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An Immortal Deals With Cancel Culture in Splatto Comics’ “Is This You?”

On Thursday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for Is This You?, a 64-page, black and white graphic novel about “an Immortal dealing with Cancel Culture.” The book is a “NarZack” project, meaning that it’s written by Richard (Ya Boi Zack) Meyer and illustrated by Per (Narwhal) Berg. The project is

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“Unsurvival” Puzzler DIEFROSTY Now Available on Steam

On Wednesday, indie game creator Gagonfe released Diefrosty, a unique 2D puzzler where your objective isn’t to survive, but rather to kill your frozen-faced protagonist any and every way you can. Here’s the official breakdown of Diefrosty from the game’s Steam page: Diefrosty is an unsurvival puzzle game, where your one and only goal is to kill your ice-cuby character

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“The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

Publisher ININ Games recently announced that The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection will coming to the Nintendo Switch in a physical edition. The collection will include both Boulder Dash Deluxe and Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary. Originally created in 1984 by Peter Liepa, Boulder Dash is an action puzzle game that has since seen a number of ports, sequels and reinterpretations across

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Tactical Fantasy RPG “Battle Brothers” Coming to Xbox, PlayStation in January

Ukiyo Publishing recently announced that the turn-based tactical RPG Battle Brothers will release on 13 January, 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by Overhype Studios, Battle Brothers boasts deep tactical gameplay and a “gritty low-fantasy world.” Here’s the official breakdown of Battle Brothers from Ukiyo: Battle Brothers is a turn-based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a

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“The Embrace” Creator Teases Trojan War Book – “Promachoi”

Independent comic book creator Michael Oden (The Embrace) recently took to social media to show off a long-gestating project Promachoi, which is set (tentatively) for a 2023 release. Promachoi is intended to be a visual retelling of the events surrounding the Trojan War from a historical – not mythological – perspective. Think the movie Troy, but hopefully a lot better.

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Pre-Registration Now Open For Action RPG “Undecember”

Publisher LINE Games recently announced that the multiplatform action RPG Undecember is now open for global pre-registration on Steam PC and its official website. Developed by Needs Games, Undecember is a hack and slash fantasy that takes its name from a mythical “thirteenth month”, which brought with it the birth of a dark god named Serpens. According to Needs Games,

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“The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel” Coming To Xbox, Switch this Week; PlayStation Versions Delayed to 2022

Eastasiasoft recently announced that The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel will release for Nintendo Switch, Xbone, and SeXbox on Wednesday, 15 December. The PS4 and PS5 versions are still listed as “in development” and slated to be released in Q1 2022. Why the delay? Maybe SOnY wants to censor it, who knows? (That’s completely speculation, by the way) I feel

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 12 December 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed Robert Kirkman’s Skybound possibly picking up the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses, news on Patrick’s upcoming Johnny Phantasm

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Sci-Fi Adventure “Nova-111” Coming to Nintendo Switch in January

On Thursday, publisher No Gravity Games announced that Funktronic Labs’ sci-fi strategy title Nova-111 will be released for the Nintendo Switch on 13 January 2022. The game has previously been released for Wii U, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC & Mac. In Nova-111, players use both turn-based and real-time strategy on a mission to repair space-time recover a

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NES and SNES creator Masayuki Uemura Passes Away at 78

The creator of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo creator Masayuki Uemura passed away on 6 December, the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies has confirmed. In addition to his work on Nintendo hardware, Uemura also including Ice Climber, Clu Clu Land, and the NES port of Donkey Kong. Via Niche Gamer: Uemura was born in Tokyo in 1943, and

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The Jawbreakers’ Hellpriest Gets His Own Statue

For those asking for more Jawbreakers merch, your prayers have been answered, because Splatto Comics founder and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Hellpriest statue sculpted by Marco Cannella. Hellpriest is- erm – was available in three sizes (I say “was” because the large, painted version is already sold out): Large Statue HAND-PAINTED –

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2D Point-And-Click Adventure “Watch Over Christmas” Flying to Steam PC on 21 December

On Thursday, indie games publisher Dionous Games announced that their new 2D point-and-click adventure Watch Over Christmas will be released exclusively for Steam PC on 21 December. In Watch Over Christmas, players embark on a quest to save Santa on Christmas Eve, ensuring that children across the world will still wake up to the happiness and cheer of waking up

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Rejected Games’ “Mr. Prepper” Coming to Xbox Platforms on 10 December

Rejected Games’ survival adventure title Mr. Prepper will be coming to both Xbone and SeXbox on 10 December, with a PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch release coming later in 2022. The game debuted on PC this past March. In Mr. Prepper, gamers step into a future threatened by nuclear war. You must build and maintain an underground shelter, trade with

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Legendary Comic Book Artist George Pérez Announces Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

On Tuesday, living comic book legend George Pérez announced via social media that he was recently diagnosed with inoperable, stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Below is an abridged text from his announcement: On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. It is surgically inoperable and my estimated

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What’s in the box?! No Sleep Press’ “Pandora’s Demons” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

No Sleep Press recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 1 of Pandora’s Demons, a 32-page supernatural fantasy horror book. Written by Guido Martinez (Three Thorns) and featuring illustrations by Alti Firmansyah (X-Men ‘92), Pandora’s Demons issue 1 is intended to be the first installment of an ongoing series strictly intended for mature readers (on account of all the violence

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Uprising Studios’ 3D Platformer “Scarf” Coming to GOG, Steam PC Just in Time for Christmas

