New Railway Empire Gameplay Trailer Revealed at E3

Kalypso Media (Tropico 6) and Gaming Minds Studios released new gameplay footage of their upcoming business simulator Railway Empire at E3 2017. The trailer quickly sums up the game’s basic mechanics in a minute flat and provides short video clips of the game in action. For railway aficionados, the trailer throws in several shots of trains steaming along. Railway Empire is the latest title i...

Make Tropico Great Again in 2018 with Tropico 6

Kalypso Media announced today that their island simulator Tropico will be coming back for its sixth iteration. Tropico 6 will be the biggest yet in the series with Limbic Entertainment at the helm. The game is introducing large archipelagos, requiring a whole new set of utilities, transportation, and infrastructure to support each island and connect them together. Players will be able to customize...

RIP Steam Greenlight (2012-2017), Steam Direct Launching June 13

Valve has turned off the lights for Steam Greenlight. The troubled program started a revolution that helped get smaller PC titles on Steam, but also introduced a torrid torrent of asset flips designed to abuse the Steam Trading Card system for profit. Steam Greenlight is no longer accepting new games or votes as of today. Valve is currently looking through the last group of 3,400+ games and prepar...

Drifting Lands Launches out of Steam Early Access

Alkemi’s shoot ’em up/action RPG hybrid Drifting Lands is out of Steam Early Access. The game features a full story mode where the player joins a band of freedom fighters looking to break out of the cycle of war where corporations endlessly battle for resources. Each mission is randomly generated, save for the competitive missions where players battle for the leaderboard. Ships are ent...

Steam Direct Fee Structure and Upcoming Steam Store Updates Announced

Developers have been anxiously awaiting new details since Valve announced they would be scrapping Steam Greenlight and revamping Steam Trading Card in hopes of cutting down the number of shovelware and asset flip titles. Today, Valve released new details in a blog post about the upcoming Steam Direct program that will replace Steam Greenlight. Valve proposed that developers would pay an initial fe...

Kerbal Space Program Purchased by Take Two Interactive

Squad announced today that their game Kerbal Space Program has been purchased by Take Two Interactive, the parent company of both 2K and Rockstar. Squad made the announcement on their blog, saying that the purchase will provide them access to Take Two’s wealth of veteran game developers moving forward. The Kerbal Space Program dev team also shared some of their future plans in the announceme...

Endless Space 2 4X Video Series Wraps up with “eXterminate”

Amplitude Studios released the final video of the 4X series that explain the four main pillars of 4X gameplay mechanics in Endless Space 2. 4X stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. The final video in the series is “Exterminate,” which highlights Endless Space 2’s diplomacy, combat, hero, and ship design mechanics. Battles in Endless Space 2 features epic real time...

Rezrog to Launch on Steam on May 31st

Soaphog and Kasedo Games (The Metronomicon) announced that their upcoming rogue-lite turn based RPG Rezrog will be released for Linux, Mac, Windows. The game puts a new spin on the rogue-lite genre by giving players a party of heroes. Party members enter the dungeon alone and are captured by the enemy if they fall; however, another party member can rescue the captured members and any loot recovere...

Dead Cells Now Available on Steam Early Access

Motion Twin announced that their rogue-lite Metroidvania game Dead Cells is now available on Steam Early Access. The Early Access build has 11 levels, 2 bosses, 50 weapons and skills, and 2 special powers that will unlock hidden areas. More content is still in development, as the French indie developers are hoping to double the amount of content on launch and support Linux and Mac. The current pla...

Galaxy of Pen and Paper Preview

Galaxy of Pen and Paper Developer: Behold Studios Publisher: Behold Studios Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows (Previewed) Release Date: July 2017 Behold Studios is returning to the Pen and Paper franchise and taking it to new heights quite literally. The latest game is Galaxy of Pen and Paper, featuring a new sci-fi setting with the same tabletop RPG premise. Players will be able to crea...

Indie Gala Monday Motivation #21 Now Available

Hello Monday, old friend. Whether you are chomping at the bit to get back to work or the new work week is an absolute drag, Capsule Computers and Indie Gala‘s Monday Motivation bundle is the perfect compliment to your Monday. The bundle contains 11 great indie games for you to enjoy. For a minimum purchase of $1.00 USD, buyers will receive: Trianguluv – An old school arcade game where ...

Dead Cells to Hit Steam Early Access on May 10th

French indie developers Motion Twin announced their upcoming rogue-like Metroidvania game Dead Cells will be coming to Steam Early Access on May 10th. Initially the game will only be available on Windows, but Linux and Mac builds will be released later. The developers have been creating free to play games since 2001, and Dead Cells will be their first game on Steam. “We’re a cooperative with no bo...

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