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GDC 2014: Monument Valley game screws with your head in a beautiful way

The fine folks behind Whale Trail are making a decidedly different puzzle game, and we got to take a look at the Game Developer Conference. Ustwo's Monument Valley has players guide a hapless girl through a twisted maze of Escherian proportions.

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GDC 2014: Bound through the clouds with crazy contraptions in Sky Story

Another one of the many upcoming games Crescent Moon showed us at GDC 2014 was Sky Story. This is a beautifully-rendered 3D platformer with some good old-fashioned top-down combat tossed in.

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GDC 2014: Exiles role-playing game boasts richly rendered mechs and hovercraft

Exiles is a fresh sci-fi role-playing game from Crescent Moon games that we got to check out at GDC 2014. For those that have put time into the well-known Avalon series, you'll already be familiar with the kind of graphics to expect here, though the giant robot with the missile launcher may contrast to memories of elves and fireballs.

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GDC 2014: Hands-on with dubstep drug-themed puzzle game Intake on iOS

We sat down with the guys from Cipher Prime at GDC 2014 to take a look at their absolutely insane pharmaceutical-themed puzzle game called Intake. Players have to tap on pills as they fall to burst them before they hit the ground.

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Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store. Eventually

Flappy Bird may have been taken away from us, but it looks like it's coming back. Eventually. The developer, Dong Nguyen, famously pulled the insanely popular game from both the App Store and Google Play. But according to a recent tweet, the bird will fly again.

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At long last, SimCity can be played offline

EA has released SimCity Update 10, a new patch for the 2013 reboot of their popular city-building strategy game franchise. Update 10 finally brings offline play to the game, which heretofore has required a live Internet connection in order to work. The initial announcement came from the SimCity forums.

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Best Games for Mac

There are lots of games on the Mac, and you have precious few hours to play them. How do you spend your money and your time? I've rounded up ten of the best games you can get for the Mac right now in this collection, with links for where to buy or download them.

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GDC 2014: Gear Jack - Black Hole adds stealth and Metroid spin to endless running

Gear Jack: Black Hole is an upcoming endless runner we got to check out at GDC 2014. In this Crescent Moon title, we take control of an adorable little robot and control his leaps so he doesn't get maimed by the various dangers peppered throughout the level. While the character is usually plowing onwards at breakneck speeds, you've got to make sure he slows things down and tiptoes when traversing the lairs of especially bad nasties.

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GDC 2014: The Deer God game shows what goes around comes around

One of the less conventional games we saw at GDC 2014 was The Deer God from Crescent Moon Games. In it you lead a poor life as a hunter, and as the laws of karma dictate, you're zapped into the body of a deer until you find a way to appease the dreaded and mysterious Deer God.

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GDC 2014: Shoot and/or collect all the things in 2-Bit Cowboy

2-Bit Cowboy is an absolutely charming platforming game with original Game Boy aesthetics and a plethora of fetch quests to enjoy. Crescent Moon Games showed us the ropes at GDC 2014, and it's easy to see how this game could become habit-forming. Players leap, swim, and dash their way through a monochromatic western paradise and pick up odd jobs.

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