Round Up  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Round Up  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 Most Anticipated Indie Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/i9021/10-most-anticipated-indie-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/i9021/10-most-anticipated-indie-games-of-2019 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:38:28 -0500 ESpalding

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So then, there you have it! Ten great indie games which are going to be heading our way in 2019. Of course, we've only scratched the surface as there are so many amazing indie games in development at the moment and many we will see in the coming year.

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Are you looking forward to any of these ones? Maybe you are excited about something else?

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Let us know which games you are most looking forward to seeing and we will try to keep you informed about them as well as many other titles arriving next year and beyond!

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Trine 4

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Developer: Frozenbyte
Release date: TBA 2019

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Not much is known about what Frozenbyte will be bringing us with Trine 4; there isn't even an official trailer for it, but given that Trine 3 gained quite a lot of negativity, fans are hoping that they have learned what wasn't done well last time and have built on that. 

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This time around they have partnered with Modus Games and Trine 4 will eventually be available on PS4, XBox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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As the news of a new Trine game was announced by accident by someone that wasn't the developer, we still don't know all that much about it. But we'll be sure to let you know when we do. 

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Spelunky 2

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Developer: Mossmouth
Release date: TBA 2019

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There is currently a frenzy of excited Spelunky fans eager to find out when the next installment is coming to our screens. Those who went to PAX West this year have already had a look at it and, judging by the chatter, it is looking like a worthy successor! 

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In Spelunky 2, you play as the daughter of the spelunker from the first game, who is trying to make her own way in the underground world. She has taken to the skies and is now exploring the tunnels on the moon. There are plenty of new dynamics, critters, and mobs to fight against.

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Phoenix Point

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Developer: Snapshot Games
Release date: June 2019

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It is always exciting when a founding father of a genre returns to their roots. That is what Phoenix Point is.

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It is being made by the creator of the original X-COM series, Julian Gollop. It is a squad-based game using turn-based tactics and strategy and is said to be the true spiritual successor of the original series. It has already got a massive fanbase, which is evident from its hugely successful Fig campaign, launched in 2017, where it raised $765,948.

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In the future, Earth is decimated by a deadly outbreak called the Pandoravirus. It has the ability to mutate a being almost instantly by combining human, animals and alien DNA. This gives the game an ever-evolving menace to deal with. The aliens themselves are procedurally generated so players will constantly be having to evolve their own tactics in order to defeat them.

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Upon release, Phoenix Point will be available on PC, Mac and Xbox One.

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In the Valley of the Gods

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Developer: Campo Santo
Release date: TBA 2019

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The last time developers Campo Santo were on the scene was back in 2016 with their sensational mystery game Firewatch. Their latest game, In the Valley of the Gods, aims to take you on a journey through 1920s Egypt while out to discover new archaeological discoveries.

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You play as an explorer named Rashida who has one more shot to make it to the big time as a filmmaker. She has been sent out to Egypt to try and uncover new ancient relics and to document the whole thing. Unfortunately for you, the only other person on this adventure is your former partner who you have absolutely no desire to work with again.

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In the Valley of the Gods does not have an exact release date just yet, but we do know that when it becomes available it will be on PC, Linux and Mac.

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Sable

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Developer: Shedworks
Release date: TBA 2019

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Undoubtedly, the first thing that grabs you about Sable, by UK-based developer Shedworks, is its unique comic book art style. It went down a storm at E3 2018 and gained a lot of interest from fans and press alike.

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The story starts when the titular character sets out into the desert for her tribes "right of passage". To become an adult, Sable must explore her surroundings, unlocking ancient histories and learning about the world around her. This is very much an exploration game with some platforming and puzzle elements thrown in for good measure. There is absolutely no combat in the game at all. Everything is focussed on exploration.

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There is no definite date for Sable's release but, until we know, here is the E3 announcement trailer for you to watch.

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Session

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Developer: crea-ture Studios
Release date: Q2 2019

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Fans of the skateboard subgenre have been hoping for a follow up on the vastly successful Skate 3 but, as it has already been confirmed by EA that there isn't going to be a Skate 4, there was a big hole in the market which needed to be filled.

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Enter crea-ture Studios and their game Session. Back in 2017, the studio launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise some money to make and release their own skateboard game. They were initially looking to raise CA$80,000 but managed to get a massive CA$163,700 in funding.

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Session promises to reignite your passion for skateboarding and wants you to explore what it means to be a street skater. The only limit to the tricks you can do is your creativity and your dedication. Some of the game's features include a video editor which will allow you to film, edit and create your own montage to then show to the game's community.

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PHOGS!

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Developer: Bit Loom Games
Release date: TBA 2019

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If you love bright colors, puzzles, and physics-based games, then, my friend, PHOGS! is going to be the game for you. Developed by Bit Loom Games and published by Coatsink, both in the UK, the game has been doing the round on the expo circuit this year and has been a roaring success.

