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The Conquistadork is Writing for Indie Haven!

That’s right, ladies and gents: I am officially a contributor for the glorious folks over at Indie Haven. And to top it off, my first review, a piece about Puuba’s latest rogue-like The Weaponographist is live! Check it out here. In the meantime, keep an eye at both IndieHaven and Conquistadork for more glorious game coverage.

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First Impression Video!

Well, I’ve been threatening this for a long time, and I’ve finally gone and made my first game video. In it, I play Dreadbit and Ripstone’s latest puzzle extravaganza, Ironcast! Please subscribe and like and all that other wonderful jazz… A full, written review is forthcoming!

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Chasing Rabbits: Thoughts On “Shelter 2”

In 2013, indie developers Might And Delight released Shelter, a game that put you in the role of a mother badger as she protected her quintet of babies (badgerlings?) from predators, fed them, and guided them through a forest filled with dangers. It stuck out in my mind due to its unique art style, emotional investment in its characters, and atmosphere that seemed to mourn nature’s cruelty while simultaneously celebrating its beauty. Shelter also has the distinction of being the first game I’ve ever played where motherhood is central to its storyline.

It was all of this that caused me to truly enjoy my time with Shelter, despite its linear gameplay and short playtime.

So you can imagine my excitement when Might And Delight announced that they would be releasing a sequel that would expand upon the original game in a meaningful way. So, the $25,000 question becomes, did they succeed in that?

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A Labor Of Love: Thoughts on “Cults And Daggers”

On February 14th, 2015, game developer Rod Humble took to the internet to ask you not to play his game. “Hey there! Thank you for considering buying my game. Please let me take a moment to try and talk you out of it!” he said. “Cults and Daggers is a niche strategy game I made by myself about…

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Season 2 of Smite Begins!

Hi-Rez Studios announced today that the Second Season of their popular god-stomper Smite includes a new Conquest map, a new god, and changes to items! Knowing how much Hi-Rez loves to pile on the goodies, I doubt this info is even scratching the surface.

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Shelter 2 Has A Release Date!

Good news from Stockholm-based game developers Might And Delight–Shelter 2 officially has a release date!

That’s right, on March 9th, 2015 you will be able to take on the role of a mother lynx as she bears, rears, and protects her family of adorable baby lynxes (lynxlings?) from predators, starvation, and just generally the world at large.