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Swipe Right For Party Members & Bizarre Quests In Questr

August 20, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture


Tinder was one of the last things I expected to show up in a video game, but Questr puts the mechanic to great use. With randomly generated adventurers that come with their own personality, you're tasked with grabbing those you like and creating a team capable of completing the quest and reaping the rewards.

Brave The Haunted Woods And Nightmarish Horrors Of Darkwood

August 19, 2017 5:53 PM | Christian Valentin

You won't be defenseless in your tense travels through Darkwood's oppressive forests and shadowy structures. But being able to defend yourself doesn't equal safety. With meager supplies, slipping sanity, and improvised weaponry, Darkwood pits you against dread-inducing nighttime, otherworldly horrors, and surreal atmosphere as you explore its isolated setting and meet its otherworldly inhabitants.

Solve A Robot Mystery In Subsurface Circular's Unique Take On The Text Adventure

August 19, 2017 12:27 AM | Christian Valentin

It's a familiar sight. Workers on the train, seated across from eachother, on their way to jobs and other tasks. Or it would be familiar in Subsurface Circular, if those workers weren't machines and the train wasn't beneath an futuristic human metropolis. Mike Bithell's surprise release is a sci-fi text adventure, a game of conversations that delve into world building, mysteries, and puzzles.

When You're Gone Trailer Turns Love & Emotion Into A Tactical Game

August 18, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


When You're Gone turns emotional turmoil into a Chess-like strategy game, following the rocky relationship of Sam and Emma as a grid-based battle. With negative emotions turning into demonic forces that mean to destroy you, and potential Mindfolk allies joining your party to turn the tide, the game explores romance in a more tactical way.

Pet The Pup At The Party: Gotta Pet 'Em All!

August 17, 2017 3:00 PM | Thomas Faust


You are at a house party. (Ugh.) You do not know anybody. (This sounds too familiar.) But there's a pupper here somewhere. (What?) A doggie! (Really?) This is not a drill. Go and find that doggo, and then Pet The Pup At The Party!

Layers of Fear Creators Bring A New Futuristic Horror That Delves Into The Minds Of The Insane

August 16, 2017 7:00 PM | Julia Couture


The Bloober Team, who previously developed Layers of Fear, specializes in making players' hair stand on end, and the futuristic Observer looks to be be no different. Players will be tasked with entering the minds of criminals to gather evidence to use in a court of law in order for victims to gain justice. Unfortunately for players, the minds of killers and criminals are never without dark secrets and horror beyond comprehension.

Foxfolk Is A Survival Game About Family

August 15, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


Winter has the world in its icy grip, but Mr Fox has no way of riding it out in his comfortable home. Needing food and firewood, he'll have to venture out into the woods to locate prey and anything that will burn. However, it's not just to keep him alive, as Foxfolk is about helping a whole family survive.

Law Mower - A Man's Journey To Mow The Planet's Lawns

August 14, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


Law Mower will have you acting as a lone mower, aiming to mow the lawns of the entire world. Through blazing heat, under fire from rockets, despite animal attacks, and in the blowing snow of a winter's storm, you will guide this man to lawn mowing glory, cutting grass and staying alive to meet this lofty emerald goal.

Cats, Puns, & Adventure Are All Present And Accounted For In Cat Quest

August 12, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture


Cat Quest is an open-world action RPG where your sister has been catnapped and it's up to you to take care of it with your own paws. For players who enjoy a few chuckles while hacking and slashing, Cat Quest will gently massage (with its sharp little claws) its way into your hearts.

Also, if you've ever wondered how many cat puns you can put in a game and get away with it, Cat Quest will test and push that limit.

An Oath To The Stars, A Story Of Betrayal

August 11, 2017 4:21 PM | Thomas Faust


Betrayed by her closest friend, a pilot sets out to seek revenge, find answers, and dodge thousands of bullets along the way. An Oath To The Stars might be a shmup of the bullet hell variety, but this one actually has a proper story... and huge bosses that will kick your butt, naturally.

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