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Author’s note: Monster Crown has already received a patch that is supposed to fix a number of the issues I had during the critique. As you may know, I’ve been watching Monster Crown for some time now. I’ve played quite a few of the Pokemon games over the years and, now in my late 20s, a monster taming game with a darker tone and more complex breeding mechanics sounded like it was exactly what the…

Interviewer’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Monster Crown is a dark upcoming monster taming RPG that is set to launch on Steam Early Access on July 31st. In it, you play as a 14-year-old kid who is leaving behind their peaceful farm life and setting out with naught but a monster companion to make their way in the world. As you progress, you will make pacts with more monsters, breed monsters…

Author’s note: In the time since this article was originally published, the game has been renamed Monster Crown. It is set to launch on Steam on July 31st. It’s likely that many of you reading this have played Pokémon. The ubiquitous monster-taming series is somewhat of worldwide phenomenon. However, despite its popularity, one aspect of the series’ core gameplay that’s always been a bit lacking is that of its breeding system. No matter what Pokémon…

Weaves of Fate is an indie SRPG created by sole developer Tom Kingston. The game follows Thanatos, the embodiment of death, and several other characters as they try to stop a demon invasion that has been brought on by humanity’s attempts to make time travel a reality. I recently had a chance to sit down with Kingston to discuss the game’s inspirations, its development process, and plans for the future of the Weaves of Fate…

Baobabs Mausoleum Episode 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos, heretofore referred to as simply “Baobabs Mausoleum,” initially caught my attention due to its strange premise. After all, it’s not every day that you come across a self-proclaimed mix of Monkey Island, The Legend of Zelda, Twin Peaks, and Spongebob Squarepants with an eggplant FBI agent protagonist. It’s a combination of franchises that you wouldn’t ever expect to see referenced in such a manner and I was…