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Well this is awkward. See, we were hoping to tell you about Indie Royale's new "Mystery Bundle," but there are only two confirmed games we can really talk about. We can say for sure that the ten-game bundle features The Sun at Night and Hero of the Kingdom, PC games packed with Steam and Desura key...

October 2nd 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Following a lengthy stay in the proving grounds of Steam Greenlight, Minicore Studios' alternate history platformer The Sun At Night will debut on Steam proper come August 1. To celebrate this release, Minicore plans to offer The Sun At Night at a 15 percent discount for its first week of availabi...

July 29th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The latest group of games, 75 in total, have been granted distribution on Steam thanks to the approval of the Greenlight community. Included in the newly-picked games is The Sun at Night, Minicore Studios' run-and-gun game that stars Russian space dog Laika. The game first launched in February and...

July 12th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Minicore Studios is roughly 30 percent of the way through The Sky Below, a sequel to The Sun at Night and the second installment in The Stray series. The Sky Below again stars Laika, the robot space dog with a big (and probably mechanical) heart, and it takes place directly after the ending of The...

April 2nd 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The Sun at Night raises many questions. Is it moral to experiment on animals? Is communism practical, or will it always lead to corruption? How viable are old-school, indie side-scrollers in 2014, several years into the retro nostalgia indie revival? Can we accept a cybernetic space dog as the lead...

February 7th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If Minicore Studios' newly released The Sun At Night proves anything, it's that no one can keep a good dog down, not even megalomaniacal mustache aficionado Joseph Stalin. The game's star, Laika, was an adorable pup shot into space aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2 rocket in 1957. Unfortunately, at t...

February 5th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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On November 3, 1957, under leader Nikita Khrushchev, the USSR launched Sputnik 2 into Earth's orbit with Laika the dog on board. Laika was not expected to survive the mission and she died of overheating hours after takeoff. This is where Minicore Studios begins The Sun at Night – by imaginin...

December 12th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Laika Believes, the upcoming indie game from Minicore Studios, has a new name now: The Sun at Night. In addition to the new moniker, Minicore Studios has also announced a final launch date for the game: February 4, 2014. The Sun at Night is a 2D action-platformer about an alternate history for a v...

November 22nd 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Minicore Studios canceled the Kickstarter for Laika Believes, its space-dog action platformer, on August 2, one week before the project would have ended. It raised $12,082, which isn't bad – but Minicore requested $100,000 to implement sound assets and localize the game's first episode, The S...

September 4th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Two new Laika Believes trailers feature environments and gameplay that Laika, the armor-clad dog, will encounter. The environment video shows forests, labs, manors and huts, while gameplay stars birds, humans with guns and four-legged foes. Both videos include a half-robot bear, of course.

August 28th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Minicore Studios has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of its dog-based alternate-history action-platformer Laika Believes: The Sun at Night. The Austin, Texas-housed indie is seeking $100,000 to fuel the completion of the game's art assets, sound production and to facilitate t...

July 10th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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AbleGamers and Minicore Studios, the developer of coming space-dog adventure game Laika Believes, are teaming up to offer grants to purchase assistive gaming technology to players with disabilities. The program is called the "AbleGamers 2013 Summer of Fun Grant Program," and it's open to people of...

June 26th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments