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Preview: Quest Master

It can sometimes be really difficult to tell if a given “maker” game is going to be really fun or really middling, and part of the problem is just that these games are not… well… games. That might sound incredibly mean, but it’s not actually meant as any sort of denigration; it’s just the reality
10 months ago
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Preview: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

Growing up in the 90s, I was very familiar with Apogee thanks to their extensive shareware catalog. I spent many an afternoon playing the likes of Raptor and Dark Ages, but none stood out for me quite as much as Rise of the Triad. So of course I was excited to hear Nightdive Studios was
6 Sep 2022
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PAX West Quick Look: Lucid

Finally revealing your passion project to the world really is something every artist looks forward to. Having the opportunity to do so at one of the largest conferences for the medium you’re working in? All the better. This was the opportunity Eric Manahan of The Matte Black Studio had at 2022’s PAX West conference. The
21 Apr 2022
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Preview: Turbo Overkill

The importance of a good title cannot be overstated. Given that it’s highly likely to be the first thing a prospective player sees of a video game, the ability for a developer to decide on a proper one—one that both grabs the viewer’s attention and implies its general feel—is a vital part of the process.