Indie Spotlight

“Eastward” Wows With Pixel Art

It’s 2015, and 2D art still rules. Well, it certainly doesn’t dominate the AAA scene like it used to, but it remains trendy in a flooded indie market. Critically acclaimed Shovel Knight is a perfect example of this phenomenon. It’s charming, it’s nostalgic, and aside from the art – it’s fun. Since of inception of video games, 2D gaming fans have wanted larger sp...

“FORCED: Eternal Arenas” Reaches Kickstarter Goal In Dramatic Fashion

As the clock ticked down to only 5 hours to go, BetaDwarf Entertainment was still over $2,000 short of its $75,000 Kickstarter goal. Reddit users urged fans to donate. The 18 person team hosted a 6 hour stream of their new deck-building action game to push the project over the edge. Although this wasn’t the first time BetaDwarf had experienced the nerves of a Kickstarter campaign, the pressu...

Sandbox Game “Astraea” Coming To PS4 Early 2016

On the PlayStation blog this morning the developers of the “open-ended multiplayer sandbox game” called Astraea announced that it would be available in early 2016. The game allows players to play online with the objectives of building a town, making friends and running a farm. The game seems to have a very Animal Crossing feel with a mixture of a RollerCoaster Tycoon in there. You play...

Dino Dini’s Kick Off Is Coming Back On PS4 and PlayStation Vita

For those of you that weren’t born yet, like me, and for those of you that have never heard of this classic video game franchise here is a quick history lesson. The Kick Off series dates back to the 1990s and is a football simulation game that was so highly revered by fans that they created a dedicate group of gamers called the Kick Off Association (KOA). The website for KOA even has Kick Of...

7 Days To Die Preview (Alpha 9)

My eyes wander down to the pistol in my hand and I have the same thought that has plagued me since hell appeared on earth: Is today the day I die? It matters not, as only one thing is certain, only The Fun Pimps can be blamed for my situation.

A Look At Stardust Vanguards

It should be noted that the following thoughts and opinion were based off a unfinished model of the game. The genre of couch-based multiplayer has taken off this past year. Games like TowerFall: Ascension, Sportsfriends, and Samurai Gunn have gotten decent press time and good reviews. Their concepts are basic enough, get four of your friends and fight, compete, whatever to win. The idea is honestl...

First Impressions – Broken Bots

If fun, action-packed, pixelated, micro-machines inspired type games are your forte, then look no further than Broken Bots by Bunnycopter. I’ve been spending time playing around on the beta released by Bunnycopter of their upcoming multiplayer online shooter Broken Bots, and its been a rollercoaster of laughs and malfunctions. Broken Bots is such a simple game, but it really works well and stands ...

A Wizard’s Lizard – Indie Spotlight

The purpose of JumpToGamer’s Indie Spotlight section is to, well, let all of you know about the latest and greatest independent games. While our early access reviews and impressions are wonderful for explaining the potential in indie games, a lot of our mediated content dilutes the gameplay for viewers. That won’t be a problem anymore with our Indie Spotlight series, where we take an u...

A Wizard’s Lizard Re-Review

A Wizard’s Lizard has been successful Greenlit and is now available on Steam, so we’ve been asked to revisit the game with it’s newly polished feel with the A Wizard’s Lizard: Immortal Edition.  Some of you may have seen A Wizard’s Lizard pop up in the most recent Steam Sales, and the more Indie savvy of you may have even noticed the game up on the Humble Store. In fa...

The Forest Alpha Review

You're cold, alone, and surrounded by the light of your fire pit. There's something out there, and you don't know what it is. Welcome to The Forest.

Tabletop Simulator Early Access Review

In this day and age, board games may seem a bit archaic. Luckily for you, there's Tabletop Simulator!

Edge of Space Early Access Review

It may seem like these survival games are a dime-a-dozen, but the fine folks at Handyman Studios knows exactly how to stand out from the crowd with Edge of Space.

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