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Boyfriend Dungeon’s Free Secret Weapons DLC is Live Now

Kitfox has announced Boyfriend Dungeon’s free DLC update called Secret Weapons is out today, August 17. The add-on brings three new dating options to the dungeon crawler/dating sim mash-up, in which your prospective suitors can change form into a weapon to use within the game’s dungeons. The new characters include Leah, who can…

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Boyfriend Dungeon's Free Secret Weapons DLC is Live Now

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What Did Indies Learn from the Boyfriend Dungeon Content Warning Discourse?

It’s been a year since Boyfriend Dungeon came under fire online at launch for a content warning that developer Kitfox Games admits was insufficient. The original warning, shown at the beginning of the game, said the dating sim/dungeon crawler “may include references to unwanted advances, stalking, and other forms of…

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What Did Indies Learn from the Boyfriend Dungeon Content Warning Discourse?

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10 Games That Should’ve Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score

The Grammy Awards, which annually recognizes the year’s best in music, has finally added a dedicated category for Best Video Game Score. This comes just after 8-Bit Big Band won an award for Best Arrangement with their version of “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Super Star. The award is a…

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10 Games That Should've Won the Grammy for Best Video Game Score

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One New Boyfriend Dungeon DLC Suitor Was Designed by Ikumi Nakamura

Boyfriend Dungeon is getting three new dateable weapons as part of a free “Secret Weapons” update, one of which was concepted by Unseen founder and ex-Tango Gameworks artist and creative director Ikumi Nakamura. The Secret Weapons DLC was announced during the Future of Play showcase today, and gave all three of…

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One New Boyfriend Dungeon DLC Suitor Was Designed by Ikumi Nakamura

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The Fancies 2021: Kenneth Shepard’s Favorite Games That Weren’t Mass Effect

Gosh, 2021 is much harder to define for me than last year. 2020 was full of turmoil, and grief, but it was also a year of putting myself back together and coming out stronger on the other side. Now that 2021 is ending, there are a lot of things that…

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Games of 2021 As Pokemon

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Resident Evil: Village Before Your Eyes Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 12 Minutes     Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend Dungeon Tales of Arise Operation: Tango Gnosia The Last Friend Previous years as Pokemon: Games of 2020 As Pokemon Games of 2019 as…

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Learning the Warning Signs of Abuse With Boyfriend Dungeon

I love dating sims. I’ve been playing Otome games — narrative, choice-based adventures starring a female protagonist who can have romances with a traditionally male cast —  since they were just simple Flash titles on the internet. But Boyfriend Dungeon is something different. Developed by Kitfox Games, it’s a hybrid…

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Boyfriend Dungeon Stalking Content Warning to Be Updated Next Week

Kitfox Games announced on August 14 that, in an incoming update next week, it will update Boyfriend Dungeon‘s content warning for stalking and emotional manipulation. As it stands right now, the content warning that appears when you first start a new game in Boyfriend Dungeon says: “This game may include…

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Boyfriend Dungeon Feels Like Just the Tip

I’m left with complicated feelings about Boyfriend Dungeon. It’s a game I unequivocally enjoyed for its heartfelt love stories, absolutely bonkers premise of dating people who could change into a wieldable weapon, and that I could use my sword beau to fight my demons in the aforementioned Boyfriend Dungeon. But…

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Is This Sword Suitor The One to Whet My Stone in Boyfriend Dungeon?

Dr. Love Expert is a fake romantic advice column imagined up and written by the author of this preview to sort through his feelings on playing the first two hours of Kitfox Games’ dating sim/dungeon crawler Boyfriend Dungeon. The name was chosen because it was the first thing that came…

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You Should Be Excited For These 20 Indie Games Coming Out in 2021

New year, new me writing a list of indie games I am excited to see more of and play. If there’s something that helped me get through all the hardships of 2020, it’s the many video games I loved — over half of which were indie games. It’s getting increasingly…

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Boyfriend Dungeon Delayed to Next Year Because 2020 Doesn’t Deserve It

Kitfox Games has announced that its dating sim and dungeon crawler mashup Boyfriend Dungeon is being pushed to 2021 and some of its Kickstarter stretch goals are having to shift around as a result. In an update posted to the company’s social channels, Kitfox explained that because 2020 has been such…

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The Third Day of Guerrilla Collective Was Mercifully Concise

After two days of announcements and showcases, the third and final day of the Guerrilla Collective event showed only eight games in total. In a time where we’re dealing with a lot of digital showcases to replace E3 2020, each of which is just throwing a bunch of games at…

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How the ‘PAX Together’ Initiative Gave Diverse Developers a Seat at the PAX South Table

The common thread between the people I spoke to about PAX’s “PAX Together” initiative was that, without it, they wouldn’t have been at PAX South 2020 at all. PAX Together is a Red Bull-sponsored joint effort between local LGBTQ community Houston Gaymers and Gay Gaming Professionals to spotlight diversity in…

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11 Indie Games From PAX South to Keep Your Eye On

PAX South was this weekend, and it’s a refreshing event to go to because it focuses so heavily on the smaller games from smaller teams. While I was there I saw several games, but a handful of them stuck with me the most. Here’s eleven games that left the biggest…

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Five Things That Will Come Out Before the FFVII Remake

I don’t know about you, but the games industry has broken my heart before. No, not with the heinously unethical treatment of its workforce or conflation of journalism with studio-sponsored advertisement or the disproportionately vicious response every time a marginalized person asks to perhaps be treated a bit less like…

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Fanwidth Episode 008: Fanwidth on Bandwidth

The gang is at GDC this week! Although, sadly, merritt couldn’t be with us as a result. So the rest of the crew — including John Warren, Dillon Skiffington, and Ryan Stevens — band together to discuss all the games they played in the early days of the show. Although conversation quickly…

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Smooching Swords & Dwarfing Fortresses with Kitfox Games

Kitfox Games is about building bridges these days, it seems. Explicitly, they’re building bridges between hunks and cutlery with upcoming action/dating sim Boyfriend Dungeon. More subtle (and surprising) are the bridges they’re building between communities in fandom. We discussed both at GDC 2019. Earlier in the week, I had the pleasure…

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The Coolest Games We Saw at PAX South 2019

This last weekend was PAX South: the games industry’s annual sojourn to the Lone Star State. Amid the queso bowls and ample discussion of the Riverwalk, there were also some pretty rad games to see. Many of which were from smaller studios or independent developers! Since everyone was nice enough to come…

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The Coolest Games We Saw at PAX South 2019

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