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Visual Out Is A Metroidvania Adventure Through A Dying, Glitchy Computer

March 20, 2018 8:26 PM | Christian Valentin

In recently released metroidvania Visual Out, an adventure awaits within the files and code of an rotting mainframe. As a rogue program, you descend deep into the operating system of this collapsing cyberspace environment, a CRT glitch-scape where bending the environment to your will is your means of uncovering the secrets of the computer and its creators.

Neo Impossible Bosses Aims To Capture The Feel Of Challenging MMO Bosses

March 20, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Neo Impossible Bosses pits players against colossal, punishing bosses in matches that might feel a little bit like those MMOs often toss players into. Featuring powerful beasts that just suck up damage while doling out complex attacks, players will need to play very carefully as they guide all six playable warriors in a battle against these bosses (or go get five buddies to help).

Armed To The Gears Combines Tower Defense Strategy With Mech Action

March 19, 2018 8:05 PM | Christian Valentin

From Brigador to Tesla vs Lovecraft, rumbling through levels within the heavy armor of a mech never ceases to be satisfying. Maybe it's the sense of weight, or the sheer amount of firepower your mech can carry, or in the case of Armed To The Gears, it's how you compliment your mech's attack options with strategically placed turrets to become a one-machine army.

How SYNTHETIK Makes Meaningful Changes To The Roguelite Shooter Formula

March 19, 2018 10:00 AM | Thomas Faust

SYNTHETIK is a roguelite arcade shooter with randomized levels and fast-paced gameplay. These kinds of games feel awfully familiar by now. And yet, this one manages to stand out thanks to a couple of small design changes that have a big impact on how the game feels.

The Way Of Life Shines Light On Each Stage Of Life

March 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


The Way Of Life highlights moments from childhood, adulthood, and old age, examining moments of existence from perspectives of characters at each of these ages. These times come with happiness and sadness in this emotionally-driven game, and players will be forced to make life-altering decisions that, ultimately, choose how each of these three lives will lead.

Football Game Promises An Unsettling Night For A Local High School Football Hero

March 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Football Game is an adventure game about a strange, discomforting night for Tommy, a high school football star who finds himself at the center of some dark events.

The Long Reach Lets You Walk Among Your Dreams And Nightmares

March 16, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Science does a lot of good for humanity. Unfortunately, sometimes experiments can have some hiccups, like, say, having nightmares manifest themselves when you're awake. Adventure game The Long Reach revolves around a protagonist whose dreams and nightmares appear during the day, threatening his sanity with some grotesque imagery and heart-pumping chases.

Hey, Friendo. Paratopic Is An Eerie Fever Dream Worth Having

March 16, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

There is an air of wrongness to Paratopic, a feeling that reality is just a thin layer and there's something underneath, wriggling, trying to break through. And sometimes it does.

Ghost Of A Tale Serves Up A Big, Stealthy Adventure To A Tiny Hero

March 15, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


In Ghost Of A Tale, you'll be in control of Tilo, a mouse minstrel, on a quest to find their true love, Merra. As such a tiny rodent, your defences are lacking against predators, but your cunning mind and soft, quiet feet will help you sneak past an otherwise untimely encounter with the large lethal creatures who mean to end your journey through a medieval world that's run by animals.

Take A Serene Black & White Flight With Bird Game

March 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Bird Game offers a calming flight through pretty black and white woods, having players swoop among the insects and flowers along their way.

Not that it is ALWAYS calming, though. Being a very tiny bird comes with a few challenges, after all.

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