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For Axiom Verge’s Creator, the Switch Was a “Natural Platform” For the Sequel

[quads id=10] Axiom Verge surprised even its creator when it garnered critical acclaim in 2015. An indie metroidvania in the age of indie metroidvanias, developer Thomas Happ took a refreshingly formulaic approach that captured the same sense of wonder and mystery as classic Metroid. With a welcome dash of H.R. Giger-inspired art and a creepy, pulsating soundtrack, Axiom Verge was a breakout. “I just try to make something that’s interesting to me and hopefully other people like it as well,” Happ tells USgamer today via email about the success of…

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Animal Survival Sim Natural Instincts Announced for PC

DreamStorm Studios and Game Operators have announced Natural Instincts for Windows PC via Steam. The game will be launching sometime next year. Natural Instincts describes itself as an “interactive nature documentary” and allows players to take a direct role in the survival of animals in the wild. You can check out the announcement trailer above. Issue commands to different animals, save them from disaster and the encroachment of human settlements, and learn a thing or two about ecosystems. Here’s a rundown of the game: Protect the environment, and save it…

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