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The Flame in the Flood Review: Smoke on the Water

The Flame in the Flood is a survival and river rafting game released by The Molasses Flood, an indie studio made up of ex-AAA studio “refugees.” The Flame in the Flood follows Scout and her faithful canine companion Aesop as

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Chroma Squad Review: Lights, Camera, CHROMATIZE!

Chroma Squad comes to us this week from Behold Studios, makers of Knights of Pen and Paper. This time around, Behold has decided to make a combination business management and action RPG game that explores the many tropes surrounding Super

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The Weaponographist Review: Weaponography for Dummies

The Weaponographist is a top-down arena combat hack-n-slash game from Puuba, makers of Concursion. We saw The Weaponographist at the Media Indie Exchange booth at the SxSW Gaming Expo. With its release imminent, they’ve given me a copy to put

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Darkest Dungeon Review: Insanely Fun

Darkest Dungeon Review: This game is insanely fun - literally. Check out our take on this dark roguelite, including a few tips to help you survive the dark - sometimes.

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Assault Android Cactus Preview

Assault Android Cactus is the debut game from Witch Beam, an Australian indie team of AAA game developer veterans. It's a dual stick shooter featuring a cast of anime-styled robot fighters that do battle against legions of out-of-control robots. Assault Android Cactus is still in Steam Early Access, so we're going to take a more in-depth look at it in this preview.

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Ironcast Review: Bejeweled meets FTL?!

Ironcast is a roguelike match-3 puzzle game set in an alternate history, steampunk version of Victorian-era Britain. After the discovery of a new power source, France and Britain are locked in a war that seems to have hit a stalemate. Giant steam-powered walking tanks called "ironcasts" are the latest weapon of this seemingly neverending war. On the eve of a massive French invasion, we join the British ironcast pilots as they make a desperate stand. For freedom! For glory! For giant robot combat and gem matching!

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SxSW Interactive 2015 Post Mortem

Last weekend, EBongo and I spent a considerable amount of time navigating SxSW Interactive and the events surrounding it. This was our second major gaming con of the year, and I feel like we learned a lot between PAX and SxSW. Still, though, there were things we could have done better. In this article, I'm going to take a look at what worked for us and what didn't, in the hopes that we can hone our game for the next round.

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Con Report: Best of SxSW 2015 Interactive Gaming Expo

The SxSW Interactive Gaming Expo was a very enjoyable change of pace from the joyous gaming mayhem of PAX South earlier this year. Lines were a little shorter, but there were great games a plenty and agent86ix and I were fortunate enough to have many great conversations with developers working on the next wave of amazing game titles. The Gaming Expo is free and open to the public, so if you are a local gamer I would highly recommend it next year. Here are some of the best of games we saw this year:

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WOTS at SxSW Interactive 2015!

South by Southwest Interactive is taking place next weekend in downtown Austin. As we're an Austin area gaming focused blog, we've got our press access lined up. We're planning on heading down and checking out the Gaming Expo and the Geek Stage March 14th through the 16th. I've been doing my customary pre-convention research, so let's see what we're excited about!

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