcoming puzzle-platformer Eternal Hope will be coming out on August 6th of this year It will launch for Windows PC via Steam at that time and will release for the Xbox One sometime later in the year.[caption id="attachment_1219712" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Key art for Eternal Hope, an[...]

Wyra & Taksa Against The Master Of Gravity, On Steam In Q3 Of 2020

Wyra & Taksa Against The Master Of Gravity, On Steam In Q3 Of 2020

It is designed as a platform and puzzle game with no jumping mechanism, making it a stand-out design amongst platformers.[caption id="attachment_1215496" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The header for Wyra & Taksa Against the Master of Gravity, by 3S Design.[/caption]In Wyra & Taksa, players are encouraged to use both of the titular named characters in a balanced fashion,[...]

Metroidvania Game Skytorn Has Officially Been Canceled

Sad indie news this week as the upcoming Metroidvania platformer Skytorn has been canceled, with no plans to keep it on ice and develop it later The news came from Noel Berry, one of the devs who also worked on Celeste and helped bring that video game to fruition The news came down from a post[...]

Capcom's New Lineup SDCC 2018: More from Resident Evil 2 and Mega Man 11

Pictures and Words by Bleeding Cool's Marcos Salinas: Grizzly Ghouls from Every Tomb, Are Closing to Seal Leon Kennedy's Doom! Capcom invited us to their booth and rolled out all the stops this year, bringing in one of their most impressive displays to SDCC 2018. They laid the foundations for celebrating their 35th anniversary by building the […]

Getting My Magical Parkour On: We Review 'Mystic Melee'

It feels like an older game but plays like something made in the past few years, so you get this mesh of everything right with platformers from two different eras The sound is pretty great, too, with a soundtrack that makes you feel like you're in a race against time to save all of the[...]

Getting All Metroidvania With 'Dead Cells' In Early Access

Dead Cells just came out today on Early Access for Steam, and while we normally don't review a lot of titles before they come out, we decided to stroll through this one because it gave us great memories of Metroid and Castlevania. Plus, Motion Twin did a cool job making the game so why not […]

Going Back Almost A Decade To Get Paint Everywhere In 'De Blob'

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] De Blob was originally released almost nine years ago on the Wii as one of the system's early puzzle platformers made by a third party I didn't get a chance to play it at the time, but I do remember seeing it in stores and thought it looked all right Now I get my[...]

A Reimagining Can Be Pretty Awesome In 'Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap'

The action-adventure platformer is the exact same game from 1989, which takes place after the events of Wonder Boy in Monster Land You come across a castle and defeat a boss called Mecca Dragon, only to be transformed into a giant lizard (known as Lizard-Man/Woman) by an evil being who likes to curse his enemies[...]

Survival Of The Fittest In The Intriguing Platformer 'Rain World'

Especially when it's a platformer because then you're dealing with a company who took risks with a traditional format and attempted to make it their own So when I saw this little gem from Adult Swim Games come around, I was curious as to how it would hold up both as its own game and[...]

'Shift Happens' When You're Having Fun With A Friend

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] DEVELOPER: Klonk Games REVIEW PLATFORM: Steam OTHER PLATFORMS: Xbox One, PS4 RELEASED: 2/22/17 On rare occasions, I get a platformer that requires a second person, and it's awesome to have someone else feel the same joy and frustration you do at the same time A good portion of those games are coming from indie developers[...]

BOOR Is All Knowing, All Seeing, All Adorable

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] DEVELOPER: BadLand Games/Dazlog Studio REVIEWED PLATFORM: Windows (Steam) OTHER PLATFORMS: OSX, Linux RELEASED: 2/14/17 BadLand Games have had an interesting catalog since launching their Indie division. There have been some great titles like Dex and 8DAYS, along with a small sample of other titles in development like Do Not Feed The Monkeys which […]

Mr. Shifty Makes Teleportation A Cool Ability For Once

DEVELOPER: tinyBuild Games PREVIEWED ON: Steam You can't really go wrong with a tinyBuild title these days. The independent publisher has managed to keep people on their toes with insane games that you'd swear were being programmed by a comic book fan living on a lifetime supply of Jolt Cola. Seriously, after titles like Punch […]

Waxing 8-Bit Nostalgic With Alwa's Awakening

Lucky for you, there are gemstones you can recover that will give your magical staff new abilities to thwart danger and solve puzzles.[caption id="attachment_607033" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//Elden Pixels[/caption]The graphics in the game have a smooth flow to them, it has that panel-shifting movement you used to see in classic platformers when moving to another room,[...]