Bastion

PC, XBLA / Action RPG / Release: Aug 16, 2011 / ESRB: E10+

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Pay-what-you-want Bastion launches Humble Weekly Sale

Pay-what-you-want Bastion launches Humble Weekly Sale

Branching out from pay-what-you-want bundles, Humble Bundle has launched a new weekly bargain-o-rama. To kick things off, the Humble Weekly Sale is selling Bastion for as little as a dollar, though surely you'd pay more, wouldn't you? Hey, what timing! Developer Supergiant announced its new game, sci-fi action-RPG Transistor, only this morning.

Read more: Actual physical bandanna and CD at $25 or more »

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Bastion developer's next game is 'Transistor'

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Bastion developer's next game is 'Transistor'

Supergiant Games, the developer behind Bastion, has announced its next title. The game is called Transistor, and the studio promises an early version of it will be playable this weekend at PAX East.

Watch: The reveal trailer »

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Bastion coming to iPad tomorrow

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Bastion coming to iPad tomorrow

Supergiant's gorgeous Bastion is making its way to iPad in just a few hours. It will be available for $4.99 on the App Store.

The iOS version of the game features all the content from the original Xbox 360/PC release. Of course, it has been tweaked to work with touch controls and will support Game Center achievements and Retina display on the new iPad.

Read more: Touching The Kid »

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Humble Bundle V gathers record $5.1 million

Humble Bundle V gathers record $5.1 million

When Humble Bundle V launched, the general consensus was that it was one of the best collection of games ever put together. Clearly, many people agreed, making the last collection the most successful Humble Bundle yet.

Read more: Almost 600,000 people made a purchase »

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Humble Indie Bundle 5 launches: Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia and more

Humble Indie Bundle 5 launches: Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia and more

If you've been suffering indie game bundle fatigue, now that a new one launches almost every week, the latest Humble Bundle should perk you right back up. The 'pay what you want' Humble Indie Bundle V packs Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Limbo, Psychonauts, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, plus, if you pay more than the average price, you get Bastion too.

Read more: Steam keys for all games »

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Skyrim wins AIAS Game of the Year

Skyrim wins AIAS Game of the Year

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held its Interactive Achievement Awards at DICE last night, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took home the Game of the Year prize, among four other awards. The game also won RPG of the year, and outstanding achievements for story, gameplay engineering, and gameplay direction.

Read more: The full list of winners »

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Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: Bastion

Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: Bastion

It's tempting to describe Bastion as merely an action RPG with a narrator. However, doing so undervalues the impact of its unique storytelling feature and neglects the sheer craftsmanship that went into its construction. From the moment I held the controller, I appreciated the elegance with which it accomplishes even the simple things--even down to a common sword swing.

Read more: Why Bastion made our list »

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2011 Game Developers Choice nominees announced

2011 Game Developers Choice nominees announced

The 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards nominees were announced today, providing nods to some of last year's greatest games. Three studios shared a tie for the most nominations: Bethesda for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Valve for Portal 2, and newcomer Supergiant Games for Bastion. Skyrim and Portal 2 received five nominations each, while Bastion received four and the studio itself was nominated for Best Debut.

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Bastion sequel not in the cards, despite strong sales

Bastion sequel not in the cards, despite strong sales

Despite the success of indie darling Bastion, a sequel is not in the works. According to Super Giant Games' Greg Kasavin, the developer now has the freedom to self-fund its next project and the team wants to work on something fresh.

"Thankfully Bastion has performed well enough to give us the resources to create another game on our own terms, meaning we can self-fund the project and take the time we need to get it right."

Read more: Company's stance 'hasn't changed' on a sequel »

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Bastion passes 500,000 sales

Bastion passes 500,000 sales

Supergiant Games' critically acclaimed downloadable game Bastion has cleared the 500,000 mark in sales, the developer has announced. The company credits the recent holiday sales on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade for pushing it over the milestone.

Read more: 'A sales number like that seemed astronomical to us' »

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Bastion 'Stranger's Dream' DLC announced

Bastion 'Stranger's Dream' DLC announced

It's a big day for Bastion. Hot on the heels of the Chrome browser-based version of Supergiant's fine action-RPG comes the announcement of new downloadable content, which will be free on PC and cost only $1 (80 MSP) on Xbox Live Arcade.

Read more: New modes and more arriving next week »

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Bastion now available on Chrome; Square Enix pledges support

Bastion now available on Chrome; Square Enix pledges support

Google Chrome is home to a number of games, but they've typically been games we've seen on mobile devices. Once you're done flicking some Angry Birds and battling Plants vs. Zombies, you may want to check out today's biggest Chrome release: Bastion.

Yes, Supergiant Games' successful PC and Xbox Live Arcade game has been fully ported to Google's Native Client technology. "This really is the full Bastion experience, featuring our highly acclaimed 1080p artwork, musical score, reactive narration, and play experience, all built to run fast and smooth just like our Xbox 360 and PC versions."

Read more: Square Enix also bringing games to Chrome »

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Bastion DLC not planned

Bastion DLC not planned

"We held nothing back," Bastion developer Supergiant Games has said, explaining that it has no plans to release downloadable content for the delightful indie action-RPG.

Read more: 'It's meant to be a complete story' »

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Bastion available on Steam August 16

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Bastion available on Steam August 16

Bastion kicked off this year's XBLA Summer of Arcade, but PC gamers won't have to wait much longer to play the indie hit. Developer Supergiant Games has announced that the game will hit Steam on August 16, and other digital distribution platforms later this year. It will cost $14.99.

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Bastion review

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Bastion review

Ever had your world shattered? That's quite literally the problem that players will face in Bastion, SuperGiant Games debut title for Xbox Live Arcade. The action-RPG takes an interesting approach to the well-established genre, including familiar customization-based gameplay mechanics that cater to individual play-styles. If you've been following the game at all leading up to its release, you already know that one of Bastion's most touted features is its dynamic narrator. Far more than just a gimmick, Bastion's narrator adds ongoing color and context to each scene, often commenting directly on the actions the player takes, in real-time.

READ MORE: Our final word on Bastion »

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