From flight sim to train sim, these are the best games that probably slipped past your radar this year.
You'll have to wait a teensy bit longer this spring to play the new Ori.
Hope you're ready to get lost in some ruins, and then smushed.
Ben Judd is stepping back from the publisher he helped found, as well as his "other industry endeavors."
Thomas Happ answers our most pressing questions about today's announcement.
Tom Happ's been working on a follow-up to his Metroidvania for 4 years.
The Switch gets one last shot of indie news for 2019.
Takedown notices going out to small-scale devs on Itch.io.
There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.
King of Cards is the most ambitious Shovel Knight game to date, but it's not quite the best.
An excellent arena battler that transcends Shovel Knight's boundaries in unexpected ways.
Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!
Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.
"We want to be honest about what happened."
In the penultimate entry, Yacht Club Games talks about the small but important details that can make the difference in a level.
Yacht Club shares their favorite secret areas; the art of positioning health pickups, and more.
Yacht Club Games explains the art of spacing, enemy placement, and more as it delves still further into the making of Specter of Torment.
In the first part of this Shovel Knight deep dive, Yacht Club Games explains the planning process behind Specter of Torment.
Yacht Club Games recounts the evolution of Shovel Knight's ambitious collection.
From Dragon Quest 5 to Death Stranding, chew over these family-centered games while you eat turkey this year.
"We had no idea we were making a JRPG until we were almost at full JRPG."
The developers of Guildlings and Threes say the model is fixing the player-dev relationship.
Is Wattam a strand game? Maybe Takahashi or Kojima will tell us one day.
It'll debut on PS4 and PC a little over five years after it was announced.
We talk with one of Night School's co-founders about life, drinking, and whether the devil has Wi-Fi.
Welcome to the Hotel Barcelona.
The mind-warping puzzler is finally finished.
Solve space mysteries and try not to wake the space fish.
Our rotating list of the best games on Switch, now updated for the Nintendo Switch Lite release!
Sources allege that Nicalis routinely stonewalls its prospective and established business partners.
Overland is finally out, and it's more brutal than we imagined.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Will successful subscription services turn into their own walled gardens?
Some iOS 13 beta participants can play games that don't even have official release dates yet.
It's a wonderfully fresh take on video game romance.
Madeline's battle with depression and anxiety take on a new meaning in Farewell DLC.
Celeste gets a beefy new chapter for its last update that's just as intense in difficulty as The Core.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
There's substance in this stylish new game in the River City Ransom universe.
Wilmot's Warehouse is the medicine you need right now.
At PAX West 2019, we played Simogo's latest colorful adventure.
The Gloam Collective is changing up turn-based team combat.
Less than a month 'til goose-ageddon.
Ancestors has flashes of brilliance amidst lots and lots of tedium.
The spiritual successor to Her Story is a shady investigation into the lives of four liars.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.
Zachtronics, the developers of puzzle games such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory, have a new... visual novel?
We talk to developer Matthew Seiji Burns about his prescient upcoming visual novel, a surprising departure for a studio known for puzzle games.
The publisher is supporting its partners in the wake of a harassment campaign.
The anti-Epic vitriol train went to Ooblets this time.
Blacksad: Under the Skin is like volume 2.5 in terms of when it takes place in the comic book series.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.
Indie devs say Steam's new summer sale contest is hurting their games.
The Outer Wilds is slowly becoming the sleeper hit of 2019, but is it on its way to Steam? Let’s find out.
Here are all the best games we saw at E3 2019, including our Game of the Show!
A long time ago, I played a demo of 12 Minutes. At E3 2019, it surprisingly reemerged with a new publisher, Annapurna, backing it.
Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.
Get lost in your feelings in a flooded city this summer.
A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!
It also comes with a hand crank for some reason.
An eerie space station adventure that's derailed by some questionable design decisions.
Spend your last day in a quaint coffee shop at the edge of mortality.
The Fig-funded space exploration sim won't be coming to Steam right away.
Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!
Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X.
How Rusty Moyher developed an entire game without using his hands.
The original Earthworm Jim team is back for a new project.
This is our Wargroove beginner's guide, including all the essential Wargroove tips you need, as well as how to skip battle animations.
An easter egg meant to encourage creativity has backfired.
We also get confirmation Bloodstained Switch will launch with a 30 FPS frame rate.
Dreams has scope unlike any other creation-focused game before it.
Jason West is working on unknown projects within Epic.
Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.
People are really angry about Epic Games' foray into digital storefronts.
Enter the Gungeon is finally feature complete with its final update.
Indies are where the ideas are, so here are some of the best and most unique titles of PAX East 2019.
We get hands-on time with No Man's Sky's upcoming VR update.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | EA lays off 350, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai fully retires, and a number of developers reflect on various GDC announcements and events.
Find the first details for Sam Barlow's Telling Lies here.
Our thoughts on Apple's new gaming subscription service.
Another GDC, another year of great indies.
Microsoft wants to show off its indie catalog.
A showcase bookended with two unique reveals. See all the trailers here.
There are more indies coming to the Switch!
The new home for indies gets a bit bigger this week.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Investors ponder an exclusive Grand Theft Auto, BadLand Publishing is accused of stealing from a disabled toddler, and EA has an up-and-down week with influencers.
All that's missing at this point is a version for your microwave.
During an on-stage talk with Tim Schafer at DICE Summit 2019, Amy Hennig divulged what's been interesting her as of late.
The Switch looks like it will continue being a great place for indie games in 2019.
A deckbuilding, monster slaying, fantasy RPG.
It's not a Direct, but there's sure to be some cool Switch games.
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