Death Road to Canada

By the time this post goes live, Rocketcat Games will have far outpaced the $25,000 Kickstarter goal they set for their new game, "Death Road to Canada." Here's why you should care: if you play your cards right, you can teach a pack of dogs to drive a station wagon.

Which is awesome, obviously.

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EVE Online: Rubicon

Since its inception in 2003, CCP Games has released an expansion "EVE Online," their massively multiplayer game of asteroid mining and space-betrayal, every six months without fail. Two expansions per year, at ten years of continuous growth, carry the one … "EVE Online: Rubicon" is the twentieth expansion to the long running game, and it'll cross into New Eden in November.

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Controller patent

Nestled in the Steam Machines Beta Test Agreement, like a babe in swaddling clothes, is the news that Valve is making a controller to compliment its recently-announced PC-console-Linux chimera.

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Fez

Glitches and bugs are an inescapable part of game development, but they usually get squashed with extreme prejudice. That's too bad, though: as this collection of images from "Fez" developer Renaud Bédard shows, glitches can sometimes be beautifully striking

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Nowhere

"Nowhere," an in-development project by a German two-person studio called Duangle, is probably the most creative first-person sandbox game pitch I've ever heard. A quick and dirty comparison might be something like "Spore," but within a persistent single-player saga.

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Rogue Legacy

"Rogue Legacy," Cellar Door Games' procedurally-generated roguelike-meets-Punnett-square platformer became the surprise indie hit of the summer and the quirky, colorful figurehead atop a general resurgence in the genre. There's only one problem, though -- "Rogue Legacy" was announced for PC, Mac, and Linux.

The PC version was released back in July, but the other versions are nowhere to be found.

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The Long Dark

What happens when you put a dozen or so veteran game designers in a cabin in Vancouver for a few days? They take walks and eat breakfast together, and then they form Hinterland Games and start development on their first project, a survival sim called "The Long Dark."

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Montague's Mount

Polypusher Studios -- a one-man outfit from Ireland -- is set to release is first-person exploration horror game, "Montague's Mount," early next month.

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Incredipede

Today, the Independent Games Festival announced that it had renewed a deal with Valve to fast track Steam releases for all IGF 2014 finalists.

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Kentucky Route Zero

IndieCade -- a juried festival and awards show of indie games that takes over Culver City every October -- has released its list of this year's 36 finalists, as well as a list of 12 specially-featured "Digital Selects."

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