First Person Platformer ‘The Free Ones’ Lets You Soar Through The Skies

As a forced laborer escaping from an island, first-person platformer The Free Ones has you swinging all over the place with your trusty hookshot. While the game attempts to create an interesting narrative out of your predicament, the main draw of The Free Ones is its wide open spaces and physics-defying movement. Your hookshot attaches […]

‘DERE EVIL .EXE’ Is A Punishing Platformer Of Meta Horror

As if rapid, countless platforming deaths weren’t enough, DERE EVIL.EXE, sequel to the award-winning horror DERE.EXE, places you in the midst of an eerie story, one that seems intent on breaking out of the game’s world. Knightly, your protagonist, will need your guidance through this world full of daunting platforming puzzles. Will you be able […]

Escape A Gauntlet Of Danger And Despair In Narrative-Driven Platformer To Leave

Four years after its initial reveal, Ecuadorian developer Freaky Creations is bringing their hand-painted and challenging plaformer To Leave to PS4 later this month. As Harm, your way forward is fraught with danger – blocks of all kind, crushers, and others – and your only companion through these challenges is a helpful door that allows […]

Twisted Platformer Mike Dies Drifts Through Space, Docks With Steam

Poor Mike is in trouble after taking a detour through that asteroid field. Even worse, his spaceship place is a literal death trap and he’s also being chased by some weird demonic eye demon. It is time to escape – and to supposedly die a whole lot of times in the process. When Psydra games, […]

Vagante Gives The Roguelite Platformer A RPG Twist

In the nearly four years that Vagante has expanded and improved within Early Access, the roguelite/roguelike platformer has seen a plethora of entries, all drawing from the influences of Spelunky (and perhaps Aaron Steed’s Red Rogue). Now, Vagante‘s slower, more deliberate take on the subgenre is out of Early Access. Setting foot into the caverns […]

Explore mysterious alien worlds in 3D platformer Venineth

Across sprawling and abstract alien worlds, Venineth frames its platforming, exploration, and environmental within a focus on mystery and discovery. This puzzle platformer is set not in challenging gauntlets but on the vast expanses of distant planets, letting you explore and uncover the secrets of its worlds at your own pace. As sleek chrome drone, […]

Swing With Speed And Precision In Challenging Platformer Silver Grapple

While at its core, Silver Grapple is reminsicent of your fast, skill-testing precision platformer, its titular element gives an acrobatic flair among other entries in the genre. Jamie Rollo’s new platformer combines metroidvania elements with swing-focused platforming where maintaining momentum, arc angle, and timing of release are the skills you to master. Silver Grapple unleashes […]

Projection: First Light is a puzzle platformer with puppetry

Projection: First Light is a puzzle-platformer that explores different cultures in a world of shadow puppetry. It’s the debut game from Australian indie studio Shadowplay Studios, and it’s slated for release in Q2 2018 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. “Projection came from one of those ideas when I was playing with […]

Get a glimpse of the music behind ultra-hard platformer ‘Cuphead’

Cuphead will probably be equally remembered for two things: Its already-infamous punishing difficulty and its gorgeous hand-drawn look. But folks shouldn’t count out its delightful big band/swing soundtrack, which pairs perfectly with the game’s 1930s-esque animated style. Studio MDHR released a teaser video showing a “making of” look into recording the title’s breakaway hit, “Floral […]