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GDC 2018: Celeste IGF Audience Award Interview with Matt Thorson

By Asif Khan, Mar 29, 2018 7:00am PDT

The head honcho at Matt Makes Games stopped to chat with Shacknews at the 2018 GDCAs.


"There’s a puzzle that references it right in the game, its pretty cool"

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GDC 2017: TumbleSeed Developer Interview

By Asif Khan, Mar 21, 2017 10:00am PDT

We caught up with Benedict Fritz, programmer and codesigner of TumbleSeed, at the Nindies event during GDC 2017. Please take a look at this 'Rolly Roguelike!'


Starbound is coming out of Early Access on July 22

By Asif Khan, Jul 09, 2016 11:45am PDT

The game is leaving orbit after nearly 5 years of development by Chucklefish.


"I remember running a mini Shack server for this and hacking through logs with Python so that you ..."

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Steam refund policy already being abused by PC gamers, according to devs

By Daniel Perez, Jun 08, 2015 6:55am PDT

It hasn't even been a week, and already developers are reporting PC gamers are abusing Steam's new refund policy.


"There are limitations on the refund process such as it has to be within a specific timeframe of ..."

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Ronin Impressions: Strike Decisively

By Steven Wong, Apr 01, 2015 1:30pm PDT

We go hands-on with an early demo of Ronin, a turn-based action platformer where you play as a ninja assassin sent to kill five heads of an evil corporation. You have to use the shadows to your advantage, and make every move count, because it only takes one bullet to kill yo...


"Looks pretty cool! Reminds me a lot of Gunpoint but obviously some different mechanics."

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Titan Souls Hands-on Impressions: Soul Crushing

By Steven Wong, Mar 20, 2015 10:00am PDT

Titan Souls, an upcoming indie developed 8-bit rero action game, pits players against a series of powerful titans. Armed only with a bow, a single magic arrow, and the strength of will, you must find a way to defeat these giant creatures. Our impressions and unsuccess story ...


"Its like I said before, all these "spring sales" should be freebies. No way am I laying down ..."

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Big changes are coming to this year's Boston FIG convention

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 05, 2014 2:00pm PDT

With the third annual Boston Festival of Indie (FIG) strting soon, Nate Hohl talks to the convention's founders about what changes might be in store this year. Then he gets neck deep in a world of zombies with indie developer Proletariat, working on World Zombination.&n...


Chariot: 101 uses for a rolling casket

By Steven Wong, Jul 08, 2014 8:30am PDT

Chariot is a quirky co-op physics based puzzle game with a strange twist. In it, a princess promises her recently deceased father that she'll take his remains to a special burial site surrounded by riches.


"Puzzle platformers are a dime a dozen but this still manages to look pretty cool."

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A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...


"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

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Transistor sets the vibe with a launch trailer

By Robert Workman, May 18, 2014 11:00am PDT

The latest from Supergiant Games is very close, and a launch trailer has been revealed.


"There's a lot of gameplay videos on youtube from old presentations. Gameplay is a mix of ..."

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Shacker wins $75,000 in Activision Independent Games Competition

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Activision announced the winners of its Independent Games Competition, and the second place winner was Shack Chatty regular Mike Stanton, aka theDrMikey.


"Ah! I had played Supercobra, Choplifter and Fort Apocalypse, but I missed out on a few mid 80's ..."

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GlitchHiker: a dead game about extinction

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

How do you make a game about extinction? Six developers spent 48 hours during a game jam to answer that question. Their solution? Make a game that dies--and never comes back.


"So basically anything that relies on people on the Internet to keep it alive is doomed. "

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Humble Indie Bundle 4 adds five 'Indie Bundle 3' games and soundtracks

By Xav de Matos, Dec 20, 2011 1:30pm PST

Humble Indie Bundle 4 has added another bonus, five games and the soundtracks from Humble Indie Bundle 3.


Humble Indie Bundle #4 features Super Meat Boy, Shank, Bit.Trip Runner and more

By Xav de Matos, Dec 13, 2011 11:00am PST

Super Meat Boy, Shank, Bit.Trip Runner, NightSky, and Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony have been revealed as the games available in Humble Indie Bundle #4, which also has two incredible bonus titles.


"I bought this yesterday and fired up Super Meat Boy for the first time last night. I was really ..."

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Humble Introversion Bundle adds Dungeons of Dredmor, source codes

By Xav de Matos, Nov 29, 2011 11:00am PST

The latest Humble Bundle, featuring titles from developer Introversion Games, has just had two choice new items added to its offer.


"There's no way you can be sure of that. I myself removed the charities, so Introversion got like ..."

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