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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom

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Today I found out about the development of a game that I’ve been screaming out for, in one way or another, every since I was a kid. I have nothing but fond memories for the SEGA Master System classic Wonderboy III: The Dragon’s Trap. It had a semi-release a few years ago in the Wii Arcade, but I’ve been hoping for a proper remake for the newer generation of consoles for some time. While I didn’t quite get my wish, it looks like one of the greatest games ever made is getting a spiritual sequel of sorts. That’s in the form of Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom.

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Amnesia: Dark Descent Currently Free on Steam

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In a case of get-it-while-you-can, Frictional Games are doing a sale on their content over on Steam right now. Starting on the 15th for… well, wherever they do the timezone, you can get 20% off a bunch of their range. That’s really not while you’re here though – yes, during this same period, Amnesia: Dark Descent is free. As in, it’s free right this second.

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Witch Beam’s Assault Android Cactus Releases This Month

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Australian indie developer Witch Beam is gearing up for the release of their rapid-fire twin-stick shooter, Assault Android Cactus, due out on September 23, to an initial PC slather of Windows, OSX and Linux. Console owners hoping for some android lovin’ will have to wait until next year, when it’ll become available to PS4, Vita and Wii U platforms, but it is on the way.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday – Culina: Hands in the Kitchen

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This week’s pick for our Save Game Sunday Kickday is something a little different.  Culina: Hands in the Kitchen is a unique blend of simulation and visual novel, diving into the world of restaurant ownership.  If you love to cook, or have ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, then this Kickstarter campaign might be worth a look.  Read on to check it out.

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Epiphany Games introduces Majestic Nights: Season One

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Calling all conspiracy theory lovers – Epiphany Games have announced the first season of their new RPG series, Majestic Nights – an episodic role-playing thriller set in an alternate 1980s where every single conspiracy theory, past and present, is true.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: Radix

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One of my favorite gaming genres is the classic NES era platformer.  Many of my fondest gaming memories were formed in those colorful, pixelated worlds with the strangely floating ledges.  But as fun as those games were, their often strictly linear nature makes them a bit of a hard sell these days.  Radix, our Save Game Kickday pick for this week, aims to change that.  Read on to learn all about it.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: Super Daryl Deluxe

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Yes, it’s that time again.  No, not time to lock yourself in your bedroom, climb under the covers, and pray for God to make it Saturday again.  Saturday is gone.  It’s Sunday now, which means it’s also Kickday; the day we shed a some light on a Kickstarter campaign that needs a little love.  This week, it’s Super Daryl Deluxe.  How can you resist a name like that?  Read on to check it out.

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New gameplay video surfaces for The Witness, narrated by Jonathan Blow

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Hey, remember The Witness?  No, I’m not talking about that movie with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, both at the height of their smoldering sexuality.  I’m talking about the new game by Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid.  He’s put out a new gameplay video that takes us inside his new creation, and shows us what the game is all about.  So read on for the details, and to see it for yourself.  

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Here are your IGF Student Showcase winners

Here are your IGF Student Showcase winners

As we’ve probably mentioned, Save Game loves independent games, particularly when they’re made by promising students, so here are the winners of the 2014 Independent Games Festival student competition.

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The council has spoken: 2013 VGX nominees announced

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The VGA’s are dead. Long live VGX.  Spike TV’s recently renamed video game awards show / marketing bonanza has unveiled the nominees for this year’s show.  It’s your typical mix of triple A blockbusters and indie darlings, with some surprises thrown in for good measure.  Read on, and check out the full list for yourself.

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