The Brave and the Boulder makes you Indiana Jones’ famous rocky nemesis

TwinSky Games’ Indiana Jones: The Brave and the Boulder is a devilish twist on infinite runners such as Temple Run. Ostensibly, the game is a pastiche of the well-worn genre that we never wanted to see again but when you start to unpack it, the whole thing gets weirder and weirder. This game, like many others, apes the oft-parodied boulder scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, in Indiana Stone, you are the boulder, instead of the bouldee. The player controls the rock in its quest to squash anything wearing a tan leather jacket. It is a take down of infinite runners that…


How a former NFL linebacker wants to make pro athletes your Xbox Live friends

There are three things in my life that I am borderline unhealthily infatuated with: video games, celebrity culture, and rap battles. OverDog is a new app that preys on those first two. – – – OverDog allows you to play video games against a whole cavalcade of professional athletes. Athletes send out a video challenge when they’re online, OverDog randomly selects a subscriber (or several, based on the game) to play against them. Then, hopefully, they’ll think you’re so good at video games that they’ll fly you out to their mansion to hang out with you and you’ll joke around…


NASA-hosted game jam opens space of possibility

In three weeks, The Night Rover Challenge will be hosting a game jam. From March 8th to March 10th, developers will gather together at the NASA Ames complex in Mountain View, CA to create games about the science of space. The Night Rover Challenge is a subsidiary of NASA. While their main goal is to encourage folks to develop a better battery for space travel, they’re using this game jam as a way to raise awareness and to educate the public on the “real science and technology advancements made in aerospace exploration.” – – – While it is not entirely…


The game that asks you to hug a real-world teddy bear is here. It is proof that the world is not awful.

Professor Lindsay Grace of Miami University has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his game Big Huggin’. Since the success of Double Fine, there are at least 1.7 trillion other campaigns on Kickstarter to fund games, so typically the emergence of another one doesn’t merit any sort of conversation. Is it the kindest, cuddliest videogame ever? – – – Your controller is a stuffed bear. In the pantheon of controller peripherals, which tend to vary from a gun to a slightly larger gun, the Big Huggin’ bear is a spectacular outlier. You squeeze this beautiful doll and a bear on screen…