Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

“Robo Legend” Coming to PC in November; Free Demo During Steam Next Fest

Game developer Little Neuron recently confirmed that their upcoming twin-stick shooter Robo Legend is coming to Steam PC on 10 November, and that a free demo will be available from 3-10 October as part of Steam Next Fest. Robo Legend combines its twin-stick shooter mechanics with RPG elements, all with a retro-inspired pixel art visual aesthetic. All of the choices

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Alterna Comics’ Fall Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

Time to fall into Autumn! (kill me) On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Fall lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised nearly $3 thousand at the time of this writing (roughly an hour after the campaign’s launch). Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up

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Horror Anthology “The Fridge is Red” Now Available on Steam PC

On Tuesday, game publisher tinyBuild released the first-person horror anthology series The Fridge is Red on Steam PC. Developed by 5WORD Team, The Fridge is Red is described as a “terrifying mystery adventure” inspired by cult classic movies and the horror games of the late 1990s. So much so, in fact, that the game features a low-poly, PlayStation-esque visual aesthetic

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Story-Driven Shoot’em Up “Flightpath” Joins Steam Next Fest

Illogic Games recently announced that their upcoming shoot’em up game Flightpath will get a free demo as part of Steam Next Fest in October. Flightpath is a story-based shoot’em up (or as we called them back in the old days: “shooters”) with an anime-inspired visual aesthetic where your choices affect the progression of the game. Here’s the official breakdown of

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Mike Baron’s “Private American” Takes the US-Mexico Border Crisis Into His Own Hands

On Monday, Braly Image Group launched a crowdfunding campaign for Private American, a 66+ page graphic novel set against the current US border crisis. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $11 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher, Nexus, Thin Blue Line) and featuring illustrations by Richard Bonk (Superman, Teen

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Sunday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm, a girthy, 140+ page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Jon Malin and featuring pencil illustrations by Tommy Patterson, inks by Jimmy Reyes and letters by the

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“Police Simulator: Patrol Officers” Now Available to Preorder on Playstation, Xbox

Game publisher astragon Entertaiment recently announced that Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is now available to digitally preorder on PS4, PS5, Xbone und SeXbox, with a full release on 10 November. Developed by Aesir Interactive, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers puts players in control of a rookie police officer who starts off writing parking tickets and increasingly takes on more challenging law

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Submarine Treehouse Launches “Elixir: The Last Days of Death” to Instant Success

Over the weekend, Submarine Treehouse launched a crowdfunding campaign for Elixir issue 1: The Last Days of Death, a 36-page comic book intended as the first issue of a 16 issue maxi-series. The project is already fully funded, having raised 156 percent of its initial funding goal at the time of this writing. The book celebrated the launch on Michael

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 25 September 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic artist Matt Bahr (Rock . This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers toy/comic book combo campaign, the value of Indiegogo versus Kickstarter as crowdfunding platforms,

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Sci-Fi Adventure Game “Omega Warp” Coming to Steam PC in 2023

Indie gamer developer Cian Games has announced that their newest project, Omega Warp, will be coming to Steam PC in 2023. Set aboard an interstellar freighter, Omega Warp is a 2D sci-fi action-adventure game where players “explore, upgrade your skills and equipment, and uncover the mysteries surrounding the freighter’s loss of communication with the base of operations on Earth.” Here’s

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“Crimson Rhen of the True North” Crosses $80K in Final Hours

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Crimson Rhen of the True North ended successfully, raising a total of more than $80 thousand in the final hours. Bummed that you missed out on the crowdfunding campaign? Buck up! Like many other Indiegogo campaigns, the Crimson Rhen page has temporarily transitioned to an in-demand store, so you can still buy into the project

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Authors and Dragons’ “Chronicles of Calamity Issue 3” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Authors and Dragons recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Chronicles of Calamity issue 3, a new fantasy adventure. Created by the folks at the Authors and Dragons Podcast, the Chronicles of Calamity campaign page is an odd one. There’s no creative team listed, no trailer, no full page artwork to show off, and no page count, either (though the previous

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The Love of Video Games is Threatened in “The Last Hero of Nostalgaia”

Coatsink and Over The Moon recently announced that their satirical Souls-like, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia, will be coming to SeXbox Series X|S, Xbone and PC on 19 October. Set in a bizarre world built around the love of video games, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia (Nostal-GAIA, get it?) is described by the Over the Moon CEO as a game

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“Ion Fury” Sequel “Phantom Fury” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2023

Publisher 3D Realms recently announced a new first-person shooter Phantom Fury is coming to PS5, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime in 2023. Developed by Slipgate Ironworks, Phantom Fury is a follow-up to 2020’s Ion Fury, starring that game’s heroine, Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison. This new game is still an “action-packed adventure” in a sci-fi setting, but this time with a

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Retro-Style RPG “Dragon Prana” Coming Soon to Xbox, Steam PC

On Thursday, KEMCO announced that their retro-inspired RPG Dragon Prana is set to release on Xbone, SeXbox and the Microsoft Store on 7 October. A Steam PC release is also coming soon at an undisclosed date. Developed by EXE Create, Dragon Prana was originally developed and released for mobile platforms. Here’s the official breakdown of Dragon Prana from KEMCO: An

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Card-Battling Strategy Game “Mahokenshi” Gets Free Demo on 22 September

Publisher Iceberg Interactive recently announced that a free demo of deck-building strategy game Mahokenshi will be available on Steam PC starting on 22 September. Developed by Game Source Studio, Mahokenshi is inspired by Japanese history and culture. Yabai! The free demo will be available until September 29, and the full release is currently expected sometime this coming January. Here’s the

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Review: “Gunslingers and Zombies” (Nintendo Switch)

“NNNNGGGHHHAAA!” Zombies abound, partner! Oh, never mind. I’m not doing “cowboy speak” this entire review. Sure, it’s not nearly as annoying as pirate speak, but most cowboy types seem pretty cool most of the time, so why make fun of them? …aaand we have a game to look at. Specifically, it’s Gunslingers and Zombies, a turn-based strategy game originally developed

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Dracma Studios’ “Candle Knight” Coming in 2023; Free Demo Available Now

“This little light of mine… I’m gonna let it shine…” Game developer Dracma Studios recently announced that their upcoming 2.5D action-adventure game Candle Knight will be coming to Steam PC on 20 January, 2023. To Mark the big announcement, Dracma also released a new trailer, as well as a free demo which is available now via Steam. Here’s the official

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New Trailer for 110 Industries’ Slasher/Shooter “Wanted: Dead”

110 Industries recently released a new trailer for its brutal hack ‘n slash action title, Wanted: Dead. The trailer shows off the game’s swordplay mechanics, mini-games, and stylish finishing moves. Here’s the official breakdown of the game, followed by the latest trailer: Wanted: Dead 110 Industries and Soleil’s new hybrid slasher/shooter, from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or

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Visit Tabletop Bohemia in “Kingdom Come: Deliverance – The Board Game”

Following the massive success of their Kingdom Come Deliverance video game, developer Warhorse Studios has partnered with Boardcubator and Prime Matter to create Kingdom Come: Deliverance – The Board Game, which is currently crowdfunding via Gamefound. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised more than 230 percent of its initial funding goal, totaling more than $232 thousand

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Rampart Press Brings “War Party” to Comic Shops in December

Independent comic book creator and Rampart Press founder Justin Murphy recently announced that his fantasy adventure adventure series War Party will be coming to comic shops under the Rampart Press label. Issue One of War Party is scheduled to ship in December, with pre-orders opening in October via Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalogue. Written and illustrated by Justin Murphy (Cleburne)

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“Formula Retro Racing: World Tour” Coming to Consoles in December

Developers Repixel8 and CGA Studio Games recently announced that Formula Retro Racing: World Tour is coming to the Xbone, SeXbox Series S | X, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch on 14 December. As the latest entry in the Formula Retro Racing series, World Tour combines classic arcade-style gameplay with a low-polygon visual aesthetic to create a neo-retro, 90s-style racing experience.

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Tactical RPG “Lost Eidolons” Coming to Steam PC in October

Ocean Drive Studio recently announced that its upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Lost Eidolons is coming to Steam PC on 13 October. A SeXbox version will be released in early 2023. Successfully crowdfunded in 2021, Lost Eidolons has suffered a few developmental setbacks that have delayed the game’s release, but Ocean Drive Studio CEO Jae Kim has “no doubt the delays

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“Car Mechanic Pinball” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 23 September

Polish game developer Sonka will release Car Mechanic Pinball for Nintendo Switch on 23 September (that’s Friday). Car Mechanic Pinball blends classic arcade pinball gameplay with a modern voxel art aesthetic, all the while introducing some deeper business management mechanics (urrrr!) to enrich the experience. Here’s the official breakdown of Car Mechanic Pinball from Sonka followed by the latest trailer:

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Shad M. Brooks’ “Shadow of the Conqueror” Conquering Wallets on Indiegogo

Independent author and Shadiversity YouTube host Shad M. Brooks recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1, a 48-page adaptation of Brooks’ novel Chronicles of Everfall: Shadow of the Conqueror. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised a massive total of more than $160 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 18 September 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic creators Matt Bahr, Amanda (Mandy) Summers, Andy Smith, Dale Keown, Dennis Turner, and Irene (Renie) Strychalski. This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers campaign, Renie’s

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“Operation Wolf Returns” Announced at Tokyo Game Show

This week at the Tokyo Game Show, publisher Microids announced that a revival of the classic arcade game Operation Wolf is coming soon to both PC and consoles. Originally released in 1987 by Taito, Operation Wolf is an arcade game shooter complete with a gun (an uzi, if I remember right) mounted to the cabinet. The 80s were awesome. You

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Southern Gothic Adventure “NORCO” Coming to Consoles in October

Indie game publisher Raw Fury recently announced that the point-and-click narrative adventure NORCO is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox on 20 October. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass. Developed by game dev collective Geography of Robots, NORCO is described as a “Southern Gothic” narrative set in a pixel-art recreation of Southern Louisiana. Here’s the

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Feudal Cyberpunk Adventure “Shinobi Rising” Coming to Nintendo Switch, PC in 2023

W.R.K.S Games recently announced that Shinobi Rising is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in 2023. Shinobi Rising is intended to be the first game in the Katana-Ra Universe, which is inspired by both feudal Japanese history and futuristic Cyberpunk. The game is a side-scroller with both stealth and detective/mystery-solving gameplay. Here’s the official breakdown of Shinobi Rising from W.R.K.S

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