Devolver Direct conference being planned for mid-July

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Devolver Direct conference being planned for mid-July

In the neverending wave of virtual announce-o-ramas that have replaced E3 this year, one significant name has been missing. No, not Nintendo. Devolver Digital, the indie label whose annual show has been a parade of surrealness and gore, with a few trailers about videogames squeezed in.

Klei's singleplayer card game Griftlands is available on Steam

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Klei's singleplayer card game Griftlands is available on Steam

Griftlands' period of Epic exclusivity has ended and it's now buyable on Steam (with a demo too). The latest from indie studio Klei, it's followed their usual model of being available in a limited alpha before being released in Early Access. While most of their alphas have been on sale directly from the Klei website (though I remember having to get Don't Starve and its demo through the Chrome Store waaaay back in 2012), the Griftlands alpha has been exclusive to Epic for the last year. Presumably it achieved the same end—limiting the amount of players trying it out before it's beta-ready. Which it now.

I am enamored with everything about Skate Story

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I am enamored with everything about Skate Story

Skate Story puts you in control of a crystalline figure, like a low-poly Silver Surfer, while you skate through serene, eerie hallways towards a beautiful setting sun. You are, literally, skateboarding your way out of the underworld. It's an abstract game. I point all this out, because absorbing that abstract flavor and then realizing how much detail Skate Story puts into animating a single foot movement feels like the key to understanding it.