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The Astronauts, an indie studio including members of the studio responsible for Bulletstorm, People Can Fly, are finally gearing up to release their atmospheric weird fiction horror game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, to PC this fall, with possible console releases down the road. The second teaser was revealed nearly two months ago, and now the team's ready to show off a sampling of the game's voice acting.

"No trains have been through here for a long time. That was part of a pattern," the seventeen second clip of the game's protagonist, an occult detective named Paul Prospero, speaking begins. Head inside to hear the whole thing.

The Kickstarter campaign for Timespinner has just less than 12 hours left to go (at the time of me writing this), and it has reached six out of its seven stretch goals. Timespinner is a classic 2D platform shooter that borrows from classics like Metroid, Castlevania, and Mega Man X while adding in its own unique plot, gameplay mechanics (like freezing time), items, and weapons, all set in a fantasy universe that creator Bodie Lee has been devising since he was a child. If you'd like to know more about the game and get a closer look, it's your lucky day! You can catch a video that combines a gameplay demo with an interview by hitting the jump!

Timespinner is an ambitious and impressive-looking upcoming game from indie developer Lunar Ray Games, and it's dominating on Kickstarter right now, knocking down stretch goal after stretch goal. This classic 2D Metroidvania style game is drawing praise from many major video game news publications, and has already more than tripled its initial Kickstarter goal of $50,000 so far. If you're a fan of Metroid and Castlevania, or just a fan of 2D shooters in general, you won't want to miss this one. Hit the jump to check out Timespinner and see why you should be excited for it!

A game with a title like Crypt of a NecroDancer hardly needs a trailer to make it seem awesome, but the team at Brace Yourself Games has put one together anyway. The game is a rhythm-based roguelike featuring music from Danny Baronowsky of Super Meat Boy fame, though it apparently works with personalized soundtracks as well. It will be launching into open early access on July 30th on Steam, and while I'm not often a fan of early access, this is definitely something to check out. The title already has a fair number of ribbons to show off, including an IndieCade East official selection and that of the winner of Brazilian Independent Games Festival. The trailer is fittingly great, so watch it after the jump.

"We're working on figures." The details are still being sorted out, but Shovel Knight figurines are on their way. This news comes courtesy of a conversation between website Press The Buttons and Yacht Club's Nick Wozniak. That's not the only merchandise coming either. Wozniak also explained that the merchandise website ThinkGeek will be selling foam shovels "in the same vein as those Minecraft foam swords."

Wozniak says Yacht Club is doing this "not because that's the best way to make money," but "because it's coming from a place of wanting to just have Shovel Knight be a part of your life."

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It appears that the surreal and stylized, previously PlayStation 3 exclusive exploration The Unfinished Swan is heading for the eighth generation. Gematsu reports that a pair of Korean Game Rating Board listings have revealed that the game—in which players must splatter pain around themselves to reveal a world—is going to be released on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

I didn't personally know much about this game before, but even though Gematsu gave no indication of a release date, I'm now pretty intrigued and will likely end up purchasing it on PlayStation 4. Does anyone else out there feel similarly?

One of Steam's popular features is "Early Access." This program allows developers to release early, in-progress versions of their games for people to play and give feedback on. The idea is to involve the community of gamers in the development process as soon as possible in order to help mold a product that people will want. Sony recently announced that they are considering a similar program for PlayStation. Not surprisingly, indie developers are loving this idea, and are asking for Microsoft to launch an early access program as well.

The Letter is a Wii U exclusive that is currently selling for a meager $2 on the Nintendo eShop. TreeFall Studios, the company behind the game, set up an Indiegogo campaign order to try and raise $5,000 for the game's production. Even though they ultimately fell very short of their goal, raising only $377, they went through with the production and released the game on July 10, 2014.

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Kickstarter project Midora from indie developer Epic Minds has officially surpassed its $60,000 funding goal. With a little less than two days left to go, the Zelda-inspired action-adventure game is now officially greenlit on both Kickstarter and Steam, and can move on to its stretch goals. First up: Wii U and 3DS ports if funding reaches $80,000. Epic Minds intends to port the game to consoles with or without stretch goal funding eventually, but the extra cash will allow them to bring in outside help to make the porting process quicker and smoother.

Boss Key Productions, Cliff Bleszinski's newly-formed studio, is looking to expand, and the hiring has already begun. In addition to adding Arjan Brussee (former Guerrilla Games co-founder, recently worked on Battlefield Hardline) as Chief Operating Officer. That team grew a little more today with Chris Wells, a longtime character artist at Epic Games, joining as as Boss Key Productions' Senior Character Modeler. Wells previously worked on both Gears of War and Unreal Tournament alongside Bleszinski at Epic Games. Additionally, two former members of the recently axed Neversoft team have also joined Cliffy B's new company, but their names have not yet been revealed.