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Double Fine's Hack 'N' Slash arms you with a USB sword and the power to debug

In Double Fine's new PC adventure game <i>Hack 'N' Slash</i>, players will solve puzzles, explore dungeons, battle knights and slay bosses through the power of computer programming.<p>Originally pitched in 2012 during Double Fine's company-wide game jam, Amnesia Fortnight, <i>Hack 'N' Slash</i> gives players control …

Frog Fractions developer launches $60K Kickstarter for sequel

Twinbeard Studios, the company behind the mind-boggling 2012 web game <i>Frog Fractions</i>, launched a Kickstarter campaign today for a sequel that is tentatively called <i>Frog Fractions 2</i>.<p>According to the Kickstarter pitch, Jim Crawford, the sole developer who makes up Berkeley, Calif.-based Twinbeard, made …

How To Get Out of a Gaming Funk

Can't find anything to play? Nothing really clicking for you right now? It's okay. This sort of thing happens. We're here to help you out of your …

What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers' Skill Gap

Job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S., a phenomenon that puzzles some European companies that expand into the U.S.<p>President Obama freely admits that America needs to improve the way it trains workers. In a speech at a General Electric …

Hacking and Hentai: One Ridiculous Hour in the Watch Dogs Sandbox

I never meant to leave that poor trucker stranded in the air. Here I was at the start of my hands-on experience with Watch Dogs, an hour-plus playthrough in which Ubisoft had given me carte blanche to do whatever I pleased within the game's virtual rendition of Chicago. DualShock 4 in hand, I was …

Vigilantism

Despite Volume's male hero, it still aims to challenge the notion of masculinity and heroism

A screenshot of a female character against a geometry laden backdrop shows what Mike Bithell's Volume could have looked like had the indie developer continued developing the game with a female protagonist.<p>But for former Bossa Studios lead, there are other ways of challenging the masculine heroism …