Darkest Dungeon Smashes Kickstarter Goal with 14 days Left

Red Hook Studios’ Darkest Dungeon has not only achieved its Kickstarter goal, it’s done so in spectacular fashion. With 14 days left, the “challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring” is already 300% funded, a testament to its intriguing take on the genre as well as its unique art direction. I think the… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206d – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Game Time

In episode 4 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael wind their way back to talking about video games and focus on marquee game developers, Kickstarter games that have their attention, and the status of the next episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206a – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Tiny Barbarian DX Update

In episode 1 of a 4 part interview, Ethan catches back up with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses the lead up to the release of Tiny Barbarian DX, player reaction and his thought process on difficulty curves and pleasing the audience. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Survive Infections and a Sinking Cruise Liner in SOS: Ship of Sacrifice

While perusing through Kickstarter, I came across an interesting looking game by developer Water Bottle called SOS: Ship of Sacrifice. SOS is an online co-op adventure game that tasks players with escaping a sinking ship after an infection spreads throughout the passengers and crew on board. While the concept sounds intriguing, it was the art… Continue reading

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Video Reflex Review: I Thought I Knew You

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a re-imagining of classic Mario-clone The Great Giana Sisters. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Black Forest Games ran a successful Kickstarter in June of ’12 to create this new entry. The Machinae Supremacy soundtrack may own bones, but will that be enough to get Justin through some questionable… Continue reading

Tiny Barbarian DX Interview with Michael Stearns – The Cursed Checkpoint #129

Tiny Barbarian DX is an action platformer made with a serving of retro gaming respect and a dollop of Conan the Barbarian. Ethan Moses speaks with creator Michael Stearns about the game, indie game development, and his views on Kickstarter/Greenlight. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading