Banished is a new indie city-builder game, but instead of raising taxes and managing the affairs of a metropolis, the focus is on survival in the harsh times of a medieval era with limited resources.
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Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching games every month.
For the past week, a social experiment has been going on in the gaming community: a democratically played video game on community site Twitch. A site exec says the result is chaotic but inspiring.
This quirky adventure comedy game has more pop culture references than VH1. Nearly every object and character you encounter is an opportunity for a laugh. But you get to deliver the punch line.
In the game Octodad: Dadliest Catch, you control an octopus posing as a husband and father who doesn't want the people in his life to realize he's a cephalopod. What could go wrong?
Flappy Bird has been downloaded more than 50 million times since its release last year. The creator of the wildly successful but criticized mobile game says he just "cannot take this anymore."
The new game Broken Age is an intentional throwback to the old-school adventure genre. But the story of how the game was made is just as interesting as the one it tells.
The fictional Dan Kaplan is struggling to finish a high-stakes book while balancing the needs of his wife and son. You pull the strings in this family drama by scouring the Kaplans' thoughts and memories. The emotion-driven story is compelling, but is a game about real-life problems actually fun?
Nidhogg is a frenetic, two-player sword-dueling game that harkens back to the old days of competitive arcade games when players jockeyed for position in both the physical world and a virtual one.
The game Continue?9876543210 explores what happens in the final moments in a video game character's life and their ultimate deletion from the system that spawned them.