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While it may look like a Photoshop paint smear effect, Ascent's new warp animation is certainly an improvement over nothing at all. The one-man team posted a short video showing various ships going through warp gates and bending the very fabric of reality as they lunge across the universe. Ascent...

January 1st 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The race to fund Ascent: The Space Game through Kickstarter came down to the wire, but in the final moments, the community came through and passed its $35,000 AUD goal by $334 AUD. This is obviously good news for the game's fans and for Fluffy Kittens Studio (and no, we will never get tired of typ...

November 2nd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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First-person platformer Deadcore is now available on PC, Mac and Linux. Developed by the five-person French studio 5 Bits Games, the game costs $10 on Steam and Desura. Set in a mysterious sci-fi world, Deadcore has players climbing to the top of a labyrinthine tower, shooting at mechanical enemies...

October 17th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The galaxy is now open to colonization in Ascent: The Space Game -- and there's plenty of room for everyone. Developer James Hicks has added in a colonization system to the sandbox MMO, allowing players to engage in a city-building sim among the billions of star systems. Colonization is intended t...

May 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie Royale has launched the "Royale with Cheese" bundle, a beat-the-minimum PC game compilation named by contest-winning Joystiq reader bourbumchickum. The DRM-free package includes indie PC standouts Continue?9876543210, Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle, Yelaxot, Rogue's Tale and Too Many Me. Th...

May 8th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Ascent: The Space Game before. EVE Online is the sci-fi sandbox dominating headlines, and Star Citizen and other upcoming games are breathing down its neck. Is there room in the genre for, well, an indie space MMO that isn't all about cutthroat politics or...

April 18th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab announced Ebbe Altberg as its new CEO today. He joins the company following former CEO Rod Humble's departure late last week. Altberg was previously COO of professional networking company BranchOut and SVP of Media Products for Yahoo. Linden Lab is best known for developing Second Life,...

February 5th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Indie Royale has posted a new bundle of tempting indie delicacies from first-time developers, all of whom are currently fighting on Steam Greenlight for placement on Valve's digital distribution service. The Debut 9 bundle, available for little over the next five days, tosses together six indie deb...

January 23rd 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest Humble Weekly Sale spotlights publisher bitComposer Games, offering a range of classic and modern releases from the Jagged Alliance series, among other featured games. The bundle includes the iPad-ported space exploration game Galaxy on Fire 2, World War II flight sim Air Conflicts: Pa...

November 16th 2013 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Not to be outdone by Steam's ongoing catalog-wide sale, rival online storefront Desura has launched a week-long Halloween promotion of its own, dropping the price of many featured horror games in a most spooktacular fashion. Today's sale brings a 75 percent price drop for Matt Cohen's first-person...

October 29th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments