Indie

Amnesia: Rebirth Review: A Different Kind of Horror

Terror and catharsis intermingle in this superb sequel to a horror classic.

Ooblets Now Includes the Nullwhere, a Spooky Region Perfect for the Season

It's basically always Halloween in the Nullwhere.

Spelunky 2 Will Have Its First World Rebalanced in a Patch Coming Soon

Please, Derek, please do something about the moles and arrow traps.

Terraria’s New "Final Content Update" Launches Today

After "Journey's End" comes the actual ending, credits and all.

Nour's Creator Shares Its Recipe for Next-Gen Cuisine on PS5

We caught up with Tj Hughes to see what fresh surprises his playful food game has in store on PS5.

USG Game of the Month: Hades is Supergiant's Secret Blizzard Game

September's best game was a roguelite, but not the one we expected.

An Absurdly Long List of Every Game I've Played Since Quarantine Began

Caty embarks on a frankly stupid exercise through her game tracking spreadsheet.

Spelunky 2 Won't Have Online Support at Launch on PC, But Cross-Play Is on the Way

Yup, down the road you'll be able to go spelunking on PC with your PS4 friends.

Hades Roundtable: The Hottest Gods, Our Favorite Weapons, and More

A lot of us at USG are exploring the underworld in Hades, so we gathered around to discuss what we love about it.

Among Us Developers Abandon Sequel Plans and Commit to Updating the Original

The trust-eroding streaming sensation will live on, just not by way of a new release.

I Am Dead, a New Annapurna Game About the Afterlife, Launches This October

The great beyond is full of cute puzzles, it seems.

Tribeca Film Festival Enlists Hideo Kojima and Other Industry Figures for New Video Game Award

The advisory board also includes Kiki Wolfkill, Sam Lake, and more.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Be A Roguelite Fan

With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.

The Game Awards Will Host Its 2020 Show From Three Remote Locations

Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.

No Man's Sky's Origins Update Adds Richer Planets and Some Really Big Worms

Hello Games has found a way to expand its universe without, y'know, starting it over.

Spelunky 2's Most Secret Challenge May Have Already Been Mastered

Remember the Eggplant run from the previous Spelunky? This is like that, but even weirder.

Hello Games Teases New No Man's Sky Update Called Origins

It'll be "the beginning of something new," studio founder Sean Murray says.

20 Current and Upcoming Games From People of Color That Should Be on Your Radar

From Treachery in Beatdown City to Evicted, these games reflect the diverse viewpoints of their creators.

Superbrothers Delay Jett: The Far Shore to 2021, Pushing Back Another PS5 Holiday Title

Before Jett lifts off, the Sword and Sorcery EP makers say they need more time.

The Second Player Goose in Untitled Goose Game Has a New Honk

There are also some subtle visual ways to tell the two naughty geese apart.

In A Monster's Expedition, Getting Stuck on a Puzzle Isn't the End of the World

A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.

A Speedrunner Already Beat Spelunky 2 In Just 6 Minutes

C'mon man, it's only been out for a few hours!

Deltarune’s Next Chapter is Making “Healthy Progress,” Says Toby Fox

After some soul-searching with the engine, Chapter 2 is underway.

Risk of Rain 2 Studio Lays Out Plans For Future, Including Paid Expansions

Less incremental, more substantial.

Spelunky 2 Review: Whip it Good

A classic roguelike returns.

Hades Is Pushing Back Cross-Save Support to Make Its Launch Target

It's still planned for later this year, though.

Annapurna Interactive Is Releasing an Eight Game Box Set to Celebrate Its First Five Years

Five years of publishing some stellar indies.

Lab Zero Owner Lays Off Remaining Staff After Others Quit in Protest

The Skullgirls and Indivisible studio is all but shuttered.

Paradise Killer Review: Love Dies

An island murder mystery where discovery is intoxicating, even if the climax falls flat.

Toby Fox Teases “a Little Something” for Undertale’s Fifth Anniversary

Don't expect a surprise Deltarune drop, however.

Hello Games Hopes Its Next Big Launch Is Less Rocky Than No Man's Sky's

Founder Sean Murray says he "wouldn't want to put anyone through that again."

