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The Galactic Rodents of Mayhem Return in “Rat-Trap” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Capybaras in a spaceship… RODENT POWER! Nah, that doesn’t sound quite right. Anyway… Independent comic creator Gilbert “Gilly” Deltrez* recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Galactic Rodents of Mayhem – Rat-Trap, a 32-page, oversized comic book (with 8.5” x 11” dimensions) starring a badass group of anthropomorphic capybaras. Written by Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Sebastian Navas, Galactic Rodents of

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Hark! The Lord is Coming… To Steam; “I Am Jesus Christ” Prologue Available Now

Jesus Christ… video game star… Game publisher PlayWay has released a free prologue for the upcoming first-person adventure game, I Am Jesus Christ. The full game is expected to launch on Steam Early Access sometime in 2023. Originally announced in 2019 and developed by SimulaM, I Am Jesus Christ is an interactive first-person game that virtually leads players through the

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Arika’s Uber-Difficult “Tetris: The Grand Master” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Tetris: The Grand Master is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Arika in 1998, this is the first time that Tetris: The Grand Master will be available on a home console (though a later version – Tetris: The Grand Master Ace

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Kaiju Roam the Earth in A.G.E. Comics’ “Fall of Man” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

As distinct from “The Autumn of Man” A.G.E. Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fall of Man issue 1, a 25-page sci-fi book set in a post-apocalyptic world. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $900 at the time of this writing. Written by Paul Byrd and featuring illustrations by Benjamin Worrell and colors by Jimmy

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Point ‘N Click/Beat ‘Em Up Hybrid “Scrap Riders” Releasing in January for Switch, Steam PC

Never thought I’d write a headline quite like that… Microids Indie has announced the release date for Scrap Riders on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. It’s 9 January. Developed by Games for Tutti, Scrap Riders features both point ‘n click and arcade brawler mechanics, all wrapped up in a pixel art visual aesthetic. You can check out the full breakdown

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Beastly Brawler “Jitsu Squad” Coming to PlayStation, Nintendo Switch in December

Gesundheit. ININ Games has announced that the retro-inspired brawler Jitsu Squad will be available on 9 December for PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. A digital-only release for Xbox is planned for a later date. Developed by Tanuki Creative Studio, Jitsu Squad is a 2D beat ‘em up featuring unique character designs, a hand-drawn 2D visual aesthetic, online and local co-op

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Fantasy Comic “Beckoned: Recourse” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

But who is creating the book? Zade Studios recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Beckoned: Recourse, a 32-page fantasy comic book intended for a Teen (and up) audience. Written by… erm, and illustrated by… well, the campaign doesn’t say, but after a heads up in the comments, it looks like Jeremy Thevenot is both writer and artist.* In any case,

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Retro-Inspired Run-And-Gun “Orebody: Binder’s Tale” Coming Soon to Steam PC (Updated)

Updated! *Update – an unforeseen delay has caused the release to be pushed to Wednesday, 30 November. Original story follows. Retro-Inspired Run-And-Gun “Orebody: Binder’s Tale” Coming Soon to Steam PC | #gaming #Steam #retrogaming #pcgaming #retrogames Publisher Nami Tentou has released the run-and-gun action game Orebody: Binder’s Tale on Steam. Developed by Orebody Inc., Binder’s Tale is described as a

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The “Ed Gein: Demon Hunter” Saga Comes to an End (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Hell hath no fury like the Butcher of Plainfield Independent comic book creator Lucifer Storm recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 3 and 4 of Ed Gein: Demon Hunter. Written by Storm (Lady Satan, Jericho) and featuring black and white illustrations by Kristian Rossi (Rad Rose, Trespasser), Ed Gein: Demon Hunter is a supernatural horror book starring the infamous

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Frozen Puzzler “Arctictopia” Now on Nintendo Switch

If you were stuffed with Turkey this Thanksgiving, you may have missed that Gravity Game Arise released Arctictopia on the Nintendo eShop as part of their “Gravity Indie Games” project. Developed by Gamtropy, Arctictopia is an approachable puzzle game with no time limit designed to “soothe those who are tired of the harsh world.” Here’s the official breakdown of Arctictopia

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The Polymega Retro Console Adds N64 Support

On Thanksgiving Day, Playmaji, Inc. announced that they are developing a 5th module in their lineup of compatible Element Module Sets for the Polymega retro gaming console. Anticipated to release in 2022, retro gamers will be able to play original N64 game cartridges on their Polymega systems region-free via the “EM05 Ultra Element Module Set.” Players can use either OEM

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JRPG “Mugen Souls” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023

NIS America recently announced that “cult classic” RPG Mugen Souls is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023. The Nintendo Switch version of the Mugen Souls will feature all original and extra content “true to the original Japanese release”, and will include English language support for both text and audio. Mugen Souls is being developed as a cooperation between

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“SuccuBUSTED!” Creator Isaac Fox Talks Greed, AI Art, and Bayonetta (Interview, NSFW)

With an emphasis on “U busted!” Independent comic book creator Isaac Fox recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the second issue of SuccuBUSTED!, a supernatural comedy book. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his latest SuccuBUSTED! campaign, which is available to support here. This is the second time we’ve had the opportunity to speak with Fox, and the

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Retro-Inspired Action Game “Prison City” Coming to Consoles, PC in 2023

What makes a terrorist a “techno-terrorist”? Glow sticks? Indie game publisher Retroware recently announced that arcade-style action game Prison City is coming to both PC and consoles in 2023. Developed by Programancer, Prison City is inspired by 8-bit NES side-scrollers such as Shatterhand and Power Blade, complete with a retro, pixel art aesthetic. Players take on the role of a

