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Platform Win, PS Vita, PS4 Publisher Maxistentialism Developer Teknopants Release Date Dec 10, 2013

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Samurai Gunn review: dulled edge

The difference between life and death in Samurai Gunn is a microsecond. A pixel. A heartbeat. Samurai Gunn is the latest of a swath of games attempting to master the local multiplayer...

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TowerFall meets Gundam, Macross in Stardust Vanguards

Stardust Vanguards blends the screen-filling insanity of a shoot-em-up with the local multiplayer dueling of a game like Samurai Gunn or TowerFall and drops the whole thing in an aesthetic ripped...

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Samurai Gunn comes to Mac today, along with a big update

Beau Blyth's multiplayer action game Samurai Gunn is now available for Mac OS X, as is a pretty substantial update for the Windows PC version. The four-player competitive action game, in which...

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The best games you likely missed in 2014

Venus Patrol founder and Indie Games Festival chairman Brandon Boyer put together a fantastic list of games you may have missed this year, but really need to play. Among the 20 titles are secret...

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Hyper Light Drifter is decadent, cryptic and classy

Just last week Polygon received a preview build of Hyper Light Drifter, the first commercial game from Heart Machine and directed by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Preston. Polygon's features writer...

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From gatekeepers to guns for hire: The new role of indie game publishers

The role of a publisher used to be simple, although the business itself is complex. They would fund your game, they would make sure it was released on consoles or the PC and in exchange they would...

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Super Game Jam bringing five films and five games to Steam beginning in April

Super Game Jam, a documentary series that chronicles five pairs of developers who created five games together in 48 hours, is headed to Steam next month, Devolver Digital and filmmakers Daniel...

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Why you don't want an online mode in TowerFall

Along with the incoming wave of indie multiplayer games like TowerFall, Nidhogg and Samurai Gunn, there comes an undercurrent of disgruntlement. In the comments at the bottom of every review of T...

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Bring games, make friends: playing your part in the local multiplayer revolution

“This game needs online play, I don’t have friends who like to play games in person,” they say in the comments. There is a new resurgence of local multiplayer games hitting the market, including...

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Samurai Gunn now available on PC, 20 percent off through 2013

Samurai Gunn, the multiplayer Bushido brawler from Teknopants, is now available on Windows PC, publisher Maxistentialism announced today. Interested parties can purchase Samurai Gunn directly from...

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How Samurai Gunn's creator turned party boredom into a great party game

We can thank Tommy Wiseau's so-bad-it's-good 2003 movie The Room for the existence of Samurai Gunn. According to creator Beau Blyth, also known as Teknopants, the idea to create the brilliant,...