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Posts By Frank Streva

Contrast Review

December 3, 2013 |

Contrast is a game I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw it on Steam Greenlight over a year ago. The intriguing vaudeville-inspired setting, unique platforming that transitions between 2D and 3D, and catchy jazz soundtrack on display … Read More

Kickstarter Highlights

November 11, 2013 |

It’s already been well over a year since Double Fine Adventure first appeared on Kickstarter and arguably paved the way for all the successful video game crowd funding campaigns that followed. The game’s initial Kickstarter success proved that crowd funding … Read More

The Release Valve

October 28, 2013 |

Welcome to the Release Valve, formerly the Greenlight Spotlight. I finally found a better, more creative name for the series at the suggestion of a friend.  Since my last article, Valve has announced two new batches of Greenlit titles, … Read More

Escape Goat Review

October 22, 2013 |

Escape Goat is a prime example of the old adage “Never judge a book by its cover.” I first played the game some time back when it appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games. It’s still one of my go-to … Read More

PSA: Dark Matter is Unfinished

October 22, 2013 |

Dark Matter, the new game from Nuclear Dawn developer InterWave Studios, has a gigantic, glaring problem: It is literally unfinished. The Steam forums are full of customers complaining after they found out that the otherwise rather decent game abruptly … Read More

“Not On Steam” Sale Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

October 4, 2013 |

Flippfly, developer of Race the Sun, has made no effort to hide just how poorly their game has done without that valuable Steam release. Race the Sun may have finally been Greenlit recently, but that hasn’t stopped the small … Read More

Ring Runner Updated With Dota-like Multiplayer Mode

October 1, 2013 |

The newest patch for indie space shooter Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages (Reviewed here) includes the promised MOBA-style multiplayer mode Space Defense League. Since it is bundled with a patch, this means that it is a free update … Read More

Race The Sun Struggling Without Steam Release

September 25, 2013 |

 

Flippfly, developers of procedural racer Race The Sun, have released some rather depressing stats that prove just how important a Steam release is for a small indie game. Race The Sun came out a month ago and has … Read More

Early Access: Paranautical Activity

September 18, 2013 |

Considering the rant I wrote about the failings of Steam Greenlight a while back, it’s only natural that I cover Paranautical Activity. This modest little FPS Roguelite by Code Avarice had a difficult time getting onto Steam. A publishing … Read More

GOG.com High 5 Bundle Offers Indie Titles at 80% Off

September 12, 2013 |

Today, GOG.com announced a week-long indie bundle called the High 5. This build-your-own-bundle promo allows you to pick five games from a list of 25 titles and get them for 80% off. A few highlights from the list include … Read More