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INTERVIEW: Cave on the shmup business and Mushihimesama on Steam

Accessibility. In many ways accessibility has always been THE single biggest driving force behind the video games industry. Those who don’t abide by this principle are very much the exception. Consoles like the Atari 2600 and the NES popularised gaming in the home by freeing it from the clutches of …

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Cave ponders crowdfunding shmups PS4 ports

There may be more Cave shmup ports on the way than we thought. Publisher Degica recently confirmed plans to bring some of Cave’s popular shooters to Steam – the first of which, incidentally, will be Mushihimesama (or Bug Princess as it has become known in the West). Now Cave has …

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Cave shmups could be coming to Steam

Hardcore shmup specialist Cave could be about to have its extensive library released on Steam. A new website called Caveshmups.com carries the slogan Steam can’t dodge these bullets” as well as the name of publisher Degica. That company is behind a string of Japanese releases on Steam including fellow shmups …

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Cave shutting down Western social media presence

The future looks bleak for cult Japanese studio Cave. The company has announced that it is closing its English language Twitter account and is directing users to instead refer to the official – Japanese only – Cavegames account. It all boils down to what is a disappointing failure for the …

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Cave’s DoDonPachi Maximum coming to iOS this week

Former Windows Phone exclusive DoDonPachi Maximum is to be released on iOS this week. Cave’s shooter will also be the first title from the studio to feature iPhone 5 optimisation, making full use of the increased screen real-estate offered on Apple’s latest handset. That’s not the only way in which …

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Cave CEO and president steps down as outlook darkens for shmup studio

The president and CEO of Japanese developer Cave has resigned his position. Ito Masahito, who will be replaced as president by chairman of the board Kenichi Takano, becomes the second high-profile executive to quit the firm this year following the departure of COO Miko Watanabe in May. It marks a …

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Espgaluda II brings the arcade to your iPhone

GAME OF THE DAY: There are few core game genres that have successfully excelled on iOS. Cave shooters are certainly one of them. For those who are yet to experience ‘the Cave way’, it goes something like this: You fly a 2D ship horizontally or vertically along a level while …

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Cave scraps Vita titles as COO resigns

Questions are being asked about the future of shmup specialist Cave. Andriasang reports that the studio has cancelled both of its previously announced Vita titles – one a social game and the other an unknown shooter. In addition, the company has also confirmed that VP and COO Miko Watanabe is …

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