Gorgeous endless runner The Alto Collection is free on the Epic Games Store next week

I thought endless runners were supposed to be hectic, stressful, to reflect the inexorable march of time. The Alto Collection, by contrast, looks remarkably peaceful and laid-back: less Temple Run and more Temple Saunter. It’s the latest game to be announced as going temporarily free on the Epic Games Store, and you can grab it […]

Riot Games is shifting some patches so it can take next week off

Riot Games—the whole studio—is taking next week off. The company announced today that the week of August 10 will be used “to disconnect, recharge, and reboot,” and as a result, timelines for some patches and launches will have to be jiggled around a bit....

Steampunk RTS Iron Harvest begins open beta testing next week

I don’t play a lot of RTS games, but I’m keeping my eye on Iron Harvest. It’s set in the early 1920s of an alt-history world where, in the aftermath of the First World War, three nations—Polania, Rusviet, and Saxony, based on Poland, the Soviet...

Summer Game Fest returns next week with a new developer showcase

Summer Game Fest, the online videogame showcase that never ends (it just goes on and on, my friends), will return next week with a new show curated by Geoff Keighley and the Day of the Devs team. The event will feature world-first reveals from iam8bit, Panic, MWM...