Kickstarting Engines with Kova

Meet Kova, a Metroidvania sidescroller with the controls of a FPS, the heart of an RPG, and the curiosity required to unravel the Fermi Paradox. Kova is the first PC title from Texas game makers Black Hive Media. Kova has just announced its kickstarter today after being successfully greenlit by the Steam community. As Kova’s support grows and the developers release more information, it’s time for a roundup of what we know.

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Photo Tour: No Man’s Sky

In honor of No Man’s Sky’s pathfinder update and 40% off weekend deal on Steam, Gamer’s Almanac is sharing a photo series of some of the most beautiful No Man’s Sky moments we’ve encountered with No Man’s Sky’s new photo mode and graphic updates.

No Man’s Sky is a space exploration and survival game developed by Hello Games. It is available on Playstation 4 and Windows for $59.99 USD (on sale for $35.99 through 3/13/17.) To read about No Man’s Sky’s connection to artistic games, check out our article “The Plight of the Creative Game.”

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So What About: Northgard

Northgard is a viking strategy game from developers Shiro Games, known for their time-traveling romp Evo-land, and was released early access on Steam last week. In just that short time, it’s already generated positive reviews, produced high playrates, and created a lot of buzz. With just one of its three game modes released and more to come, it already has a 90.8% positive approval rating on steam and an all time peak of over 2,000 players at once, which is especially high for an indie game. Gamers are raving about the adventures of these bearded and tough cartoon vikings, but what is all the buzz about?

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