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No whammies.
Faif is poker crossed with Russian roulette. It's a game that looks like a puzzle from one angle, an RPG from another -- but it's its own creature. You take turns highlighting tiles on a board with an AI opponent.

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Humans helping humans.
I don't have any caption gags or Wire references or even a pun headline for this post, but it's well worth a minute. Cancer Research UK and Scottish developers Guerrilla Tea have released an iOS & Android space shooter called Play to Cure:...

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This is why I can never find my wallet.
The Brothers Jackson, the indie game development quartet better known as Foursaken Media, have got a new game in the pipeline: Bug Heroes 2 is due out 20th of February.

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Ink of the future: Reijkersz's own notes on the new game.
Remember the other day when we were speculating about Victor Reijkersz's next wargame? We were right, people. Don't you love being right? Reijkersz confirmed on his blog that his next Slitherine-published game would be coming to...

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Playdek hopes to un-Petra-fy your pledge.
Playdek's Kickstarter to fund development of Unsung Story came busting out of the gates like it was on fire in its first few days, but with less than a fortnight left on the clock its pace is starting to flag.

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Naval architecture for lizard men.
Our 2012 Puzzle Game of the Year was so insidiously engrossing that economies collapsed, nations fell, and ancient religions were forgotten. 10000000 was that good. It was the perfect alchemical combination of that oft-attempted pairing, the match-3 and the RPG. Magic.

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That voodoo doll is a sharp dresser. Wait, is that a voodoo doll of me?
Wizkids have announced that an expansion to Quarriors for iPad is en route and due out in February.

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Al Borland presents: Placeable Ladders
GamerNationX might sound like a YouTube channel that reviews new flavors/colors of Mountain Dew, but they're actually a Seattle-based indie studio with a promising proposition for us: an iOS real-time strategy game about assaulting and defending fortresses in Roman Gaul.137 BC...

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That awful smell.
Since EA's free-to-play reincarnation of the fondly-remembered PC strategy series Dungeon Keeper arrived on Thursday, there's been a storm of outrage in the gaming press at what a crass, undisguised money grab the game is.

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Not so stealthy now.
There's a bevy of sales on at the moment pegged to the Lunar New Year, so let's take a moment to thank our east Asian and Semitic friends who celebrate the holiday and give publishers another excuse to put on promotions.

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