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Explore A Mysterious Flooded World In Aeronautical Exploration Game Above

February 19, 2018 8:45 PM | Christian Valentin

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Submerged worlds have seen more than a few digital portrayals, from Subnautica to the aptly titled Submerged. But Above takes a different approach to its flooded landscape, letting you explore it not from the surface or beneath the waves but well...above in your trusty personal plane.

Children Of Morta Is All About Family

February 19, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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The Bergson family has been guarding the mystical Mount Morta for generations. When corruption turns the once peaceful mountain into a violent, monster-infested nightmare, they face their biggest challenge yet. What these monsters don't know: they're messing with the wrong family.

The Best Postal Service Is A Witch In Mimi's Delivery Dash

February 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Inspired by Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service, Mimi's Delivery Dash is all about the life of a witch making timely deliveries. Sail through the city carefully to ensure your packages make it to your clients swiftly and in one piece!

SpookyCellar Revels In The (Goofy) Horrors Of A Scary Basement

February 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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SpookyCellar takes players down into a maze-like creepy basement, arming them only with a flashlight, their wits, and a self-abusing sense of humor as they dodge the less-than-horrifying horrors that lie within.

The Islander Features Tropical, Laid-back Farming

February 16, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Tired of the same old dirt roads and country bumpkin settings for your farm game? Take a vacation from that life and settle into the exotic islands of The Islander. Take control from the very start and design an island for yourself, or let the game generate one for you! You'll have an array of different crops and animals to generate profit from, all while enjoying the tropical atmosphere.

Q&A: Suncrash's Tomer Barkan On Judgment And The Challenges Of Early Access

February 16, 2018 8:15 AM | Thomas Faust

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Last year, I sat down with Suncrash's Tomer Barkan to discuss their early access title Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation, the development scene in Israel, and the challenges of developing an ambitious game in such a small country with a very small team.

Dig, Discover, Dodge, Dive, And Dig In Dig Dog

February 15, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Every dog has his day and this dog loves to dig. Mix in a few cliffs, monsters, and treasures and you have a recipe for Dig Dog, a roguelike platformer where you play as a plucky pup with an itch to dig and a nose for bones!

Every Battle Is A Date In Roguemance

February 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Finding out if you're compatible with someone COULD be done over a quiet conversation at dinner. However, what if, instead, you found out how well you mesh with someone over an evening of clobbering monsters instead with Roguemance, a procedurally-generated RPG about finding love through combat and adventuring?

Anthropomorphic Animals And Moody Noir Collide In Detective Adventure Backbone

February 14, 2018 8:29 PM | Christian Valentin

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Animal adventures have been a staple across fiction, from the recent Tooth & Tail, or Fables, or Redwall. But rather than war or urban fantasy or a medieval setting, Backbone places its trenchcoat-wearing animals on neon-lit pixel-art streets and within atmospheric detective noir.

Crimes For Two: Hacktag Sneaks Out Of Early Access, Steals Your Heart

February 14, 2018 9:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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If you have a special someone in your life, today would be a good day to engage in some... activities together. And if you don't, you could try finding someone on the internet - or even do it on your own, but that's not quite as satisfying. After all, breaking into highly secure facilites and stealing data to bring down huge corporations is best enjoyed à deux, right? In other words, it's a good day to play some Hacktag, the co-op two player stealth game which has just snuck out of Early Access.

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