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Castle in the Darkness from Nicalis, developer and publisher of 1001 Spikes, will make its Steam debut on February 5. Matt Kap, who is credited as the lead artist on The Binding of Isaac and 1001 Spikes, took the helm on this game. Priced at $6, Castle in the Darkness is described as an action adv...

January 22nd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been less than a month since The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth returned players to the dark, unsettling basement of action-dungeon crawler The Binding of Isaac with a host of new features, yet designer Edmund McMillen is already planning ways to expand the upgraded re-release. "[O]nce the holiday...

December 1st 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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November brings PS4 owners a final tide of big 2014 releases like Assassin't Creed Unity and Little Big Planet 3, but it also brings PS Plus subscribers some slick downloadables like the long-percolating Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Sitting alongside Isaac on PS4 is Image & Form's SteamWorld Dig...

October 30th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the twin-stick shooter's total remake for consoles, will launch November 4. Nicalis flashed gameplay clips and the release date for the remake in a new disturbing trailer, which has since been pulled from public view on YouTube. The developer teased that an announceme...

September 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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1001 Spikes developer Nicalis announced a new damning action-platformer today, Castle in the Darkness. The game "recalls a golden, bygone era" thanks to its retro-inspired art and steep difficulty curve. In it, players explore the kingdom of Alexandria, hunting down an evil force that took out eve...

August 6th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's renovated basement looks prettier than the one players fought through in the original 2011 release, but definitely still full of unsettling monsters. What lurks in the touched-up labyrinth will presumably provide the same intensely-difficult journey found in Rebirth...

June 22nd 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The brutal temple explorer, Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes, apparently hasn't claimed enough lives as it is, because it's setting its sights on a fresh field of meat hiding behind Xbox controllers. The death-filled platformer will deploy its traps on the Xbox One user base on June 10, whom we...

June 7th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes from Nicalis is the latest specimen of a breed resurgent in the 21st century: the ultra-difficult 2D platformer. It is a game that is hard for the sake of being hard, and it wears this label proudly. It absolutely does not care if you can't keep up, how many times...

June 6th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Just because you'll have 1,001 lives to clear the less-than-OSHA-complient pathways in 1,001 Spikes doesn't mean you'll eventually get through them. Teaming up with friends would certainly help diversify your survival odds, or at least supply emotional support as you're torn apart by ancient death...

June 1st 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this week, we learned that the ultra, super, majorly difficult platformer Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes - abbreviated to just 1,001 Spikes if you're feeling saucy - will be coming to PS4, PS Vita and Steam on June 3. Yesterday, a Nicalis representative sent Joystiq an addendum to that a...

May 31st 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Developer 8Bits Fanatics' hyper-difficult 2D platformer 1,001 Spikes will launch next week for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms via Steam, publisher Nicalis announced today. Originally released for the Xbox Live Indie Games service in 2011, 1,001 Spikes has since been upgraded...

May 28th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments