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Dangerous Monsters Make Decent Pets In Pixel Stories Of Dungeon

May 19, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Want to be the top hero in all the land? Well, rather than overcome evil, you kind of need to beat up the current top hero. Which makes kind of sense? A bit? I guess it would make you the strongest, although doesn't beating up the hero make you a villain? Anyway, roguelike RPG Pixel Stories of Dungeon doesn't prescribe to such basic concepts of good and evil, instead showcasing your rise to power.

Also, you can have pet tornadoes, which is pretty nifty.

Floating Is A Pinball Game Full Of Heart

May 18, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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After slamming the left and right paddles as hard as physically possible, watching your ball drift seamlessly down the middle - you may want to ditch flashy, score-centric pinball games, instead exploring the softer side of pinball with Floating. Here, you'll have some cute objectives about gently helping people, and all while enjoying the soothing level design.

House Flipper Repairs & Revitalizes Homes With Virtual Elbow Grease

May 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Ever been curious about the manual labor that goes into restoring old, beat up properties, but you don't want to get down and dirty with black mold? House Flipper will show you how to get it done. You'll be able to go into the houses that the world has given up on and give them a total facelift, carrying out repairs or making changes to the layout. Maybe it'll give you inspiration for your own place!

Shrug Island - The Meeting's Striking Lands Are Shaped By Song

May 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Shri and Li are looking to help The Watcher, keeper of balance in the beautiful lands of Shrug Island - The Meeting. To do so, they'll have to use their powers to change the world with song, using music to help the people of the island and transform the world into a better place with sound.

Delta V: Rings Of Saturn Promises Realistic Saturn Ring-Mining Fun

May 16, 2018 8:39 PM | Christian Valentin

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The term "hard sci-fi" doesn't indicate difficulty of the material to understand, but rather how closely a work attempts to consider and abide by realism and laws of physics in the science fiction. Besides Kerbal Space Programs and the realistic space warfare simulator Children of a Dead Earth, space games that attempt hard sci-fi mechanics are incredibly rare. But the in-development Delta V: Rings Of Saturn looks to be the next game in that category, placing you at the thruster controls of a mining vessel within the titular rings.

Skelly Selest Is A Top-Down Shooter Of Dealing With Hell's Overflow

May 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Hell is a hair too full, and the sinister beings held with cannot be contained any more. This means a certain holy skeleton needs to get those numbers down a little bit by hacking and blasting undead until they're even more dead in Skelly Selest.

Punch Your Friends Through Buildings In Over-The-Top Brawler Fly Punch Boom!

May 14, 2018 10:03 PM | Christian Valentin

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If you know anything about Dragon Ball Z, you're probably know it for the moments of mountain-shattering, world-cracking, energy-unleashing fighting. But beyond the actual licensed games, few games have attempted to capture the destruction and dynamic nature of those fights, besides a few freeware games and the charged punching action of Aces Wild.

Fly Punch Boom looks like it could change that, if its colorful cartoonish displays of planet shattering blows are any indication.

Enjoy Some Upside-Down Exploration In The Tower Of Time

May 14, 2018 10:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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I didn't quite know exactly what to expect when I started playing ambitious isometric RPG Tower of Time. I certainly wouldn't have guessed that it would give me the most wonderful Ultima Underworld flashbacks - despite being different in almost every respect.

Yard Tale Enlists Players To Help The Prosperity Of A Yard Sale

May 12, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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In a cute lesson on capitalism and candy, Yard Tale puts players in the perspective of a little witch with a sweet tooth. Help your friend at their yard sale by pairing together people and items to yield a bag of treats!

Together Is About The Challenges Of Balancing Love & Personal Needs

May 12, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Together places players in a loving relationship with someone they care about, but asks them how they can take care of themselves when that love starts to die, or their partner starts needing so much from them that they have little left for their own well-being.

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