January 26, 2015 7:10 AM | Lena LeRay
Today's trailer roundup is weighted towards Windows, with the other tagged platforms only getting one or two games each. Four of the nine games listed are available now, one of which is freeware.
This week's alphabetically first game is a free puzzle platformer in which the character is falling and must bounce from mushroom to mushroom, picking up objects that change the mushrooms' behavior to proceed without hitting obstacles.
An adorable-looking point and click adventure game about two chicks trying to save their mother.
A dungeon crawler in which "players assume the role of a mighty barbarian on his epic quest to destroy the forces of the evil sorcerer and save the land from evil."
From the developer: "Her Story is the new game for PC, Mac and iOS from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark."
Lethis: Path of Progress
Windows | $TBA | Sometime 2015
This one is to be a steampunk city builder. "Will you be able to handle the issues of an Industrial Revolution? Pollution, mass production and class warfare are just a few of the challenges you will have to overcome." The game has already passed Greenlight.
From the developer: "Rack your brain and progress through a series of environmental challenges that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Pneuma's observation mechanic allows you to Lift bridges, rotate platforms and move entire rooms all with the power of your mind. This game isn't about your skill with a controller, it's about how you perceive and analyse situations. Pneuma's story is one that can only be told through the interactive medium of video games." Supports Oculus Rift.
A shiny, procedurally generated bullet hell shooter whose developer gives EXPLOSIONS its own bullet point in press releases.
Simply calling this game a first-person fantasy roguelike would just make it sound like Ziggurat, but where Ziggurat is a roguelike arena shooter, this looks like it's to be more of a traditional dungeon crawler with procedural generation and permadeath.
Windows | $TBA | Early 2015
From the developer: "Solarix is a science-fiction horror game featuring open-ended levels for both combative and stealth-focused playstyles. Our goal is to combine old-school sci-fi horror with next-gen style and graphics. The story follows an electrical engineer desperately fighting for his life after an infection wipes out an interstellar research station."