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In PHOGS!, you play as a creature which resembles two dogs who are connected to each other via the mid-section. The aim is to travel through the "Phoggyverse" completing puzzles and overcoming various obstacles. Sounds pretty straightforward but with two characters for the price of one to control, things could get interesting!

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It is going to be released across multiple platforms but, as of yet, we don't know which ones that will be.

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Creaks

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Developer: Amanita Design
Release date: TBA 2019

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You might think that this is an obscure choice, but the folks at Amanita Design have a pretty good cult following thanks to their smash hit point-and-click Machinarium. The artwork of their games is unmistakable!

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There isn't a whole lot known about this game. In fact, on the game's Steam store page, all it says is "meet your new neighbors".

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In the teaser trailer for Creaks, you get the impression that this is going to be another point-and-click adventure which is heavy on puzzles and problem-solving. The setting looks dark and eerie with great attention to the smallest details.

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Once we know any more details about Creaks, we will let you know. 

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Sunless Skies

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Developer: Failbetter Games
Release date: January 31, 2019

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Even though Sunless Skies has been in Early Access on Steam for quite some time, it is finally getting a full release at the beginning of next year. Since hitting Steam back in 2017, it has been getting positive reviews all the way through its development, so this is looking like it is going to be a great addition to your indie collection. 

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In the second of their Sunless games, Failbetter Games wants you to take command of a flying locomotive and explore the reaches of space in this Victorian Gothic adventure RPG set among the stars.

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Sunless Skies is being developed for Windows, Linux and Mac.

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Sea of Solitude

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Developer: Jo-Mei Games
Release Date: Early 2019

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Sea of Solitude was announced last year as one of EA Originals' next indie titles, but it was at E3 this year that we got to see more of this stunning indie game.

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The game follows a young woman called Kay as she battles loneliness while trying to survive in an abandoned, submerged city. Her feelings and fears have turned her into her own personal enemy and the only hope she has of getting back to normal is to get help from the monsters lurking around the city. 

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Sea of Solitude will be available on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.

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This year has been a fantastic year for gaming. Both indie and AAA developers have pushed out some amazing games and, if conferences like E3 are anything to go by, 2019 is going to be another amazing year for gaming.

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Most of you will already know which AAA games you are most excited for in the coming year, but there are also some great indie games coming up, too!

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Join us as we take a look at 10 of the most anticipated games heading our way in 2019.

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Weekly Weekend Round-Up: Dec 26th-28th https://www.gameskinny.com/d6abw/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-26th-28th https://www.gameskinny.com/d6abw/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-26th-28th Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:22:32 -0500 Eric Nicolai

Although no big launches were out this week, the round-up still had to be written. This one marks two months that these have been going on. With Christmas this week and other holidays past I am sure that most of us will have new games to play from gifts given to us, or at least gift cards to go toward purchases. 

Assassin's Creed: Unity

Although Assassin's Creed has been featured in the round-up prior to this, it is likely that some gamers have gotten this and are looking to fill the extended weekend stalking around the realm. Also I have yet to play this game, but as with any Assassin's Creed game I am sure there is much to be explored and will be thoroughly enjoyed by those that play it.

Call of Duty:  Advanced Warfare

I am sure that there are plenty of players that can't wait to play this online, but due to network errors it makes it difficult. Call of Duty is always high demand for gifts this time of year. Even if you are looking forward to multiplayer and can't play; I suggest a run through on the single player campaign at least to pass the time.

Destiny:  The Dark Below DLC

Destiny: The Dark Below DLC has been out for some time. There are plenty of players that already have the DLC and run the new raid plenty of times. I am sure that there are gamers that were waiting for online credit to purchase the DLC and what better time than the holidays. Even though there is not much included with the DLC if you run the raid I am almost certain that this will be a time consuming feat.

Although the last item on the list isn't much of a game by itself I feel that gamers will be playing this to pass the weekend. WIth games being gifted and gift cards too, players will be getting those backlogged games they were either too cheap to by themselves or that they wanted, but didn't have the extra cash. What will you be playing this weekend? Comment below.

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Weekly Weekend Round-Up: Dec 19th-21st https://www.gameskinny.com/3qxox/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-19th-21st https://www.gameskinny.com/3qxox/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-19th-21st Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:15:59 -0500 Eric Nicolai

Another week has gone by and now we are approaching the end of the year. It seems strange to think that this year has gone by so fast, but even while we look back at the year, there is still a weekend ahead of us, and we will need to pass some time. As has been the case for the past couple weeks, new releases have been a bit light. There are old games and one new one on this list to take your weekend away.

Ryse:  Son of Rome

Although Ryse: Son of Rome was an Xbox One lauch title, this game was amazing. It was actually the first game I played through on my X1, despite having many others. Due to the old nature of the game, it has seen some dramatic price drops and can be bought for a decent price. This is one of many old games to take a look into if you are looking to kill a weekend for a cheap buck.

Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy seemed to be a hit out of nowhere. This game is one of my favorite indie games from last gen. Super Meat Boy went on sale earlier this week for Steam users, which is why it has made mention on this list. Even if you are not a Steam user, this game is something special. If you find yourself playing this game over the weekend, remember to keep your cool, as it is sure to test your patience.

Guilty Gear Xrd

This  newest installment of Guilty Gear is now here. This is available for PS4 and PS3 and is a full retail launch priced at the normal price. Guilty Gear Xrd is a fighting game, so it is a very niche game. Unless you are a fan of fighting games, this could only keep you entertained for a couple of hours. But looking at a fighting game for what it is, this game could have you entertained for hours (or months), depending on your preference.

I may end up booting up Super Meat Boy, as I do every now and again, but other than that I will not be joining in on the others. I will be putting some more time into Mordor and Destiny. What games will you be playing this weekend? Comment below.

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GameSkinny News Roundup - July 20th https://www.gameskinny.com/59ai2/gameskinny-news-roundup-july-20th https://www.gameskinny.com/59ai2/gameskinny-news-roundup-july-20th Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:48:33 -0400 Proto Foe

[Author's Note: Production quality will increase, format will evolve. Any suggestions, please do not hesitate to put forth.]

Welcome to the first GameSkinny News Roundup.

This new weekly feature will highlight 5 articles from the previous week, with the aim to simply bring them to the attention of those who may have missed importent or interesting updates due to the ever-increasing influx of games news, reviews, and more.

There will usually be 1 article from each of the following categories; News, Review, Guide, Interview, and Culture. Some nice, light reading at the end of the week.

The First of Five

First up we have the DOTA 2 news, reported on by Danielle, where a girlfriend gives away over 500 digital items of her boyfriends because he wasn't spending enough time with her. How did she pull off that stunt?

"His girlfriend created an event on popular social media site, Facebook, to legitimize her generous dispensing of her significant other's belongings."

To read the complete story, and give your opinion on this act, check out the full article here

Sniping, Elite

Next we have the review for Sniper Elite 3, which Unepitaphed gave a 7 out of 10. Here is what he had to say about the Nazi-Killer Simulator:

"Aside from the bugs Sniper Elite 3 is a good game, the survival mode is really fun too. If the game seems too easy for you, you can always crank up the difficulty. I played on Marksman (Normal) and plowed through the game with very little issues. If you want an epic story, and ground breaking game play then you might want to stay clear of Sniper Elite 3. Just make sure you buy this game for next-gen consoles, playing on the 360 or the PS3 is disappointing."

To read the full review, which breaks down aspects such as the gameplay, sound, and story, then click here.

Stop, Natter Time

We all love a good natter, chinwag, exchanging of air, I more than most. So, when I got the chance to sit down with Jesús Arribas, Director of Spanish studio Numantian Games, we didn't talk about the World Cup, we spoke about Lords of Xulima.

[Jesús] "Mass EffectDragon Age....? Not really, although all of them are RPGs (or action RPGs), they don't share any similarities withLords of Xulima. Perhaps only the third person view in Dragon Age if you play it with the camera in isometric view. "

To read the full interview, including finding out how big the game world is, how combat works, and where the inspiration came from, then head over here.

No Need to Dig Anything but the Colours 

I like colour coordination; matching my clothing to the items that the character is wearing in the game I am playing. Well, if you do like to do that, as I do, then check out this nifty guide to how-to access huge array of colourful armours in Shovel Knight.

The guide has been crafted and sourced by Ashley, many wings were given by Red Bull during the process. To check out the guide, which also includes codes for large, giant, and bubble sprites, then hit this link with your shovel.

2014 - Year of the Game Delay

Danielle is back again, this time with an informative article that documents all the AAA delays of 2014. She also provides us with highlights of delays from the past decade, including Halo 2, GTA 4, Tomb Raider, and more.

Included in the article is an amazingly detailed infographic, which I urge you all to check out.

Now, if you will excuse me, I must return to Divinity: Original Sin. Anyone know where I can find the blastered feline collar?

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This Week on GameSkinny Episode Seven https://www.gameskinny.com/ny7w6/this-week-on-gameskinny-episode-seven https://www.gameskinny.com/ny7w6/this-week-on-gameskinny-episode-seven Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:18:46 -0400 Rothalack

The articles featured this week, er... week and a half?

So, the beach treated me well! The sun not quite so much... Anyways, that is why you are getting this round up today and it covering a week and a half...ish. I plan to get the next one out this weekend so that I'm back on schedule. Keep up the awesome posts everyone and you might be on the next episode!

To those who made it into this episode, YOU'VE BEEN CALLED OUT MWHAHAHA.

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