The alternative Edge awards 2013

The Edge awards 2013

12 games get the dubious honour of a mention in this year’s alternative awards.

The Edge awards 2013: studio of the year

The Edge awards 2013

Celebrating the best in games development from the last twelve months.

The Edge awards 2013: publisher of the year

The Edge awards 2013

Our top three publishers of the last twelve months.

The Edge awards 2013: best audio design

The Edge awards 2013

Celebrating the best in audio from the last twelve months.

The Edge awards 2013: best visual design

The Edge awards 2013

We crown the most handsome games of the last twelve months.

The Edge awards 2013: best game

The Edge awards 2013

For all the hype surrounding a new generation of consoles, 2013 demonstrated that mastery over the form is more significant than the number of particles pushed onto screens. The vast world of Los Santos layered glistening beauty upon gruelling grit, while The Last Of Us cut through an overcrowded genre with a refined script and… Continue reading

State of Play 2013: Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail on the indie scene, new consoles, diversity and more

RidiculousFishing

For me personally, this was a year spent mostly on the indie scene itself, rather than Vlambeer. After focusing all of my emotional energy into Ridiculous Fishing for so long, I decided to channel the newfound freedom that release brought into helping emerging territories establish themselves. I traveled to universities around the world to speak… Continue reading

State of Play 2013: Sony and Microsoft do battle in a console war for the ages

PS4 vs Xbox One

Has there ever been a more dramatic twelve months in the games business? Yes, we’ve watched as microtransactions invaded console games, Nintendo’s problems mounted, VR returned, alt consoles emerged to challenge the status quo and online communities became ever more powerful, but it is the battle between Sony and Microsoft that was the most thrilling… Continue reading

State of Play 2013: Ouya falls flat, so where next for alt consoles? Valve could have the answer

Ouya

Only a cynic could look at something like Ouya and not be impressed by its pluck. There it was, lacing up its tiny gloves and boots and throwing itself into the ring just as Sony and Microsoft’s heavyweight prizefighters were about to start knocking bells out of each other. The Ouya was the little console… Continue reading

Republique, Episode 1: Exordium review

Republique, Episode 1- Exordium review

“Where are the triple-A games designed specifically for touch-based devices?” asks Republique’s Kickstarter campaign. Exordium is the first part of an attempt by developer Camouflaj – a team of industry veterans who’ve worked on the likes of Halo, Metal Gear Solid and FEAR – to answer that question. It’s successful in the sense that here… Continue reading