Indie

Earth Atlantis on Switch gets Much Needed Patch

Getting this headline brings a big smile to my face. I’ve actually been playing Earth Atlantis for the past week or so with the intent to review the game here on Marooners’ Rock. However, there were some glaring design flaws that halted my progress, and while I was completely ready to shred the game in that review, I could see some minor adjustments that could make it tons better.

The Mummy Demastered makes a Metroidvania out of a Flop

Games based off of movies rarely go well, but I think Way Forward may be onto something with their latest project. Teaming up with Universal Brand Development, those kooky kids behind Shantae have cooked up a Metroidvania with classic looking 16-bit aesthetics to promote The Mummy, which came out last summer. This is the kind of game project that when it was announced, I legitimately thought The M...[Read More]

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Hands-On

In booking my appointments and looking at everything PAX West was going to offer, there was one title that stood out to me from the beginning. As soon as I watched the trailer for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, I knew it was going to be something special. It had this folk-lore feeling about it, featured some great music, and had an appealing rustic art style. I had to play it.

Forma.8 (Switch) Review – Conflicting Design

Independent developers have been turning to the Metroidvania genre for quite a while now, to the the point that it’s become a bit of a trope. Some developers can take the genre and explore new things, or pull off the basics really well, to create some of the best games around. Games like Axiom Verge or Dead Cells do this wonderfully. While Nintendo consoles are certainly the origins of the genre, ...[Read More]

Earth Atlantis Coming to Nintendo Switch from Headup Games

Headup Games and Pixel Perfex has announced the game Earth Atlantis, coming this fall. What is this game you ask? The new action-filled title for Nintendo Switch is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a climate shift has struck the earth and marked civilization’s downfall. With most of the land now being completely flooded, life is only possible beneath the ocean. Mankind’s main capitals a...[Read More]

Devolver Digital Parodies E3 Conferences

The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a part of my life since I was in my teens, spending hours of my summer watching the action on Tech TV/G4. It has always been an event where I gather up my friends and we just absorb everything the industry has to offer. Over the years though, especially with me now being able to examine the game industry with more accuracy, I’ve noticed a shift away...[Read More]

Five Things I Want From E3 2017

The Electronics Entertainment Expo has always been a highlight of my summer, ever since those early days of seeing Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb host the event on the G4 channel. I would always gather up some friends, make awesome food, and we would celebrate the game industry together. It’s like the Super Bowl for me, filled with potential, surprises, and hope. Now that I’ve been a jou...[Read More]

Grab your broom, Cooking Witch is out on Steam!

There are some pretty bizarre games out there and Varagtp’s Cooking Witch may be one of those games. You are a witch. A hungry witch. Good thing someone’s throwing a party in a forest! It’s the perfect opportunity for you to fly around on your broom and crash the party for a little late-night snack!

Marooners’ Rock Awards – Best Games of PAX East 2017

A while back, we shared a ton of amazing games that we nominated in various categories as some of the best games from our time at PAX East 2017. That weekend brought many of the Marooners’ Rock team to Boston, checking out hundreds of games and experiencing quite a bit of sensory overload. Just as I mentioned in our nominations post, there are plenty of games that we missed out on; this isn&...[Read More]

Mages of Mystralia Launching on Steam Soon

As a title that’s been winning tons of awards from various outlets (including our own as a nomination for Best Indie Game), there is a lot of excitement behind Mages of Mystralia. The first title released by Borealys Games, Mages of Mystralia has been making waves with its unique spell-crafting system and Zelda-like action. Coming to PC first, Mages of Mystralia is launching on May 18th for ...[Read More]

Super Rude Bear Resurrection Review

I had the pleasure of getting a chance to play Super Rude Bear Resurrection while walking through PAX East’s Indie MegaBooth. It was after this that I decided to keep this game on my radar, because I was so impressed by it’s level design. It was funny to see other players come up and die many times, yet they were so determined to get through it. After finally getting my chance to play the whole ga...[Read More]

Award Nominations from PAX East 2017

Boston, an often overwhelming city, offers one of the best opportunities to see the newest games and ideas in the industry. Six of our writers descended into the city from all over the country and we want to take the time to show some of the most noteworthy games we had the pleasure to check out. Now, it is important to note that there were far too many games for us to see. There was no way we cou...[Read More]

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