News

« News Home

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 25, 2013 10:00AM PDT

The original creator of Ecco the Dolphin has taken to Kickstarter to fund its spiritual successor, The Big Blue. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 25, 2013 8:15AM PDT

Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion will release July 9, Firaxis has announced. Read more

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