“It’s too cold to go alone! Take a scarf.” – Some Old Man in Hyrule (probably) On Monday, publisher HandyGames announced that Scarf will be coming to PC on 23 December via Steam and GOG. Developed by Uprising Studios, Scarf is a 3D platforming adventure game designed for gamers of all ages (well, not babies or really old people, I’m

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Fly Fatty, Fly! Saint Nick Gets Some Serious Air in “Santa’s Slippery Slope”

Developer Hondune Games has prepared a Christmas treat in the form of Santa’s Slippery Slope, a trick-skiing game planned for a 17 December release on Steam PC. In Santa’s Slippery Slope, players take on the role of jolly old St. Nicholas himself, navigating treacherous ski slopes, collecting presents, and performing tricks that put Sonic the Hedgehog to shame. Maybe. Here’s

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Attic Door Comics’ “Sister Mercy” is Saving Souls and Dealing Death in Mankind’s Final Days (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Canadian comic book creator Corey Hardiman recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sister Mercy: Paradise Lost, a 120-page collection of the first 4-issue Sister Mercy story arc. Written by Hardiman and featuring illustrations by Ricardo Silva and colors by Fred Marinho, Sister Mercy is a post-apocalyptic fantasy described as “done in a 90’s grindhouse, exploitative style,” complete with foul language,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 5 December 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the rumors of Dark Horse Comics looking for a buyer, IDW losing the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses,

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Retro-Inspired Platformer “6Souls” Now Available on Consoles

Yep. 6Souls. No space. On Friday, indie game publisher Ratalaika Games released 6Souls for the PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront. Developed by BUG-Studio, 6Souls is a challenging 2D platformer with a retro-inspired, pixelated aesthetic. Using the powerful “soul-dash”, players must traverse a gauntlet of deadly hazards and solve the mystery of Clifford Castle.

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Blast Off with Jim Tournas’ “Jetta Raye Adventures” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jim Tournas recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jetta Raye Adventures, a 32-page sci-fi book featuring the exploits of Jetta & friends. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than 160 percent of its initial funding goal at the time of this writing. While a traditional plot synopsis isn’t available, here’s the official pitch

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Taito’s “Liquid Kids” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade platformer Liquid Kids is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1990, Liquid Kids was later ported to the Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, SEGA Saturn, and the original Nintendo Wii. Needless to say, copies of the game on these

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The War for Christmas Continues in “Bric-A-Brac 3”

“Fear not, for I bring tidings of great joy! Unto you is launched this day on Indiegogo is a comic that is Christmasy.” – The Gospel of Luke (probably) On Thursday, independent comic book creator Ryan Haack launched a crowdfunding campaign for the third issue of Bric-A-Brac, a 25-page Christmas-themed comic. Written and co-created by Haack, illustrated and co-created by

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John Celestri’s “Bloodwing Angel Chronicles” Book 2 Now Flying on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Veteran animator and independent comic creator John Celestri recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bloodwing Angel Chronicles Book 2, a 52-page comedy adventure featuring the continuing exploits of the angel Mychal. Written and illustrated by Celestri, this second volume includes Episodes 3 & 4: FLY or DIE! and ALTAR of DEATH!, plus a 7-page standalone story featuring the 1717 CLUB

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“Paradise Lost” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 3 December

A Europe of Hell, a Hell of Europe” – John Milton (probably) On Wednesday, publisher All in! Games announced that Paradise Lost is now available to preorder on Nintendo Switch ahead of its scheduled release on 3 December. The game was already released on Steam this past March. Developed by Polish studio PolyAmourous, Paradise Lost is not based on the

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“Castle of Shikigami 2” and “Crimzon Clover World EXplosion” Coming to Steam PC on 6 December

On Tuesday, Degica Games announced that a pair of vertical, arcade-style shoot ‘em ups will be released on 6 December via Steam PC – Castle of Shikigami 2 and Crimzon Clover World EXplosion. A Nintendo Switch version of Castle of Shikigami 2 is currently planned for a later date in 2022, and Crimzon Clover World EXplosion is already available on

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“Clid the Snail” Slinks Over to PC on 15 December

On Tuesday, Madrid-based developer Weird Beluga Studio announced that their debut game, Clid the Snail, is scheduled to release for PC on 15 December. The game was released on PS4 and PS5 earlier this year. Clid the Snail is described as a “picturesque, dark sci-fi game with plenty of humor and challenging twin-stick gameplay.” Here’s the brief rundown of Clid

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Sid Meier’s Classic “Command Series” Tactical Strategy Games Now on Steam PC

On Tuesday, Atari announced that all three of Sid Meier’s original Command Series of classic 1980’s strategy war games are now available on Steam. Decision in the Desert, Crusade in Europe, and Conflict in Vietnam were originally released in the 1980s by MicroProse. Meier collaborated with historian Ed Bever to ensure that each of the Command Series games were presented

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“Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth” Coming to Consoles 16 December

UPDATE (13 Dec): The Nintendo Switch version of Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth has been delayed until 28 January 2022. Original story follows. … PLAYISM and WSS Playground have announced that the console versions of Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth are scheduled to release digitally for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on

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DarkGift Comics’ “Lightbringer: Genesis” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

DarkGift Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lightbringer: Genesis Volume One, a 32-page, black and white graphic novel. Written by Elizabeth “Iron Liz” Skochil and featuring illustrations by Vic King (ASYL, Hunting Alice), Lightbringer: Genesis is inspired by the work of web comic creator Lewis Lovhaug. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Lightbringer Indiegogo campaign page: Things

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