Vlambeer Bids Us All Farewell With a Sale and an Unfinished Prototype

After a decade of hit games, Vlambeer's saying goodbye and showing us FFFLOOD.

This Weekend's Indie Arena Booth Lets You Just Wander Showfloors Again

Get lost in a virtual sea of indies.

The Last Campfire, Hello Games' Next Project, Gets Surprise Drop Tomorrow

See what Hello Games has been up to besides No Man's Sky.

Fall Guys Takes the Crown For Most Downloaded PS Plus Game

Mediatonic has summited the PS Plus mountain.

Ooblets Makers Share Big Personal News and a Big Update Roadmap

The Ooblets family is about to get bigger.

I Am Dead Lets You Dissect Everything From a Couch to a Lighthouse

The new game from the developers behind Wilmot's Warehouse is shaping up to be just as charming.

Every Announcement From Today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase

One bad dad and two terrible geese.

Spiritfarer Review: Come Sail Away

Set sail for resources and hugs aplenty.

Untitled Goose Game Is Getting a Co-Op Mode That Supports Two Terrible Geese

It takes two to truly shatter a town's peace.

Sports Story, the Follow-Up to Golf Story, Has Been Delayed

The team needs more time to try and fully realize its ambitions.

A New Nintendo Indie World Showcase Arrives Tomorrow Morning

Nintendo will spotlight the cool indies coming to Switch.

Spelunky 2's PC Release Should Be "No Later Than a Few Weeks" After Its PS4 Launch

Derek Yu says it just needs some extra time to make sure it runs well.

Creative Europe Says It Wasn't Aware of Prior Allegations Against Weather Factory Developer

EU video game agency "reserves the right to re-evaluate the situation," but no sign of a move to rescind grant money.

Tomorrow's Fall Guys Update Will Add Another Level and Fix a Boatload of Issues

Less Royal Fumble = more royale fun.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review: Falling With Style

The latest viral hit is actually pretty fun—if you can weather its prolific server issues.

The New Bugsnax Gameplay Trailer Is Crawling With Secrets

Put on your tinfoil Grumpus caps now.

Spelunky 2 Is Out in September With Online Multiplayer

Cue the cacophonous applause from the Spelunky faithful.

Braid Is Getting a Remastered Anniversary Edition Next Year

Someone go tell Soulja Boy.

Weather Factory Awarded Grant Despite Abuse Allegations Against Co-Founder Alexis Kennedy

Kennedy, formerly of Failbetter Games, was accused of abusive and predatory behavior last year.

Fall Guys Is Out, And Its Servers Are Being Swarmed With Players

Connection issues are plaguing the incredibly popular new game.

There's a New Frog Fractions Inside the Steam Re-Release of the Original

DLC for a nearly decade-old Flash game? Seems suspicious.

The 10 Gaming Trends That Need to Die on Next-Gen Consoles

The USG team has come together to talk smack about the trends we can't stand as we look ahead to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

USG Game of the Month: Necrobarista Is an Electric Story About Letting Go

Our Game of the Month for July 2020 is a moving tale at the edge of the afterlife.

Don't Call Fight Crab Another "Gag Game"

We chat with the developer behind Fight Crab, a crustacean-led, physics-heavy fighting game.

Fall Guys Accidentally Rockets Up the Twitch Viewer Charts During an Internal Test

Not a bad outcome for a developer slip-up.

Othercide Review: My Immortal

A tactics game that taps into our inner goth rock fan.

Necrobarista Will Get Free DLC Stories About Its Supporting Cast

With additional gameplay fixes and adjustments on the way.

Looks Like Cuphead's Coming to PS4 Very Soon [Update: It's Here!]

According to an appearance on the PSN Store.

USgamer Roundtable: Which Next-Gen Console Looks Stronger Right Now, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X?

The USgamer team gathers round to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Xbox Series X and PS5.

Ubisoft Reflects an Industry-Wide Leadership Crisis

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | C-level execs don't need to be accused of wrongdoing to share the blame for toxic environments.

Xbox Games Showcase July 2020 Recap: Fable's Back, Halo Infinite Gameplay Revealed, and More

Today, we saw a slew of first-party Xbox Game Studios games, and then some.

Carrion Review: All-Consuming Carnage

It's the monster's time to shine.

