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Build Really Big Guns In Frenetic First-Person Bullet Hell Mothergunship

February 24, 2017 12:29 AM | Christian Valentin

Terrible Posture Games' Tower of Guns had quite an apt name, given that it pitted your and many large powerful guns against enemies that were quite literally all turrets. Stationary turrets, flying turrets, giant wheels of turrets, all firing hailstorms of massive bullets. It was bullet hell by way of roguelite first person shooter.

Mothergunship is its prettier but no less frantic successor, maintaining the bullet hell action and expanding upon it with gun crafting, more complex levels, and towering bosses.

A World Of Dragons, Ghosts, Magic, & Quiet Introspection Awaits In Soul Searching

February 23, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


Soul Searching has you leaving your home island on a small raft, taking yourself in whatever direction you so choose. Will you seek the magical creatures of the world, improve your craft and sailing to explore the land, or live a quiet fishing life as you mull over your peaceful existence. Soul Searching has no intention of telling you which you should do, leaving you to find your own place in its expansive world...

Become An AI And Explore The Low-Poly Landscapes Of Fumiko!

February 23, 2017 11:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Fumiko is an AI, one who has escaped her boundaries to find herself in the digital world of a network in Fumiko!. Now freed, she'll platform, dash, and leap through these low-poly lands, protecting people in social hubs from strange, unknown threats that look to harm them and slow her growing strength.

Trailer Roundup - February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 11:20 AM | Thomas Faust


Today's Trailer Roundup features candy-colored dance-offs, fwooshy flying action, open-world pinball, and some rather silly caveman antics.

Finish A Novel By Helping A Cult In Bucket Detective

February 21, 2017 12:00 PM | Joel Couture


You're kind of a terrible writer in Bucket Detective, and on the advice of a friend, you go to a strange address, following the steps laid out there to receive your divine inspiration. Is finishing your crummy book worth helping out a strange cult, though?

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - February 18th, 2017

February 20, 2017 8:01 PM | Christian Valentin

This weekend highlights covers a varied spectrum of genres and styles, from 3D platformer to puzzle/RPG hybrid.

Drifting Lands Seeks Joy In Repetition

February 20, 2017 3:00 PM | Thomas Faust


It takes a very specific mindset to fully enjoy the genre mix that Alkemi's Drifting Lands brings to the table, but if you can stand the repetition, its gameplay loop of shooting and looting can be positively mesmerizing.

Postknight Is Designed For The RPG Lover On The Go

February 17, 2017 9:00 AM | Joel Couture


In Postknight, you've got important deliveries to make, but naturally, monsters and evil knights don't want to make that easy. There's just something about making deliveries that monsters don't care for. So, as an adorable knight, it's your job to make sure people get their mail in an experience designed to make RPG elements work well for players who only have a few minutes to tackle beasts and quests.

Shoot, Swap, Shoot: How Dimension Drive Is Shaking Up Early Access

February 16, 2017 12:00 PM | Thomas Faust


To call Dimension Drive's development history turbulent would be quite the understatement. Raising enough money on Kickstarter, just to have a very generous pledge withdrawn in the very last moment must have been a truly heartbreaking blow. After nearly giving up on the game, creators 2Awesome Studio tried again to fund continued development, and their second attempt turned out to be successful.

Today, Dimension Drive releases as an Early Access title on Steam, and 2Awesome Studio have thought of something quite special to get people to spend their money on an unfinished game.

Herald Deals With Prejudice & Inequality Aboard A 19th Century Ship

February 15, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture


Devan Rensburg, "a man of mixed heritage" in the 19th century, finds himself dealing with the squabbles, prejudices, and hatred aboard the clipper Herald, dealing with people's problems and hatreds however he (and you) choose in choice-based point & click game Herald: An Interactive Period Drama - Book I & II.

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