A “Wuxia-style pixel RPG” from China? Sign me up!

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We’ve seen China grow rapidly as an international game development hub, and one of the most exciting things about that nations’ game development scene is that they seem to be every bit as enamoured with the RPG format as their neighbours in Japan. Codename: Wandering Sword is basically “what if…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: May 23

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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The catch-up coffee: Monday, May 23, 2022

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Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly catch-up news feature, the catch-up coffee. With each issue we will bring you the best news that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us (and our favourite news anchor, Dee Dee)!…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: May 16

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: May 9

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Crystarise will launch late this year

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The term indie developer has kind of been diluted, but Crystarise is actually from an independent developer: YUKIUSAGI Games, based in Japan. Crystarise is an open-world action RPG that has players creating a sky island. As the island grows, the protagonist grows stronger. It’s really intriguing to me, and as…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: May 2

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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