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  • Blog Post: Racing Platforming Hybrid Distance Enters Early Access Today

    Distance, one of the highlights of my indie booth exploration at PAX earlier this year , enters early access today. Distance recalls the aesthetic and gravity and speed defying physics of games like Extreme-G and F-Zero, with the addition of flight and a jump button. I enjoyed my time with the game at... More
  • Blog Post: Limbo, Threes, And Boom Ball Kinect Releasing This Week For Xbox One

    Limbo made its way to Xbox One early adopters for free before Thanksgiving, but it, along with Threes and Boom Ball Kinect, will officially release for everyone this week. All three games will be available on Xbox One on Friday December 5, according to the official ID@Xbox twitter account . Shipping... More
  • Blog Post: DayZ Will Not Be Finished Until 2016

    Bohemia Interactive has notified Early Access buyers that DayZ, its zombies survival game, will not be finished until the first half of 2016. The developer shared with us its plans for 2015 and beyond today, including final price points for when the game is released. The standalone version of DayZ entered... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: Inquisition Now Available To EA Access Members

    If you are an EA Access subscriber, you can jump into Dragon Age: Inquisition immediately ahead of its November 18 release date. EA Access subscribers get discounts, free games, and access to Electronic Arts games a little early. In the case of Inquisition, subscribers can play up to six hours of the... More
  • Blog Post: Habitat Enters Early Access On PC

    The bizarre in-space engineer sim is availble to play now on PC before it makes its way to Xbox One. In the game, astronauts put together space stations with whatever they can find. Sometimes that means using traditional space parts. Sometimes that means you use giant dinosaur heads and military tanks... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Gets On Board With Gang Beasts

    In the most recent Double Fine-published indie game, you take control of anthropomorphic blobs and fight similar blobs until you are the last one standing. The game, developed by Boneloaf, features silly ragdoll physics and equally silly combat levels. Gang Beasts has been in alpha for quite some time... More
  • Blog Post: Developers Have Been Asking Microsoft For Early Access

    If there was any doubt that Early Access was here to stay, it should be fading away at this point. The concept of paid alphas popularized by Minecraft has spread to Steam, with some large publishers already taking advantage of the process. Ubisoft has offered multiple titles with associated purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Considering Early Access On PlayStation Platforms

    At the beginning of 2014, we posited that Early Access (the fancy term for paid alpha testing) would be a hot button topic this year . So far, we’ve seen “founder’s packs” upwards of $450, EA has told us that it’s considering a pre-complete sales model , and now another... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Accepting Applicants For Alpha

    Evolve is preparing to enter into a closed alpha and a recent tweet from developer Turtle Rock's community manager could be your ticket in. Jess Damerst tweeted out the link and password which you see below. http://t.co/xEKhmPVNsB password: happyhunting referral: JoinTheHunt :D pic.twitter.com/7n0GvqQm6L... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Comments On Kickstarted Planetary Annihilation Being Sold At Retail As Early Access Title

    Early access is moving beyond the world of digital download and Steam, and into the world of retail. This post on reddit , highlighting the image below, has been gaining popularity this morning. It showcases the successfully Kickstarted title Planetary Annihilation being sold as an early access title... More
  • Blog Post: EA And DICE Considering Early Access For Future Battlefield Titles

    As the video game industry continues to broaden its business models, the concept of early access (paid alpha and beta testing) continues to spread to new genres and developers. Large publishers, including Ubisoft and Square Enix are testing the process out, too. We spoke with DICE general manager Karl... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Admits That Some Early Access Games Might Never Be Finished

    It used to be that when you purchased a game, you were bringing home a finished product. As online connectivity has grown for PC and console gamers, the relationship between developers and their products (and the consumers that purchase them has changed). The most recent alteration to that traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Psychedelic Racer Krautscape Launches on Steam Early Access

    Krautscape is surreal-looking multiplayer racer with a few twists, namely gliders and tracks that you create as you drive. It's one of the latest titles published by Midnight City , and you can play the game now via Steam Early Access for $7.99. The racer in the lead makes choices on the upcoming... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun Online Heading To Steam Early Access This Month

    Shadowrun Online by Cliffhanger Productions has been under construction for a long time . The game's Kickstarter campaign ended in the summer of 2012 with an initial release date of 2013. Obviously, that didn't work out, but there is good news. On March 31, players and backers will be able to... More
  • Blog Post: American McGee’s Spicy Horse Has Lost $1.7 Million On Akaneiro, Development Drastically Scaled Back

    American McGee’s Spicy Horse has been working on Akaneiro: Demon Hunters since early 2011. Since then, the game has raised over $200,000 via Kickstarter and been part of Steam’s Greenlight program. Now, Spicy Horse has announced that development has been drastically scaled back before fulfilling... More
  • Blog Post: Rust Ousts DayZ As Top Selling Steam Game

    Currently, the top two best-selling games on Steam aren’t even finished. Almost a week ago, DayZ broke through the one million copy mark. Today, Rust, from the creator of Garry’s Mod, has bested it. Garry Newman, the title’s creator, suggests that since the game’s December 11... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Launches Early Access

    Valve has announced the Early Access section to Steam’s Library, which allow gamers to play pre-release games, and offer feedback. Early Access allows the Steam community to play select titles during development before their release. This offers the community a chance to experience the development... More
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