Shovel Knight Retrospective Episode 5: Speedruns with Smaugy

World record holding Shovel Knight speedrunner joins us for the final Shovel Knight episode for a new perspective on gameplay mechanics.

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Introducing the Re-Launch Scholarship from Tired Gamers

The Tired Gamers Re-Launch Scholarship is our attempt to give an indie game a second chance at a launch.

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Shovel Knight Retrospective Episode 4: Narrative Design and Art Direction

Shovel Knight is a fantastic example of how art and narrative can be used to enhance the action of a game without pulling the player away from the core mechanics that make a platformer engaging.

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Shovel Knight Retrospective Episode 2: World and Level Structure

Platformers moving from left to right is nothing new in game design, but Shovel Knight takes this classic idea and uses it to deliver a deeper experience.

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Saturday Morning Games (9/26) – Left 4 Dead 2

A new update for Left 4 Dead 2 came out of nowhere this week, and it gives us all sorts of things we didn’t even know we wanted.

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Shovel Knight Retrospective Episode 1: The Downward Thrust

Shovel Knight is filled with elegant game designs, some of which are clear to the player and others of which are so well done that they are invisible.

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