505 Games Partnering w/ IGA on “Bloodstained!”

Global publisher 505 Games just announced today that it was entering into an agreement for worldwide publishing rights to Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s latest opus Bloodstained. Last year, Bloodstained raised over $5,500,000 through crowdfunding on Kickstarter with more than 65,000 backers. Early demos of the game have been very well-received and already gamers have been touting this new title as … Read more…

“Virginia” – Dissecting the Plot (Spoilers!!)

Having played through Virginia and having time to properly digest its plot, I definitely disagree with a few of the reviews that talk about how incredibly disjointed the game feels and how the story (if there is a story to them) is too convoluted to understand. Personally, I think there not only is a pretty detailed story … Read more…

“Virginia” Weaves an Interesting Tale…If You’re Open-Minded

VITALS: TITLE: “Virginia” DEVELOPER: Variable State PUBLISHER: 505 Games RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2016 PLATFORM: PC (also on PS4/XB1) GENRE: Casual Adventure PRICE: $9.99 USD (Check out “Virginia’s” Steam store page!) When I first started receiving information about Virginia, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The developers had released a demo of the game on Steam and … Read more…

“Ember” is a Massive PC RPG Launching Today!

Ember is a very deep game inspired by classic Computer RPGs that launches on Steam today courtesy of N-Fusion Interactive and 505 Games. It’s had a long and adventuresome development history that spans over ten years, but the end result should be a rich and detailed world that has over 30 hours of gameplay to offer … Read more…

Review: “ABZU” Takes Us Deep Beneath the Waves

VITALS: TITLE: ABZU DEVELOPER: Giant Squid PUBLISHER: 505 Games PLATFORM: PC (also on PlayStation 4) GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2016 PRICE: $19.99 USD When I first saw the promotional screenshots and artwork for ABZU in a press release I immediately felt drawn to play this game. Once I found out that ABZU is a spiritual successor to Journey I felt … Read more…

Enjoying the Deep Sea Mysteries of ABZU!

When I first heard about ABZU, I was immediately drawn in by its art style, graphical wow-factor, and its premise of deep-sea exploration into areas unknown. To make things even more appealing, the game is designed by Giant Squid, a game studio founded by Matt Nava – the art director behind Flower and Journey. Just looking over the screenshots and … Read more…

Quick Look @ “Portal Knights” (Awesome Indie Adventure!)

It’s been a while (probably close to four years) since I’ve touched Minecraft, but to say that Portal Knights doesn’t share any similarities to that insanely-popular construction-adventure game would be lying. However, that doesn’t mean that this new offering from 505 Games (now available on Steam Early Access) should have to live under the shadow of that voxel … Read more…