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Horizontal Shooter “Akai Katana Shin” Coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC in December

City Connection recently announced that horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up Akai Katana Shin will be released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and Xbone on 15 December. Originally released for arcades in 2010, Akai Katana received multiple updates and a home port on Xbox 360 in the form of Akai Katana Shin. This upcoming release includes all three versions of Akai

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Cyber Sheep Studios’ Cyberpunk Graphic Novel “Ronin of Okane” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Do ronin dream of katana-wielding sheep? Cyber Sheep Studios recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ronin of Okane, a 50-page, cyberpunk graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Created by Michael Pachidamrong, Keld Bjones, Weerayuth Dilokleartpalakorn, and Dino Zour, Ronin of Okane is a dark tale of two

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Taito’s “Metal Black” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Metal Black (or Tokidensho Angel Eyes) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1991, Metal Black is a 2D, horizontal space shooter – or a “shmup”, as you young whippersnappers call it. The game received a SEGA Saturn port

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Smurf! “Smurfs Kart” Now on Nintendo Switch

Can you believe that The Smurfs will be 65 years old in 2023? Smurfette still looks great. On Wednesday, publisher Microids released Smurfs Kart for Nintendo Switch. The game is developed by Eden Games who has a well-established pedigree for creating racing games, including Gear Club Unlimited, Test Drive Unlimited, and V-Rally. It’s also not the first time that the

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Save the Princess in 2D Fantasy Action Game “Cassiodora”

Can somebody please buy these princesses a gun or something? On Tuesday, publisher PID Games announced that Cassiodora is coming to PC and consoles on 15 December. Developed by Void Studio, Cassiodora is a 2D action adventure game with shooter mechanics and a fantasy aesthetic. Players must select their elemental-powered knight of choice and and rescue the captured princess. Here’s

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Crowdfunding Review: “Dwarfs Versus Lion” (Bryan Butvidas, Juanito Sanabria)

Who do you think would win between 50 diesel-powered dwarfs and one monster lion? Would you be #TeamDwarf or #TeamLion? This campaign (and comic book) by Airith Saga creator, Brian Butvidas aims to answer that question. This premise is based on a bar room discussion, of sorts. Characters, story details and the campaign set-up all derived from a live chat

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Horror RPG “Cursed Mansion” Coming to Steam PC on Friday the 13th in January

Publisher Upoint Games recently published a release date announcement trailer for Cursed Mansion. Developed by Dragon Emperors, Cursed Mansion is a supernatural horror RPG where players must solve puzzles to survive the demon-ridden halls of the mysterious mansion. Here’s the official breakdown of Cursed Mansion from the game’s Steam page followed by the release date announcement trailer: Cursed Mansion is

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Rambo Origin Story “First Kill” Coming From Splatto Comics

I don’t particularly enjoy being the last to hear big news, but Splatto Comics founder and independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer has time and again confounded me with some rather unorthodox marketing techniques. Yet another example of this came over the Veterans’ Day weekend, when Splatto Comics surprise-launched a crowdfunding campaign for First Kill, a 64-page Rambo origin

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Secret Comics’ “Brutas the Badass 2” Fully Funded on Day One

Over the weekend, Secret Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Brutas the Badass 2, a 48-page “action space comedy.” The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $5 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Nasser Rabadi (Stardust) and illustrated by Donal DeLay (Death of Love), Brutas the Badass 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to the

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Retro-Inspired 3D Platformer “Lunistice” Now Available on Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

Publisher Deck13 Spotlight has officially released throwback platformer Lunistice for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and GOG. Created by the one-man developer at A Grumpy Fox, Lunistice is designed to be an approachable 3D platformer reminiscent of the 32-bit PlayStation/SEGA Saturn era. Here’s the official breakdown of Lunistice from Deck13 Spotlight, followed by the latest trailer: Follow Hana on

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Iconic Batman Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Passes Away at 66

Actor Kevin Conroy has passed at the age of 66 away following a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by his representatives on Friday. Conroy is known by most (including myself) as the voice of Batman from Batman The Animated Series. Prior to landing the role as the Caped Crusader in 1992, Conroy worked as a stage and

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“Police Simulator: Patrol Officers” Available Now on Steam PC, PlayStation and Xbox

Become the Thin Blue Line! On Thursday, publisher Astragon Entertainment released Police Simulator: Patrol Officers for Steam PC, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. 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 enforcement tasks such as thefts and robberies.

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Matt Ringel’s Mythology-Inspired Noir Comic Series “Fallen” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Matt Ringel recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fallen, a six-issue comic series that is now complete with the funding of issues 5 and 6. The project is already fully funded, having been previously funded via Kickstarter and now having met its Indiegogo funding goal at the time of this writing. Written by Ringel and featuring

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Horror Simulator “Creature Lab” Coming to Steam PC in January

“But I will show the world that I can be its master! I will perfect my own race of people – a race of atomic supermen – which will conquer the world!” Game developer Image Power recently announced that their upcoming first-person horror simulator, Creature Lab, is coming to Steam PC in January. In Creature Lab, players take control of

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New Gameplay Trailer for Underwater Adventure Game “Glaciered”

Developer Studio Snowblind recently released a new trailer for its action adventure game Glaciered showcasing a snippet of the its action gameplay. Glaciered is an underwater action game that looks like a bizarre mishmash of Rez and Ecco the Dolphin. Sort of. In any case, you get to fight giant sharks with ice. Here is brief breakdown of Glaciered from

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