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In March 2012, Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least we now know the most basic detail: it's called Broken Age. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 25, 2013 6:00AM PDT

The trials and tribulations of building a canned soup empire in space are revealed in the first gameplay trailer for PixelJunk Inc from Q-Games, the mysterious game formerly known only by its codename PixelJunk 1-6. Unusually for Q, PixelJunk Inc will debut on PC, hitting Mac and Linux too. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 23, 2013 2:30PM PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Firaxis and 2K games announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices. Read more

Every weekday, we'll be taking a look at a finalist for the IGF Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Today: FTL - Faster Than Light Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 22, 2013 3:30PM PDT

The promised PlayStation 3 and Vita editions of charming minimalistic puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone will leap onto PlayStation Network on April 30, developer Mike Bithell has announced. Soon, consoleers too will get to learn about friendship between a group of plucky quadrilaterals. Read more

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Protoss, and tosses in some HotS-specific tips at the end. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 22, 2013 8:15AM PDT

As Torment: Tides of Numenera's crowdfunding drive continues to make money hand over fist, developer inXile has added stretch goals to hire two notable names. If it passes $3.25 million, Patrick Rothfuss, author of fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle will join up. At $3.5 million, Planescape: Torment lead designer Chris Avellone will work on its self-declared spiritual successor. Cripes, they're only $600,000 short of getting both! Read more

Blizzard announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft today at PAX East. The free-to-play online collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe. Read more

For umpteen years now, the fundamentals of rescuing hostages Counter-Strike have remained the same. From the original mod, through the commercial release, the revamped Counter-Strike: Source, to the new CS: Global Offensive, you'd head to where they spawn, then lead all the idiot AIs home. But that young upstart shook things up in a patch yesterday, switching to randomised hostages you need to carry. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 21, 2013 1:25PM PDT

Hey, aren't Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crate Box great? So you'd be interested in the next game from developer Vlambeer, right? You won't have long to wait, as 2D dogfight 'em up Luftrausers is flying this spring to PC, PlayStation 3, Vita, Mac and Linux, publisher Devolver Digital announced today. Read more