Tiny Barbarian DX: A Barbaric ...

Hi there! This is Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games, developer of Tiny Barbarian DX. As you may have heard, we're partnering with Nicalis to bring our diminutive musclehead to consoles (the early episodes are already available on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux), so I'll be popping up here to provide some information about the game and i...

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbir...

Hi there, Binding of Isaac fans! I've got some awesome news: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is just about ready to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U (at a later date). In fact, it's going to be out today, May 10th for $10.99. If you haven't heard, Afterbirth is the very, very extensive add-on DLC for The Binding of Isaac: ...

Creepy Castle: Meet the Developer

Hi guys! This is Zach, creator of the upcoming PC/Mac/Linux game Creepy Castle! It's been a while since the game was guaranteed life through Kickstarter, but development has been moving along, and I feel like there's finally light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping to keep you informed here about some of the various aspects of creati...

Ittle Dew 2: Introduction to L...

Greetings from Sweden! This is Joel from Ludosity; I'm one of the designers of Ittle Dew 2, which we're bringing to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with the help of Nicalis. If you've had a chance to play the original Ittle Dew or any of our other games, like Card City Nights or Bob Came In Pieces (it's a horrible name, I know), the...

Full Mojo Rampage: Hello from ...

Greetings! This is Rob from Over the Top games, developer of the roguelike action title Full Mojo Rampage, which we're bringing to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with some help from Nicalis. I'll be bringing you a bunch of details about the game in the near future, but first I thought I'd tell you more about myself and Over the Top. I've ...

Castle In The Darkness: RELEAS...

Hello! Matt Kap here again, posting on the day some of you have been waiting for... CASTLE IN THE DARKNESS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM FOR $4.97 UNTIL FEB 12TH, AND $5.99 AFTERWARDS! For those who are just seeing this, I am Matt Kap, a pixel artist at Nicalis. I've worked on 1001 Spikes, Legend Of Raven, and was the lead artist on The...

Castle In The Darkness: World

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll talk about the game's world! This game is split up into areas, but it's also a large open world. Before describing any further, I'll show you guys a zoomed out map of the entire game. To give you a sense of scale, that red mark on the bottom le...

Castle In The Darkness: DANGER...

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll write about one of the bosses you'll encounter- Razor Wing! Razor Wing is a giant and hostile owl that builds its nests on the tops of giant mountains or on tall towers. With its extremely high swooping speed and wings strong enough to create ga...

Castle In The Darkness: Upgrades

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll talk about the items in the game! Upgrading your hero is a very important aspect of Castle In The Darkness. By collecting upgrades and items, you will become much stronger, and able to pass obstacles and kill bosses that previously prevented you...

Castle In The Darkness: Monsters!

Hey everyone! Matt Kap here again. Today I will be touching on something that you will see a lot of in Castle In The Darkness, the monsters! For a game like this, there really has to be a lot of enemies to make each area feel different, and to keep the challenge ramping up throughout. So, though there are a couple (very few) palette s...

Castle In The Darkness: The Mu...

Hey everyone! Matt Kap here! Today I will be talking about the music in Castle In The Darkness. I've always had a lot of musical instruments around my house because my father was a musician. Eventually I got into playing music myself, first playing drums in a punk band, switching to guitar at one point long ago (and playing with sever...

Castle In The Darkness: Releas...

Hey guys! Matt Kap here again. I know it's been a while since you've heard any news about Castle In The Darkness, but I'm posting here today to rectify that :). Please see for yourself below: So there you have it. Castle In The Darkness will finally be available on Windows through Steam on: February 5th, 2015 for $5.99 For the full p...

Castle In The Darkness: DANGER...

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll write about one of the bosses you'll encounter- General! General is a posessed statue of a deceased knight from Alexandria's history. He is almost a screen tall, and holds a scary stone greatsword. Besides just being a statue of a past general ...

Castle In The Darkness: Introd...

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll talk a little bit about the hero of the game. About The Hero At the beginning of Castle In The Darkness, not much is known about the player character, other than the fact that he is a royal guard of Alexandria, and the sole survivor of the mons...

Castle In The Darkness: Design...

Hello! Matt Kap here again, with another dev blog about Castle In The Darkness! Today I'll spend some time talking about the general design of the game! But before I do, I'll show you a piece of promotional art. As I have mentioned in the past, my main goal was to create a game that would have been my absolute favorite as a kid, had ...