In between all the arguments over Steam vs. Epic, people talking about the Apple Arcade and Google Stadia, everyone (including Valve) has missed one of the biggest features to drop on Steam and how it could change everything about indie development.
Helldivers is the latest game from Arrowhead Games and was their first game developed originally for PSN and is now making the move to the PC. While it may feel like their previous hit Magicka at first, there are a lot of new things out there in space.
Logic Artists appeared a few years ago with the successful kickstarter and game Expeditions: Conquistadors which combined multiple genres into a very unique game experience. This time the developers are going in a completely different direction in an attempt to produce a unique co-op experience and from what I’ve played they are definitely getting there.
In horror design these days, the big push would have to be the inclusion of Co-op. Resident 5 and 6, Dead Space 3 and the latest Silent Hill game that was a top down dungeon crawler are leading the charge. I bet designers see themselves as being clever, except there is one little tiny problem with how co-op is currently used: It DOESN’T CREATE HORROR.