Over 70 Demos Are Live For Xbox's Showcase Week—Here's the Lineup

There are a lot of cool games to check out this week.

Necrobarista Review: Death, Stranded

Is one life ever enough?

From Music to Programming, Olija Is Largely the Work of Just One Developer

Devolver Digital's latest surprise reveal has you wielding a harpoon in a Prince of Persia-inspired world.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Is a Medditeranean Getaway Tale From Monument Valley's Devs

Today's Summer Game Fest stream brought a reveal for this summer yarn.

Blightbound Devs Explain Why Developing for Xbox Series X and PS5 Would be "Kind of Tricky"

We talk to the developers of Awesomenauts about their upcoming dungeon crawler.

Weird West: Making an Immersive Sim From With a Distributed Team, and Without Chris Avellone

Former Arkane president Raphael Colantonio talks going indie, incorporating his band's music, and sheds light on how WolfEye is working on Weird West together, apart.

Rogue Legacy 2 Hits a Tiny Delay Just Ahead of its Early Access Launch

Cellar Door says it needs a few weeks to get to a point where it's "truly proud" of the roguelike sequel.

Ooblets Has Already Hooked Me

Part-Pokemon, part-Stardew Valley, all in its own personality.

Lake is a Chill Mail-Delivery Game Where You "Probably" Can't Run Anyone Over

We speak to Gamious co-founder Jos Bouman about Lake.

Bird Alone Is Trying to Help Us Feel A Little Less Alone In Quarantine

The latest game from George Batchelor offers a warm, daily mental health check-up.

Sony's PlayStation Indies Initiative is Great. Now It Needs to Follow Through

It feels like Sony abandoned indies this generation, so hopefully this is a course correction for PS5.

All Nine PlayStation Indies Showcased Today, Coming to PS4 and PS5

From maps and rabbits to violent, carefree worms.

Xbox Will Host Over 60 Demos As Part of Summer Game Fest Event This Month

Get into the summer mood with some show floor demos.

Join USgamer This Weekend As We Stream During BitSummit Gaiden

Tune in to see some demos of upcoming indie games.

Adding More Teraflops Doesn't Lead to Better Stories

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What's holding back creators from making the heart-wrenching experiences they've always envisioned?

How Call of the Sea Is Taking Advantage of Its Home on Next-Gen

When one thinks "next-gen," they may not think of an adventure game first.

Sea of Stars' Release Date Is Still Far Away, But a Backer Demo Is Coming Very Soon

Backers can have a little demo, as a treat.

Branching Narratives: Samantha Kalman on the Influence of Rock Band, "Making It" as a Game Developer, and Her Next Game

The second episode of our new podcast chronicles indie developer Samantha Kalman's journey into the games industry.

Untitled USgamer Stream: Slay Steampunk Pixels With Us in Gestalt: Steam & Cinder

We're chatting with devs and picking up some contracts.

Voice Actors From Ghost of Tsushima to Persona 5 On the Challenges Facing Asian-Americans in Games

"We've come really far," says Stephanie Sheh, of Devil May Cry 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Night in the Woods' Scott Benson Teases "Brand New" Game, Not a Sequel

Don't expect a return to Possum Springs.

Why Ghostrunner Is Being Developed With Speedrunners in Mind

For developers One More Level, this first-person action game can only slow down so much.

Let's Talk About the PS5's Bizarre Design

The PS5 is quite different than past Sony consoles. But does that make it bad?

Itch.io's Massive Racial Justice and Equality Charity Bundle Has Raised Over $2.3 Million

With over 740 games and a week left on sale, the bundle is far from losing steam.

The Guerrilla Collective Delays Its Digital Festival, Plans Show to Highlight Black Voices

The three day event has been pushed back, but there will be a new stream on Sunday.

Slay the Spire Coming to iOS This Month, Android Version Still in the Works

Tune into the Guerrilla Collective for more information.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

Gang Beasts Goes Independent as Double Fine Publishing Label Winds Down

With Double Fine now part of Xbox Game Studios, Boneloaf will carry on Gang Beasts itself.

Rev Up Those Next-Gen Hype Cycles

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Can Sony's PS5 game showcase announcement finally get us excited for the new systems?

BitSummit Announces Online Showcase BitSummit Gaiden For End of June

The indie expo returns as a digital showcase.

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