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Grimm Bros Serves Up Some Extra Chunky Soup – The Main Ingredient is Love


Grimm Bros Serves Up Some Extra Chunky Soup – The Main Ingredient is Love

When it comes to gaming, indie studios have a very unique relationship with their fans. While admittedly not impossible for big budget triple A developers to achieve a similar connection, it is certainly easier for a five man team who pours their hearts and souls into a passion project while paying their own way to connect with gamers on a more intimate level. One of the easiest ways to explain this is that developers who dedicate themselves to the indie route are often hardcore gamers...

You Can't See Us! We're Invisigun – A Developer Q&A With Sombr Studios


You Can't See Us! We're Invisigun – A Developer Q&A With Sombr Studios

  The ever so challenging marriage between rapid fire action and strategic elements. That one game defining feature that separates it from the pack immediately. A labor of love to bring it all together. This is the equation we learned is bringing Invisigun Heroes gradually to life. Andy and myself recently had the privilege of interviewing Shadi Muklashy of Sombr Studios about his (in)vision…ok, that was a bad joke and I am ashamed of myself. Want to find out more about one of the...

Bunker Punks Early Access Impressions & Giveaway


Bunker Punks Early Access Impressions & Giveaway

Greeting, fellow gamers! Recently, fellow Abyss-er Matthew and myself were fortunate enough to have a go at a retro darling of an indie title known as Bunker Punks – and we were not disappointed in the slightest! Developed by the Ninja Robot Dinosaur, Bunker Punks is described as a retro FPS with "rogue-like and base-building mechanics". To break it down in the simplest way possible, it's as if a stripped down, 16-Bit de-make of Fallout 4 had a baby with it's...

Mediocre Monster Has The Gift of Gob – A Developer Q&A With Opal Squad


Mediocre Monster Has The Gift of Gob – A Developer Q&A With Opal Squad

It's no secret that we here at Games Abyss enjoy searching out promising Kickstarter campaigns and showing our support for ones that pique our interests. Indy games have great treasure trove potential, especially when they invoke feelings of nostalgia. Opal Squad's Mediocre Monster is one such project. Charming as it is classical in theme, lovers of old school JRPG titles of all ages will appreciate the backdrop as well as the twist that plays a major role in the plot and mechanics...

Gears Of War 4 Cast Revealed: Features The Voice of Starz' Spartacus


Gears Of War 4 Cast Revealed: Features The Voice of Starz' Spartacus

  GameInformer recently revealed their newest cover, and it finally gives us a clear view of where the next step in the Gear of War franchise is going. Not only is the game set 25 years after the events of GOW3, but the new lead trio is headed by Marcus Fenix' son himself. JD Fenix is voiced by the man who played Spartacus on the Starz show (after season 1) Liam McIntyre. Will the youngest of the Fenix clan sport an Aussie flare to his voice? The rest of the main cast rounds out with...

Games Abyss Play Corner: Layers Of Fear


Games Abyss Play Corner: Layers Of Fear

  Being the horror fans we are here at Games Abyss, it seemed only fitting that we celebrate the recently released Layers of Fear by spotlighting it in our latest Play Corner. Billed as a first-person psychedelic horror game, Matt and myself explore just how accurate this designation is for ourselves. What we found may terrify you to your very core. Or it may not. Find out for sure as we descend through the layers…of fear. Written by Andreas Asimakis, Editor-in-Chief. Questions...

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered – Don't Question It, We Deserve It


Valkyria Chronicles Remastered – Don't Question It, We Deserve It

In recent memory games such as Uncharted, Gears of War, and most recently announced Resident Evil have been the latest to either have a current gen remastering either released or announced. All very famed AAA titles, all worthy of being in general game of the year discussions.  Metal Gear Solid also has an HD collection out, as does Team Ico's niche turned mainstream leaders Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. It is typically these games that are first to see the the HD makeover due to their...

An Empire State of Silence: The Division Beta Hands-On Impressions


An Empire State of Silence: The Division Beta Hands-On Impressions

It can be argued that Ubisoft's next big groundbreaker, The Division, has been flirting with having its hype gradually dissolved by the prospect of consistent delays. We've seen the kind of damage this trend can be when ongoing, hence the lackluster reception of what was meant to be their last "big groundbreaker" in Watch Dogs. While not quite there yet, Ubisoft might have silenced any concerns with one of the most participated in and well received open betas in recent...