This War of Mine Review: Fuck the War!

This War of Mine Review: Fuck the War!

  This War of Mine starts slowly. Closer to The Sims than the Siege of Sarajevo, one directs several (the exact number is procedurally generated) healthy, happy displaced people squatting in a disused house decrepit and strewn with rubble. The squatters clear away the rubble and ransack the disused house. […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

Game Under Podcast Episode 58

In Episode 58 of the Game Under Podcast, Tom Towers and Phil Fogg discuss the elitism (or lack thereof) inherent in Kickstarter, the cathartic schadenfreude elicited by  falling dynasties, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: are Canadians or “gamers” total doorknobs? Tom Towers reviews Back to Bed and Sir, You Are Being Hunted; […] Read more »

Steamworld Heist

SteamWorld Heist First Screenshot Revealed

The first official screenshot of SteamWorld Heist depicts protagonist Piper in the process of shooting an adversarial robot in the head. But more intriguingly, in a recent SteamWorld Heist blog post, Julius Guldbog posted a comic describing the robotic reproductive process of Steambots: Steambots procure mechanical parts, then, with these parts, compose their […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 57

Game Under Podcast Episode 57

In Episode 57 of the Game Under Podcast, Tom Towers and Phil Fogg offer their final thoughts on Valiant Hearts: The Great War; Phil Fogg finishes his love affair with Fable, and Tom Towers reviews Asura’s Wrath. And (sort of) erroneously refers to Asura as a god of war while […] Read more »

Dandelion Absinthe: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Dandelion Absinthe: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter begins in a tunnel. At one end of the tunnel is Red Creek Valley (the mystical province to which Paul Prospero, paranormal detective and protagonist, has been summoned by the titular and elusive Ethan Carter); at the other end is the proverbial light at the […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 56

Game Under Podcast Episode 56

In Episode 56 of the Game Under podcast, Tom Towers and Phil Fogg search for the elusive Windows 9. Tom Towers reviews Shovel Knights and explains why The Vanishing of Ethan Carter proves that Dear Esther’s lack of a run button was a stroke of genius. Painful as it was. Phil […] Read more »

Pathologic Remake Kickstarter Edges Closer to Goal

Pathologic Remake Kickstarter Edges Closer to Goal

Pathologic might not be quite so well remembered as Ice-Pick Lodge’s more famous achievement, the avant-garde The Void, but Pathologic has nonetheless developed a passionate niche of supporters; and is today something of a cult classic in the adventure game genre—though did not confine itself to genre conventions, with the […] Read more »

Game Under Podcast Episode 55

Game Under Podcast Episode 55

In Episode 55 of the Game Under podcast, it’s time for another Big Show. Tom Towers, afraid that there isn’t enough content for a big show, proposes that in lieu of a Big Show Game Under should produce the longest Trademark Banter ever. Phil Fogg agrees, and the result is […] Read more »

Steamworld Heist Announced + Teaser Trailer!

Steamworld Heist Announced + Teaser Trailer!

Steamworld Dig was a great game. It may even have won Game Under‘s most prestigious Least Pretentious Game Award (2013) thanks to its earnest sensibilities. So, obviously, I could not be more excited for what Image & Form might do next…and what will they do next? Well, there’s Steamworld in […] Read more »

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Enters Early Access

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Enters Early Access

Only five and a half months after The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (TBUT) was successfully funded on Kickstarter, TBUT has already found its way onto Steam in the form of an Early Access game.  Each chapter will be released in (approximately) one month intervals. Shortly after the release of […] Read more »