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    Reboot Develop 2018: Mike Bithell Talks Reboot Develop & Indie Games

    Shacknews hit the ground runnng at Reboot Develop 2018, chatting with a plethora of different personalities from within the industry. One in particular was Mike Bithell, the British video game designer and developer responsible for titles like Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular. Bithell...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: CEO and Co-Founder Talks History of Conference

    Shacknews was on-site at Reboot Develop 2018 interviewing loads of different industry insiders, but very few have been as influential in putting the conference together as Damir Durovic, CEO and co-founder of Reboot. We got a chance to chat with Durovic about the detailed history of Reboot and...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: Housemarque's Mikael Haveri on Design and Indie Games

    This year's Reboot Develop 2018 conference was held in scenic Croatia, and Shacknews was on location to cover some of the hottest names in game design and development. We had a chance to meet up with Mikael Haveri from Housemarque to discuss the Reboot Develop experience, the role that Finnish...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: Kickstarter's Anya Combs Talks Crowdfunding and Community

    There have been a lot of high-profile members of the gaming community spending some time in Croatia at Reboot Develop 2018. Shacknews was on location, and we had a chance to get together to speak with Kickstarter Games Outreach Lead Anya Combs about the recent successes of Kickstarter platform...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: Phil Elliot On Fostering Growth of Indie Developers

    While mingling with the crowd in Croatia at the 2018 Reboot Develop conference, we ran into Phil Elliot. As the Director of Indie Publishing for Square Enix West, Elliot is in charge of the Square Enix Collective program. Started in 2013, the Collective works to help indie devs get their...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: Tim Schafer Talks Psychonauts 2, FIG & Esports

    Shacknews was on hand during Reboot Develop 2018 to chat with some of the biggest personalities in the industry, and Double Fine's Tim Schafer was nice enough to rap with us about plenty of awesome topics, including (of course) indie gaming! "Indie games are the chance where you get for the most...
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    Reboot Develop 2018: Sumo Digital's Andrew Willans Discusses Indie Games Gone Global

    We caught up with Andrew Willans, Design Director at Sumo Digital, during Reboot Develop 2018 to chat about the various locations he's traveled for conferences, indie gaming on a global scale, and some of the other projects he's been involved with. "It's absolutely insane. It's one of the most...
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    EVE Fanfest 2018: Empires of EVE Volume 2 Exclusive Interview: 'The Grand Story of EVE'

    In EVE Online's 15 years of existence as an MMORPG a surprisingly large amount of interesting moments have transpired for a game that's mostly about reading spreadsheets. Until recently though, most of the game's history has remained in the minds and on the mouths of the players who witnessed or...
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    EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP's Upcoming Mobile MMO Is Now EVE: War of Ascension

    In the last 15 years of EVE Online's existence, its parent company CCP has made several titles that exist within the New Eden universe. EVE: Valkyrie allowed fans to get in the cockpit of a spaceship for some VR dogfighting action and Dust 514 offered up an FPS PvP experience on the PS3 that...
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    EVE Fanfest 2018: Project NOVA Will Be Playable On PC This Year

    Earlier today during EVE's annual Fanfest, CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson took to the stage for his keynote to talk about all things past and future within the world of EVE: Online. One of the biggest and most mysterious reveals during Pétursson's talk was that Project NOVA...
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    PAX East 2018: Shawn Allen Game Devs Of Color Exclusive Interview

    Shawn Allen has been in the games industry for quite a while now. In that time he's gone from working on some of Rockstar Games' most popular titles to an unsuccessful attempt at making his own indie game through Kickstarter. Now and days Shawn is not only working on turning the lessons he...
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    PAX East 2018: Semblance Gameplay and Interview: Bend the World to Fit Your Needs

    Some old person once said, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” It’s an ancient proverb that has something to do with confirmation bias or incorrectly applying something to something. Who knows or would ever care? Nyamakop, the developers of Semblance...
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    PAX East 2018: Black Oni Exclusive Interview: The Road To Livestreaming

