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Community Spotlight: Metroidvanias.com

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 11:00am PDT

Chatty's zolointo recently celebrated the second anniversary of his PC Metroidvania chronicle site, Metroidvanias.com. Shacknews spoke to the Shacknews community member about his site and some of the best games in the genre that have hit the PC platform.


Community Spotlight: Card Dungeon is now on iOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 11:00am PDT

Fredrik Skarstedt, better known as Fredrik S in Chatty, is the artist/designer on Card Dungeon for iOS. He spoke to Shacknews about this new game, which just hit iOS late last night.


"Technically I was asking a question in order to get my facts straight. Screenshots/logo is still ..."

- sambront see all 10 comments

Community Spotlight: OverloadUT's guide to Kerbal Space Program mods

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Greg Laabs, better known to Chatty as OverloadUT, is one of the community's most dedicated Kerbal Space Program players. So there was no better authority to turn to for a guide to game's numerous mods. Those looking to optimize their KSP experience are advised to give it a l...


"I keep meaning to try out this game. Nice write up OverloadUT!"

- CptPlankton see all 22 comments

Community Spotlight: Team Chaos' Space Colors hits iOS tonight

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 06, 2014 11:00am PDT

Trent Polack (a.k.a. mittense) is ready to release his solo project under the Team Chaos banner, as Space Colors hits the App Store tonight.


"I'm in an island stupid place, unfortunately. Also I'm getting married in October so there's that."

- Goncyn see all 51 comments

Community Spotlight: Plague Inc's 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 18, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Chatty's jamiejme discusses the latest update to Plague Inc.


"congrats mate. I bought Plague Inc on Android and couldnt put it down until I had bought all ..."

- wiz1974 see all 12 comments

Community Spotlight: Zombie Hearts Chicken

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Chatty's theDrMikey has entered into the mobile gaming market with Zombie Hearts Chicken, an autorunner that sees the undead develop a taste for poultry.


"thanks chip! in the next few updates i'm hoping to add some more variety and replayability with ..."

- theDrMikey see all 6 comments

LEVEL: a puzzle-platformer from Chatty's theDrMikey

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 2:45pm PST

Mike Stanton (a.k.a. theDrMikey) has opened a Kickstarter for a new game called LEVEL, a puzzle-platformer in which a maintenance bot scrolls the screen forward, while areas above and below him remain in place.


Community Spotlight: David Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen post-mortem

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 27, 2013 2:00pm PST

Author and long-time Shacknews community member, David Craddock, recently released the first book of the Stay Awhile and Listen trilogy. We got an interview with Mr. Craddock, chronicling his work on the ongoing project, asking about his time at Shacknews, and also about his...


"Okay, cool. Book sounds great but I don't own a kindle/ipad :("

- dewdman see all 12 comments

Community Spotlight: Star Citizen's ShackFleet

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT

The Shack hype behind Star Citizen is strong, so much so that ejectorpod has created a dedicated site for pilots, known as ShackFleet.


"windows 7/8 is wayyyy faster on same hardware as vista. it's better in every way possible."

- shaft see all 263 comments

Community Spotlight: Yeti Set Go

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Jeroen "SniperGen" Dessaux recently shared the first trailer for his studio's upcoming mobile game, Yeti Set Go, to the Shacknews community. In today's Community Spotlight, he shares some facts about the making of the game.


"I was wondering when linerider would make it to mobile. Has it already prior to this?"

- FuryVII see all 3 comments

Community Spotlight: Bridge Physics

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Andy Campbell (Code RedBeard) has been a part of the Shacknews community since 2005. Today, we spotlight him and his new Xbox LIVE Indie Games title, Bridge Physics.


"Looks nice. The visualization of stress is a great touch. On a technical note, did you write ..."

- Professer12 see all 8 comments

What the community thinks of Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2013 9:00am PDT

Longtime members of the Shacknews Chatty community weigh in with their thoughts on Tuesday's Xbox One reveal event.


"FinalSpart4n, When it comes down to it one of the major deciding factors will be cost. As a ..."

- Rhasa Ghoull see all 153 comments

Community Spotlight: Vespidae

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 09, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Mike Stanton has been a part of the Shacknews community for three years, going under the handle of theDrMikey. He's already had some success in that realm, taking home $75,000 for his previous effort, Planet Smashers. Now he's submitting his latest title to the Shacknews com...


"Man, I'm both envious of you in regards to that site and also super glad it's not me. I would be ..."

- InfoBiter see all 8 comments

Community Spotlight: Enemy Starfighter

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2012 11:45am PST

We talk to Mike "Rampancy" Tipul about his first game project, a flight simulator called Enemy Starfighter.


"id love to play this game, looks fantastic. the planning phase makes me yearn a little bit for ..."

- senor135 see all 9 comments

Community Spotlight: Dawn of Fantasy

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 11, 2012 10:30am PST

We talk to Shacker johnlocks about his work as lead programmer on the RTS Dawn of Fantasy from Reverie World Studios.


"Is the game becoming free to play? Currently you have to pay for a key to play."

- xBlueMoneyx see all 11 comments