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Blazing Beaks Is A Twin-Stick Shooter Of Birds With Big Guns

December 15, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Mutants are mucking about, biting people and generally leaving a mess as they tend to do, and adorable birds are having NONE OF THAT in roguelite twin-stick shooter Blazing Beaks, a game that arms fowl with firearms.

Finding Paradise Is The Newest Episode Of The Emotional To The Moon Series

December 14, 2017 7:00 PM | Julia Couture

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If you could redo your life, what would you change? What would you ultimately wish to gain or experience? Finding Paradise explores these questions as a man on his deathbed participates in a procedure that takes his life down a road it may have not previously walked. Players will no doubt feel the heavy atmosphere as the conductors of this procedure, ensuring that a wish is fulfilled.

Coming Home For A Night in the Woods (And Its Weird Autumn Edition)

December 14, 2017 12:30 PM | Thomas Faust

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Night in the Woods is a game about many things, but for me, it is all about coming back home. Mae Borowski, college dropout, returns to her hometown of Possum Springs, to find that life has just moved on without her.

Baba Is You Lets You Change Its Rules To Solve Puzzles

December 13, 2017 9:07 PM | Christian Valentin

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Quite a few puzzle games revolve around programming - from the abstracted forms seen in SpaceChem to the charming command creation of Human Resource Machine - and the appeal of creating your own solution within the expansive rulesets, refining and improving and optimizing, is a thrilling one. But Baba Is You isn't about messing around within the rules of its puzzles to succeed; it's about breaking and reconfiguring those rules in clever ways.

Befriend Monsters With Love Bullets In The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

December 13, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Players will arm themselves with affection in shmup The Void Rains Upon Her Heart, using love bullets to calm the various violent bosses they come across. Not that these creatures make it easy to love them, forcing players to weave through some complex bullet arrays just to make these monsters feel the warmth of friendship.

The GOG Winter Sale Kicks Off With A Little Help From Indiegames.com

December 12, 2017 9:50 AM | Thomas Faust

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'Tis the season for GOG's annual Winter Sale, and this time around, they invited us to join in the fun and curate a selection of discounted games from their catalogue. On our continuing mission to capture the fun new experiences, experimental play styles, striking artwork, and thoughtful creations of independent developers across the world, we selected 23 games that we hope you'll enjoy as much as we did.

Lost Smokes Explores The Memories & Life Of A Grandmother

December 11, 2017 6:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Lost Smokes is about looking through your grandmother's house for her missing smokes, rifling through the things in her house to find them. With each item comes a recollection of a long life, though, telling players a story of fading memories, childhood, and the coming end of a loved one.

Don't Let The Frost Bite In Frosty Nights

December 8, 2017 9:10 PM | Julia Couture

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Get into the holiday spirit with the bone-chilling Frosty Nights, where your goal is to gaze upon the morning sun and survive the night while watching out for a frozen foe with two eyes made out of coal. Your room is full of openings, and it's up to you to ensure nothing lurking beyond finds its way in.

All The Delicate Duplicates Toys With The Stability Of Time & Reality

December 7, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Players find themselves inheriting a collection of mysterious objects from Mo, a relative, soon finding that these items can have strange effects on time and reality the more they're exposed to them in narrative exploration game All the Delicate Duplicates.

Lost In Space: Grim SciFi RPG Deep Sky Derelicts Pulls No Punches

December 6, 2017 11:30 AM | Thomas Faust

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I knew we were in trouble when we encountered those renegade bots. Having just explored and cleared out a giant, derelict spacecraft, our energy reserves were running dangerously low. Our team had been pushing its luck, using up more energy than we should have, so I ordered my units to make a beeline for the exit - passing through two unexplored tiles on their way. Big mistake.

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