    Black Oni has been working on building his livestreaming empire for the last couple of years and has a very prolific and varied set of skills. Not only is he a gamer interested in an eclectic smattering of game genres, he's also an accomplished artist and podcaster. Most recently he was one of...
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    PAX East 2018: The Endless Mission Interview and Gameplay: The Game Never Has to End

    Never Alone publisher E-Line Media is back with a new title in the form of The Endless Mission, a narrative-focused sandbox-style game that spans several genres. Beyond featuring different types of games and the way they work behind the scenes, it aims to let players tinker with them and...
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    PAX East 2018: Decay of Logos Interview and Gameplay Demonstration

    Game fans with a natural penchant toward Tolkien-inspired high fantasy worlds will certainly be interested to learn more about Decay of Logos, the latest RPG effort from the team at Amplify Creations on display at this year's PAX East 2018 exhibition. Crafted to be both challenging and...
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    PAX East 2018: Sleep Tight Gameplay and Interview: Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

    While it has a cartoon appearance, We Are Fuzzy’s Sleep Tight is anything but a peaceful bedtime story. A nostalgic trip into the imaginations of the young, Sleep Tight is a twin stick shooter with some tower defense elements. Maxx Burman and Banks Boutte from We Are Fuzzy were kind enough...
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    PAX East 2018: Outpost Zero Interview and Gameplay: Robots In Space

    In the future, there will be robots and we will rely on them to take care of various tasks and functions for us. But, even then there's no guarantee that a robot with an advanced AI will have all the tools necessary to perform certain missions. In Outpost Zero, players will get a chance to put...
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    PAX East 2018: Rico Developer Interview and Hands-On Demonstration

    Shacknews got to see a lot of great games at this year's PAX East 2018 exhibition, and from where we're sitting, Rico from developer Ground Shatter is one of the more interesting experiences on offer. It's a game that blends popular modern game components like cooperative play and procedurally...
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    PAX East 2018: Dr. B Interview Talks Take This Charity and Mental Health

    It's easy to be distracted by video games, particularly at events like PAX East 2018, where the showroom floor is practically overflowing with flashy trailers and bold demonstrations. However, for some players, such distractions act as a mask for some of life's common and often under-represented...
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    PAX East 2018: Trailblazers Gameplay and Interview: Paint With All The Colors Of The Wind

    As some may recall from my previous coverage of Trailblazers it's an upcoming racer that looks to combine racing elements from classic arcade-style titles like F-Zero with the painting-your-territory concept behind Splatoon. Players will take on the role of an intergalactic racer and team up...
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    PAX East 2018: Below Gameplay and Interview: Light in the Darkness

    Capybara Games’ Below was first revealed to the world way back in 2013 as part of the Microsoft Xbox One presentation at E3. The short trailer generated loads of hype, but the game disappeared from the radar for a long time. Now that the game is inching closer to its launch date, the...
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    PAX East 2018: Dauntless Gameplay And Interview: More Than a Monster Hunter Clone

    Our video editor Greg Burke seems to hate everything. Whether it's an awesome new game or a great new movie, grumpy old Greg will find a reason not to like it. However, once every millennium a game comes along that our buddy Burkleton actually enjoys. At PAX East 2018 he got a chance to check...
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    PAX East 2018: Phantom Doctrine Interview and Gameplay

    It only took one close look during PAX South 2018 to put Phantom Doctrine on our radars. CreativeForge Games have built one of 2018’s most intriguing titles by mixing up the gameplay formula from X-Com and inserting it into the heart of some good old fashioned Cold War espionage. The team...
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    PAX East 2018: Suda51 Travis Strikes Again No More Heroes: Gameplay and Interview

    Travis Touchdown and his cohorts are getting ready to make their Nintendo Switch debut thanks to the brilliant mind of their creator, Suda51. In the latest installment of the No More Heroes series, known as Travis Strikes Again, players and their co-op partners will be sucked into a video game...
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    PAX East 2018: Mike Gnade Talks Game Design, Maximum Apocalypse

    Often lost in the shuffle of the busy PAX floor, board games may lack the glitz, glamour, and marketing budgets of the video games being exhibited, but can be more fun, especially with a liquored up group of friends. One of the board game highlights of PAX East 2018 is Maximum Apocalypse, the...