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Play the Empowering Dungeon Crawler

Play the Empowering Dungeon Crawler “Heroine Dusk” Right Now

While the rest of the gaming world spends their allowances playing the new Grand Theft Auto V, the new Batman, and Assassin’s Creed IV, I’ll be laughing at them, eating string cheese and playing free games on my trackpad. The latest of which is an open source, old-school-styled dungeon crawler called Heroine Dusk. Legend of…

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“Lovely Planet” Is Just like “Proteus”…With Guns

Okay, so Proteus is fine and all, but there’s one glaring oversight: there’s no guns. No shooting, jumping, dodging, killing. It’s 2013. How are developers still missing this? We need guns. While I wait for the creators of Proteus to respond to the letter I sent them regarding the lack of action in the game,…

Organize All the Crap You Read on the Internet with dotdotdot
Organize All the Crap You Read on the Internet with dotdotdot

There are already so many ways to collect and read articles and stories on the web. There’s great apps like Readability and Pocket, there’s RSS feeds like Feedly, and then there are archaic forms like using bookmarks in your browser. But there’s also dotdotdot for the web and iOS. It’s an interesting combination of a…

Play a Time-Traveling Janitor in
Play a Time-Traveling Janitor in “The Silent Age”

A lot can happen in 40 years. What was once a comfortable, predictable reality can quickly become an apocalyptic wasteland. At least, that’s what happens in The Silent Age. As an ordinary janitor in 1972, you come across a man with a warning. You receive a time machine that takes you 40 years into a…

See Who’s Tracking Your Web History with Lightbeam for Firefox
See Who’s Tracking Your Web History with Lightbeam for Firefox

Nothing is sacred on the internet. You already know that. You know that every click, every page view, is being monitored by somebody. But by whom? Lightbeam, a free add-on for Firefox, shines a light on all the activity happening behind the scenes regarding your privacy—or lack of it. For each page you visit, the…

Solve Mysteries with Your Fedora-Wearing Cat in This 3D Noir Game
Solve Mysteries with Your Fedora-Wearing Cat in This 3D Noir Game

You’ve seen platformers. The Marios, the Metroidvanias. The dark, the mind-boggling and the head-spinning. But Hot Tin Roof is one unlike any I’ve seen. It combines the Metroidvania with the noir with the…something else? It’s 3D but not 3D, it’s a platformer but not a platformer, and it’s really frickin’ cool. OK, first things first. It…

Learn a Language for Free. Seriously, This Time.
Learn a Language for Free. Seriously, This Time.

I’ve been hurt before. You may have been, too. The promising, free download or website sign-up that offers simple, quick interactive lessons to help you learn a language. But then, a roadblock. An in-app-purchase is required to continue. Or the app has suddenly become dependent and transformed into a premium service. Duolingo is different. It’s…