Shakedown: Hawaii From The Developer Behind Retro City Rampage Releasing May 7th

VBlank Entertainment, the Vancouver developer behind Retro City Rampage will be releasing their latest - Shakedown: Hawaii on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC tomorrow on May 7th. Similar to Retro City Rampage, Shakedown: Hawaii is a retro style open-world game similar to the original Grand Theft Auto Games.

The entire island is up for grabs... or at least, could be with the right business model.

Welcome to Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment's latest open world adventure. Build a "legitimate" corporation by completing open world missions, acquiring businesses, sabotaging competitors, "rezoning" land, and shaking down shops for protection money.

You are the CEO, and questionable subsidiaries, misleading ads, fine print, hidden service fees, and marketing spin are your tools of choice. Shakedown: Hawaii parodies big business, and the most absurd business practices that go alongside.

From the boardroom to the streets, build your corporate empire and destroy the competition.

The game will be out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC on May 7th, and is expected to hit Nintendo 3DS at some point.

Russian Subway Dogs Coming To Steam Next Month

Russian Subway Dogs (which may be the last Toronto developed Vita game) is coming to Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Vita, and Steam. We now know the release date for one of those platforms: Steam.

Starting August 2nd, players can download the arcade game based on real-life stay dogs of the Moscow metro on Steam. You can add the game to your wishlist on Steam right now.  

Russian Subway Dogs Releases This Year And Features Guest Doggos

We've known about Russian Subway Dogs coming to PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita since late last year, but Spooky Squid Games did announce on the PlayStation Blog that it's coming this year - with some extra friends!

Lead Designer Miguel Sternberg talked about being able to play as different dogs, including some that are inspired by DrinkBox Studios, and Asteroid Base properties - but the full list is below:

  • Meme hero, Question Hound (aka “the This is Fine Dog”) from the comic Gunshow.
  • Revolutionary canines Nacho and Rad Shiba from the PS Vita game VA-11 HALL-A
  • Hybrid trash vermin, the Ratcoon, from action roguelike Ruin of the Reckless.
  • Our own demonic Clawed Kitty, inspired by our previous game, They Bleed Pixels.
  • The Proletaricat, your boss and head feline of the pack.
  • Uay Chivo from Guacamelee!
  • Doppler and Kepler from Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Fidel, dungeon delving doggo from the turn-based dungeon puzzler Fidel Dungeon Rescue
  • Nidhogg

Russian Subway Dogs is planned for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita later this year.

Limited Run Games Releases Home On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita [Updated]

Limited Run Games will be releasing Benjamin Rivers' horror adventure game Home physically on PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Home was released digitally on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita in 2014, and later ported on iOS and Steam.  You can buy the physical version on Vita here, and PlayStation 4 here.

"Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.

As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective. It's a horror game unlike any other, and as you'll discover, its truths are entirely subjective."

Update: Originally the title was that the game came out on Xbox One - which should of read PlayStation Vita. 

Little Red Lie Releases On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Today

Released earlier last year on Steam, indie developer Will O'Neill is brining his latest game Little Red Lie to PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita - better yet the game is releasing today (January 9th)

Little Red Lie is a narrative-focused, interactive fiction experience that reduces the traditional nine-verb adventure game structure down to a single, context-dependent interaction: lie.

Game of the Year 2017 Voting - Best Port

Thanks to the feedback from Patrons, this years Game of the Year Voting is split into parts! This is for your favourite port for a Toronto developed game!

Remember to use the #TGDGOTY hashtag on Twitter and enter for a chance to win a 50 dollar Steam, Xbox, or PSN card.

Voting is over. Results will be posted January 10th.

Russian Subway Dogs Announced For PS4 And Vita

The Vita lives! And obviously the PlayStation 4 is doing great, but the Vita lives. Spooky Squid Games is bringing Russian Subway Dogs to PlayStation 4, and Vita next year, alongside a release on Steam and

Russian Subway Dogs is a score attack game, featuring stray dogs of the Moscow Metro. You can check out some screenshots and the trailer below - last we heard they tried to get funded on Kickstarter, but sadly didn't make it.

Russian Subway Dogs is simple enough for a puppy to pick up but still packed with challenge. Run and jump along the subway platform. Bark behind people to scare up food and bounce vodka around the stage. Soon you’ll be discovering high level strategies like cooking and eating rival wildlife with vodka explosions!

The game will be playable at next month's PlayStation Experience, just like Guacamelee 2, and Riverbond, and we should see it in 2018.

Severed now Available on Nintendo Switch

DrinkBox Studios has announced that their critically acclaimed game Severed is now available on Nintendo Switch.  It previously has been available for PlayStation Vita, Wii U, iOS, and Nintendo 3DS.

Severed won the Best Mobile/Handheld Game and Best Musical Score at the Canadian Video Game Awards 2016, Best Mobile Game 2016 on Destructoid, and 2016 iPad Game of the Year from Apple.  Check out the Nintendo Switch release trailer below!

Let's Talk - Quick Thoughts On Graceful Explosion Machine

Local developer Vertex Pop were kind enough to give me a code for Graceful Explosion Machine. I've been playing it, and enjoying it quite a bit. Check out my thoughts below, and remember to subscribe!